Planet Earth is a big place, and as over 70% of it is ocean with around 620,000km of coastline, there are a LOT of places to go surfing. Long distance travel has never been quicker, Google Earth means scouting new potential surf destinations is so easy that new spots are popping up every other day, and the wonders of the internet mean the surf media gets our eyes on all these new discoveries with just the click of a button; consequently bucket lists grow daily, and there isn’t enough aspirin in the world to deal with the headaches that ensue when trying to get your family and friends to agree on where and when to go on your next trip. Sometimes, if you really want to tick somewhere new off your list, you just have to step up and go it alone.
by Elana Miller, MD Sometimes I’m surprised I wasn’t born with gills. My life in the water started when I was 13 and joined my high school’s water polo team. I sucked, but fell in love. I got better and ended up playing competitively through college. When I graduated, I wasn’t ready to give up […]
Have you ever thought of making your own surf wax? We’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Get a personal grip with an eco-friendly touch.
Look, I’ll do anything to get my own waves. But sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. Here’s to growing from shitty circumstances.
1. Surf. Obviously. But only when there’s a photographer snapping. A ‘sesh’ is only as good as the photos posted on social media. 2. Play bocce with coconuts on a sandy spit at sunset. 3. Ask the skipper questions. About everything. Constantly. There are no dumb questions; just really, really stupid ones. 4. Enjoy your […]
We’ve all had the feeling at one point. That feeling when all you can see is whitewater and oncoming sets, and your arms feel like they can’t move. You’re trying to paddle, but you don’t seem to be moving forward, and that damn burn in your arms and shoulders just won’t subside. Of course, the […]
In the first episode of our new series “Surf Completely” Holly Beck from Surf With Amigas talks about how to turn your surfboard.
Every now and then, the urge to get in the water builds to an unmanageable level. When all you can think about is surfing, from dawn to dusk, when you close your eyes you see sets stacking up, when you sleep, your dreams are occupied by A-frames. In your stomach, you feel a physical longing for the water, with Hulk like consequences for anyone that gets in you way. We know, we’ve been there.
Old wax is a problem. Surfboards get heavier and start losing tackiness. Learn how to properly remove wax from your surfboard and leave it clean for a new layer of grip.
Generally, in surfing, there a few different ways to mess up your shoulders. One way is via chronic impingement when paddling, another way (and my personal favorite from experience) is by over “protracting” when duck diving, and then, probably more commonly, is the inevitable stall that you may be performing in order to sneak a glimpse of the green room.