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To Surf Better : Meditate!

By |2018-09-10T04:02:36+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TO SURF BETTER: MEDITATE! By Denise Calfo When we think about how to surf better, we’re often focused on training the body – improving our technique and skills, getting physically stronger, and more flexible. But what are you doing to train your mind that will help you surf better? In an enlightening interview, two surfer-meditation teachers [...]

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga for Surfers

By |2018-09-10T00:53:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga for Surfers By Emma Griffith (www.oneshoremedia.com) Surfing as a sport requires one thing above all else; practice, practice, practice. But on the days where there are no waves or your body is aching for some extra lovin', yoga can be the perfect alternative to stretch out your body while still [...]

Bells Beach, Australia’s Surf Coast

By |2018-06-20T17:10:37+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: General, Wanderlust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Each Easter, the World Surf League heads to the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia, for arguably the most iconic competition in surfing; the Ripcurl Pro at Bells Beach. Some of the best surfers in the world vie for the prestigious ‘Bell’ trophy, showcasing their skills on the long, rumbling right-hander in front of the dramatic natural [...]

Faith Found In 50 Degree Water

By |2018-05-24T17:41:56+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Ladies, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , |

As a wall of white water barrels towards me, I take a deep breath and allow myself to be engulfed.  There is no stopping it.  I might as well make peace with the fact that it will hit me, I won’t be able to breathe for a moment, and then it will pass.  Sometimes when I [...]

Surfing, PTSD and Trauma… The Ocean Can Save Your Life

By |2018-04-19T15:25:52+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In large, mental illness is stigmatized, misunderstood, and goes mostly untreated, but surf-scientists have found that hanging ten could be a healthy way to manage symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  Also read our review of  the documentary Resurface, a moving story about a suicidal veteran who found surfing just in time to save his life. [...]

Learn To Surf As An Adult – You Can Do It!

By |2018-02-18T01:38:59+00:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Absolute beginners, General, Live your passion, Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve always been envious of people who learned to surf as a kid; there are so many benefits to learning young. Kids are light, really light, meaning they can take more waves than everyone else, and manoeuvre around on a one or two foot wave in a way that most people can only dream of. And [...]

Surf France – La Tranche Sur Mer

By |2018-02-18T01:25:56+00:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: General, Wanderlust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

La Tranche Sur Mer translates literally to ‘the slice on the sea’. The slice is a quaint little village in the winter, with a population of just 3,000 permanent residents enjoying the beautiful beaches and surrounding forest in the colder months of the year. Cometh the summer, though, and cometh the tourists, as the population can [...]

Work Less, Surf More!

By |2018-01-31T21:16:26+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: General, Live your passion, Wanderlust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How I Started Working Less and Surfing More! For many people around the world, surfing is a passion which can never be fully satisfied. There’s always that one extra wave you would love to have caught, or that one session that you missed out on. The most common reason for surfing less than you’d like is [...]

Start A Surf Guesthouse!

By |2018-01-23T04:04:26+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: General, Live your passion, Wanderlust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Contributed by Darcie, La Onda Guesthouse In 2016, my boyfriend Jasper and I moved to Ericeira (Portugal). We found a neglected villa on the internet and decided to turn it into a modern guesthouse. After 10 months of rebuilding we opened our doors in the summer of 2017: Olá Onda Guesthouse in Ericeira. The idea of [...]

More Than Surfers In The Sea – Part 2

By |2018-01-04T03:16:24+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Strange and fascinating things surfers encounter In part one I talked about surfing with fascinating water world creatures. Sharing the waves with them is a breathtaking experience that brings us back to nature. We learned that dolphins and whales like to surf just as much as us. You also found out that you’re more likely to [...]