guide of surfing

DISCOVERING THE WAVES OF PERU

di Erika Scafuro     Peru is the country where everything is possible: climbing the high peaks of the Andes, traveling through the rainforests of the Amazon, riding the waves of the South Pacific. And yes, because with more than 3000 km of pristine coastline, Peru is one of the destinations that every surfer should…

COSTA RICA, THE RIGHT PLACE TO ENJOY SURFING

di Erika Scafuro     Costa Rica lacks nothing: mountains, volcanoes, rainforests, paradise beaches, natural reserves, national parks, waterfalls and marine oases. And also surfing waves, of course. Its coasts face the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is the right destination for those who want to…

A WIDE CHOICE OF SPOTS, SURFING IN THE AZORES

di Erika Scafuro     Azores immediately recall the powerful nature that characterizes these islands of volcanic origin: the ocean and lush vegetation made up of endless stretches of green and breathtaking landscape. Thanks to their position in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, the Azores islands are a perfect destination to live a surfing…

THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GOOD BEHAVIOR FOR EVERY SURFER

di Erika Scafuro     It seems almost superfluous to have to remember that in the water there are very precise rules for all those who practice surfing. But, unfortunately, it happens more and more often to meet people who don’t know the basic principles of good behavior in and out of the water. This…

SURFING IN THE GREEN IRELAND

di Erika Scafuro   We usually attribute to it the adjective green, but we should also add blue if we think about the possibility to practice water sports, one on all the surfing: Ireland is indeed a surfing destination to consider and to discover. The island offers several spots along its pristine and jagged west…

NEXT SURFING STOP: MOROCCO

di Erika Scafuro   Once left the chaotic and folk Marrakech, surfers can start their adventure in Morocco, one of the ideal destinations for those who love surfing. Tourism development has allowed Morocco to become a very popular country for foreign surfers. Plus mild temperatures, good wave conditions, locations well equipped and the hospitality of…

NOSERIDERS, THE DANCERS OF SURFING

di Erika Scafuro   Seeing a surfer perform the noseriding maneuver, reaching with the feet the nose of the board, it seems to see a dancer dancing between the waves. Noseriding is born in the late ‘50s and soon it becomes so popular as a surfing style. The main noseriding maneuver consists into, while riding…

HOW BIG WAVE SURFING STARTED

di Erika Scafuro   Who did give start to the big wave surfing tradition? Conventionally it is customary to declare the birth of this surfing speciality with a sad episode that happened in 1943. It was winter, a day of December, when two hawaiian boys named Woody Brown and Dickie Cross decided to fight boredom…

DREAM BIG: TEAHUPO’O WAVE

di Erika Scafuro   If you are a big wave surfer probably on your wish list, if you have not already done so, there is surfing the Teahupo’o wave. Even if in this period the trips are limited, we can still write down the next ones that we will do as soon as the travels…