Author: James Wright

Surfing Mexico

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
Surfing Hawaii

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
Surfing Hawaii

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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Surfing California

High surf batters Southern California beaches

High surf batters SoCal beaches Some local beach communities were hit hard during a storm that drenched Southern California. VENTURA, Calif. – A dangerous bomb cyclone that drenched Southern California triggered dangerous surf and ocean conditions at local beaches, possibly delivering the largest westerly swell in more than 15 years. On Thursday, the stormy conditions […]

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Surfing California

Dangerous 12-22 foot surf expected for Central Coast and Ventura County, NWS says

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) — Coastal communities are being asked to plan ahead as a high surf advisory is in effect for Southern California beaches as a swell brings potentially dangerous surf to the coast. The advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service […]

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