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How to Survive a Wipeout

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Surfing Blog, surfing tips and tricks | Comments Off on How to Survive a Wipeout

How to Survive a Wipeout So a wipeout during surfing is inevitable.  It is just part of surfing, like eskimo headaches and ice cream.  In fact multiple wipeouts will happen most surf sessions.  Very few times in my over twenty years surfing have I thought to myself; “I just had a wipeout free surf session.”  As the waves get bigger, so do the wipeouts.  But of course there are things you do to avoid a wipeout completely, better prepare for a wipeout and things you can do during a wipeout to make it less severe. Can You Avoid a Wipeout? I would say that half of all wipeouts result...

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Surfing learning curve

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in surfing tips and tricks | Comments Off on Surfing learning curve

  Surfing Learning Curve Most beginners want to know how steep the surfing learning curve is, how long it takes to learn to surf and how difficult it is to learn to surf.  As with most sports surfing looks easier than it is.  But of course that doesn’t mean the journey of learning to surf and riding that surfing learning curve isn’t a lot of fun. That are certain things that can help make the the surfing learning curve steeper and save time and frustration. Surfing Lessons Surfing lessons are a great introduction to the sport of surfing.  Quality surf lessons with a well...

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Where did you surf today?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Surfing Blog | Comments Off on Where did you surf today?

Where did you surf today? It’s a funny question, because most surf spots in the world are known.  At least this is true from the local population.  The waves here in Cabarete are big, the swell is from the north and you will score quality rides, if you got the skill.  If you skill is a little low, well then, you will have a good day of practice.  No worries we have all been defeated sometime by surfing.  If you want it you have to earn it. I live in Cabarete Dominican Republic.  The world’s kept wave secret.  We have our well know spot in town, Playa Encuentro.  She truly is gem...

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Winter Surfing Caribbean

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Surfing Blog | Comments Off on Winter Surfing Caribbean

Winter Surf Caribbean style with budget in mind Winter Surfing Caribbean style is the image of surfing you have in your mind when see that bar of surf wax at your local shop labeled “tropical”.  I live on the north coast of the Dominican Republic in a town called Cabarete.  I came here in search of  a paradise for winter surfing.  That is exactly what I found. During the winter months the swells come from winter storms that bash the Northeastern Seaboard.  As New York gets pounded by Jack Frost, the north coast of the Dominican Republic receives long period north swell from...

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Surfing Destinations for Beginners

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Surfing Blog | Comments Off on Surfing Destinations for Beginners

Surfing Destinations for Beginners

Some surfing destinations for beginners are better than others.  Surfing is a sport that many have dreamed to learn how to do.  It is unfortunately a destination specific skill.  By this I mean that you need to live somewhere there is a wave to ride.  But that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn on your vacation time. Hawaii has some the best waves I have ridden in my life. Hawaii is surfing’s Mecca.  I went to Hawaii after many years of surfing and I felt like a beginner.  Cabarete Dominican Republic    is where I call home after searching the global for surf and the...

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Caribbean Surf Trip

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Surfing Blog | Comments Off on Caribbean Surf Trip

Caribbean Surf Trip The Caribbean surf is a sufrer’s dream.  Yeah Ok maybe it’s not Hawaii, but where is?  But there is so much quality surf just a short plane ride from America’s mainland, Caribbean surf can offer you to be in quality, warm, un-crowed surf on Friday afternoon, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning, and back to work monday morning stoked. This past weekend the North Coat of the Dominican Republic got hit with a long period Caribbean surf swell.  All the available surf forecast sites gave Cabarete and surrounding areas 2-3 feet at 14 seconds.  Remember that...

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