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John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 1

We recently met up with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea for some paddle technique coaching. In this session, John watched and analyzed Robert’s (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin’s (my brother) paddle stroke and coached them on how to improve their technique. John gives a lot of paddling tips in this video so [...]

Save The Waves Film Festival Comes Out East

The Save The Waves Film Festival is making it's way along the East Coast, and will be stopping in Easthampton on Friday September 2nd at Guild Hall. Noted Puffin/Wind Chimp/maker of films Christian has a hand in it, and he...


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The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor RaceThe 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race was a huge success – with very tough competition. It was a one day event and had the survivor format – which is the hardest race format for short sprints. The first heat started with 44 men and the bottom 10 were eliminated. This was [...]

City of Los Angeles Requires OFG Standards!

In order to get a landscape rebate from the largest water agency in the country, an applicant will have to meet OFG-type standards. Surfrider chapters and staff worked hard on this effort.

Alkali Classic Singles

The first run of fins from Alkali are here, and they are good. These are the Classic Single, available as 6.5" in red or black, and as 7.25" in blue or green/white, $85 plus $5 shipping inside the US. Email if you're interested.....

Real Rubber Wetsuits From Patagonia

Patagonia is making us feel bad about our old wetsuits and we don’t even know why exactly. Apparently, their new Yulex wetsuits are the first suits ever to be made from natural rubber and that is reportedly better for the environment and just as good as neoprene. Here’s why:... because the main […]

Parking in South Jamesport...Be Careful!

There had been the optimistic sense that you could park at South Jamesport without a permit. Now the word is: WRONG! A wind chimp who shall not be named to protect his anonymity had a chat with a constable. "Locals...

Northern California Trip Report & Pictorial

My family and I took a wonderful summer vacation to Northern California in early August. Below is the itinerary and some highlights but it was broken up in three main areas: San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, and Lake Tahoe. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it for families. Show More Summary

NoCal Trip Report Part 1 - Yosemite National Park

I normally would not have traveled to Yosemite National Park the first week of August, as that is probably the most crowded time to go. But that was literally the only time all five of our family could travel together all summer. Yosemite Valley was quite crowded as expected but it wasn't too bad. Show More Summary

NoCal Trip Report Part 2 - Lake Tahoe

The view from our rental house in Kings Beach, CA (North Lake Tahoe area) I rented a mountain bike (check out this sweet Specialized Stumpjumper 29er) and got a shuttle reservation at Flume Trails Bike Shop in Incline Village, NV. The...Show More Summary

NoCal Trip Report Part 3 - San Francisco

San Francisco served as the book ends of our trip. We spent our first afternoon there after arriving on our flight from NC. We rented bikes near the Wharf area. San Francisco has a very big windsurfing and kitesurfing community. There were windsurf and kitesurf foilers everywhere on the bay. Show More Summary

Notes On An Abbreviated Surf Vacation

First Day: I drag my finless nine foot soft top past my son’s leathery surf camp instructor. He quips with condescending glee “Missing something? Fins maybe?” He’s right, in a way. The waves are junk and trying to spin around would be an exercise in more frustration than it’s worth. Show More Summary

Taking Back the Coast: Ocean Planning and the Fight to Protect Special Places

Surfrider is mobilizing our chapter network and the recreation community as a powerful stakeholder group in ocean planning efforts across the country. Our goal is to protect marine ecosystems while steering new development in the ocean to less sensitive areas.

Ryland Hart Paddling the Puakea Kahekai OC1 Canoe in Hawaii

Canoe paddler Ryland Hart shares with us his thoughts on the Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.(click thumbnail to launch video) You can check out the Kahekai OC1 Canoe at:

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