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  • Eddie Went Quiksilver Hat Giveaway

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    Hot Wahine
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
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  • How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

    Swell Blog: Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art
    Spangler
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team? RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! SWELL: Lauren,…
  • SURFING Exclusive: Clay Is Clay

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    SURFING Magazine
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    A physicist might say that all things are in a perpetual state of change, but there are a few things that seem to find a way to resist. Or at least a few people. Clay Marzo is one of them. No matter how drastically the details of his life may change, Clay is Clay and he always will be. After Marzo got dropped by his foremost sponsor, sustained a serious injury and dabbled with obscurity, we took him to West Oz with Matt Meola. We learned that Clay is still socially cumbersome. He still gets rabidly excited. And he is still doing shit that nobody else can do on a surfboard — click play for…
  • Artificial Wave Doesn’t Deter Sunrise Surf Shop From Seventh Consecutive Win at Oakley Surf Shop Challenge

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    GRINDTV
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Watch the 2014 Southeast Highlights Social Media: @SurfShopChallenge @OakleyAction @SURFER_Magazine #shopchallenge Team Sunrise: Tristan Thompson, Ryan Briggs, Evan Thompson & Dane Jefferys | Photo: Ruddy SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., August 19, 2014 —The second attempt at holding the 2014 Southeast Oakley Surf Shop Challenge at Ponce De Leon Inlet proved fruitless last week with no contestable waves on tap. But organizers got creative and relocated the sixth of seven Regional Qualifiers to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. And when all was said and done, reigning 2013 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Patricia Kwok, KEA Surf Gear

    Women's Surf Camp
    SwellWomen
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Patricia Kwok is a New York fashionista turned entrepreneur. She combined her passion for fashion and her love of surfing to create a lifestyle brand of chic surf gear for women. We interviewed Patricia to find out how her business and love of surfing has impacted her life.  *Summer Swimsuits Giveaway* KEA is one of our awesome prize sponsors for the SwellWomen Summer of Swimsuits Giveaway. Get details and enter to win.  > KEA is gifting the winner a brand new Byron Bikini valued at $160!   Q: Tell us about your brand, KEA, how did it come to be? KEA came about after I quit my job…
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    DailyStoke's Daily Dose

  • Eddie Went Quiksilver Hat Giveaway

    Hot Wahine
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
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  • Writers / Bloggers Needed !!

    Hot Wahine
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    The ‘stoke.com needs some help covering events, interviewing surfers, reviewing gear, and blogging about anything surf related.  Flexible schedule and work from anywhere.  Email info@dailystoke.com with background. Click the link above to get stoked!
  • California (South): COTTONS POINT

    Ride Anything
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    For most of us, Cottons is a short walk north of Uppers, or a long walk south of State Park. A left hand point that can even serve up a descent right at times, Cottons Point is heralded by some locals as the best wave... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • The lowdown on the Kelly/Quiksilver split

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    8 Jun 2014 | 7:51 am
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  • Firewire continuing a good thing – Linear Flex Technology (LFT)!!!

    Garage Shaper
    7 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Following on the heels of the introduction of the new LFT construction in 2013, Firewire has expanded the LFT models to include all the Firewire/TOMO colabs, as well as top selling models such as the Unibrow, Dominator... Click the link above to get stoked!
 
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    Swell Blog: Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

  • How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

    Spangler
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team? RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! SWELL: Lauren,…
  • Long Live Summer

    Leah Bradley
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    As summer begins to come to an end, I try to get in as much time at the beach as possible. Long summer days should always end with a skateboard down the boardwalk as the sun sets to pink and orange hues. For these last few summer moments it’s fun to pick out an outfit that will work all day. It has to be perfect for rolling around in the sand but also ready for skating until the stars come out. A bikini, sunnies, shorts, and some high socks make you feel like the ultimate tomboy, ready for some final summer adventures. Summer ending doesn’t mean the heat is leaving us too, so investing in…
  • A Slice of Life | Adventure Awaits

    Stephanie Schechter
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    As summer begins to come to a close, its time to ask yourself, “Have I had a good adventure this summer?” If you’ve answered no, the time is now. If you’ve answered yes, you should go on another one, because adventures are fun! Of course, any adventurer knows that the proper gear is essential. Good thing swell.com has your back (literally!) with some radical packs, bags, and more by Herschel Supply! Pictured: Herschel Bags
  • Saturday Salute: Cuc of the Day Cocktail

    Nicki
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Feeling particularly parched? Liquidate with this refreshing, minty, floral-y cocktail. It’s my personal go-to for a post beach day refresher. And coincidentally, is pretty bikini friendly as far as cocktails go. Recipe after the break… THE INGREDIENTS: * 2oz cucumber juice (see note below) * small handful of mint * 2 oz gin * 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur (or sub in a splash of Ikea elderflower syrup) * squeeze of lime THE RECIPE: * Juice your cucumber. If you have a juicer, no explanation needed. No juicer? No worries. Slice a cucumber into a bowl and cover the slices in water. Leave them…
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    SURFING Magazine

  • SURFING Exclusive: Clay Is Clay

    SURFING Magazine
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    A physicist might say that all things are in a perpetual state of change, but there are a few things that seem to find a way to resist. Or at least a few people. Clay Marzo is one of them. No matter how drastically the details of his life may change, Clay is Clay and he always will be. After Marzo got dropped by his foremost sponsor, sustained a serious injury and dabbled with obscurity, we took him to West Oz with Matt Meola. We learned that Clay is still socially cumbersome. He still gets rabidly excited. And he is still doing shit that nobody else can do on a surfboard — click play for…
  • Round 2 At The 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti

    SURFING Magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Josh Kerr set the pace in the first heat with a 17.90 heat total. Problem was, nobody could keep that pace. Brett Simpson, loved by all, watched by Peter Mel. Does this look like the face of a man who won a heat? Yesterday, it didn’t. Today, it does. Simpo. SURFING Magazine has a 3-times-a-year quota on the word lush. We’ll use one of ‘em here. It looks so inviting… inviting you to the hospital. So, you girls into portly Online Editors? John John spent his heat looking for a mutant wave that never came. This wave, however, sufficed. Those locks! Remember when he used to date Taylor…
  • 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch Nags Head

    SURFING Magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Small, sure — but remember, they are groms not grooms. Commitment-free perfection. It’s fun to spray your friends. It is even better to spray your competitors. Josh Burke playing some mind games.The girls weren’t looking. They never are. Jacob Burke. Corn fritters, not jitters. Pre-heat zen with little Miss Caroline Marks and friends. It might not be a Billabong XXL Ride of the Year candidate, but it'll win you a heat.Kei Kobayashi dropping the wallet. (Most likely a velcro wallet with a change holder).Skimboarding: the most trusted way to break your wrist since 1987. Gabe Morvil.
  • Morning Bombs // Teahupo’o // 2:14

    SURFING Magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Did you watch the first day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti? If not, we pity thy soul — but here’s a recap that almost does it justice. Here’s a recap of all your favorite WCTers getting their feet wet the morning before the comp in the prelude to one of the best days of competitive surfing in forever. The post Morning Bombs // Teahupo’o // 2:14 appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
  • Watch Live: 2014 Billabong Tahiti Pro

    SURFING Magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Live feed from the 2014 Billabong Tahiti Pro — next call Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00am PST. See yesterday’s coverage here: The post Watch Live: 2014 Billabong Tahiti Pro appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
 
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    GrindTV.com

  • Artificial Wave Doesn’t Deter Sunrise Surf Shop From Seventh Consecutive Win at Oakley Surf Shop Challenge

    GRINDTV
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Watch the 2014 Southeast Highlights Social Media: @SurfShopChallenge @OakleyAction @SURFER_Magazine #shopchallenge Team Sunrise: Tristan Thompson, Ryan Briggs, Evan Thompson & Dane Jefferys | Photo: Ruddy SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., August 19, 2014 —The second attempt at holding the 2014 Southeast Oakley Surf Shop Challenge at Ponce De Leon Inlet proved fruitless last week with no contestable waves on tap. But organizers got creative and relocated the sixth of seven Regional Qualifiers to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. And when all was said and done, reigning 2013 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge…
  • SUP Magazine Presents Camp SUP

    GRINDTV
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 – In a continued effort to grow the sport and get more people paddling, from newcomers to seasoned veterans, SUP magazine presents Camp SUP September 13-14 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. Camp SUP is an inclusive gathering, created to build the sport of standup paddling and extend SUP magazine’s legacy as a true lifestyle brand. Anyone looking to get into paddling or to improve their skills is welcome to join us for two days of free demos, clinics, a four-mile fun paddle plus music and beer at Doheny State Park, the Waikiki of Southern…
  • Lightning images make striking composition

    David Strege
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Multiple images of lightning bolts are combined into one stunning composite photo. Photo by Tomas Hulik/Caters News Agency used by permission An intense storm was moving in and prospects for lots of lightning were strong, so photographer Tomas Hulik set up his camera in the window of his 12th floor apartment in Devinska Nova Ves, Bratislava, Slovakia, in hopes of capturing the storm’s intensity in photos. It was the most violent lightning storm he had ever encountered, Caters News Agency reported Tuesday, and it did not disappoint. Over the course of 81 minutes, Hulik snapped multiple…
  • Killer whale flips sea lion 20 feet into air

    David Strege
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    A killer whale flips a sea lion into the air in Ketchikan, Alaska. Photo is a screen grab from the amazing video Fishermen in Ketchikan, Alaska, were watching a sea lion take refuge under their boat as it attempted to hide from a killer whale. Unfortunately, the sea lion failed to keep up with the charter boat from Anglers Adventures when the fishermen decided it was time to move on. Someone on board kept their camera rolling and caught this amazing encounter on video: “This morning near Ketchikan, Alaska, a sea lion was hiding under our fishing boat because he was being stalked by a killer…
  • Wow factor off the charts for surfers in Tahiti

    Justin Cote
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Surfers look on at the massive Teahupo‘o in Tahiti during the Billabong Pro Tahiti; photo courtesy ASP The knock on the top tier of professional surfing of late has been the lack of quality surf—recent ASP World Championship Tour contests in Brazil, California, and Australia haven’t had the wow factor that surf fans are looking for. That all changed Monday in Tahiti at a big-wave surf spot called Teahupo‘o (pronounced “cho-po”). Wave faces measured 10 to 15 feet, but at Teahupo‘o it’s not so much size but thickness that impresses (and frightens) surfers the most.
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Patricia Kwok, KEA Surf Gear

    SwellWomen
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Patricia Kwok is a New York fashionista turned entrepreneur. She combined her passion for fashion and her love of surfing to create a lifestyle brand of chic surf gear for women. We interviewed Patricia to find out how her business and love of surfing has impacted her life.  *Summer Swimsuits Giveaway* KEA is one of our awesome prize sponsors for the SwellWomen Summer of Swimsuits Giveaway. Get details and enter to win.  > KEA is gifting the winner a brand new Byron Bikini valued at $160!   Q: Tell us about your brand, KEA, how did it come to be? KEA came about after I quit my job…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Carly Williams, The Sideways Approach

    SwellWomen
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Carly Williams is a health & lifestyle coach for from Colorado. Through her business, The Sideways Approach, she helps passionate women take an interest in their health, feel more energetic and find perfect balance in life. For Carly, paddling out to a wave on her surfboard and snowboarding a fresh trail down a mountain is about going with the flow and reinforces the value of being present. We interviewed Carly about her business, surfing, and advice she has for other women …   Q: How did your background marketing snowboard, surf, and skateboard brands lead to you starting…
  • 2014 Summer Swimsuit Giveaway!

    SwellWomen
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Who’s ready for a swimsuit giveaway? Three lucky SwellWomen newsletter subscribers will each win a surf-friendly bathing suit this summer! To enter to win , sign up for the SwellWomen newsletter here. This summer we have teamed up with three amazing swimsuits designers. These companies design swimsuits with both surfing and women in mind. Even better? The women behind them are truly inspiring! SwellWomen Summer Swimsuit Giveaway > Mi Ola is giving away a $200 gift certificate to one of the winners! Mi Ola:  Seven year ago, Helena Fogarty attended a SwellWomen retreat that changed…
  • SwellWomen Surf Vacations:: Finding Balance

    SwellWomen
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    All the ladies love the yoga aspect of the retreat not only because it is rejuvenating, but because it assists in opening, and strengthening the body for our surf sessions.  Surfing truly is a great workout! You can feel it in your shoulders, back, and legs. The beauty in doing both surfing and yoga is found in how they compliment each other. The workout we receive from paddling and riding the waves makes our evening yoga session even more effective. It feels great to stretch our muscles, work on balance, and get in tune with our bodies.  We are super blessed to have yoga instructor…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Jennifer Lynn, Wisdom Flow Yoga

    SwellWomen
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:37 am
    This month we shine the spotlight on Jennifer Lynn, owner of Wisdom Flow Yoga. The Wisdom Flow Yoga Studio is located in upcountry Maui. While attending a yoga retreat on Maui, Jennifer had a spiritual awakening that propelled her out of the corporate world and into the life of her dreams. She has been teaching yoga ever since. We asked and Jennifer answered. Q: Tell us, as a yoga teacher and surfer, how does yoga benefit surfing? Yoga benefits surfing by creating a steady focused mind and a body that is both strong and fluid. With the wave moving under the board, a surfer must be able to…
 
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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • Mo Freitas & Angela Jackson take the overall wins at the Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan

    davi
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Mo Freitas continues his dominance in Japan to take the overall win here at the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) made history today to become the first ever winner of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro presented by Noah Nic & Jeep.Following on from his impressive win yesterday in the Sprint finals, Mo continued to show [...]
  • Mo Freitas & Angela Jackson dominate on Day 1 of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan

    davi
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Mo Freitas storms to victory here at Day 1 of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan History was made in Japan as World Class competition met the shores of Chigasaki Beach for the first ever World Challenger Series event in Asia. With strong 20 mile per hour winds and some wind blown surf to make the course [...]
  • Japan welcomes the World Series as the Shonan Chigasaki Pro kicks off in Asia

    davi
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Shonan Chigasaki Pro opens the first Waterman League event in Asia Japan welcomes the Waterman League World Challenger Series as the Shonan Chigasaki Pro gets underway in Asia.Athletes have descended upon Chigasaki, the home of surfing in Japan, from around the world for a full weekend of race action. Today saw the Opening Ceremony and the [...]
  • Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan to kick off next week and US Trilogy announced

    davi
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan to make history next weekend as first step in Asia The Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan will kick off next week, from the 15th – 17th August, setting the stage for an exciting future for the sport of Stand Up Paddling in Asia.A selection of the World’s best paddlers will descend upon the [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala

    robert
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    We will meet on Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Kahala Beach park for another downwind run. We are expecting northeasterly winds of 15-20 knots, so it will be somewhat challenging, not recommended for first timers but if you have done the run before you will be fine. Please let Robert or Jeff know if you [...]
 
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  • [Session]

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Location Mainland (Italy)
  • [Session]

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Location Mainland (Italy)
  • The washout

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Location The washout (South Carolina, United States of America)
  • Undertow bay

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Small fun dayLocation Undertow bay (Wilson Promentary, Australia)
  • Undertow bay

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Good size setLocation Undertow bay (Wilson Promentary, Australia)
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    Surfy Surfy

  • Be like TK, ride an MR

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Taylor Knox surfing an MR 1980 model twin fin. Board shown is stock at Surfy Surfy:6'0 X 20 1/4" X 2 3/4"Available via our online store: clicky clicky  Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Africa, more than just Ebola

    Surfy Surfy
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Alex Knost {South Swell / California}

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Alex Knost {South Swell / California} from Matt Grote on Vimeo.Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • 40 years of Bonzers

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Malcolm Campbell cleaned his garage and realized he had 40 years of Bonzer surfboards stashed in there. Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Roger Hinds Thing

    JP from Surfy Surfy
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The Roger Hinds THING model. FCS Fusion boxes with controversial 5th center box, unless you ride thrusters, then it's a controversial quad optionShown here with our fiberglass TFAD quad set. Thingy Thingy Roger also owns the Bear label, so he slipped this mini logo on there. Roger shapes, glasses, sands all his surfboards himself 100%s start to finish. Roger's groovy logo was hand drawn by Tyler Warren. 5'8 x 22" x 2 1/2"   5'8" Roger Hinds THING available via the Surfy Surfy online store: clicky clicky  Also available, 6'0" THING: clicky clicky Surfy Surfy Online Store!
 
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    Live the Life

  • Beachfront Holiday Apartment ‘Les Grandes Vagues’ Hossegor, France

    LiveTheLife
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Welcome to Les Grandes Vagues, a French home for up to 10 people in the unique and historic beachfront Place des Landais, Hossegor, perfect to rent for your surf and golf holidays… Your base for enjoying the stunning natural beauty and infinite beaches along the Atlantic Ocean of what is internationally acknowledged as the European […] Related posts: Trendy Surf & Golf Hotel 202, Hossegor, France Natural Surf Lodge Packages & Beach Flats, Hossegor, France Top Beachfront Villa ‘Diosa Del Mar’ Playa Junquillal Costa Rica
  • Maavahi Surf Safari Boat, Maldives

    Assistant Mate
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Maavahi is an exclusive and distinctive surf safari boat passionately dedicated to fulfill the fantasies of ocean lovers; a perfect surf holiday hideaway, that can take you away from the madding crowd – to make your surfing dreams come true. Related posts: Flying Fish Surf Safari Charter Boat Maldives Finolhu Surf Charter Boat Trip, Maldives Atoll Challenger Surf Charter Trip Boat Maldives
  • Titled Beachfront Land with surf view, Santa Catalina, Panama – $ 350.000

    LiveTheLife
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    This beautiful 3,000 m2 (3/4 acre) lot is located right on the ocean at Santa Catalina in Panama and offers incredible ocean and surf views. The lot has 245 feet (74.5 meters) of ocean frontage with plenty of room to build a private residence or hotel.  It is a short walk to the world famous […] Related posts: Beautiful Hotel & Restaurant for sale, Santa Catalina, Panama – $ 1.164.000 Santa Teresa Beachfront Land – $ 2,500,000 Ocean View Hotel at Santa Teresa Beach & Surf, Costa Rica – $ 345.000
  • Luxury Lifestyle Estate Erf, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa – ZAR 373.000

    LiveTheLife
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    This big, prime, 750 m2 plot is for sale in the Luxury Jeffreys Bay Lifestyle Estate in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. It started with a dream and is now a fully 24 hour secured development that offers the home owner a lifestyle by means of a gymnasium and a swimming pool fit for an athlete. […] Related posts: Lifestyle Estate Land for sale Jeffreys Bay South Africa – From ZAR 330,000 9Ha Beachfront Lot Marina Martinique South Africa – ZAR 5.500.000 Sea View Land Bargain Opportunity – ZAR 440,000
  • Surf Hotel Guesthouse Meli Melo Santa Teresa Costa Rica

    Assistant Mate
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The Surf Hotel Meli Melo is ideally located at Santa Teresa’s best surf spot which can easily be reached in 2 minutes walking. The Meli Melo Bed and Breakfast offers 6 comfortable rooms with airconditioning, surrounded by a tropical garden with a fully equipped outside kitchen and bbq for all guests to use. The grocery […] Related posts: Ranchos Itauna Surf Hotel Santa Teresa Costa Rica Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Cainama Chill House Rustic Boutique Hotel, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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    COLONY

  • Not So Dark Horse Contender for the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014

    Colony ThirteenStars
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Ace took it last year.  He is due for another good showing.  This could be it.  We shall see, starting tomorrow.  Beyond Ace, I am pulling for the Salty Crew - Nathan Hedge and CJ Hobgood.  I would love both of them in the final.
  • Go Pro Tube at Desert Point and in Namibia

    Colony ThirteenStars
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Desert Point Violin View from Jarred Hancox on Vimeo.I admire Mr. Hancox's use of a violin piece for a surf video, it is rather fitting.  I chose the movie above due to viewing Koa Smith's barrel footage of late - see below. Watch both, and dream of long firing tubes.  The wave below is so unbelievably clean and glassy, it is mind blowing. Both videos are like surfing tandem from the comfort of your couch.
  • Pointbreak Bananas!

    Colony ThirteenStars
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    I see this and say - BRING ON WINTER!  I want to surf Rincon like Conner Coffin and Dane Reynolds!
  • Help Needed - Get Stuey Kennedy into the Hurley Pro

    Colony ThirteenStars
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    I am asking you to leave this website, proceed immediately to the Hurley Pro website, and vote for Stuart Kennedy in the trials.  He rips, he's a family man, and he would add some great electricity to the event.  He has some of the most futuristic surfing out there.  Since Hurley is about innovation, he should be in the contest riding his Tomo boards.  Go, Stuey!
  • 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....
 
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    Stoke Magazine

  • How to Put a Single Fin in Your SUP

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    How to put a Single Fin in a SUP.  Tools: -Flathead or Philips screwdriver (depends on your screw type)-Stick or additional screwdriver to help fish out the metal plate if you drop it in the slot. Method: -Unscrew metal plate from fin.-Slide down angled slot into fin box. Must lie flat once in. Fish out if it drops in incorrectly.-Place the little nub sticking out of the fin in the wide hole of the fin box slot.  Make sure fin is sloping backwards towards tail of board.-Slide fin to back of board in fin box slot. -Place fin flat down in slot.-Using screwdriver, slide flat…
  • Put your ID on your Gear

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Over the years I've managed to leave a paddle at various locations. In one case I left the paddle on the Washington coast 5 hours from my home in Seattle.  A few days ago, I once again left a paddle at a beach where I was teaching near my house. In all of the above situations the paddles were returned to me because I had my company sticker or other type of personal ID on the paddle.  The Coast Guard suggests having your ID on your boards as well in case if drifts off, or worse case you're lost and they know where to return the gear to. For instructors - having my sticker on the…
  • An Easier Way to Put Your Board on your Car

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Here's a super easy way to put your board on your car.  The method is especially helpful if you're solo and have a long or big board. Place a yoga mat on the ground to protect your board and create a non slip surface when setting the board down. See my additional car rack tips for SUPs and kayaks here.
  • The Fear of Falling off a SUP - 4 Tips on Falling off a SUP

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Every time I start teaching a paddle board class, students express their fear of falling off the board.  The reasons vary from not wanting to look bad, feeling embarrassed, a sense of failure or simply not wanting to get wet. My first response is Falling is not a failure.  In fact not falling or trying not to means you're not having fun and will feel stressed, stiff or uneasy during your paddle or class.  As the old paddling saying goes - you're not trying hard enough if you're not falling (or getting wet).  I've heard paddlers say "I've done this two years without falling…
  • Inflatable SUPS - Which One to Get? Geat article in the Wall Street Journal I was Interviewed for...

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    What are the benefits of inflatable SUPs?  Which one should I get?  Read more from this Wall Street Journal article.. HereTips for buying an inflatable:- Try it first.  Make sure you it's stable for you.- Determine if you need interchangable fins. Some have fins moulded in, others allow to change fins.- Some are 6-8" thick. Make sure you can get back onto in deep water.- Get a car battery powered unit to blow up the inflatable saving you some work. *Typo in article - inflatable SUPs don't have epoxy in them. 
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    The Surfboard Man.com

  • More Than Empty | Less Than Full

    Chase
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Chase Miller Online - New Website

    Chase
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    As some of you know, I have been working on my new website for the past couple months and it is finally completed. After numerous revisions, changes and edits; it is 100% done! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Chase Miller Online.com and check it out!What did you think? Send me an email or tweet me with some feedback!As a side note, I have started building websites for a couple of my close friends and family members. If you are looking to refresh your online presence, don't hesitate to reach out via the contact page at the bottom of ChaseMillerOnline.com. I would love to discuss…
  • Salty Habit | Bing Surfboards

    Chase
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Craigslist Surfboard Deals | Volume 3

    Chase
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    While the previous 2 volumes have focused on extremely affordable surfboards in the Orange County area, I thought I would mix things up and feature 5 boards that are expensive and in like-new condition. Additionally, these boards are constructed from some of the most advanced technologies and building materials that are currently being used in the surfboard industry. So head to your local bank, withdraw some money and go buy a board today!5'10 Stretch Tuflite Shortboard - $3505'8 Coil Shortboard - $5006'0 Firewire Vanguard Shortboard - $6005'10 Aviso Cole Shortboard - $6505'11 Channel Islands…
  • 2014 Van Doren Invitational | Vans US Open of Surfing

    Chase
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
 
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    Surf Europe

  • Taj Burrow and Mark Mathews’ at The Right

    Txomin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    The full tale behind their one-of-a-kind photo shoot in West Oz. The post Taj Burrow and Mark Mathews’ at The Right appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Round 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti

    Txomin
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson stumble. Aritz and Tiago through to Round 3. The post Round 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • West Oz with the RVCA Team

    Txomin
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Where the desert meets the sea. The post West Oz with the RVCA Team appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Monday Morning’s Teahupoo Bombs

    Txomin
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    The Top 34 wake up for the early. The post Monday Morning’s Teahupoo Bombs appeared first on Surf Europe.
  • Kelly Slater on his East Coast origins and rivaling Andy Irons

    Txomin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    In a recent interview with Vice Sports, the 11-time champ comes back surfing grudge matches and his unique rivalry with Andy Irons. The post Kelly Slater on his East Coast origins and rivaling Andy Irons appeared first on Surf Europe.
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    Riding Bumps SUP Race Training

  • Finally – a heart rate monitor that works for prone paddlers

    mattwright
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Training with a heart rate monitor is becoming something of a given among serious SUP and prone paddlers. Connor Baxter uses one and we have been recommending training by heart rate from day one. Stand up paddleboard racers have it easy. Any waterproof heart rate monitor will work. For prone paddlers, the situation is much different because traditional heart rate monitor chest straps are torture devices for prone paddlers.  The good news is that we were recently turned on to an optical device that works when submerged in the water. Previously we tested a heart rate monitor that used optical…
  • I have a family vacation right before my paddle race – what do I do?

    mattwright
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    I’ve been training for The Catalina Classic Paddleboard race, on schedule and doing well, however I have a family vacation coming up next week away from any possibility of paddling for 7 days. Catalina is 3 weeks out, so I’ll be back in the water at 2 weeks out and will resume the Riding Bumps prescribed plan. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on what I can do to keep fit/strong while away on that 3rd week out. I was thinking hotel stairs? hotel pool? medicine ball or pilates in hotel rooms? running? Fist things first. Don’t panic. The bottom will not fall out. The…
  • 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…
  • Part 2: Purchasing a paddle for SUP racing and training

    mattwright
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    header image used with permission from Yolo. In part 1 of this series we looked at some of the design features that paddle shapers use to give a paddle its performance characteristics. In this article we take a close look at the three paddles that our editors use on a daily basis. The goal of this article is to take you behind the scenes and get commentary from the shapers to help you understand what the shaper was thinking when they designed their paddle. This (hopefully) will help you evaluate paddles that you are considering purchasing. Roch Frey: YOLO performance Elite: The Yolo…
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