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Popular Summer Hashtags to Show off all the Fun You're Having in the Water

Everyone loves to post some good old summer fun on their accounts, and by sharing and uploading photos they can recollect those fun times memories throughout the year. But how do you get your posts to stand out? Why, optimized hashtags, of course! Hashtags are everywhere, and if you really want to get noticed and reach your audience, you too must learn to use them.

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The WINNER of the “Surf Camp of Your Dreams” Giveaway is…

We recently ran a giveaway and invited travelers, bloggers, surfers and beach lovers to enter for the chance to win a surf camp in paradise. All they had to do was share a photo of them chilling at the beach or doing their favorite water sports. We’re ready to announce the winner!

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When You Can’t Surf: 5 Cross-Training Activities that Will Make You a Stronger Surfer

We all dream about surfing every day. We plan to quit our day jobs and take off to travel the world in search of the best waves. When and, most importantly, if we get to see our dreams come true and live to surf, we’ll soon realize that surfing every single day might not always be possible.

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Surfing in Indonesia: The 43 Best Surf Spots in the World's Largest Archipelago

The world’s largest archipelagic state and the third most bio diverse country in the world, Indonesia is Asia’s surfing capital. Currently, there are 17,508 islands that have already been identified, summing up 34,000 miles (54,716 km) of coastline. For surfers, this can only mean one thing – lots of amazing spots to surf!

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Simple Yet Effective Ways to Stay Hydrated at the Beach (That You’re Probably Not Even Considering)

Summertime is all about the great outdoors, the beach, surfing and other exciting water sports. This all means spending more time in the sun. We all remember to pack sunscreen, but we often overlook that extra bottle of water.

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Surfing in the Canary Islands: 13 Staggering Waves to Catch all Year Round

Europe’s answer to Hawaii, the Canary Islands are a place of endless summer. The Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwest Africa consists of seven major islands, two minor islands and several islets. Each of them has warm weather and consistent surf all year round!

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10 Inspiring Surfing Videos You Absolutely Need to See

These days, lots of things can go viral. A video of a cat doing something mundane, such as standing up on its hind legs, can gather up millions of views. A video of a rodent looking over its shoulder in a dramatic fashion. And let’s not even mention the always funny compilation of fails and various trips and falls that seem to amuse pretty much everyone. 

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Meal Planning for Surfing: What You Should Be Eating for a Great Beach Body

We all need energy just to perform our daily, most mundane chores. When we add physical activities to our day, our energy requirements grow. But we all know that, right? However, how many of you know what and when to eat in order to help your body recover and perform better each time?

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Surfing in Cuba: Riding the Winds of Change

There’s more to Cuba than mojitos and Che Guevara. Far beyond the country’s quintessential symbols, its colonial architecture, hand-rolled cigars, Spanish guitars and African drums echoing in the streets, lie fantastic diving spots and… some sweet surfing!

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Surfing Lessons: 3 Mistakes Beginner Surfers Make

There are many different sports in the world. For most of them, you can learn all the basics in a relatively short period of time. However, surfing is a whole different ballgame. Surfing can be challenging, there’s no denying that! It can take a great deal of patience and perseverance to master even the basics. But don’t be put off! Once you become confident in the water, your knowledge and skills will quickly develop.

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7 Extreme Ways to Surf that Will Blow Your Mind

Where there are waves, there are surfers, and die-hard riders have made it their prerogative to chase the biggest, gnarliest waves on the planet. While the rest of us are sitting comfortably in our houses, some watermen cheat death by throwing themselves at the mercy of hurricanes and melting glaciers.  

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Surfing in France: A Comprehensive Guide to the 38 Best Waves in the Country

Best known as the land of wine, baguette and cheese, mainland France has more to offer than meets the eye. For starters, it has 2,130 miles (3,427 km) of coastline and over 310 miles (500 km) of surf beaches. Add to that the rich French cuisine, vibrant nightlife, topless sunbathing (for real?!) and top-notch beach breaks, and you have a recipe for one of the greatest surfing destinations in the world. 

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Surf Training: the Perfect Exercises to Improve Your Balance

With summer already here, you may be tempted to take in some rays of sun on the beach and maybe even catch some waves. If you want to make sure you’re ready and fit to ride the tide, then improving your balance is key.

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How to Survive a Surfing Wipeout like a Pro (The Surfer’s Test of Strength)

Going face-first into the reef, being held down for a few sets of waves, feeling helpless, trapped and not knowing which way is up, is the ocean’s way of reminding us that we are but mere mortals. Being held down under the waves for much longer than you might like can be traumatizing, and can question your entire commitment to surfing.

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10 Calorie-Burning Water Sports for the Perfect Beach Body

During those long, hot summer days, why stay indoors under the air conditioner when you can go outside and get active in the water instead? You’ll get your heart rate pumping and melt away those extra calories without even knowing it. Plus, you’re bound to cool down too. Let’s all turn fun in the sun into a workout in the sun!

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Surfing in Spain: A Useful Guide to the 12 Best Waves in the Land of the Setting Sun

The Iberian Peninsula is home to some of the sweetest surfing spots in Europe. With almost 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) of coastline (the Canary Islands included), Spain is renowned for its rich culture, gripping history, scrumptious food and, let us not forget, world-class surf.

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25 Exercises to Get into the Best Surfing Shape of Your Life

We all dream of trading our day job for the beach and surf life. However, even though full-time surfers appear low-key and carefree, their daily schedule is anything but laid-back. Don’t get me wrong, they do have plenty of freedom and are living the dream, but they must work hard to play hard.

 

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Surf Fashion Staples that Will Never Go Out of Style

Say ‘surfer’ and everyone thinks about a bronzed chap with perfect curls on a sun-drenched beach, surfboard under one arm, wearing a pair of cool board shorts and waiting for the perfect wave. Say ‘surfer girl’ and you’ll picture a blonde-haired beauty with an enviable tan wearing denim shorts and a bikini top. 

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Kitesurfing for Beginners: All You Need to Know About Wind Conditions

Before throwing yourself into the water, it’s important to know what the weather conditions and wind directions are. This is a basic rule every kiter should know. 

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The Ultimate Surfing Guide to Bali [Infographic]

Also known as the ‘Island of 1,000 Temples’, locals believe Bali is blessed by the gods. With 271 miles (437 km) of coastline, idyllic breaks, barreling waves and laid-back atmosphere, it certainly seems to be. From a surfer’s standpoint, Bali truly is a paradise found. 

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Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Give Surfing and SUP a Try [Interview]

For some, adding new items on their to-do list seems pointless. Sure, these modern times we’re living in and our hectic lifestyles do tend to keep us trapped, but this is precisely why we must do our best to escape the rat race. Trying something different and learning new skills can be uncomfortable at first. While some love to experiment, others are stuck in the same old routine and have trouble getting out. 

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Top 5 SUP Hotspots on the West Coast of the United States

If you plan to visit the West Coast of the United States anytime soon, then you will want to check out the best spots to stand-up paddleboard. From north to south, there is a variety of awesome locations that you absolutely must check out.

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Surfing Nutrition 101: What and When to Eat for the Perfect Wave Riding Session

One of the most important decisions any athlete can make to improve their performance and wellbeing is to make wise food choices. Sports nutrition is not a fad. Knowing what to eat and when to eat is pure science, and nutritionists believe you should adapt your meals and snacks to the physical effort you plan to undertake. 

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Living the Van Life

Study hard, find a well-paid job, save money, buy a house, buy a car, have kids, buy a bigger car, feel trapped every single day. Why? Because society tells you to? Maybe you do not want those things, perhaps you want to spend your money on meaningful experiences, escape the rat race and gain control over your life. 

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10 Handy Surf Apps to Help Improve Your Wave Riding Experience

Technology is making its way into every aspect of our lives. It’s getting us our news, helping us keep schedules, take notes, keep in touch with friends, make new ones, find love, and so much more. 

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10 Secret Beaches You Must See to Believe (Adrenaline Included)

Not all of us can afford a private beach, but we can sure have the next best thing. Pure white sand, crystal-clear turquoise water and not a soul in sight are the essential elements that make up the ultimate beach-goers dream.

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9 Surfing Spots in the Philippines (That You Seriously Need to Check off Your Bucket List)

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Celebes Sea, the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, The Philippines consists of 7,107 islands. Each of them is a potential surfing spot and is packed with activities watersport enthusiasts and adventure seekers will simply love. 

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The 13 Best Surfing Beaches in Victoria to Hang Ten

Australia is a magnet for surfers, and Victoria makes no exception. The seductive beaches and waves within a stone throw’s away from Vic’s vibrant capital of Melbourne are a gold mine for adrenaline junkies, and we’re here to show you where to start your surfing adventure in Vic.

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Tube Riding: the Definitive Guide to the Holy Grail of Surfing

Getting barreled is the Holy Grail of surfing, that perfect moment when you are riding under the curling lip of the wave. Being inside the whimsical tunneling area created by a wave about to break, also referred to as tube riding or getting shacked, is on top of any surfer’s bucket list.

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10 Epic SUP Trips You Absolutely Need to Take in a Lifetime

Are you looking for some eye candy the next time you paddle your board? Do stunning backdrops, snow-capped mountains, mangrove forests, alpine lakes, lagoons, emerald-green rivers and tropical beaches tickle your fancy? Then you’re in luck, because the world’s stand-up paddle boarding hotspots have them all!

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Costa Rica: The Surfing Spots You Can't Miss Out On

With over 300 white, golden and gray sandy beaches, warm water all year round, steady winds and some 750 miles (1,200 km) of coastline, Costa Rica is a surfing mecca and one of the best places in the world where beginners can learn to surf. 

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6 Up-and-Coming Surfing Superstars You Need to Keep an Eye Out For

Every now and then, promising talents are emerging on the surfing scene, young guns who can rip a whole lot harder than most of us. They are the heirs to the big wave surfing throne, proving once again that age is but a number.

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Athlete Levi Siver Becomes the World’s First Alpine Windsurfer

What do snowy mountains and windsurfing have in common? More than you might think! Freestyle windsurfer Levi Siver has pushed the boundaries of the sport, taking his finned board up on the snow-covered mountains on the Rishiri Island in Japan and surfing his way down. Through his heroic feat, he became the first person to ever try alpine windsurfing.

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35 Surfing Hacks that Will Help You ‘Slay’ the Ocean

Surfing is an activity like no other. In an environment that’s constantly changing and moving, keeping up the pace sure is hard, which is why it’s often better to go with the flow or, in this case, with the wave.

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How to Overcome Your Fears and Start Living (in Surfing and in Everyday Life)

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” We’ve all heard this ageless question before. And if I had a nickel for every time I’ve been told “fear is holding you back,” I’d have a pretty good amount of money in my pocket. The funny thing is, looking back at all those times I chose to run away, I can’t even remember what exactly it was that I was so afraid of. 

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SUP is the New Rage and here’s Why You Should Try It

Stand up paddle boarding is the hottest craze, taking the world by storm as the world’s fastest growing watersport. Why? Simply because it’s so darn relaxing. Less focused on the action and more on spending quality time in the great outdoors, stand up paddle boarding is something everyone wants to try. And it’s a whole lot easier than it looks.

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The 6 Daredevils Who Charged the Biggest Waves Ever Surfed

There is surfing and there is… big wave surfing, a completely different ball game. It takes guts, years of training and experience, a healthy dose of curiosity and taking calculated risks. Even then, anything can go wrong when faced with huge bodies of water that might come tumbling down on you at any given moment.

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The Ultimate Surf Seasons Guide for the Perfect Wave Riding Trip [Infographic]

You planned your summer break months in advance, thought about hitting the beaches and doing some quality surfing while you’re at it, but you’re not sure whether the time and place coincide with the season. Choosing the right surfing season and destination makes the difference between an unforgettable surf holiday and possibly the worst time away.

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The Best Surfing Beaches in Australia

Australia is surely one of the best countries on the planet to visit if you’re a surfer. No matter which coast you go to, there is an abundance of fantastic surfing spots to explore.

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The Badass Women of Big Wave Surfing Today

For years, women have strived to be included in big wave competitions, while organizers argued that heavy waves like the notorious Mavericks or Jaws are just too dangerous for chicks. It’s a man’s world, but there are some ladies out there that are proving themselves fit to take over the stage and kick some ass!

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Fighting Off and Surviving a Shark Attack like a Pro

Oh, that precious moment when we are surfing into the sunset, no one in sight, complete tranquility, just you and the waves. And yet, you feel as though you’re not alone. You look around and see a shark’s fin nearing. What do you do?

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6 Extreme Water Sports Adrenaline Junkies Must Try

We cannot breathe in it, walk on it or live in it, yet some of us feel at home in it. A handful of daredevils have managed to beat the odds, turning water into their playground, constantly seeking new challenges in its depths. Do you have what it takes to join them?

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Sydney's Top 5 Surf Spots to Add to Your Bucket List

Sydney without its surf culture would only be another city. Well, it will always be more than just a city, but you know what I mean! If you’re visiting Sydney and you don’t have time to check out all 70 beaches there, there are some you simply mustn’t skip.

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Tim DeLaVega – From Young Surf Rat to Surfing Author

As an author, a surfer, a photographer, and an environmentalist, Tim DeLaVega has accomplished many things that one can only dream of and BookSurfCamps.com was lucky enough to catch up with him and pick his brain as to what makes this awesome guy tick. 

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8 Off-the-Grid Surfing Spots You Might Have Never Heard Of

Lately, it seems as though finding remote waves has become even more exciting than riding them. It’s human nature to grow tired of the same routine, and even surfing can lose its charm when you’re hitting the same old waves time and again. When monotony kicks in, it’s time for a change of scenery!

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The Surprising Perks of Beach Living

The “endless summer,” a notion we all dream of and very few get to live… In the real world, doing nothing but the things we love all the time is merely a utopia. But that doesn’t mean we cannot do something to bring summer and the beach into our everyday lives. 

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Reasons Why You Should Try Surfing from Girls all Over the World

I remember the first time I tried surfing, I was totally unprepared and I did not know what to expect. But despite my not so good experience with this activity, I decided to try it again. Indeed, you have to give it a second go before saying “I’ll never do this again!”‚Äč

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The Best Cold-Water Surfing Spots to Test Your Wetsuit

Walking barefoot on a sandy beach, basking in the sun, jumping into the soothing warm water for a long surfing session, that sure is comforting. But where’s the challenge? Spending up to an hour struggling to get into that tight wetsuit, bone-chilling water splashing your face, getting rained and snowed on, that sounds like much more fun!

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What Makes a Good Kitesurfing Lesson?

Sliding, flying, jumping, twisting and turning, has freedom ever tasted any better? A relatively new sport, kitesurfing entered the scene in the 1990s. Also known as kiteboarding, it can be described as a blend between windsurfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing that offers great maneuverability and speed. No wonder it’s so addictive!

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Training Tips to Surf Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all hit the waves whenever we hear Surf’s Up and ride our best? In reality, we must put blood, sweat and tears into it, because when we stop improving, we must start training!

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Ditch the Wetsuit in these 5 Warm-Water Surfing Destinations

Imagine riding those crests wearing nothing but a pair of shorts or a tiny swimsuit, soaking in the sun, finding shade in swinging hammocks on palm-fringed beaches and getting a tan that arouses envy. That’s how surfing in tropical water feels – like you’ve just died and gone to heaven!

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Surf Culture: Then and Now

There are sports that are inevitably competitive, like tennis or football, where there simply has to be a winner. The same cannot be said about surfing. There are indeed competitions, but not against adversaries. Surfers compete against themselves and the waves, and technique, boldness and innovation are what matter most. It is precisely this kind of journey of self-discovery that brings surfers together as a distinct cultural group.

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How to Keep Your Skin Healthy When Surfing

Surfers may have lots of fun, while in the water, but their skin isn’t too happy to be exposed to the sun and the salty water all the time.

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Peniche, Portugal - Summer 2017's Best Surf Destination

For surfers Portugal has always been known as “Brazil in Europe” due to its perfect position opened to the Atlantic Ocean and the strong tides that create provoking waves. 

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Infographic: Surf's Up - Surfing Stats and Facts

Have you ever wondered what are some of the most popular surf destinations in the world? We’ve got an infographic that will hopefully answer a lot of your questions! 

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7 Pieces of Surfing Equipment You Need to Have If You’re a Beginner Surfer

If you’ve just started surfing, then chances are you don’t even own a surfboard. And that’s perfectly fine. Most surfers will rent or use their friend’s surfboards and general surf gear, but if you want to take it a step forward and have your own little surfing equipment, we’re here to offer some advice. 

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7 Incredible Health Benefits of Surfing

We can all agree that surfing is a very enjoyable activity! But does it have any health benefits? 

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The 5 Best Surfing Spots in Asia You Need to See in Your Lifetime

We can all agree that Southeast Asia is a surfer’s paradise! It’s not just the swells, it’s also the beaches, the weather, the people and all those little things that make a surfing destination highly sought after by surfers. 

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20 Interesting Facts About Portugal

Any surfer knows that Portugal is a wonderful surfing destination. But then again, with 586 miles (953 km) of coastline and a lovely weather all year round, there wasn’t really any doubt there. 

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#ItsNotOK to Destroy our Oceans – Surf Legend Kelly Slater Advocates for Clean Oceans

Kelly Slater is raising awareness about ocean pollution with the #itsnotok hashtag. 

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20 Tips & Tricks for Stand-up Paddling Beginners

Stand-up paddling, or SUP, is the fastest growing watersport in the world. It’s fun, easy enough for beginners and challenging enough for intermediate and advanced surfers. It provides a great entire body workout and it can be done pretty much anywhere from lakes to oceans. 

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10 Surf Songs to Get You in the Surfing Mood

Music is a universal language, the perfect way to enhance or showcase certain feelings. We’ve all got our little soundtrack to life; songs that we love to listen to when we’re getting ready to hit the town, when we’ve had our heart broken, when we’re going on a road trip or when we feel like dancing our hearts out.

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Big Wave Surfing Movie Will Be the Revelation of the Year

The Big Wave ProjectA Band of Brothers by Tim Bonython is creating all the buzz needed for it to be the next big thing in surf movie history. 

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Barack Obama Kitesurfing with Richard Branson is the Weekend Inspiration We Needed

Kitesurfing is fun! We’ve been saying that for some time now, but it seems like the world is just noticing this, thanks to the former president of the United States and the Virgin Chief Executive. 

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Kitesurfing: 4 Great Reasons Why You Should Take It Up!

Kitesurfing is one of the most thrilling water sports. The rush you feel from being lifted up in the air by the wind’s power does not compare to any other type of surfing. It’s pure adrenaline! 

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10 Awesome Instagram Surf Accounts You Must Follow

It’s no secret that surfers are some of the greatest fun loving people out there! The best way to get in on the fun, aside from grabbing your surfboard and hitting the beach, is to follow some of the best surf accounts available on the web.

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Titan of Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Competition Canceled

Titans of Mavericks, the popular wave surfing competition, is canceled! The event was supposed to take place at the beginning of the year, but event organizers have filed for bankruptcy on February 3. 

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5 Unusual Surfing Destinations You Shouldn't Miss Out On

We all know and love popular surfing destinations like Portugal, Hawaii, Bali and Morocco. They have spectacular waves, a wonderful surf culture and all the best surf schools in the world.  

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10 Celebrities Who Surf that Will Inspire You to Hit the Waves

Celebrities, they’re just like us! Isn’t that what they say? The thing is that celebrities aren’t really just like us. They may do the same things we do on a daily basis, but they do it under a giant magnifying glass. 

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3 Simple Yet Powerful Things You Can Do to Become a Better Surfer

Looking to amp up your surfing skills this year? If you’re on the hunt for effective ways to help you become a better surfer that are uncomplicated, you’re in luck!

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Surf Camp Breakdown – What Goes On Inside a Surf Camp?

Surf camps are a great way to brush up on your surfing skills, improve your technique, meet like-minded people, and visit amazing destinations with picture-perfect beaches. 

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Australia to Build an Inland Surf Park Before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Why does the 8th ranked country in the world by coastline need an artificial surf pool? With over 16,000 miles (25,760 km) of coastline, Australia is a world leader in… waves. Surfers from all over the globe flock to the land down under for the surf experience of a lifetime. 

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30 Useful Things Surfers Need to Know When Traveling

Are you planning to take your surfboard out for a spin in a place you’ve never been before? You’re doing it on your own, without any friends or family, and you’re having concerns about how things will turn out? Or maybe you just need a bit of help on your journey! 

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Top Budget Surf Camps Located All Over the World

Surf camps are becoming more and more popular, but there are still some people who think that you would need to spend big bucks to go on a surf vacation or a surf camp. We’re here to not only tell you that’s not the case but also to share with you some neat examples of budget surf camps from all over the world that are all under €500! 

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5 Surfing Diseases You Can Get from Ocean Water

In a perfect world, surfing wouldn’t pose any dangers at all, save for the odd shark that’s minding its own business in its natural environment. But unfortunately, we’re not living in a perfect world and our oceans aren’t as clean and as disease free as we would want them to be. 

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New Type of Biodegradable Plastic Made from Prawn Shells is the Future

Researchers from the University of Nottingham are working on the development of an eco-friendly shopping bag that will keep the oceans and the planet safe.

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3 Awesome Ways Yoga Will Help You to Become a Better Surfer

Living close to the beach, I’ve always wanted to take up surfing. The idea of catching the waves and riding it was something that intrigued me. So one fine day, I decided to sign up for a beginner’s class at the local surf club. 

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How to Read a Wave [Infographic]

For most, waves are full of mystery. You can’t really predict how they’re going to act and you can’t know much about them until they’re quite close! Or can you?  

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70 Awesome Travel Hacks You Absolutely Need in Your Life

Surfers are among that group of people who travel the most, which is why we thought they would appreciate some awesome travel hacks. They make our life easier and some are so clever that you’ll probably wonder why on earth did you not think of them before. 

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Surf Dog Raises Half a Million Dollars for Charity

Ricochet is a 9-year-old female golden retriever who calls herself a SURFice dog. She was raised to be a service dog for a person with a disability, but she loved the water so much that she decided she would do much of her helping out while in the water. 

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10 Useful Safety Travel Tips for Women Surfers

The world is a dangerous place, but it is also beautiful, filled with stunning views, awesome people, great food, rad barrels, gorgeous beaches and many more wonderful things. Unfortunately, traveling as a woman presents more risks than traveling as a man. Even though women from all over the world are finally beginning to make their voice heard, we still have a long way to reaching true gender equality. 

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BookSurfCamps'10 Most Popular Surf Articles in 2016

We’ve eagerly entered the new year with high hopes, plans and resolutions. While the general consensus is that 2016 wasn’t the best of years, good things did happen and we must remind ourselves that it is up to us to make 2017 a wonderful year. Be kind, work hard, but also relax doing what you love! 

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Happy New Year from BookSurfCamps.com!

May 2017 be filled with lots of rad waves, perfect barrels, gorgeous weather, amazing friends, fun surf camps, and everything in between! 

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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Single Men

Few things are as wonderful as feeling free and ready to experience new locations, meet awesome new people and enjoy delicious exotic foods. And if you’re a single guy, the world is truly your oyster!

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3 Awesome Reasons to Take Up Surfing in 2017

When was the last time you did something for the very first time? 

Just like millions of others across the globe, the end of the year and beginning of the new one is a time where I usually look back and reflect on what has happened as well as what I’ve accomplished for the past months. It is also a time where I set out my goals for the coming year. For 2017, one of the resolutions that I’ve set my eyes on is to try something completely new and that is – surfing!

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Uncovering the Origin of the Mysterious Metallic Sounds of the Mariana Trench

It’s a well-known fact that the Earth’s waters still retain many secrets. Suffice to say that it’ll be quite a long time (if ever) before scientists will be able to uncover all there is to know about the deepest parts of the world’s oceans. 

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10 Famous Surfing Quotes to Inspire You in 2017

Surfers are laid-back folks. In fact, they tend to be men and women of few words who live to surf and surf to live! They love action and they do most of their reflecting and meditation right there in the water, either while waiting for the next big wave, or when they’re inside a barrel. This is probably why wise words from surfers aren’t all that easy to come by!

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Improve Your Backside Surfing Skills [Video]

Are you new to surfing and you’re still learning the basics? Do you consider yourself a good surfer but you still think you have lots of things to learn and improve? I bet you can use all the help you can get! Instructional videos are some of the best ways to learn or to master a surfing move: you can watch them again and again, you can study them carefully, and they are usually very well explained. 

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7 Tips on How to Have Fun Surfing in Winter

Winter is no longer coming, for it is truly and unmistakably already here in the Northern Hemisphere! This means no more sun tanning or short sleeved shirts; no more open-toed shoes or long, warm days! But does it really have to mean no more surfing? Is surfing really a warm weather sport?

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Surfer Mick Fanning Surfs Under the Northern Lights and the Result is Spectacular

Mick Fanning, also known as White Lightning, is not your average professional surfer. He’s won numerous world surfing titles, he has a prolific surfing career and is the lucky survivor of a great white shark encounter. He’s a man who lives to surf and an inspiration to many. 

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5 Bizarre Superstitions Surfers Believe In

Are you afraid of walking under ladders? Or maybe nothing is as frightening as having a black cat cross your path? Does the number 13 give you the creeps every time you see it? Superstitions are as old as time yet they don’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon. This is mainly because some people insist on believing and living by them for fear of jeopardizing their well-being. 

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The Tokyo 2020 Surfing Olympics Have a Venue – Tsurigasaki Beach

Great news for surf lovers! We finally have a location for the eagerly awaited Tokyo 2020 Surfing Olympics and it’s Tsurigasaki Beach, Japan.

 

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5 Inspiring Surfing Movies You Should Watch Regardless of the Season

Surfing is undoubtedly one of the coolest sports out there! Unfortunately, we can’t practice it every single day of our lives, unless we live by the beach in a relatively warm climate. This is the reason why, during the colder months of the year, most surfers get the summer/surfing blues. Hot sand and warm waves crashing over our tanned bodies seem so far way! But it doesn’t have to be this way! 

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Surf’s Up for Surfing Santas at Cocoa Beach

What do Christmas and surfing have in common? Well, when you first think of it, not much, but did you know that Santa Claus is a big fan of surfing?! Every year, on December 24, Santas of all shapes and sizes hit the Cocoa Beach in Florida to have fun and raise money for charity. They are known as the Surfing Santas and they are already world-famous!

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Surfing in Morocco – 5 Awesome Surf Camps to Get You in Shape This Winter

Morocco has hundreds of surf beaches, and some of the most popular ones include Taghazout, Dakhla, Essaouria, Sidi Kaouki, Mirleft, Imsouane, Safi and many more. Morocco is a surfing destination that all surf lovers must go to at one point in their life for an unforgettable surfing adventure.

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The Noosa Festival of Surfing Is Set for March 2017

Surfing lovers, rejoice! The dates for the Noosa Festival of Surfing are here: the biggest, most awaited surf festival in the world is going to take place between 4 – 11 March 2017 in Noosa, Queensland, Australia. 

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5 Awesome Things to do in Portugal When You’re Not Surfing

Portugal is a surfer’s paradise. It has hundreds of beaches that are incredible surf spots, it has Nazaré, the place big wave surfing calls home, and it has a growing surfing community that is essential for any beginner or experienced surfer. But unfortunately, you can’t spend all your time in Portugal surfing. Besides, Portugal is a lovely country with so many other wonderful non-surfing activities that a surfer can do.

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Contribute to Our Blog!

Want to share your passion for surfing with our community? You can get published on BookSurfCamps.com’s blog! 

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California Teen Surfed for 2,000 Days Straight [Surfing News]

There is no denial that surfing is a great sport that keeps your body in shape and improves balance, among other health benefits. But surfing is so much more than that: it is an uplifting sport, it has the power to make people smile, to give you a shot of adrenaline and make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Surfing is, to many out there, the recipe for happiness. It is a lifestyle.

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Surfing News: California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

California is all about surfing! Hundreds of beaches, awesome weather and a surf culture like no other in the world, seals its place as a surfer’s paradise. But there is one thing that has been disrupting this heavenly balance: plastic bags. 

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Surfer’s Ear – A Potential Side Effect of Surfing

What could be better than being out there in the ocean on your board, catching a perfect wave, and surfing until you’re blissfully tired? Any surfer will tell you that there aren’t many feelings in the world that can compare to that. 

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10 Useful Tips for Big Wave Surfing (That Will Help You Catch that Perfect Swell)

Big wave surfing is by far the most spectacular surf discipline. Tackling big waves is both scary and thrilling, and it can take a surfer years before they are able to ride such massive waves, that can reach 80 feet. Yes, you read that right, 80 feet! 

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Surfing News: Surfer Chris Bertish to Attempt First-Ever SUP Crossing of the Atlantic

Chris Bertish, a big wave surfer from South Africa, is planning to do something that has never been done before: a stand up paddling crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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5 Gripping Facts about Surfing You May Not Know

Did you know that Garett McNamara broke the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed? Or that Kelly Slater is the highest paid surfer in the world? Or that the first official surf contest took place in 1928, at Corona Del Mar, California? You probably do, because in the world of surfing, this type of information travels fast! 

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Kelly Slater Announces Retirement [Surfing News]

Sad news for the surfing community: at the beginning of November 2016, surf legend Kelly Slater announced his retirement from the world of competitive surfing. 

 

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The 15 Best Surfing Destinations in the United Kingdom

When we think of great surfing destinations, most of us think Hawaii, Bali, Australia, Portugal or something along those lines, right? A place where the sun is shining pretty much all the time, the weather is never too cold and the scenery is nothing short of amazing. But did you know that the United Kingdom is also an awesome surf destination? 

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Big Wave Surfing: Women are Now Allowed to Participate in Titans of Mavericks Surf Contest

Great news for female surfers! The famous big wave surf contest, Titans of Mavericks, allows women participants for the first time in history. 

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Researcher Reveals Surf Rage, the Ugly Side of Surfing

Researcher Jhan Gavala has studied surfer behavior and found that surf rage is very much present in the surfers’ day-to-day life. This it is the ‘ugly’ side of surfing that not a lot of people talk about.

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America’s First Inland Surf Park Opens in Austin, Texas

Surf’s up in… inland Texas! While Texas has long been a destination for surf enthusiasts, this time, the surfing happens not in Galveston or anywhere else on a beach, but in Austin, TX. A brand new surf park has opened and it’s America’s first inland surf park!

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Your Surfing Questions Answered

Surfing is one of the most liberating sports in the world. It’s just you, your board, the waves and the sky! It’s hard work, but the payoff is extraordinary and the feeling you get when you’re riding a wave is like no other.  

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15 Inspiring Surf Quotes from Pro Surfers

Here it is, our handpicked list of inspiring, original and motivational surfing quotes from pro surfers. If you wish to find out what they have to say about surfing, fear, childhood dreams and much more, then you’ve come to the right place! And while you’re at it, be sure to check our interviews with these amazing surfers too!

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Top 5 Aspects to Look for When Booking a Surf Camp

In this day and age, when we have access to so much information, it is easier than ever to do research when booking a surf camp or a trip. But, if you’ve never been on a surf vacation, then you probably need some tips on what to look for before choosing your surf camp.

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5 Steps to Plan the Perfect Kitesurfing Trip

Have you ever tried kitesurfing? It’s one of the fastest growing watersports in the world, and if you ever do try it chances are that you’re hooked for life. The sense of freedom out on the water, the endless possibilities to learn and progress, and the thrill of being carried up in the air by strong winds are all elements that will keep you coming back for more, over and over again.

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Surfing Is Coming to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

Surfers and surf lovers, rejoice! As of August 3, 2016, surfing is officially an Olympic sport! It will be included in the Tokyo 2020 program, alongside Karate, baseball/softball, skateboarding and sport climbing.

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5 Kitesurfing Camps in Europe You Must Check Out Before the Summer Ends!

Some of us wait for those perfect summer days all year long, and when they finally arrive it seems as though it passes by too quickly. It might feel like summer’s about to end, but there’s still plenty of time for some rad kitesurfing. 

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August 12 - Surf Photo of the Week

BookSurfCamps.com introduces surf photo of the week! We’ll pick one stunning and inspiring surf photo and share it with you! If you are a surfer or a photographer or both, and you want to share an awesome surfing photo with us and our readers, send it over at [email protected]

 

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Media & Blog Partners

At BookSurfCamps.com, we firmly believe that the only way to achieve excellence is through cooperation and that the path to greatness is along with others. That’s why we are honored to say that we share the path with these fantastic partners who constantly motivate us to be better everyday. We’re grateful to walk this road together!

 

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August 5 - Surf Photo of the Week

BookSurfCamps.com introduces surf photo of the week! We’ll pick one stunning and inspiring surf photo and share it with you! If you are a surfer or a photographer or both, and you want to share an awesome surfing photo with us and our readers, send it over at [email protected]

 

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Going Full Speed Ahead with Windsurfer Steve Bodner

Steve Bodner is much more than just another windsurfer. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he is currently residing in San Francisco, California. Thanks to the thermal breeze found in this region, it’s essentially a windsurfer’s paradise. His main two disciplines are formula and slalom and he’s currently involved in training the next generation of windsurfers.

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July 29 - Surf Photo of the Week

BookSurfCamps.com introduces surf photo of the week! We’ll pick one stunning and inspiring surf photo and share it with you! If you are a surfer or a photographer or both, and you want to share an awesome surfing photo with us and our readers, send it over at [email protected]

 

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July 22 - Surf Photo of the Week

Starting this week, BookSurfCamps.com introduces surf photo of the week! We’ll pick one stunning and inspiring surf photo and share it with you! If you are a surfer or a photographer or both, and you want to share an awesome surfing photo with us and our readers, send it over at [email protected]

 

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BookSurfCamps.com’s Extended Glossary of Surfing Terms and Slang

Yo, duuuude! Rad barrels out there!

Surfer slang has got to be one of the most unique and recognizable slangs in the English language. Countless movies have portrayed the special way surfers talk, and even cartoons are using the surfer manner of speech for comedic relief.

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15 Surf Cities in the US that You Absolutely Need to Visit

Any surfer knows that finding a good surf location isn’t the easiest of tasks. Thankfully, the U.S. offers a large selection of awesome surf spots. 

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Big Wave Surfer Andrew Cotton Is Ready to Surf the Biggest Wave Ever [Interview]

Big wave surfing is one of the most popular surfing styles and it is definitely the most spectacular. For big wave surfing, the waves need to be at least 20 feet ( 6 meters) tall. However, for experienced, hardcore big wave surfers, 20-foot waves are nothing more than a mere child’s play. 

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5 Great Tips for Traveling with Your Surfboard (from a Pro)

If you’ve been to an airport you already know this – airline baggage handlers don’t care about your luggage. Their goal is to get all the bags onto the plane as quickly as possible, and whether your bag is dropped, thrown, flipped upside down or smashed into other bags doesn’t matter to them. 

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25 Useful Surfing Tips for Beginners that Guarantee Fun in the Waves

Is surfing something you’ve always wanted to try, but you weren’t sure whether you’d be any good at it? Or maybe you were afraid you would fail? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, future surfer! 

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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Surfer Dads

Every year, on the third Sunday of June, people across the U.S. celebrate fathers. This year, Father’s Day falls on the 19th, which means that there is plenty of time for you to get the fathers in your life a nice gift.

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Learn How to Choose The Right Surfboard from the Guy Who Makes Them

Choosing your first surfboard or figuring out the best board to progress on can be one of the most stressful and best parts about getting into surfing, and let’s face it, the point of surfing for most of us isn't to become a pro and collect the big pay cheque, it’s to paddle out into some waves and have the most fun possible. 

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BookSurfCamp.com's Top 30 Favorite Surf Blogs (for some Inspiration and Motivation)

Surf legend Philip Edwards, credited with being the first professional surfer and making the first signature surfboard in the world, famously said that “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun. We strongly agree with him and we also believe that surfing is so much more than just a sport; it is a lifestyle and, for some, a religion.

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Harnessing the Power of the Wind with Surfer Tatiana Howard

It’s safe to say that Tatiana Howard is happy pretty much anywhere she can see the ocean. She calls herself a Maui mermaid who loves surfing, kiting and windsurfing. She’s also the founder of The Butterfly Effect, a worldwide movement meant to empower and inspire women around the globe through water sports.

 

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Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool Creates the Perfect Canvas for Surfers

As one of the most popular and best surfers in the world, Kelly Slater needs no introduction. What you do need to know is that he’s got an entrepreneurial mind that keeps giving surf lovers what they need. This time, it’s something so big, so important and so fun that will put Kelly Slater in the surfing history books: it’s a wave pool. 

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5 Best Surfing Destinations in Europe (and Our Top Reasons to Go)

Let’s admit it, Europe isn’t the first place that pops into mind when we think about great surfing destinations. Hawaii, Australia, Bali – that’s where the magic happens, right? True, but add Europe to the list and you’ll get some real magic! Europe isn’t just home to stunning landmarks and diverse cultures, it’s also home to stunning beaches and perfect waves.

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5 Valuable Life Lessons Surfing Will Teach You

For many, surfing is not merely a sport, a hobby or something fun you do at the beach; it’s a lifestyle, a religion and an intrinsic part of their soul and personality. The great news is that surfing can influence and change your life for the better. It can mold you into a better person and it can help you grow and evolve. 

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Working Hard and Playing Hard: Dirt Bike Surfing with Robbie Maddison [Interview]

To say that Robbie Maddison (known to many as Maddo) is a living legend is not an overstatement. Dubbed the modern day Evel Knievel, Maddison is a prolific biker, stunt man and thrill seeker. Last summer, he partnered up with DC Shoes and released a video called Robbie Maddison’s Pipe Dream that showed him surfing on his dirt bike in Tahiti. 

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