Reading the Wind

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Morning surf fanned by offshore winds in western australia

  Good surf is the result of a number of contributing factors all aligning in the right way at the right time. One of those key factors is the wind – not only does it generate the waves themselves many miles offshore but it also has a marked impact upon their quality when they break,… Read more »

The S-Factor

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Surfer bottom turning a large wave under the moonlight in winter

Image:  Surfer Mick Jardine bottom turning in the moonlight, during a mid-winter early morning surf in Northern Europe. It’s the middle of winter and I am bloody freezing. My hands are doing that claw thing where they get so cold that you can’t close your fingers together and that, along with a thick, heavy wetsuit,… Read more »

We Can’t Wait For The Rains

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June 2012, the south Pacific lights up during June, July & August giving us overhead waves almost everyday. As we approach the end of the dry season here in Nosara, everyone can’t wait for the rain to start. Although the surf has been all time, the jungle is dry and dusty and the wells are… Read more »

The Harry Nite Comedy Invitational

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Harry, the head coach at Surf Simply, had his birthday last week which always calls for some type of enthusiastically comical beach based shennanigans. Even with an afternoon rain storm creeping in, all the Surf Simply team piled down to the beach with costumes, props and blow up sharks for the Harry Nite comedy invitational.

Guiones Goes Big

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The biggest swell of the year so far came rolling into Nosara last week. Jeff (below), one of our guests, dropped into this bomb with his usual casual style on Thursday morning while most people were struggling just to get through the white water. Another of our guests, Bill (above) is photographed here pausing for… Read more »