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hawaii, reefs, Spyder Surf, surf, surfing, travel, Travel, tropical, warm water, waves -

This spot is easily seen from the road and access is a piece of cake.  It is across a bay from a famous, world class right hand reef . [caption id="attachment_238" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Bigger than you think. Less crowded than you'd think it should be...[/caption] Unlike that spot, it might have only 5-10 people out instead of 30-50.  It is heavier than it looks (and bigger).  The wind is not always friendly to it (but this day sure was on).  This spot is called...(haha go find out and surf it for yourself). [caption id="attachment_239" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Known primarily as a...

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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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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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common sense, media hype, Mexico, safe travel, Spyder Surf, surf, surfing, Travel, travel, tropical, warm water, waves -

Surfers go anywhere for waves.  They are the first to say yes and the last to back out of any trip outside the US, especially when epic waves and warm water call.  Lately, though, so many have decided not to go to or return to Mexico because it has been portrayed as dangerous in recent years. If this sounds like you, guess what?  You’re blowing it!  There are so many uncrowded spots in Mexico right now because people aren’t going like they used to.  Guess who gets to surf there?  Me.  My friends who don’t fear the country. Mexicans. Plenty...

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