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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More Than Surfers In The Sea – Part 1

By |2017-11-25T18:43:54+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’re Not Alone We stretch, and then in a ritualistic way, we wax up and paddle out. The silence at the line up is a blissful meditation that drowns out the rest of the world. It feels like we’re alone out there sometimes. But, the roaring noise of waves crashing is a wake up call that [...]

Surf Couples, Surf Dating – How Surfing Strengthens Relationships

By |2017-11-05T20:02:43+00:00October 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 [...]

Surfers burn out and how to get your surf stoke back

By |2017-04-26T14:51:26+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you’re anything like me when you first discovered surfing, you threw your heart and soul into it. You had so much surf stoke! You ate, slept and breathed surfing, read every book and watched every video under the sun. You soaked it all up like a sponge, bought all the gear, surfed as often as [...]