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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 [...]

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 [...]

A Passion For Shaping Surfboards

By |2017-12-11T00:18:42+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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 [...]

Inspiring Words from 70 Year Old Surfer!

By |2017-10-24T12:49:40+00:00October 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, [...]

“Resurface” : Movie Review

By |2017-09-11T17:53:31+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Must haves|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you ever get discouraged when you’re out surfing, you need to watch this quick documentary.  If you ever what it is about the ocean that keeps pulling you back wipeout after wipeout, you need to watch Resurface.  If you ever need proof that surfing can change lives, watch this movie. I had several friends tell [...]