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understanding wave forecasts

UNDERSTANDING SURF FORECASTS

UNDERSTANDING SURF FORECASTS Decades have passed since surf travel has required reading nautical charts, packing weather radios, and crossing your fingers that your destination had some trace of swell. Gone are the days of surf exploration, where any hidden stretch of coastline could possess the often sought after—yet rarely found—perfect wave. Today, we open our …

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Learning to surf after 40

LEARNING TO SURF AFTER 40

LEARNING TO SURF AFTER 40 IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO START SURFING? The title of this post reads ‘learning to surf after 40’ but could easily read ‘learning to surfer after 50, 60 and upward’ LEARNING TO SURF AT AN ‘OLDER’ AGE ‘Surfing? But you’re 42 years old’ – even if nobody actually says …

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surfing stance

SURF STANCE

SURF STANCE The technique behind the perfect surf stance   Goofy or Regular Let’s talk about surf stance! The term Goofy foot came into existence after Goofy, a character in Walt Disney movie, surfed by putting his right foot forward, unlike the majority of surfers that put their left foot forward when surfing. This cartoon …

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surf fitness exercises

SURF FITNESS: BEST STRENGTH EXERCISES

The Best Strength Exercises to Improve Your Surfing Last week we focussed on cross training exercises to get your surf fitness up. Today we focus on the best strength exercises for surf fitness Surfing is not like most sports: there’s no running clock, there’s no designated playing area, and there is certainly no prescribed training …

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Surfing: How to generate speed

SURFING: HOW TO GENERATE SPEED ON A WAVE

SURF TECHNIQUE: HOW TO GENERATE SPEED ON A WAVE Have you mastered a proper pop-up? Can you read oncoming waves? Can you select, paddle, and catch a wave on your own accord? Can you turn down the line and ride an open-faced, green wave? If so, congratulations. You are ready to learn how to generate …

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7 CROSS TRAINING TIPS FOR PEAK SURFING PERFORMANCE

7 Cross Training Tips for Peak Surfing Performance IMPROVE YOUR SURF FITNESS We all want to be able to ride the waves like a true champion. When you first begin surfing, no matter the age, you are both excited and motivated to take on this new challenge. As many will attest though, despite any amount …

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  • Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves.”

     

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  • “The Dominican Republic has it all!”

    We hope you will join us on a Caribbean Surf Holiday in the Dominican Republic.

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