Month: January 2023

“Bomb” swell arrives in Southern California spiking wave heights and drawing severe warnings from Surfline: “Bottom line is that it’s Very Dangerous at all areas so really think hard before you attempt a paddle out!” – BeachGrit
Surfing Mexico

“Bomb” swell arrives in Southern California spiking wave heights and drawing severe warnings from Surfline: “Bottom line is that it’s Very Dangerous at all areas so really think hard before you attempt a paddle out!” – BeachGrit

Get It! The “bomb” swell has arrived. Southern California surfers who, days ago, were in literal disbelief after World Surf League forecasting partner Surfline had predicted waves reaching never-before-seen heights across region are, right now, eating crow and/or drinking salt water. Blacks: 15 – 18 ft. Swamis: 8 – 12 ft. Huntington Beach Pier: 8 […]

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Surfing Mexico

The ‘Surf & Provision’ Cookbook Is Full of Surf-Inspired Recipes and Stories

James Bain’s “Surf & Provision” cookbook is chock full of great food and great stories. A few years ago, I ate the best meal I’ve ever eaten. It’s very likely, in fact, that when I’m on my death bed it will still be the best meal I’ve ever eaten. That’s because food isn’t only good because […]

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The story of Mexico’s surfing history is finally being told

The Baja coast has always had amazing waves. But as recently as the 1960s — when American surf culture took off — surfboards were a rare commodity in Ensenada. “It wasn’t like it is today where you see them everywhere,” said Ignacio Felix, one of Mexico’s surf pioneers in an interview in Spanish. “Every once […]

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Movies to Watch When All You Want Is a Beach Vacation
Surfing Mexico

Movies to Watch When All You Want Is a Beach Vacation

When the heat of summer has ebbed away and the cold, wet misery of winter has set in, we could all use an instant pick-me-up by escaping to the warmer waters of the movies. While thoughts of the beach in film may conjure up the fear of needing a bigger boat, these films are curated […]

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Surfing Mexico

Sayulita Beach, Mexico: Go Now Before it’s too Late

Bookaway.com Sayulita Beach, Mexico: Go Now Before it’s too Late Read full article 1 Isobel Coughlan January 11, 2023, 6:51 PM·13 min read Sayulita feature This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links, we may earn a small commission. Thanks for your support. In dire need of white sand, palm trees, and […]

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Surfing Hawaii

Massive waves up to 50 feet pound Hawaiian Islands

Travel // Hawaii Amy Graff, SFGATE Jan. 11, 2023 Waves at Waimea Bay clocking in around 20 to 25 feet at 6:45 a.m. on Oahu, Hawaii, on Jan. 11, 2023. screenshot via SurflineA storm-whipped Pacific Ocean is sending monster surf to the Hawaiian Islands on Wednesday, with wave heights up to 50 feet at some beaches.  […]

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Ocean Safety continues to urge caution after dozens of rescues on north, west shores
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Ocean Safety continues to urge caution after dozens of rescues on north, west shores

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With a high surf warning extended through Friday morning Honolulu Ocean Safety is urging the public to remain cautious of huge waves. While forecasts show the giant swell is slowly dropping, this message comes as extremely high surf and dangerous shoreline conditions ― with some areas seeing wave heights to 50 feet […]

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High surf warning extended as large winter swell continues
Surfing Hawaii

High surf warning extended as large winter swell continues

UPDATE: THURSDAY 5:35 a.m. The National Weather Service in Honolulu this morning extended the high surf warning for most Hawaiian islands until 6 a.m. Friday. The warning is in effect for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai; north shores of Maui, and west shores of Hawaii island. Forecasters expect waves of […]

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Several Hawaii beaches closed ahead of large northwest swell
Surfing Hawaii

Several Hawaii beaches closed ahead of large northwest swell

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Several Hawaii beaches will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of what’s expected to be the largest swell of the season so far. Gates will be locked on Wednesday at Baldwin and Hookipa beach Parks in Paia on Maui. Officials will closely monitor and assess impacts from high surf throughout the day. On […]

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High surf on Oahu’s north, west shores keeps first responders busy
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High surf on Oahu’s north, west shores keeps first responders busy

Honolulu lifeguards have been busy today due to a high surf warning along the north and west shores of most isles as the largest swell of the season reaches its peak. Honolulu Ocean Safety said before 9:30 a.m., a 40-year old road worker was injured along Kamehameha Highway near “Rock Piles” when a large wave […]

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