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Surfboard S.O.S.

Lots of Love to Share

by Bev Sanders

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re excited to share some brand new adventures we think you’ll love. Mas Olas A whole generation of women have come of age since we first started in 1997 and they’re looking for ways to improve their surfing skills. Our goal is to join them on their journey by offering [...]

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Why & How We Surf

by Amanda LeVett

Why can’t I friggin’ do this! This is a common phrase I scream internally while surfing. In this case I was trying to get barreled off of my take-off. I would drop in, fade, pick my line, and get ready. When I say “get ready”, the optimistic side of me envisions the barrel of my [...]

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Shopping for a Surf Safari?

by Bev Sanders

When planning your vacation from work, the last thing you want is more work. Let us help with the research by answering the most important questions when picking your surf safari. And, allow us to brag a bit in the process. Obviously, we’re proud of what we do. At Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women, [...]

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Rack and Roll

by Mike McDaniel

One of the little luxuries on a Las Olas Surf Safari is that you’ll never have to worry about strapping surfboards to the van. You’re on vacation, so let us handle that. But if you’re like many of our guests, you’ll want to take your board on a road trip once you’re back home. Las [...]

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Go With the Flow

by Mike McDaniel

For new surfers, venturing out into the waves can come with a fair dose of anxiety. Consider natural hazards like submerged rocks and reefs, crowds and territorial locals, and of course, modern media loves to remind us of sharks and tsunamis. But responsible for more drama than anything else is the very real threat of [...]

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How to Read a Surf Report

by Mike McDaniel

Farewell, Mr. Collins. On Monday, the day after Christmas, I was just starting to rough out a draft of this blog entry. At that time, the working title was ‘How To Read a Surf Report’ and it was going to be exactly that. But an unfortunate and oddly coincidental thing happened. The news that Sean [...]

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A Surfer Girl’s Guide to Buying a Surfboard

by Mike McDaniel

Shopping for a surfboard? Your choices can be divided into off-the-rack or custom shaped boards. Off-the-rack boards are ready to go, standard shapes that perform for a wide variety of surfers. Custom shaped surfboards are unique, handmade watercraft made especially for you, like a tailored jacket. A good surfer girl does her homework and learns [...]

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Global Surf Connection

by Bev Sanders

Last week, the phone rang at daybreak. I let it go to message and drifted back to sleep. But then a calm, but stern female voice broadcasted an automated message through the tiny answering machine speaker. She reported an earthquake somewhere off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that was now only hours away [...]

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Love Your Surfboard ~ A Silly Mistake Leads to Something Good

by Bev Sanders

Many years ago, I went surfing at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz. I’d just gotten a shiny, beautiful new board. I hesitated to wax it up and take it out for the first time, but the waves looked so fun and inviting. Excited to get out in the water, I waxed the board quickly and attached [...]

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Learn to Surf Without Fear

by Morag Sewell

Forward by Bev Sanders Meet Morag Sewell, Head Surf Instructor at Las Olas Surf safaris for women. A born leader, Morag’s quiet strength is evident upon first meeting her. I’ve watched Morag introduce many anxious guests to the ocean, always patient and focused, always coaching with ease. Over a decade of training and on-the-job experience are her [...]

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Getting Fit For Riding the Waves

by Bev Sanders

It amazes me how many mature women have considered the sport of surfing, but think it’s strictly for the young. As one who started surfing at age 44, I believe it’s never too late. And once you start there’s no reason to stop. Thirteen years of teaching women to surf has taught me some things. [...]

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Ten Tips for Selecting Your First Surfboard

by Julie Cox

“Buy a board that makes you smile” and nine other tips from Las Olas surf instructor and pro longboarder, Julie Cox. Julie Cox is a competitive longboarder and surf instructor who has consistently placed in the top ten in international surfing events. When not surfing, Julie is the Operations Manager for the California Surf Museum where [...]

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