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Graham Land is a writer who grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, earning an MA in History from Malmö University in Sweden. Graham writes on a variety of topics including the environment, politics and history.

Even if you’re just getting into surfing, you’ve likely heard about Bali, the “Island of the Gods”. It is one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations — and for good reason. Chock full of incredible beaches and countless surf spots, Bali is also home to a surfing culture that, despite its young age, rivals those … Read More

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Yoga and surfing go together. They compliment one another in terms of physical fitness in areas like balance, flexibility, strength and control. They also have many other aspects in common, such as ancient origins and — for some — a strong spiritual aspect. It’s no wonder why so many surfers practice yoga, whether it’s to … Read More

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The practice of yoga and the art of surfing go perfectly together. The strength, balance, control and flexibility you develop in each enhance your performance in the other. Besides these mutual physical benefits, surfing and yoga both have ancient history with spiritual connections that still survive to this day. For these reasons and others, many … Read More

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Surf lessons Ericeira: The best place to learn the art of surfing Located only 35 km (22 miles) from the exciting Portuguese capital of Lisbon, Ericeira is one of the world’s best places to learn how to surf. This traditional fishing village-turned surfing Mecca has warmth, sun and Southern European charm combined with a unique range … Read More

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The world is dotted with great surf spots. It’s easy to find articles about famous locations that feature “epic waves”, killer tubes and jaw-dropping breaks that regularly host professional surfing competitions. But as exciting and impressive as these locations may be, they don’t always sound like great places to learn how to surf. Beginner surfers … Read More

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Located to the northwest of the larger Indonesian island of Lombok, the 3 Gili Islands are the place to go for that authentic, rustic tropical island experience. These peaceful gems combine white sand beaches, turquoise waters and coconut trees with still-small crowds and accommodation for a wide variety of budgets and tastes. The Gilis consist … Read More

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Not including its islands, Portugal boasts 943 kilometres (586 miles) of coastline, which is dotted with countless incredible surf spots. Portugal’s most famous breaks are located in 3 main places: Ericeira, Peniche and the Lisbon coast. However, we shouldn’t ignore the Algarve, Alentejo and Porto, which are also home to some serious waves, as are … Read More

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Known alternately as the “off season” or “wet season”, the Bali rainy season provides an alternative to the tourist crowds and busier surf spots of the dry months. Don’t let frightening images of South and Southeast Asian monsoon rains scare you off. Bali’s wet season is considerably tamer, the worst conditions resulting only in minor … Read More

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