The Other North Shore

The Other North Shore

by Derek Dodds November 30, 2016

Did you know there is snow on the North Shore? Well, there is on this one and these lake waves look epic.

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Easter Island Surf Travel Guide

Easter Island Surf Travel Guide

by Derek Dodds November 08, 2016 4 Comments

Easter Island holds a truly extraordinary place in the entire world.

The island has a unique archaeological history. I am sure you have seen you those megalithic statues or what is commonly known as Moai on large constructed stone platforms (also called Ahu). There are 887 of those mysterious statues on Rapi Nui.

Dude, I know you have seen them. it is unknown how or why ancient Polynesians carved more than 25 million pounds of stone to make the Moai.

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Panama Surf School

Panama Surf School

by Laura Topolovich October 20, 2016

Panama Surf School offers you the perfect surf tours to the best spots in the bay. Specially designed for city surfers who are stock in the city or visitors from other resorts who need some space during their business trip or family vacations. 

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Surfing in Peru

Surfing in Peru

by Derek Dodds October 18, 2016

My bro always dreamed of going to Peru, he is a goofy-footer and he mainly surfs rights in California. I myself love rights but once I ventured down to Peru my vision of going left changed and once I left that country I had a new fondness for the going backside.

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I Almost Got Shot in Rio Brazil

I Almost Got Shot in Rio Brazil

by Derek Dodds October 13, 2016 3 Comments

As we were standing there, two guys on a motorcycle rode up to us in the dark. I stepped forward to see what was up and once they got closer I noticed the guy on the back had a strange look on his face. I looked down at the rider's hands and he was pointing a .45 Magnum at me.

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Surfing Tamarindo Costa Rica

Surfing Tamarindo Costa Rica

by Derek Dodds October 11, 2016

A surf trip to Costa Rica would not be complete without a journey to west coast, where surfers can find some of the most consistent waves in the entire country. The region is called Guanacaste and it’s jam packed with beaches that bring the heat almost 365 days a year. 

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Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

by Derek Dodds October 09, 2016

Located in mainland Mexico at the entrance to the Sea of Cortez, the area is a magnet for south and southwest swells. Ranging from hollow A-frame beach breaks to incredible world class point breaks, surfers of all ability levels will get a thrill of a lifetime—or at lest Mexico-time. The point breaks offer truly remarkable waves that can wrap for more than 500 yards. This wave can be both a hollow and thumpy—offering some barrel time and fast shoulders to race into the inside.

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Playa Grande Costa Rica Surfing

Playa Grande Costa Rica Surfing

by Derek Dodds October 07, 2016 3 Comments

Playa Grande has a ton to offer any type of surfer and there’s a ton of wildlife surrounding the entire town. After reading this guide, you should be comfortable enough with the town of Grande that you can find a place to stay, eat, and surf without having to deal with Gringo prices.

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Surf Guide To Punta De Lobos Chile

Surf Guide To Punta De Lobos Chile

by Derek Dodds September 28, 2016

I was blown away by this country and truly believe it to be one of the most untouched countries in the world as far as natural beauty. I mean, Chile is home to the legendary “Patagonia”, where though you cannot surf, you’re able to see a part of nature that only a handful of people have seen.

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Surfing Jalisco Mexico

Surfing Jalisco Mexico

by Derek Dodds September 10, 2016

Surfing Jalisco Mexico  is quite a phenomenon experience. The Jalisco region of Mexico contain a long series of beach breaks, river mouths, and the occasional reef, stretching from Puerto Vallarta in the north to the border of Michoacan in the south.

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Surfing Nosara Costa Rica Surf Guide

Surfing Nosara Costa Rica Surf Guide

by Derek Dodds September 09, 2016 1 Comment

Nosara combines top of the line style accommodations and eateries with the remoteness of a Tico beach town. You won’t be charged an arm and a leg for a meal, but don’t expect the prices of southeast Asia street cuisine—how I miss me some Gado Gado from the stalls of Bali.

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Surfing Rio De Janeiro Brazil

Surfing Rio De Janeiro Brazil

by Derek Dodds September 09, 2016 3 Comments

Rio is crowded, polluted, dangerous and yet seductively attractive. it's one of those places you fall in love with and never stop dreaming about your love affair—it's like falling in love with a prostitute, you know it's not good for you but it sure does seem like the right thing to do in the moment.

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Surfing Puerto Viejo Costa Rica & Salsa Brava

Surfing Puerto Viejo Costa Rica & Salsa Brava

by Derek Dodds August 24, 2016 1 Comment

Puerto Viejo, also know as Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, has been home to some of Costa Rica’s most legendary surf competitions, parties, and cuisines for decades. As you walk around this Afro Caribbean little town, you soon realize why so many expats and Ticos have been calling this place home for so many years.

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Surfing Jaco Costa Rica

Surfing Jaco Costa Rica

by Derek Dodds August 22, 2016

Having visited Jacó dozens of times, I know the best places to stat, eat, and party, without feeling unsafe or unclean. The overall structure of Jacó is incredible. There’s basically one ‘busy’ street in Jacó, which is full of surf shops, taco joints, souvenir emporiums, and a whole lot of places to get drunk

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Surfing Samara And Buena Vista Costa Rica

Surfing Samara And Buena Vista Costa Rica

by Derek Dodds August 21, 2016

I’ve had some of the craziest nights of my life in Samara and hope to continue to surf this town until the day I die. The entire town is full of beach bums, surf nuts, and party animals, which makes it one of the best destinations for surfers, backpackers, and anyone who wants to weave in a little rowdiness to their surf trip.

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Surfers Guide To Cabo

Surfers Guide To Cabo

by Derek Dodds August 14, 2016 45 Comments

Cabo is one of the few spots on the planet where you are exposed to two major swell directions within a one hour drive. Cabo is one of the few spots on the planet where you are exposed to two major swell directions within a one hour drive. I am not sure how many places there are like this on the planet but I am guessing few.

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View From Bali

View From Bali

by Derek Dodds August 13, 2016

The sweltering heat hit us as soon as we got off the plane in the land of palm trees and black-sand beaches. As a remedy for sweat-drenched shirts at dinner and the instant regret that came with stepping out of the hotel room and its heavenly air-conditioning units, Zeke Lau threw buckets of salt water skyward and found the perfect hideaway right in the barrels of Bali's reef-breaks. "Views from Bali" brings you power, ferocity, precision and drum-roll… Rihanna? You’ll see.

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Top 10 Must Surf Spots In Portugal

Top 10 Must Surf Spots In Portugal

by Derek Dodds August 12, 2016 1 Comment

I know that Portugal has been showing up on the international scene for the last few years with all the big waves riding that has been going on at Nazare (loco bastardos) but don't be fooled by all the hoopla, there are tons of fun 'normal guy' surf spots around the country that deserve a surf trip or two.

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Surfing Quepos Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Surfing Quepos Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

by Derek Dodds August 12, 2016

Located only a short 2 hour drive from San Jose, Quepos serves as an ideal place to start your surf journey (especially considering Dominical, Uvita, and Pavones are all just due south). Similar to every tourist heavy town in Costa Rica, you won’t find the 50 cent tacos and 1$ beers here, but you can definitely scrape by if you have a few hundred dollars in the bank account.

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Surfing Southern France

Surfing Southern France

by Derek Dodds July 30, 2016 13 Comments

A surf trip is an opportunity to see new places and to discover yourself through the expression of who you think you are beyond the borders of your country—it will expand your mind and enrich your life in very meaningful ways so please don’t wait to do it—in this article we will explore surfing southern France.

I have been traveling for over a decade in search of waves and experiences along European coastlines and I can tell you that there is much adventure awaiting you.

Surfing in Southern France was written with the help of a French local surfer with over 30 years of experience surfing in southern France, we asked him to help us create this Surfer’s Guide to Southern France.

And he said yes, trés cool!

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Green Flights From California to Australia in One Hour: Surfboards Included?

Green Flights From California to Australia in One Hour: Surfboards Included?

by Derek Dodds July 19, 2016

Surfers love to travel. There is a sense of walking the edge of the unknown, an oceanic dream drives us, coupled by the desire to find that perfect uncrowded wave hidden like a Balinese treasure deep in the forest.

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Surfing Santiago Chile

Surfing Santiago Chile

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016 1 Comment

Planning a vacation to Santiago, Chile, Neruda's birth place is, is a must see. Though you can't surf in Santiago itself (except for at the wave pool), as it is about 2 hours from the coast by car, you can prepare for some excellent waves near the capital and enjoy this fabulous city before launching into the Chilean coastal towns.

It is nothing short of an adventure in Pacific Coast Paradise. There are endless surfing opportunities—with 300 days of waves per year—and plenty of other things to do as well. In this article we'll just talk about a visit to the capital.

Though Santiago itself sits in a valley not far from the sea, it will likely be your jumping off point for any trip into Chile.

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Buddhism, Surfing & Sinaloa

Buddhism, Surfing & Sinaloa

by Derek Dodds June 26, 2016

Ranked 15th in the world for coastlines, Mexico has 5797 miles of beachfront. Much of the Mexican coastline is surfable at some point in the year. She likes south swells, north swells, hurricanes and micro-weather systems. She will eat you alive in Puerto Escondido and crush you in the channel near the island of Todos Santos. She has many playful sides and walks the line between violence and joy, between life and death. She is wild. We love her. We fear her.

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Surfing in Colombia

Surfing in Colombia

by Derek Dodds June 24, 2016 2 Comments

Colombia has some amazing surfing beaches on both its Northern Caribbean Coast and its Western Pacific Coast. Some of them are easier to get to than others but any surfing enthusiast would be happy to know that there is opportunity for all types of experience levels and preferences.

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Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.