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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!”​

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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 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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5 Best Surfing Destinations in Asia

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 makes 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 around 500 miles 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 and Tricks for Standup Paddling Beginners

Standup 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: Four 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 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 the popular surfing destinations, such as 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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Here are 10 Celebrities Who Surf to Inspire You in the New Year

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 practice your surfing, 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 to get the surf experience of a lifetime. 

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30 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  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. There is plenty of nasty bacteria floating around in there that can pose real health risks to humans, there are cold waters that can wreak havoc on our ears, and let’s not forget about viruses!

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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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Infographic: How to Read a Wave

For most, waves are full of mystery. You can’t really predict how they’re going to act, 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 the 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 we wonder how we didn’t think of them before. 

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Surf Dog Raises Half a Million Dollars for Charity

Surf dog, Ricochet, has managed to raise $500,000 for charity through a fundraising that started online in 2009. 

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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 so much 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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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? 

Like millions of others across the globe, December is a time where I usually look back and reflect on what has happened as well as what I’ve accomplished for the past 11 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 would 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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Surfing Video: How to Do a Backside Turn

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 the Winter

Winter is no longer coming, for it is truly and unmistakably here in the Northern Hemisphere! This means no more sun tanning, or short sleeved shirts; no more open-toed shoed, 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 a 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  to you than 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 dissapearing anytime soon. This is mainly because some people insists in believing in and living by them for fear of jeopardizing 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 Surfing Movies to Watch This Holiday 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. The thought of hot sand and warm waves crashing over our tanned bodies is 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 Surf 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 surfing adventure. 

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Biggest Surf Festival, Noosa Festival of Surfing is set for March 2017

Surfing lovers, rejoice! The dates for the the Noose Festival of Surfing are here: the popular surfing festival 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 European paradise. It’s got hundreds of beaches that are incredible surf spots, it’s got Nazaré, the place big wave surfing calls home and it’s got the 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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Surfing News: California Teen Has Been Surfing for 2,000 Days Straight

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 feeling in the world that can compare to that. But unfortunately, surfing isn’t without dangers! Aside from stinging jelly fish, poisonous fish and the occasional shark, there is another danger that lurks in the water. One that can cause a relatively painful and dangerous condition called surfer’s ear. 

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10 Tips for Big Wave Surfing

Big wave surfing is by far, the most spectacular discipline within surfing. 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 Interesting 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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Surfing News: Kelly Slater Announces Retirement

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

 

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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? It is home to hundreds of surf-perfect beaches, though the weather may not be on everyone’s liking. Did you know that it is not summer, but autumn, when the best waves can be caught in the UK? 

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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 and 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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BookSurfCamps.com Answers Your Surf Questions!

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 Original Inspirational Surf Quotes from Awesome Surfers

Read our list of surfer quotes if you want to see what they had to say about surfing, inspiration, fear, childhood dreams and more! While you’re at it, be sure to to check our interview  articles, too!

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Top 5 Factors to Look Out for When Booking Surf Camps

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 Kite Surf Trip

Have you ever tried kitesurfing? It’s the fastest growing water sports 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 want you to keep 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!

Summer’s almost gone and if you still want to do a bit of kitesurfing, we’ve got just the list you need you know: 5 kitesurfing camps in Europe where you can learn or perfect your kitesurfing skills, take a dip in the water as well as work on your tan. Last but not least, they also offer the perfect opportunity to meet fun, like-minded people and make thrilling memories that will last you a lifetime!

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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 marketing@booksurfcamps.com! 

 

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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 marketing@booksurfcamps.com! 

 

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Going Full Speed Ahead with Windsurfer Steve Bodner

Steve Bodner is a 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 marketing@booksurfcamps.com! 

 

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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 marketing@booksurfcamps.com! 

 

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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 Best Surf Cities in the US

​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. So large, in fact, that it can be difficult for a surfer to choose the right one! Fortunately for you, we at BookSurfCamps.com, has put together a list featuring the 15 best surfing spots in the U.S. to help beginner and advanced surfers alike find their perfect surf spot!

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

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 tall, but for most big wave surfers, 20 foot waves are a child’s play. 

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5 Great Surf Travel Tips 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 Tips for Beginner Surfers

Is surfing something you’ve always wanted to try, but you weren’t too sure you’d be 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 Surf Board 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

Surf legend Philip Edwards, credited with being the first professional surfer, and making the first signature surf board 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’s 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

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.

Here, we’re going to take a look at the five best surfing destinations in Europe and the top surf spot in each one of them. We all need a bit of guidance, especially when it comes to finding the perfect spot for our surf holiday. With that, here are our picks of the continent’s top 5 surfing hot spots!

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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.

Though media often depicts surfers to be on the superficial side, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They face danger every single time they get into the water, they work hard to be good at what they’re doing and they do one thing that we should all be doing: following their heart! Here, we at BookSurfCamps.com are sharing with you the 5 most important life lessons we believe that surfing can and will inevitably teach you.

 

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Working Hard and Playing Hard, Dirt Bike Surfing with Robbie Maddison

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. The clip gathered over 22 million views, becoming one of the most watched surf videos ever and making Robbie even more famous than he already was. The team at BookSurfCamps.com is honored to have had the chance to chat with Robbie about stunts, family life and fear. 

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