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Top 10 Tips for an Epic Surf Trip

Monday, June 16th, 2008

samoa wave“A local is just a dirtbag who can’t get his shit together to travel” – Owl Chapman

This world we live in is continually becoming smaller and is as accessible as ever before. The waves that fill our dreams night after night are becoming more reachable for any with the will and drive to go out and make riding them a reality. For those who seek to chase swells and surf at breaks that will leave you in awe and with a smile for months to come this is truly a golden age to live.

With surf travel becoming so much easier for us than for those in years past, there really is no reason why we shouldn’t be studying up on our dream-wave and making the necessary arrangements for your trip of a lifetime to happen. As you get ready to chase swells and ride in foreign lands you may want to check out a few helpful hints that will make your next adventure a memorable and positive one, not just for yourself but also for the people whose land and cities will serve as hosts for your future journey…

1. “Don’t Drink the Water.” – I pulled a title off of one of my favorite Dave Matthews songs for this one. Depending on your choice of location, the tap water may leave you ripping on the porcelain throne instead of in the ocean. Study up and ask questions about water quality and more than likely just stick to the bottled stuff.

2. Immerse Yourself in the Culture – There is so very much to learn from wherever it is you decide to go. Who knows when you’ll find yourself there again so soak it all in, appreciate it, go beyond the ocean to see what treasures it may hold.

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