Month: May 2022

Did you spot the pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach?
Surfing Hawaii

Did you spot the pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach?

Normally people don’t associate the Britannia Beach area with a spot for prime waves, but recently, that has changed — at least for a little while. On May 25, the Ka’ana Wave Co., of North Vancouver, announced on Instagram that it had set up a pop-up surf park within the Tiger Bay development lands. The […]

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Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: ‘If you’re surfing, you are a surfer’
Surfing Hawaii

Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: ‘If you’re surfing, you are a surfer’

Sarah Sekula  |  Special to USA TODAY WAIKIKI, OAHU – It’s a few hours before sunset. Mellow waves consistently kiss the shoreline. With a few strong strokes, Elizabeth Sneed pops up onto her yellow longboard with ease. She smiles. Sneed is doing something she’s always dreamed of: surfing. It‘s something that certainly didn’t happen overnight. […]

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Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: ‘If you’re surfing, you are a surfer’
Surfing Mexico

Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: ‘If you’re surfing, you are a surfer’

Sarah Sekula  |  Special to USA TODAY WAIKIKI, OAHU – It’s a few hours before sunset. Mellow waves consistently kiss the shoreline. With a few strong strokes, Elizabeth Sneed pops up onto her yellow longboard with ease. She smiles. Sneed is doing something she’s always dreamed of: surfing. It‘s something that certainly didn’t happen overnight. […]

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Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, riding a wave of nostalgia
Surfing Mexico

Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, riding a wave of nostalgia

In the late ’60s, my husband, Jim, and his college pals in L.A. would load surfboards on top of a beat-up van and head south along the Mexican coast during spring break, stopping in Mazatlán, San Blas and Punta Mita. They slept in their van or under palapas on the beach – never spending more […]

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Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Forecast
Surfing Mexico

Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Forecast

Brief Overview: Solid mix of long period SW, shorter period W swell from Hurricane Agatha builds Mon, peaks Tue, fades Wed Another long period swell build Thu, peaks later Fri into Sat and fades Sun. Short period SW/W swell possibly mixing in for jumbled conditions Wind all over but generally light in the mornings MONDAY […]

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10 Best Mexico Surf Towns for Beautiful Views and Relaxed Vibes
Surfing Mexico

10 Best Mexico Surf Towns for Beautiful Views and Relaxed Vibes

10 Best Mexico Surf Towns for Beautiful Views and Relaxed Vibes | Travel + LeisureSkip to content Top Navigation Close this dialog window Explore Travel + Leisure Profile Menu Follow Us Close this dialog window Share & More Close this dialog window View image 10 Best Mexico Surf Towns for Beautiful Views and Relaxed Vibes […]

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Hurricane Agatha, 1st of Pacific season, is ashore in Mexico
Surfing Mexico

Hurricane Agatha, 1st of Pacific season, is ashore in Mexico

PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico — The strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific swept ashore on a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns in southern Mexico on Monday. Torrential rains and howling winds from Hurricane Agatha whipped palm trees and drove tourists and residents into shelters in a region […]

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Pacific season’s 1st hurricane makes landfall in Mexico
Surfing Mexico

Pacific season’s 1st hurricane makes landfall in Mexico

This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP) PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (AP) — The strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific swept ashore on a stretch of […]

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Hurricane Agatha strengthens en route toward southwest Mexico
Surfing Mexico

Hurricane Agatha strengthens en route toward southwest Mexico

The first hurricane of the Pacific season, Agatha, was rapidly strengthening off the western coast of Mexico where it is likely to strike Monday as a Category Three storm, the country’s weather service warned. High sea temperatures and the hurricane’s slow speed could give it plenty of time to strengthen before it roars ashore, Alejandra […]

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Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Forecast
Surfing Mexico

Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Forecast

Brief Overview: Fun-size SSW swell Sat fades Sun Back-to-back long period SW swells for next week Nearby tropical activity likely to have some swell/wind impacts next week– details to be refined in the coming days Swell/Surf Outlook SATURDAY 28th: Easing SSW swell with 4-6’ faces AM. Light offshore AM wind, PM sea breeze, later PM […]

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