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When is the best time to surf in Hawaii?

Hawaii is one of the most popular surfing destinations on the planet. But, when should a European, Australian or mainland American surfer visit the Aloha State? When the American novelist-journalist Jack London and his wife Charmian visited the Pacific archipelago in 1907, they got in touch with the strange “surfboarding” pastime. Since then, tourism completely revamped Hawaii, and the number of foreigners interested in getting in touch with the spirit of aloha never stopped growing.

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When is the best time to surf in Hawaii?

Alex Botelho rode Portugal’s "Paddle In Wave of the Year"

Alex Botelho won the “Paddle In Wave of the Year” at the 2017 EDP Mar Sem Fim Awards. The Portuguese big wave surfing elite gathered to celebrate the most extreme rides of the season. After narrowing 87 entries to 20 nominations, the event finally crowned four new division champions. On December 12, 2016, Alex Botelho paddled into a giant wall of water at Nazaré’s Praia do Norte. The judges considered it to be the wave of the year by a Portuguese athlete.

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Alex Botelho rode Portugal’s "Paddle In Wave of the Year"

How does Bethany Hamilton surf with one arm?

To be a surfer you have to love the feeling of surfing. It takes a lot of hard work to catch waves. The learning curve for surfing can be quite steep. If you take lessons and pick the right board shape and size, for the right wave height and speed, you are steps closer to ripping like the pros. The paddle, the pop-up, and duck diving, all take time to master and execute effectively. Normal challenges include starting late in life or not having the money for high-performance boards.

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Why the surfboard’s nose rocker sometimes sticks

Donn Ito, the man behind the blog “Quantum Surf Physics,” reveals the secrets behind many unfinished rides. Blame it on the surfer; blame it on the surfboard. There are many reasons why we fall off a surfboard. But understanding what causes surfboard’s rocker to stick can reduce wipeouts. Below is a sequence of Mark Foo’s last ride. Note the spray shooting from under Mark’s board. It is generating a wake after a free fall. Mark struggles to maintain his balance but is pitched.

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Why the surfboard’s nose rocker sometimes sticks

The pros and cons of surfing in the summer holiday season

Summer is always a synonym of surfing. Can you imagine surfing without summer and vice-versa? We can’t. But not everything is perfect. Wake up, go to the beach, catch some waves, refresh a bit in the shade, relax under the sun, surf a bit more, get some rest and repeat – that is the perfect holiday plan for a surfer in the summer. It’s that time of year when it feels good to catch a wave, end the session with a fresh orange juice or a cold beer, and spend some time with your friends discussing who got the best wave, and which beach will you be exploring the next day. The days are long and sunny, the water is warm, and there is time for everything.

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