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About graham.land

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.

Ericeira, Portugal is a beautiful and interesting place to visit for tourists, sun-seekers and surfers alike, with a lot to offer besides just great waves and top-rated beaches. So if you’re not a surfer, don’t fret, there are many things to do in Ericeira. We’ve compiled a short guide to visiting this jewel of a … Read More

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The three small islands that make up the Gili Islands — Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air — offer an authentic remote Southeast Asian island experience along with some nice surfing for those willing to make the trek. Surfing the Gili Islands has not yet taken off like in some other Indonesian locations such … Read More

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Australian pro surfer helps keep Uluwatu clean. Just over a year ago I posted about Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU), an organization that is dedicated to maintaining Bali’s iconic surf break and strives to keep Uluwatu clean and beautiful for surfers and other visitors alike. In this still-underdeveloped location, it’s especially important to be careful … Read More

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Last fall I posted about surfing dogs, who now even have their own competitions in places like Huntington Beach, California. Late last year a surfing goat started grabbing a few headlines – not that many, but it’s a surfing goat, you see, not a real news story like who won American Idol or the girl … Read More

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Portugal keeps rising on the global surfing stage. In terms of extreme sports, Garrett McNamara has been getting a lot of attention due to his record-breaking big wave surf run back in November. McNamara rode a 90ft (27.4m) wave in Nazare, Portugal, prompting plenty of press, even from mainstream media sources. Now he wants to … Read More

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Australia’s beaches are eroding, some having completely disappeared. Kingscliff Beach, the location of one of the country’s oldest surf clubs and famous for its stretch of golden sand, is but a shadow of its former self. Several east coast beaches around the town of Noosa, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, have lost up to 45 meters … Read More

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I recently posted about the upcoming Sumol Summer Fest, which will take place in Ericeira at the end of June. Sure, I joked a bit about not knowing any of the acts, but it was all in good fun and the fest promises to be a blast on the beach. However – if you’re after … Read More

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Away from the thumping beats and flowing alcohol of Kuta there is a thriving and fascinating culture to experience on the island of Bali. As I’m a bit lazy, I’m going to quote a couple of respected news sources and let the ‘liberal media’ do the talking. A Reuters article entitled ‘48 hours in Bali’ … Read More

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In the coming years expect visitors to Bali to be younger and more Russian, but don’t worry, there will continue to be an influx of European students pretending to be poor people who just happen to be on an exotic backpacking holiday. Oh come on, you know who you are! Here are a few snippets … Read More

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