Ever feel like you’re just a little bit different from the rest of the crowd? Like you are just on a slightly different page from everyone else? If you’re a surfer, chances are, you are a just a bit odd. There are some things only surfers will understand, from the wonderful ache after a long day to the ability to justify staying out in the waves long after the beach crowd has escaped the cold and headed home. Read more
Recently my husband was offered a new job in Northern California. The new job offered more money, better benefits, easier work schedule, pretty much everything you could wish for in a new job, plus some gorgeous new territory to live in and explore. It was an easy decision to pack up our bags and leave our home in San Diego. Except for one deciding, and rather large, factor:
That beautiful, gorgeous, and open expanse we call the Pacific Ocean. Read more
Most news stories and Hollywood’s depiction of gangs are your stereotypical thugs on the street; baggy loose clothing, guns and pocket knives, owning some back street or alleyway in downtown LA. But what California keeps ignoring, and what most people are unaware of, is an entirely different brand of gangs that walk around with surfboards and rash guards. Read more
The internet is full of reasons why couples stay or don’t stay together, from the deeply psychological to the nit-picky quirks that drove them apart. The advice you read will swear that couples should be friends first, couples shouldn’t know each other at all before dating, couples should do stuff together, couples should have their own lives, etc. Read more
In the wake of Surfer Mick Fanning’s shark attack off the coast of South Africa last week, the world has reacted in vehement extremes. Everyone, from Youtube stars declaring all surfer’s should stay out of the shark’s home to Brian Kilmeade’s suggestion to “clear the water” of sharks (really?), seems to have an opinion on the future, and safety, of surfing. Read more
Why Practice Yoga?
Yoga works best as a workout in conjunction with other sports. Regular practice of yoga can help
combat aches and pains that are related to specific sports, as well as help strengthen and tone certain muscle areas. That is why so many athletes utilize yoga; it helps with all around athleticism, recovery, muscle development, stress release, and flexibility. Read more
While surfing was practiced by Polynesians for centuries, it didn’t really start to gain popularity in mainstream culture until the mid 1900s. Compared to other sports that have seen progress in equipment developed over centuries, that’s a pretty short amount of time to have advanced the technology of boards as fast as it has. Read more
This past weekend, my friends and I rented out a condo on the beach for a few days and did almost nothing but surf. Morning surf, eat breakfast, afternoon surf, nap, evening surf, picnic on the beach, etc.
In short, it was one of the best weekends of my life. Read more
When most people think of illegal surfing, they’re more likely to associate hackers surfing through government websites than two college buddies grabbing their boards for the afternoon. Nevertheless, there are a few spots right here where illegal surfing in various areas or methods can land you some immediate jail time. Read more
Fathers Day is right around the corner, and finding a perfect Fathers Day gift for a dad who loves to surf as much as he loves his family is easier than you think. Here are several budget friendly options that leave more time and money for surfing while still celebrating the dad in your life. Read more