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Shark Week…again

by Bev Sanders

Thoughts on the The Shallows by Bev, founder of Las Olas, who didn’t see the movie. Jackie is in charge of guest services at Las Olas. Her job is to enlighten our ladies on any surf safari subject from free wi-fi in your villa to the best stay-on swimsuit for surfing. After a decade of [...]

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One Million Sea Turtles?

by Bev Sanders

Like many of you, I was crushed to hear the news about Cecil, the famous African lion killed by a sport hunter in Zimbabwe. The internet roared in response to this senseless act, proving how much we really do care about protecting wild animals. The following report is a different example of how we can—and [...]

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Helen Hunt’s RIDE May Be Like Your Own

by Bev Sanders

I’ve never been one to follow pop celebrities, nor do I like surf dramas. The combination is often simple and cliché, but when I saw the preview for Helen Hunt’s new movie RIDE, I thought this could be different, even important. So I took time out and watched it opening day. Written, directed, and starring [...]

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(Big) Sisters of the Sea

by Katie Pofahl

Every winter the Pacific coast of Mexico is visited by expressive, gentle leviathans – las ballenas jorobadas, humpback whales. Feeding only in the summer they finish filling their bellies in the north and then travel to the south to calve and mate. These whales come thousands of miles to visit the warm, clear waters of [...]

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10 Tips to Stretch Your Summer

by Bev Sanders

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” ― Henry David Thoreau I’ve never been excited about the end of summer. When the first leaf falls, I’d like to put it back on the tree. I mean really, what’s inspiring about shorter days and chilly temps? In sunny defiance, [...]

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Movie Review: Otter 501 with Katie Pofahl

by Bev Sanders

What better way to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week than with Katie Pofahl, star of the new movie Otter 501. (Listen to the complete interview with Bev Sanders here.) Meeting Katie this week at the Blue Ocean Film Festival was an adventure in learning. She’s an aspiring marine biologist and surfer who now lives on the Monterey Peninsula. [...]

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Night School, Surfstyle

by Bev Sanders

In November, some of our best surf lessons happen at night. You may already know that our November Las Olas safaris are during the annual sea turtle hatching season in mainland Mexico. But did you also know that we can participate in helping the local sea turtle population thrive? In 1992, when Grupo Ecológico de la [...]

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Car-Free at Surf Camp

by Bev Sanders

“Will I need a car at Las Olas?” It’s a common question asked by our guests. The answer? Absolutely not. After we meet you at the airport and shuttle to your villa, you won’t need a car again for a week. Surfing, shopping, dining, yoga, and massage are all steps from your terrace. It’s one [...]

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12 Reasons Women Should Learn to Surf

by Bev Sanders

Balance is Bliss Balancing on a board on top of a wave teaches you to balance in life. You’ll find yourself intuitively knowing how to bend with the breeze and go with the flow. Inner GPS Surfing stirs intuition. It helps you connect with things you were born knowing… like how to have fun. Being in [...]

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A Gift to Roz ~ From Your Sisters of the Sea

by Bev Sanders

I’ve always admired determined women, especially women who push beyond their physical and emotional boundaries. I especially admire her when her effort is on behalf of our planet that’s being pushed beyond its own boundaries. Roz Savage is one of those determined women. As the first woman to row solo across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Roz is about to cross [...]

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Let Yoga and Surfing Take You Deeper Into Your Practices and Your Life.

by Morag Sewell

Are You a Snorkeler or a Deep Sea Diver? Have you ever felt like the stars are aligned? That rainbows are forming arcs over your head? That angels are flying and life is full of magic and endless possibilities? We have all experienced moments where everything in life seems to be going our way. The [...]

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Why We Should Play on Earth Day

by Bev Sanders

Every day the ocean gives us an invitation to dance. Glistening sunshine on the water, crashing waves, the scent of the sea, the taste of salt– it’s her offer of solace atop a shimmering underwater world and the thrill of gliding across a glassy wave. How do you reconnect to the living Earth around you? Do [...]

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10 Good Reasons Why Women Should Learn to Surf

by Bev Sanders

How you can stay forever young and still change the world? 1.  Remember the little girl who loved to play?  Surfing helps you find her. 2.  Surfing helps you develop your balance, both on your surfboard and in your life. 3.  Surfing stirs intuition.  It helps you connect with things you were born knowing… like how to [...]

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Julia Butterfly Hill Writes About the Powerful Girl Within

by Julia Butterfly Hill

Forward by Bev Sanders Many words describe my friend Julia Butterfly Hill- lovely, strong, graceful, effective, and independent, but after braving 738 days in the canopy of Luna, a majestic redwood tree, I add the word ‘fearless’. Her brave and inspiring action brought international attention to the plight of overlogging California’s ancient redwoods. She will forever be [...]

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