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February is over; this month was the worst February we had in years in terms of waves. It was a shorter month with 28 days but we only had 3 swells arriving in Indonesia in that time.
An entrepreneur has developed a prototype of a surf pool that only uses human muscles to pump waves. “Fred’s Wave” is a one-man show. The dream of building an inexpensive, eco-friendly artificial wave has been growing somewhere in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia.
The North Shore in winter is NOT ‘the Mecca of surfing’ as previously, erroneously, reported by this and every other surf magazine. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is actually the Haleiwa of Islam. It’s that way around. Whereas every able bodied muslim is expected to go to Mecca once in his or her life, every self- respecting surfer should do at least six North Shore pilgrimages, funds permitting, before they perish and rot silently back into the cool, dark humus.
Those planning to travel to the fabled island of Bali towards the end of March, please note that the entire island will come to a complete standstill for the Balinese New Year of Nyepi which this year falls on Monday, 31st March 2014.
If you’re planning a surf trip, you’ll need to be at a half decent level of fitness if you’re going to make the most of it. Surfing is a fairly strenuous endurance activity, particularly if you’re aiming at being in the water for more than two hours a day. For week long trips or more, you’ll need to do some fitness work unless you’re already in good shape.
Welcome to the 2014 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers. Every overseas surf trip usually starts and ends with gripes about surfboard baggage fees. We complain that it’s unfair and outrageous (because it is), but let’s face it, prices are only going up from here, so it’s time we do a little research before we go. Here we’ve provided you with a comprehensive breakdown of fees, so the next time you get slapped with a $400 one-way fee, the only person to blame is yourself.
Let me tell you some things about being a surfer’s girlfriend before you delve into their world of sun, sea, and surf. You see them at the beach all tanned and gorgeous; their toned arms carrying boards as the breeze blows at their rough sun-bleached surfer hair. Their lean athletic bodies look so sexy, natural, and daring, especially when you see them ripping at the waves and bravely charging sets and barrels.
February 4th and 5th, A good South swell was heading towards the Island of the Gods and every surfer we spoke with was frothing to surf the first good swell of 2014.