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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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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 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

‚ÄčAny 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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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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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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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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