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Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Hanalei Bay, hawaii, kauai, surf, surfing, Travel, tropical, waves -

Kauai, the Garden Island, home to surfing gems such as Hanalei Bay, has its share of lesser-known breaks that are equally fun.  We're not talking "secret spots" here.  We're talking about those breaks that are clearly marked on all the tourist road maps.  The problem is not WHERE to go, but knowing WHEN to go.  And that's something you'll have to learn for yourself.  It's well worth the exploration, so go and score! [caption id="attachment_228" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Looks fun and playful, but the signs are there for a reason. As the Hawaii lifeguards say, "If in doubt, don't go out!"[/caption]...

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California, Dane Zaun, South Bay, Spyder, Spyder Team Rider, surf, surfing, Travel, Winter swell -

Last weeks' string of swells produced quality surf up and down Southern California. From reefs to new sand bars, everyone got their share.  Spyder team rider Dane Zaun was up to the task and his air antics were covered by many. Special thanks to surf photographer Peter Dive for this crisp sequence: ____________________________________________________________ Scott Valor is a longtime friend of Spyder Surf and writes an occasional blog here and there.  Check out more Dane Zaun and others from this last string of swells at BurningPier.com .

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ASP, California, Events, Hurley Pro 2012, Kelly Slater, Lowers, surf, surfing, The King, Travel, Trestles, WCT -

Kelly Slater claimed his 50th World Championship Title by beating Parko at in clean Lowers a-frames at the 2012 Hurley Pro. Enjoy these highlight photos by South Bay local (and Australian transplant) surf photographer Peter Dive:  

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birds, Eco-tour, fishing, Gulf of Mexico, kayak, Mexico, salsa, SUP, surf, Travel, Veracruz, waves, wetlands -

This is Veracruz on Mexico's eastern coast. Not known for its surf, there ARE waves, but also a lot of other things to explore, especially if you are into the eco-tour thing.  Leave the big city behind and say hello to exploring the wetlands, fishing, SUP, and the occasional wave out front--something for everyone, whether you surf or not. The food is off the hook and the people are friendly.  You get there by boat only, but you still have Internet, cerveza, great salsa, and fresh fruit.  Time to turn off that Droid or iPhone and go! http://youtu.be/T-wtKtSEIco ____________________________________ Long...

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baja, Caribbean, mainland, Mexico, surf, surfing, Travel, tropical, Veracruz -

[caption id="attachment_140" align="alignnone" width="1063" caption="Empty Lineup. No one surfs here. Laguna Sontecomapan, Veracruz, MX"][/caption] This should just tease you, because it's not a surf destination.  But take a close look.  What you see is a rivermouth beach break on a typical small afternoon.  There is no one out and that is chest-high windswell on the sets.  And the water is 80 degrees. Now, if you are from the South Bay like me, you should be frothing.  Why?  Not just because there is familiar surf in a tropical setting, but here you will also find fishing, kayaking, SUP on the lagoon,...

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