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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 ( 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 [...]

Moving to Biarritz to Follow My Dreams

By |2017-11-18T22:59:31+00:00November 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 [...]

How joining a surf club has improved my surfing

By |2017-07-17T09:57:28+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Surf better|Tags: , , , , |

I recently read an awesome article about how to enjoy surfing more. The premise focuses on developing systems and habits, rather than one big goal, to achieve, sustain and even exceed your aims. It’s something that really stuck with me, particularly for someone who earlier this year, lost a lot of love for surfing. I started [...]

How to get surf fit when you’re an older surfer

By |2017-07-12T14:12:51+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |

I’m not sure about you but at age 40, the thought of trying to get surf fit feels like an uphill struggle. When I say surf fit, I don’t mean training like Kelly Slater for a world title. Let’s face it, I’ve got to be realistic. For years I did no exercise at all so I’m [...]

Learning to shortboard at 38: part 3 – not so fast

By |2017-04-24T17:05:24+00:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: General, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Well things started out so promising in part 1 with a noble goal and then it got even more exciting with part 2 when I ordered my first real shortboard.  Now, I’m realizing that it just isn’t that easy. I’ve got my beautiful 6’4” board ready to pick up in a few weeks, but the truth [...]

3 tips for choosing a surf instructor

By |2017-04-24T17:22:23+00:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , |

No doubt that surfing instructors are a luxury and don’t come cheap.  So, is it worth it? My personal approach to this is, honestly, I really don’t have time to waste.  If I was 13 years old growing up by the beach… nah, I’d be good.  I could probably just surf for hours every day and [...]

How to improve your pop-up as an older surfer

By |2017-04-26T14:53:54+00:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , |

Unless you’re super fit, flexible, in your 20’s (or younger) or have been surfing for years, it’s likely you’re struggling with your pop-up. As an older surfer, it’s one of the hardest things to master and for some, it’s an uphill battle to try and nail it. The good news is that there’s no perfect way [...]

How an action camera can help with your surfing

By |2017-04-26T10:39:55+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Expensive gimmick or useful bit of kit? Whatever your thoughts are, an action camera and video footage can really help with your surfing. But it’s not just pro’s and photographers who use them. Surf schools across the globe take action cameras into the surf to provide video analysis for improver surfers. And they can help you [...]

Your first surf camp – what to expect

By |2017-04-26T10:55:53+00:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Wanderlust|Tags: , , , , |

If you’ve never surfed overseas, there will undoubtedly come a time when you get itchy feet. The familiar shores of home are great but they’re no substitute for broadening your horizons, getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing some of the best waves in the world. Go on, admit it. Your social media feed is [...]