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Besides the island of Madeira and the more developed (and crowded) parts of the southern Algarve region, Portugal is somewhat less of a mainstream destination compared to typical European holiday hotspots like Ibiza or the Costa del Sol. If incredible waves, sunny days, great food, delicious wine, and kind people is what you’re after, a … Read More

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These five surf breaks, all within a short distance of Rapture Surfcamp, make Playa Avellanas the top surf destination for all levels in Costa Rica. And if 5 is not a number big enough for you, we’ve included 3 extra surf spots that are also close to camp. Where else can you surf a different … 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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Back in November I mentioned Garrett McNamara’s amazing run on a 90ft (30m) wave in Portugal. Was it the biggest wave ever surfed? Who knows? It was the biggest caught on film, however, and most likely the largest wave ever surfed in Europe. So well done Garrett! Check out his record-breaking run in Nazare, Portugal … Read More

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Here are a few snippets of what the travel press is saying about the surf and tourism Mecca of Bali. The eco-conscious Mother Nature Network has chosen Bali as its destination of the week for eco tourism. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Bali draws everyone from surfers and beach aficionados to young backpackers … Read More

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As the sport of surfing grows, so does its environmental impact. Surfing equipment made of non-biodegradable materials such as synthetic resin surfboards, neoprene wetsuits and petroleum-based surf wax are just some of the products used by surfers that can have a negative ecological footprint. Environmentally conscious surfing companies such as Envirosurfer are attempting to address … Read More

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In October I posted a couple of times about pro surfer and eco warrior James Pribram. You can read the posts here and here. Here is some more info on an important environmental project that Pribram is working on. Uluwatu, on the Bukit Peninsula, is known for its amazing cliff-top temple and as one of … Read More

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When I was 13 one of my favorite bands was JFA (Jodie Foster’s Army), a hardcore punk skater band from Arizona. I still think they were one of the best hardcore bands of the 80s, which by default means they were one of the best hardcore bands full stop. Their best record is a 7” … Read More

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