Seeing Pro Surfers

I’ll tell you guys about the first time I saw some of the pros in the lineup, like the famous ones. I saw Rob Machado in the lineup at Cardiff Reef in Encinitas (near San Diego), and not gonna lie it was pretty sick. He’s not on the circuit anymore from what I know,...

Pollution

In our world today, the unfortunate truth is that pollution on our beaches is not limited to small pieces of trash. In the United States, oil and tar are two of the biggest (BP anyone?). You hear about catastrophes like in the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or Red Tide,...

The Significance of Combo Swells

We at Learn to Surf teach the significance of swells and the way they bring energy to our coasts. Swells are the transfer of every from wind to water, quite literally. So whether you’re surfing in Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan or Hermosa, or down to La Jolla,...

Understanding swell period

Understanding swell period is one of the most crucial aspects in learning to surf. We are going to briefly point out some pros and cons to different swell periods, and what gear to pack for the paddle out in each category. Long Period Swell Any swell in which each...