Remote beaches, secret surf spots, amazing food and romantic cottages. England's countryside is full of hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered. Whenever I tell someone I have been surfing in England, many people are surprised. Cornwall is not as easy to reach, but I promise, it is worth every minute. And if you plan your trip in advance, it will become an unforgettable and affordable surf trip.
Sri Lanka is one magical place. I am happily sharing my favourite surf breaks, restaurants, and shops in the south of Sri Lanka in a little travel guide with you here. It is a compilation of what I loved the most and some personal highlights. Like the holiday tips, you would give a good friend.
I hope you are all safe and well, in these strange times. As long as we are all patiently waiting at home, till the doors to the outside world open up again, we can use this time, to work on the best version of ourselves and to gain some normality back into our lives. Just before the weekend arrives, here we go with some great at home workouts to stay active, release boredom during the lockdown and get high on endorphins.
Buying a wetsuit in a store can be a daunting experience. Name one person that likes trying on a wetsuit in a sweaty and sandy fitting room. Not us. No one. Ever... With these how to’s, buying a wetsuit online and choosing the right size becomes a walk in the park. The team of SRFACE was so kind to help me with their expertise on wetsuit fits and the right treatment.
Remember my first article where I write about how I started surfing in San Sebastian? Well the lovely english girl from that story joined me on a little reunion surftrip four years later to a girls surf trip. As we booked everything very spontaneous, we even could check weather and wave forecasts and decide accordingly where to go. The Algarve looked quite pleasing in terms of weather and waves so we locked it down as our destination.
Surfing is riddled with challenges: cold water, rocks, crowds and fluctuating conditions that amalgamate to form a frustrating and sometimes dangerous experience. We dedicate many hours for a precious few seconds actually spent on riding a wave. The standing wave concept totally removes these hurdles and strips the experience down to simply riding the wave. It allows you to train your balance, turns and at some level even tricks on a stable wave.
About five years ago, work, university and my self employement duties were quite a heavy weight on my shoulders. In that very moment I wanted nothing more, than leave everything behind for a moment and just breathe. I ended up booking a very spontaneous trip to San Sebastian, a picturesque little coastal town in the basque autonomous community, to visit a lovely friend during her language exchange. I did not know this trip was the beginning of an exciting adventure called surfing.