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How To Turn a Longboard: Beginner Surfing

One frequent question asked by students during a lesson is how they can turn their surfboards. Turning is typically a more intermediate skill that can take time to learn and understand. I will break down the fundamental steps that initiate a surfboard to turn in the water and encourage anyone learning the skill to remain

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Surf Camp in Nicaragua

Surfers around the world are in constant search of less crowded waters with some epic surf to hone their skills. Nicaragua offers exactly this with its multitude of easier inner reef breaks for surfers improving their abilities, as well as some incredible outer reef breaks that can challenge even the most adept surfers. Beach Breaks

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Why Do We Separate Surf and Swimming Zones?

Lifeguards at the city beaches in California designate certain areas of each beach for surfing and swimming. With each in their separate area. There are several reasons for this separation, but each reason is to improve the safety of beachgoers both with and without a surfboard in the water. When learning surfing you will want

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Achieve Your Surfing Goals

Surfing is an ever evolving sport. Every week highlights come out of surfers performing new tricks and maneuvers never seen before. With the limitless potential to improve, learning to surf enters people into a joyful and fulfilling lifelong pursuit. Surfing offers an individual an endless sensation of achievement. Like any sport, passing milestones feels incredible

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Why Do We Surf?

If you have tried surfing already, you are well aware of the adrenaline rush experienced while riding a wave. At its core, surfing is to be a fun activity offering endorphin release through exercise and overcoming the senses of fear and uncertainty that accompany each wave. Whatever your pleasure, surfing provides a joyous outlet. After

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Rise of the Soft Top Surfboard

Surfers are beginning to see soft-top or “foamie” surfboards in the lineup more frequently than ever before. There is an evolution in the sport, many beginner surfers and even more experienced surfers turning to foam boards to catch more waves earlier and deeper than they could with a glass board. Soft top surfboards have always

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Three Most Commonly Asked Questions About a Surfing Lesson

If it is your first time surfing, I’m sure you have endless questions about what is going to happen. If you don’t have any questions yet, believe me, you will. I am hoping to ease some confusion and possible misconceptions that may exist with your upcoming surfing lesson.  Is it scary to surf? Sometimes you

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Training Exercises For a Surf Lesson

One thing to prepare for going into your first surfing lesson is how much energy you will expend. I tell many of my students that a surfing lesson is similar to track practice in that it will greatly test your endurance. If you hope to take a surfing lesson, know that being in shape is

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Benefits of a Private Surf Lesson

Surfing lessons are always going to make for a fun experience! Grabbing a surfboard and jumping into the water with some friends will bring smiles and joy to everyone no matter the skill level. Here at Pacific Surf, we encourage beginners to get themselves into surf lessons to develop fundamental skills. For those who want

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Teaching Surf Lessons: the Dream Job

There is an old saying, “you can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” As a surf instructor for Pacific Surf School, I have the great fortune of experiencing this firsthand through my role. Working in the water, spending all day at the beach, and teaching people to get to their feet on waves

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