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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When the news hit that surf legend Kelly Slater created a wave pool that gave amazing surfable waves people were a bit skeptical. But it turns out that Slater and his team’s ten-year work created something quite unique and remarkable. Kelly Slater’s wave pool uses a hydrofoil, something that is akin to the wings of a plane. When a hydrofoil moves through the water, it makes waves that are very similar to the ones found in nature.
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, 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 and the result was a success!
BookSurfCamps.com’s article on useful tips for beginner surfers was quite a hit. We believe that it’s because surfing is becoming more and more popular. Men and women want to become better at it and everybody can use a few tips on achieving that. Surfing is one of the most beautiful sports out there and a wonderful way to relax, work out, and meet great people. If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to becoming a great surfer!
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This news of surfer Mick Fanning surfing under the Northern Lights, along with the stunning photos that come with it has been picked up by pretty much every single surf oriented website, blog or group, so we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to bring such beauty to our trusted readers. The photos are truly spectacular and we’re happy the article is our 7th most popular surf article in 2016.
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Even though we only published the article about best surfing movies in December, it soared right into the top 10 of our most popular surfing articles in 2016. That’s because when the weather isn’t surf-appropriate, there’s nothing better than snuggling in bed watching an awesome surfing movie!
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People love surfing and they love to do it in Europe! Let’s admit it, surfing in Europe isn’t the first thing 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.
The success of our article on surfer’s ear just proved once again that surfers are responsible people because, unfortunately, surfing isn’t without dangers! Aside from stinging jellyfish, 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.
Good surf blogs aren’t so easy to find, but we’ve scoured the internet and found 30 that are worth following and it appears that our readers really appreciated our efforts. We hope these blogs will serve as so much more than just inspiration for you. We hope they motivate you to either take up surfing or continue on riding the waves.
Quite a surprise that our Father’s Day article was such a huge hit, but then again, there are a lot of surfer dads out there and plenty of loved ones who don’t know what to get them. Every year, on the third Sunday of June, people across the U.S. celebrate fathers. This year, Father’s Day falls on the 18th, which means that there is plenty of time for you to get the fathers in your life a nice gift.
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Our number one surf article is the interview piece we did on daredevil Robbie Maddison. 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.
Inspired by our top 10 surf articles to do a bit of surfing yourself? Start the new year right and go on a surf camp in Asia and Oceania!