Author Archives: Carlos

The History of Surfing

If we were to follow back the history of surfing, we should not be surprised to find its roots deep down Polynesian cultures where the community members were wave riders. The chief of the tribe was actually the best surfer of all, and his board was crafted from the greatest wood. According to the same history of surfing, the Polynesian nobility had the best beaches, the most exquisite boards, and did come to develop the most impressive skills. Nevertheless, the other members of the community were also […]

More info

Surf Lessons on Maui

It is safe to say that if anyone visiting Hawaii ever wants to learn how to surf this is the place. There are many different places to take surf lessons while on the island of Maui. My favorite is located in the town of Lahaina. Lahaina is just a short drive from the Kanapali resort area that is the temporary home of many tourists like me. I took a four hour lesson at this cute little place called goofy foot. They came highly recommended by the concierge […]

More info

Surfing Wetsuits

Surfing wetsuits have come a long way getting better and better every day. If at the beginning of the wetsuits manufacturing industry they were mainly consisting of two pieces of clothing, things are pretty different nowadays. Very often suits that are purchased for other purposes such as scuba diving for instance, can also meet the needs of a surfer. First and foremost, the surfing wetsuits have to fit their users right, otherwise water will flow in the loose spaces and you can say good bye to the […]

More info

Surfing Waves

Waves are for surfing what notes are for a piece of music. What many people come to discover from experience is that there are several types of surfing waves, which makes the very practice of this sport a permanent challenge. Though categorizing is possible, it is nevertheless far from being exhaustive: this means that every time you go on the open sea, the surfing waves may bring you a great surprise. Here are a few basic notions on surfing waves together with the things that any amateur […]

More info

Surfing in Barbados

Barbados Surfing conditions are ideal for any level of surfer. Barbados is almost guaranteed to have surf somewhere on any given day of the year. Coral reefs practically encircle Barbados’ coastline giving the island the Caribbean’s most consistent surf conditions with swells all year round. You can find point breaks and reef breaks on the island, rights and lefts. To cap it all off you can travel to anywhere on the island in 45 minutes or less. Check our list of hotels that are popular for the […]

More info

Learning to Surf in Sydney for the Over Thirties

A few months ago, a friend called to ask if I’d like to join her on a surfing lesson. Giving thought to my answer, two images flashed to mind. My thirty-nine year old battle weary body, attempting to hang five with a gaggle of bewildered foreign backpackers and pointing school kids. And more vividly, the look on the faces of my settled couple and married-with-kids friends if they knew I was even considering the idea. Having recently broken out of Sydney’s Lower North Shore maximum suburbia and […]

More info

Hawaii Surfing

An important part of the Polynesian culture, Hawaii surfing used to be a privileged activity of the royalty in the old times. Living with the best waves all year round was a common fact in these islands, and the sport came to be made popular in the 1920s when it was brought to the public attention by the Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. And it has definitely come a long way ever since. Hawaii surfing waves are specific to the two seasons, the biggest are registered on the […]

More info

California Surfing

For anyone interested in water sports along the American coasts, California surfing is more than rewarding. There are huge winter swells down the coast and lots of surfers riding the mountains to catch them at their full peak. Such a California surfing adventure could be the vacation of your life, so, get yourself a car and cruise up between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz when Santa Ana strikes. Moreover, California surfing offers a lot more opportunities besides the big winter swell: the warm weather, the quality […]

More info

Surfing Lessons Learn to Ride the Waves

Want to learn to surf but don’t know where to start? Surfing lessons are all about taking your surfing to the next level regardless of how much experience — or lack thereof — you may have. It’s all about conquering fear, learning water safety, expanding your ocean and wave knowledge, and returning to the true essence of surfing — fun and relaxation! You’re never too old to learn to surf. People of all ages are drawn to the majesty of our beautiful oceans. If you feel the […]

More info

Surf Lessons on Oahu in Hawaii

Have you ever had inkling to pick up surfing as a hobby? Or perhaps just try it once and put it on that list of yep, I’ve done that? Then the island of Oahu in Hawaii is the place to do that. Waikiki beach is the best place for beginners to learn to surf. You may be picturing the lonely deserted beach pictured in the 1950’s Gidget or Elvis movies. But, I have to tell you that Waikiki beach has changed a lot since those days. Waikiki […]

More info