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  • Sanuk How To’s: Make a Proper Cup of Tea

    Surf Europe
    Surf Europe
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    In the quest for knowledge, the youth of today knows many, many things. Many complex, intricate, puzzling things. But does he know how to make a proper cuppa? The post Sanuk How To’s: Make a Proper Cup of Tea appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Cleaning your SUP or prone paddleboard and using polymers to increase speed

    Riding Bumps SUP Race Training
    mattwright
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Do you guys have any experience with waxes such as OnitPro for the bottom of my race board? Do these products really make you go faster (the manufacturere says 15% faster)? Can I just use car wax? If you check out the OnitPro website, there are a number of top paddlers who recommend the Xtreme Cream and Blue Goo products.  According to  Erik Nordskog, of OnitPro, they do not pay paddlers for these endorsements. We did not contact the paddlers on the website but we are fairly certain we will be getting an email  within hours of  posting this if any of the pros have negative comments about…
  • Yago, Filipe & More // A Barca // 7:19

    SURFING Magazine
    SURFING Magazine
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    It’s almost hard to believe that a Brazilian surfer has never won the World Title. Gabriel Medina looks to change that this year but in the meantime, we’ll go ahead and give Brazilians the title of aerialists in the world. In this edit caleld A Barca, Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo, Marcos Sifu and Kristian Kimmerson prove why that is more of a hard fact than it is a reckless claim. Is anybody else sweating? The post Yago, Filipe & More // A Barca // 7:19 appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
  • Puerto Escondido? Not for me, thanks.

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    Colony ThirteenStars
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    At Surfline, they featured photos of Puerto Escondido from this last big swell.  Now, Puerto is not my kind of wave.  Beach breaks are fine for smaller clean days, but Puerto on a swell is a whole different beast.  And the men who ride Puerto when it is like this are wired differently.  However, I would love to watch it from the safety of the beach.The picture above is proof of the capabilities of this beach break.  I thought the photo was Photoshopped when I saw it.  
  • Help Wanted: Writers Needed!!

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    Hot Wahine
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The ‘stoke.com is hiring. We need a couple writers to write about anything you want at any time you want from anywhere you want – as long as it's surf related. Plus, get some free swag when doing product... Click the link above to get stoked!
 
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    Swell Blog: Follow The Light Finalist Teaches Techniques for Toggling Auto-Focus

  • Photo Tip | Ryan Craig Follow The Light Finalist Teaches Techniques for Toggling Auto-Focus

    Spangler
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Name: Ryan “Chachi” Craig Home: Santa Cruz, Ca Photog Influences: Chris Van Lennup, Nelly, Corey Wilson, Burky, Aaron Chang Instagram: @Chachfiles Daily Driver:  Canon 7D Back button auto-focus is your friend. I’m sure at this point we all know that on a majority of digital SLR cameras – you have two different buttons to press to activate the auto-focus. The shutter button when pressed half way and the button on the back of your camera named AF-On (I’m referring to Canon DSLRs). What I didn’t completely understand is the amount of focus-point control you have…
  • Sending It | US Open of Surfing Weekend One Photos The Sights and Frights of Surf City's Biggest Beach Party

    Spangler
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The sandiest sideshow in surf didn’t disappoint yet another year full of body paint and booze soaked groms soliciting all kinds of crap. Oh and there was actually some surf. Photos: Matt O’Brien   The Van Doren Invitational takes skateboarding at the Vans US Open to new levels with the return of the first-ever all cement bowl on the sand. Check out the skate inspired styles from Vans Just asking to get stop-and-frisked. Too soon bro Taylor Clark, advancing, stokedly.
  • Spotted in SWELL

    Nicki
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Look who we found sporting their SWELL this week… Blogger: A Memory Of Us | Get the Look: Printed Romper   Blogger: Pink Wings | Get the Look: Oversized Button Down   Blogger: Gold-Hatted Lover | Get the Look: Printed Romper   Blogger: A Memory Of Us | Get the Look: Leopard Print Shorts   Blogger: The Red Closet Diary | Get the Look: Striped Midi Skirt  
  • A Slice of Life | Weekend in Review: Malibu Boardriders’ Call to the Wall

    Stephanie Schechter
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    This past weekend, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to surf in the Malibu Boardriders Club 23rd Annual Call to the Wall surf contest, at the infamous Malibu Surfrider Beach. I have surfed in this event, a Coalition of Surfing Clubs contest for the past several years, representing my club: The Swamis Surfing Association. This year, I was thrilled to make the finals, but the real fun was had hanging out on the beach with some incredibly talented friends. The Coalition surf contests are unlike any other surf circuit. The atmosphere is family oriented, and while there are shortboard and…
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  • Yago, Filipe & More // A Barca // 7:19

    SURFING Magazine
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    It’s almost hard to believe that a Brazilian surfer has never won the World Title. Gabriel Medina looks to change that this year but in the meantime, we’ll go ahead and give Brazilians the title of aerialists in the world. In this edit caleld A Barca, Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo, Marcos Sifu and Kristian Kimmerson prove why that is more of a hard fact than it is a reckless claim. Is anybody else sweating? The post Yago, Filipe & More // A Barca // 7:19 appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
  • Opening Days At The 2014 Vans US Open Of Surfing

    SURFING Magazine
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    A right, a left and a competitor in red who refuses to even look. The morning shift. Miguel Pupo has a hot coffee. His girlfriend is in good health — probably no fever — and is therefore not very hot. She’s quite pretty though. Miggy. Waxing a board never looked so good. Alessa Quizon. Mitch Crews isn’t having the best year on the WCT. But with tail-high hucks like this, he’ll surely be re-qualifying via one tour or another. The art of paddling with Timothy Reyes. Remember when Timmy was on the ‘CT? Well, the dude just won a Prime in South Africa and is looking sturdy in his…
  • Tiger VS Bear: Josh Kerr And Cheyne Magnusson

    SURFING Magazine
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Today’s Tiger VS Bear is a full-rotation affair. Both Josh Kerr and Cheyne Magnusson refuse to land backwards as they hoist, spin and stomp airs that are somewhat similar yet entirely different. Josh goes backside at Duranbah and hucks an air that earned him the cover of SURFING Magazine. Cheyne goes forehand somewhere warm, grabs and spins ’til he’s nearly sick with dizziness. Both are marvelous, but being marvelous only gets you so many votes… Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The post Tiger VS…
  • Volcom Stone Presents: BS!

    SURFING Magazine
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Which would you rather hear the good news or the great news first? We’ll start with the good: Volcom Stone just released their BS! movie in full. The flick is from 2009 and stars Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn, Alex Gray, Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler and Andrew Doheny. Isn’t it nice to see them so young, so loose and so free (of knee injury)? You’re right, it is. On to the great news: Volcom will be releasing one of their old classics every Tuesday up until August 26th, when the new movie Veeco drops. The post Volcom Stone Presents: BS! appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
  • Sounds: Courtney Barnett

    SURFING Magazine
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Courtney Barnett Have you ever seen a mousey Australian hipster girl cover Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”? Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett pulled it off in a radio station once and it was just too adorable to be offensive. As she said, “I’m sorry, but I had to change some words that were…rude.” Covers are pretty out of character for Courtney, as her songwriting is famously vivid and brainy — a talent she picked up in her younger Dahl days. Shortly before her global tour, she tells us about a few influences that have made her into the artist she’s become. She…
 
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  • Hammerhead shark gives swimmers a scare

    Pete Thomas
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Hammerhead shark (circled) heads toward swimmers in Florida; image is a video screen grab In a scene sort of reminiscent of the movie, “Jaws,” a hammerhead shark off Navarre, Florida, generated moments of panic and lots of screaming Tuesday when it was spotted cruising from deep water toward swimmers along the coast. As swimmers clued in to what was happening, they quickly cleared out. Most of them, anyway. The footage was captured from atop the local pier by Dan Flynn, and posted to Facebook. People on the pier enjoyed a safe vantage point from which to watch the brief but scary…
  • Octopus sets record for motherly care

    David Strege
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Deep-sea octopus observed guarding her eggs in May 2007. Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute A deep-sea octopus—being described by some as a real-life Octomom—has been observed protecting its eggs for 4 1/2 years, thus becoming the most patient of mothers known in the animal kingdom. “As far as we know this is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet,” Brad Seibel of the University of Rhode Island who participated in the report told the Los Angeles Times. “Elephants gestate for 20 to 21 months and some deep-sea sharks carry their embryos…
  • Aerial antics at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing

    Justin Cote
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Josh Kerr leading the aerial charge at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing; frame grab from video Love it or loathe it, you can’t argue that there isn’t some incredible high-performance surfing going down at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. Yeah, some may complain about the quality of the surf, but perhaps those Debbie Downers need to think in a more “glass is half full” manner and embrace the aerial antics currently taking place at the venerable Huntington Beach Pier. We caught up with one of those high-flying contestants, Dylan Graves, to get his…
  • Vrátna Dolina ski resort hit by natural disaster

    David Strege
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Vrátna Dolina ski resort suffered extensive damage during flash flood and rockslide. Photo from the Vrátna Dolina ski resort Facebook page Images of a Slovakian ski resort extensively damaged by flash floods and rockslides last week are beginning to surface in the U.S.—thanks, New Schoolers—and they are not pretty. A torrential downpour resulted in flooding and a huge landslide that buried parts of Vrátna Dolina ski resort and caused $6.7 million worth of damage throughout the region, The Slovak Spectator reported on Monday. The ski resort suffered extensive damage as you can see by…
  • Breaching minke whale a real jaw-dropper

    Pete Thomas
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    A minke whale seen breaching multiple times on Sunday with its mouth open, revealing the baleen plates it uses to filter plankton, has been a widely-discussed topic on social media. Mostly because this type of behavior is so rare, but also because it was captured in a photo sequence. Slater Moore was working on the Ocean Explorer out of Newport Beach in Southern California. The captain was headed toward a blue whale in the distance, but as a photographer Moore knew to keep his camera ready. Suddenly, off to the right, the minke whale launched almost completely out of the water. Moore missed…
 
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  • 29th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Pro-Am Surfing Program revolves around the story of Richard K. Salick. Richard along with his brother Phil, both surfing professionals, founded the Cocoa Beach Surfing Festival twenty seven years ago as a way to help raise funds to fight kidney disease and help dialysis patients. It was 1976, only two years out from his first kidney transplant that he began focusing attention on the plights of other kidney patients. That year, he and his brother Phil and the Salick Surfboards Surfing ...
  • 6th Annual Space Coast Surfers for Autism Festival

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With each passing year the number of children with autism increases, and so does the number of therapies used to try to reach into their baffling world. Surfing has become one of the fastest growing therapies and it's healing properties are obvious to those who witness it. This past Saturday, the 6th Annual Space Coast Surfers for Autism Festival was held at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach and had one of the biggest turnouts yet. Crowds flocked to the beach and the amount of stoke that ...
  • International Surf Day Party at The Monkey Bar in Indialantic

    24 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Break out your celebratory hats and kazoos! Thanks to the Surfrider Foundation who first founded the day 10 years ago, the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have signed a resolution declaring June 20th this year as International Surfing Day. This year Eastern Surf Magazine and Kulcha Shok Muzik presented an ISD party with free admission, which was held at The Monkey Bar in Indialantic on Friday night. Those who attended the event celebrated the night with raffles, billiards, cold ...
  • 15th Annual Waterman's Challenge Luau

    9 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you missed out on the 15th Annual Waterman’s Challenge Luau, then let me reminisce and take you back to Saturday evening with me. Upon stepping out of the vehicle, you could immediately hear the smooth sounds of Bill McMillan on his guitar coming from the distance. The sound of The Aquanuts draws you in as you walk up to the looming Cocoa Beach Country Club Pavilion, where laughter and voices pour out. Every table is filled with people, colorful decorations are strewn about, and chil ...
  • Surf Art and Photography All in One By Morgan Grosskreutz

    22 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Morgan Grosskreutz is an artist from Indialantic Fl, who specializes in water photography. Most of my shots are from right near sunrise or sunset for strong colors. Usually they are taken on sand in the heaviest shorebreak I can find. I print my photos on canvases and finish them off with frames that I make from scratch. To See More photos and to Purchase some of my Artwork! Check out his website: www.MorganG-Arts.com Morgan Grosskreutz is a 22 year old artist from Indialantic Fl. He ...
 
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  • Gunnery

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    small gunryLocation Gunnery (Melbourne East, Australia)
  • Biville

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    biville propre en juinLocation Biville (Normandy, France)
  • [Session] fun with son

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Went north of Santa Cruz to find even a bit of swell - town is super-flat.  Tried to get my 8 yr old out on a soft-top, but the watre was just too cold for his cheap wetsuit.  So wrapped him [...]Location Santa Cruz (United States of America)
  • [Surf Trip] California Dreaming

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    6 weeks in Cali in summer - may be flat the whole time...
  • Macau HacSa Beach

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    Location Macau HacSa Beach (South China Sea, China)
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  • Roger Hinds Surfboards now available at Surfy

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Roger Hinds is well respected in the surfboard industry.Incredibly he shapes, glasses, sands, glosses and polishes are his board 100% start to finish!Cruise by our shop in Leucadia, CA sometime and check out Roger's boards.He brought a nice selection of longboards, mid-lengths and stubs (not all boards are photographed yet).We are stoked to be stocking Roger's boards.He also has the Country Surfboards and Bear label so we can get you those if you want one.   Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Help Randy Abott, the paralyzed veteran surfer who was attacked by thieves

    Surfy Surfy
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    We spreading awareness of this disturbing story:Donation site for Randy: click here About 9 p.m. Monday July 21 2014, Randy Abbott sawthieves removing three surfboards from the roof rack of his vehicle in the 2600 block of Oceanside Boulevard, according to police.When Abbott confronted the thieves, they attacked him and threw him out of his wheelchair before fleeing with the surfboards in an older-model silver Toyota 4Runner with tinted windows and large BF Goodrich-brand tires, Lt. Valencia Saadat said.“Two boards were recovered nearby but were badly damaged,” the lieutenant said. “A…
  • 5'8" Mark Richards 1976 Bumble Bee model

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Mark Richards says, This is my "Bumble Bee" model. I shaped the first one of these in 1976. It was a twin fin & was inspired by a fish Reno Abellira rode in the Coca cola 2sm contest in Sydney. This board re- ignited my interest in twin fins & the next one I designed was the "Free Ride" twinny in 1977"Shaped and glassed in California. Part of the Deluxe MR series at Surfy Surfy.  See our stock Mark Richards surfboards on our online store: clicky MARK RICHARDS BUMBLE BEE TWIN FIN from Slimes on Vimeo.Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Tin Ojeda's Expencive Porno Movie

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Expencive Porno Movie from Nothingwillchange on Vimeo.Tonight is the world premiere of Expencive Porno Movie, an experimental surf film Featuring Dane Peterson, Kassia Meador, Alex Knost, JJ Wessels, Mike DeTemple, Trevor Gordon, Kyle Albers, Devon Howard, Justin Adams, Billy Death Scotty Stopnik, and Jared Mell.Shot entirely on Super 16 mm film.Village East Cinema 189 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003 This is what happens you when are raised on single fins and Tarantino flicks. Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Hooray for Taylor Knox !!!

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
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  • Mike Dilloughery completes historic solo paddle from Santa Cruz to Monterey and back

    Tenderloin tom
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Mike Dilloughery's awe-inspiring ocean journey last Sunday wasn't about posting a fast time or gaining entry into any record book. It was about personal fulfillment, a sense of accomplishment for completing a self-imposed test of physical and mental strength and endurance. read more
  • and you think you're disgruntled [video]

    deetr0n
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Check out this guy's 8 minute rant on why he's giving up surfing... If you can get thru it...
  • Fatal Beach Lightning Strike.

    Kelli
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    A 20 year old swimmer died,and a surfer is in critical condition after a lightning strike in Venice Beach yesterday afternoon. Tragic...strange weather up here too... read more
  • Do SeaSpex etc work?

    cloud
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    so I recently got diagnosed with some kind of eye disease (I know, icky, right?), which can get worse for various reasons, including excessive exposure to UV. my doc said "well, you should stop surfing". I said "ah. no". she said "well, you have to wear eye protection in the water" and I remembered all the ads of various pro surfers looking dorky wearing Sea Spex or whatever. read more
  • DROP-In time [video]

    Piss Shiver
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    these never get old.(unless it happens to you)
 
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  • Lembongan Surf Beach House, Nusa Lembongan Island, Bali, Indonesia

    Troy
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Lembongan Beach House Nusa Lembongan Island Bali Indonesia accomodation-bedoverview-house Your home away from home, Lembongan Beach House on Nusa Lembongan Island is a “little slice of paradise” and is a brand new and extremely comfortable retreat from the hype of mainland bali. The house is situated on the beach with views of 2 surf breaks, […] Related posts: La Joya Villas & Bungalows @ Balangan, Bali, Indonesia Puri Uluwatu Villas Surf Resort Bali, Indonesia Rapture Surf Camp, Padang Padang, Bali, Indonesia
  • Godfrey’s Exclusive Surf Beach House, Cape St Francis Bay, South Africa

    LiveTheLife
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    This surf beach house has character and a special atmosphere with the most magnificent oceanviews over Cape St Francis in South Africa. The Godfrey’s Surf Shaque is fully equipped with everything you might need and has the perfect location, right on the surf beach with a private courtyard and swimming pool. Related posts: Villa Atlantica Guest House Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa St Francis Court Surf Rental, St Francis Bay, South Africa 78 on 5th B&B Guesthouse, Hermanus, South Africa
  • Azul Surf Club Hotel & Packages, Wild East Coast, El Salvador

    LiveTheLife
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    This hotel is surrounded by lush tropical forests and plenty of wild life. It’s the perfect place to chill with your friends, have fun with the family or enjoy a romantic getaway. While enjoying the beautiful environment, the friendly people and great surf you are also giving back to the community. The goal of the […] Related posts: Mizata Point Surf Resort, La Libertad & West Coast, El Salvador Casa Azul Ocean View Luxury Rental Home, Sunzal, La Libertad, El Salvador Villa Taina Oceanfront Boutique Hotel Cabarete Dominican Republic
  • Le Begonia Rental Apartments, La Gaulette, Mauritius

    LiveTheLife
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Self Catering Holiday home from home at le Begonia Enjoy a peaceful Mauritius Holiday, close to the kite and famous Tamarin Bay surf spots. This rental consists of 2 separate apartments,  each with 2 double bedrooms, set on the perfect location with village and seaviews and everything you need closeby… Related posts: Tulsi’s House/Studio/Flat for rent, La Gaulette, Mauritius Krishna Villa Holiday Rental, La Gaulette, Mauritius Villa Andy Vacation rental, La Gaulette, Mauritius
  • Beautiful Hotel & Restaurant for sale, Santa Catalina, Panama – $ 1.164.000

    LiveTheLife
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Hotel and Restaurant Sol y Mar is a 16 year old project started from scratch from the dream of owner/operator Luis da Silva. It’s fully equipped and fully licensed and a well-known and publicized business in walking distance of world class surfing, fishing and diving. The 10.000 m2 garden is fully landscaped with well kept […] Related posts: Titled Beachfront Land with surf view, Santa Catalina, Panama – $ 450.000 Furnished ocean view Casa de Las Terrazas, Popoyo, Nicaragua – $ 280.000 Large Oceanview lots @ Alta Mira for sale, Pavones, Costa Rica – $ 115.000
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  • A River Floods in Switzerland and Creates One of the Biggest Standing Waves Caught on Camera [1:23]

    nick braithwaite
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Switzerland is probably not a place you would associate with surfing. This video from Schizo-Vreni Food and Travel show’s if your looking for inland surfing action Switzerland can deliver with the guys scoring a head high standing wave.
  • Highlights from an Incredible Final Day at J-Bay [3:09]

    nick braithwaite
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    What a final day at Jefferys Bay, did you watch it. Are you glad Mick Fanning won? How was Tom Curren’s 10?!
  • ASP 2014 J-Bay Open English Day 10

    nick braithwaite
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Watch the best surfers in the world at one of the best rights in the world on what should be the final day at J-Bay. Video thanks to ASP World Tour.
  • France Firing – Blue Deja Vue [3:46]

    nick braithwaite
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    France churning out the goods, video thanks to Igor Bellido.
  • Epic Week of Swell & Ripping at Macas & Greenbush [3:55]

    nick braithwaite
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Another great week of swell out here for the second week in July. The swell has been consistent with great local weather conditions for typically excellent peak-season July surfing. Guests were ripping this week and got some beautiful barrels. Footage from the week includes many perfect days at Macas plus a perfect day at Greenbush. Check it out! Book your trip to Macaronis Resort at macaronisresort.com. Video & Edit: Kale Rickards
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  • Bodysurfing Boogie!

    Colony ThirteenStars
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    It doesn't get much better than this in the world of riding waves.  Simple, elegant, and downright fun!  This is a talent.  I bet they left the water with HUGE smiles that lasted throughout the day.  I know I would have....
  • Puerto Escondido? Not for me, thanks.

    Colony ThirteenStars
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    At Surfline, they featured photos of Puerto Escondido from this last big swell.  Now, Puerto is not my kind of wave.  Beach breaks are fine for smaller clean days, but Puerto on a swell is a whole different beast.  And the men who ride Puerto when it is like this are wired differently.  However, I would love to watch it from the safety of the beach.The picture above is proof of the capabilities of this beach break.  I thought the photo was Photoshopped when I saw it.  
  • Wonderful Wedge

    Colony ThirteenStars
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    This is worth watching - Hello Again, Wedge.Eric Peniata can shoot some footage!  Makes me want to give the Wedge a try, though I will wait for a smaller day....
  • Happy 50th Birthday, Tom Curren!

    Colony ThirteenStars
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Live The Search Series: Tom Curren Collection "Jeffrey's Bay" a Surfing video by MporaNo one smoother.
  • NEW ASP = GREAT

    Colony ThirteenStars
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The new ASP format, commentating, etc. is SPOT ON!  I am very pleased with it.  Good to see Nat Young killing it in Fiji and making the finals - well deserved!
 
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  • How to tie a SUP to a Car with Roof Rails

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Got a car with this type of rack?  I'm a big fan of using what you have vs buying a whole separate rack system.Here's how to secure your board to the car:If you have a stock cross bar.- Place the deck pad down on the cross bar (fin up).  If the pad doesn't rest directly on the cross bar, pad the bar with insulation foam or soft surfboard pads.  - Place the board in the center of the cross bars, so it sticks out evenly on both sides.- Secure down with cam straps to the cross bars.  Make sure the straps are vertical in reaching the cross bar. This helps prevent sideways…
  • How to Look for & Understand Tidal Current

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Here on Puget Sound near Seattle, tidal currents are a big part of paddling.  If you want to get somewhere in a timely manner, learning how to work with rather than against the currents is essential. The question is, how do know how to look for currents?  Here's a few tips..- Go online for Current tables. Type in your location with something like "Deception Pass currents".  A variety of options will appear giving you the info needed.  I like Mobile Graphics and NOAA as they give me an easy to read list of flows.  Some like a visual graph instead of a list. I also…
  • Inflatable SUPs - All the Rage but Sometimes Difficult to Get Back On

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    I love everthing I see about the inflatable SUPs coming out.  They don't require a car rack, are great for folks living in apartments, commuting, travelling for business, or who don't want to or can't carry a heavy fiberglass or plastic board.  The better products are as stiff as epoxy boards, equally as fast but offer a soft landing if you fall on the deck. A downside I recently came across recently is being able to get back on the 6" thick inflatables.  I had a student in moving water who is a good paddler but couldn't get back on her board without assistance.  She had…
  • Finding Used SUP Boards

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I get several calls a week from students and others seeking used paddle boards.  Not only does it show the sport is popular but that retail priced boards are also expensive.  While most epoxy and inflatable boards are expensive to make, most are over priced.  The market is hot, so manufacturers can get away with it.  My 17' carbon sea kayak with 3 storage hatches, deck hardware is still a better buy than most carbon race boards which are just fiberglass or carbon wrapped over foam.  The downside is that most folks can't afford new boards. Folks regularly ask me if I…
  • Do You have a Race Strategy?

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A few years ago Dan Gavere was visiting and participated in a local weekly race.  When the race started most of the racers followed one of our local guys who usually wins.  This route was straight towards the turn-a-round buoy directly upwind in open water with knee to waist high wind waves.Dan on the other hand took a completely sheltered route with no wind or waves which instead was curved vs straight. When the sheltered section ended, Dan was clearly ahead of our local fast racer, and the rest of the pack.  Not only was he ahead, he had more energy left since the sheltered…
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  • 3 Essential GoPro Accessories | SP Gadgets

    Chase
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the expansive growth of GoPro Cameras and an emerging industry of aftermarket accessories, SP Gadgets is focused on bringing the most functional and durable accessories to the most devoted Go Pro Camera enthusiasts. And let me tell you, they make some really cool products. Today, I will focus on three of their most popular products. The first is the SP Gadgets P.O.V. GoPro protective case. If you are like me, then you probably have your Go Pro camera sitting on your desk or mixed in with your standard photo equipment. With this case you can finally organize and efficiently store all…
  • New Hydroflex Surfboard Models | Summer 2014

    Chase
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Hydroflex Surfboards continues to improve upon their current selection of both surfboard shapers and board models to ensure the greatest selection for all of their customers. Below are some of the newest boards that are available for purchase; which includes some high performance and alternative shapes to suit a variety of different surfing conditions! I have had my eye on the Haydenshapes Shred Sled for quite some time now and I think that it might be the next addition to my quiver. (Left to Right -> Top to Bottom)Lost V2 ShortboardRusty SlackerrHaydenshapes Hypto KryptoLost Weekend…
  • Greatness x Embarrassment

    Chase
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Surfing the Ends of the Earth

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    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Mountain Lion Sighting | Orange County, CA

    Chase
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was going through my photo archives and came across these pictures that I took last summer in the middle of July. This is a mountain lion that was about 10 feet behind my house as it walks around and then settled down in a nearby bush. It was an extremely hot day and I imagine it just wanted to relax in the shade.It was a big ordeal with the Orange County Sheriffs Department Deputies rushing to the scene to ensure everyone's safety, with Fish & Game close behind. While seeing wildlife is nothing new for us, seeing a mountain lion was quite a surprise. I just wonder how many times he has…
 
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  • Shane Dorian in Puerto Escondido: a study of

    Surf Europe
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    How's the recovery Shane Dorian pulls on this takeoff at Puerto?! Mental. The post Shane Dorian in Puerto Escondido: a study of appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Sanuk How To’s: Make a Proper Cup of Tea

    Surf Europe
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    In the quest for knowledge, the youth of today knows many, many things. Many complex, intricate, puzzling things. But does he know how to make a proper cuppa? The post Sanuk How To’s: Make a Proper Cup of Tea appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Billy Kemper at Puerto Escondido – 2015 Wipeout of the Year Entry

    Surf Europe
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    "When the wave breaks here, don't be there!" The post Billy Kemper at Puerto Escondido – 2015 Wipeout of the Year Entry appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Vans US Open of Surfing Day 4 Highlights

    Surf Europe
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    The first half of Round 2 witnesses plenty more high profile international field clashes at Huntington Beach yesterday. The post Vans US Open of Surfing Day 4 Highlights appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Van Tripping This Autumn?

    Paul Evans
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Home is where you park it tips from a born-again gypsy The post Van Tripping This Autumn? appeared first on Surf Europe.
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  • Cleaning your SUP or prone paddleboard and using polymers to increase speed

    mattwright
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Do you guys have any experience with waxes such as OnitPro for the bottom of my race board? Do these products really make you go faster (the manufacturere says 15% faster)? Can I just use car wax? If you check out the OnitPro website, there are a number of top paddlers who recommend the Xtreme Cream and Blue Goo products.  According to  Erik Nordskog, of OnitPro, they do not pay paddlers for these endorsements. We did not contact the paddlers on the website but we are fairly certain we will be getting an email  within hours of  posting this if any of the pros have negative comments about…
  • Q and A: distance training for a 15 year old?

    mattwright
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I am an up and coming sponsored SUP racer from Miami, Florida.I will be competing in my first BOP this year, as well as my second year at the Chattajack 31 mile distance race. I want to make sure I’m in top shape for these two races since they are the biggest races of the year for me. With my dad being an exercise physiologist I am currently getting the all around training I need, but the only problem is we don’t know if we are doing to much or to little. My dad has encouraged me to read Riding Bumps since he has already finished the book and believes that it is VERY important I…
  • Protected: Part 2: purchasing a paddle for SUP racing

    mattwright
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
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    19 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
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  • How do I prepare for an ultra-distance race and a short race at the same time?

    mattwright
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Question: Good morning, I am looking to purchase one of your ebooks to start training. In october I have registered for both Battle of the Paddle and the Chattajack 31 stand up paddle races. This has me kind of confused on what training route I should take with the BOP being sprint and medium distance and then the Chattajack being a long distance flat water SUP race. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Hmmmm….Good question right there. You stumbled on one of the issues that every coach wrestles with. How do you prepare athletes for different types of races within a few months of one…
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  • Exploring Zion Like a Local

    Doug Darroch
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Known for it's incredible views and spectacular canyons with famous hikes including The Narrows, Subway, and Angels Landing that attract adventure enthusiasts from around the world. Zion is a world class wonderland and paradise to hikers, bikers, climbers and tourists looking for creature comforts in nature's most spectacular setting.Getting ThereZion is only a 2 and a half hour drive from Las Vegas, a 4 and a half hour drive from Salt Lake City, under 7 hours from Phoenix, L.A. or San Diego and a little over 8 hours from Albuquerque. You can also get direct flights to the St. George airport…
  • Frugal Mini-Getaway Ideas for Families

    Doug Darroch
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    A family vacation doesn't mean you have to go to Europe for 2 weeks and brush up on your family ancestry. While your hometown might be awesome you need to get your family out of there as much as possible to see and experience new things. For whatever reason a lot of the best memories seem to happen on vacation. The daily grind can bleed over into the weekends and the same routines every week can easily lead to boredom. Here are some awesome and frugal ideas to get out of town with ways to save money.Road Trip With the internet road trips have never been easier to plan. Pick a destination…
  • Cool Off In Natural Springs This Summer

    Doug Darroch
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Natural cool springs are the epitome of summer. The outdoors, a road trip during a hot day, a swimsuit, sunblock, a hike, nature. All of which are usually involved before you get into the crystal clear and cold beautiful water that is so refreshing once you get used to it.Here are some of the top place in the U.S.. If you know of some other cool springs that we should have mentioned leave a comment so we can include them in the next article.Ichetucknee Springs StatePark, FL -37 miles NW of Gainesville, FL The Ichetucknee River flows 6 miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins…
  • Volunteer, Teach Children & Surf

    Doug Darroch
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Travel is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer. Volunteering isn't about helping everyone but everyone can help someone. Top that all off with surfing, meeting new friends and memories that will last a life time. Pack your surfboard, here are the best options.Give & Surf Give & Surf is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing sustainable empowerment to indigenous communities in Boca del Toro, Panama through education and community development. Depending on the season volunteer days can consist of preschool, summer school, after school camp, adult…
  • Summer Fun

    Doug Darroch
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Take A Staycation Staycations are completely underrated. Book a hotel in your favorite part of town that you usually don't get to anymore, have the in-laws stay at your home and watch the kids, get an early check-in, take a dip in the pool, go to a fun event, check out the new shops and your old favorites, have a nice dinner, go bar hoping, grab brunch in the morning, back home!
 
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