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

By | 2018-02-18T01:38:59+00:00 February 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 [...]

Work Less, Surf More!

By | 2018-01-31T21:16:26+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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 [...]

Meet Surfboard Glasser Dewi Malopsy

By | 2018-01-04T03:16:06+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: General, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We recently posted an article about a female surfboard shaper in San Diego, Valerie Duprat.  If you haven't yet, read up on her here!  This past summer, I had a beautiful performance longboard shaped by Valerie and started asking her more about shaping and the art and process of it.  I learned that her glasser is [...]

A Passion For Shaping Surfboards

By | 2017-12-11T00:18:42+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Surfboard shaping in the French Basque Country has a long tradition. It started back in the 50s when legends Jacky Rott and Michel Barland created their first French surf brand. Since then, a lot of well known shapers and surf brands have popped up in the area. Having a locally-shaped surfboard is something I have been dreaming [...]

Meet Female Surfboard Shaper Valerie Duprat!

By | 2017-11-26T04:13:44+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: Absolute beginners, General, Ladies, Live your passion, Must haves|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How did surfing come into your life? When and where? I tried surfing a long time ago when I was young and wanted to play cool with my then boyfriend, but it was a total failure.  However, I married him, so that part was a success!  Then, I crossed paths with the waves by flying above [...]

Moving to Biarritz to Follow My Dreams

By | 2017-11-18T22:59:31+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: General, Ladies, Live your passion, Wanderlust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a rainy afternoon when I was looking for my next mission in life. Initially, I was looking to start a Masters degree when I came across the advertisement. An internship for 6 months in the Basque Country, in the South of France. My heart started to race, it was a sign. After falling in [...]

Surf Couples, Surf Dating – How Surfing Strengthens Relationships

By | 2017-11-05T20:02:43+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sunrise at High Tide It’s no doubt that couples that play together stay together, well at least most of the time. Physical activity and play can be the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Sports like surfing get the muscles pumping, lungs breathing, and energy moving. With warm bodies and neurons firing, its no surprise to hear [...]

Inspiring Words from 70 Year Old Surfer!

By | 2017-10-24T12:49:40+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Ladies, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m so inspired by mature surfers who simply love playing in the water, just like kids do.  They don’t feel any pressure to achieve any goals or prove anything to anyone.  They have this “been there, done that” attitude and all they want to do is enjoy their time in the water.  That’s why this woman, [...]

The Surf Van – Do you want one?

By | 2017-10-11T02:58:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Live your passion, Must haves|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had came from living in a van for four months. It’s certainly a different way to live, but it’s a rewarding one, and allows you to see and experience significantly more than you would via traditional forms of travel, as well as surf as many different breaks as [...]