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…

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…

THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF SURFING IN THE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

di Erika Scafuro   One of the most fascinating aspects of the history of surfing concerns the ancient culture of Hawaii islands where, before the arrival of European colonizers, surfing was deeply part of the culture and regarded as a kind of religion. Surfing was closely connected to the spirituality of the whole community that…

THE BEST SURF SPOT IN PORTUGAL

di Erika Scafuro     Portugal is the European country that, most of all, makes every surfer happy. Why? Because here you can find the best conditions to practice surf. From the north to the south of the country there are spots suitable for all the levels, practicable throughout the year. Still pristine landscapes with…

Surfing Etiquette

Don’t behave like a kook: a simple how-to surfing etiquette This guide of surfing etiquette will show you the do’s and don’ts you have to learn and respect. Not sure if it’s the right time to drop in? You already got the stink-eye? Find out what you are doing right and what needs to be…