Learn to Surf News – March 24th, 2014

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This weekend went off! Those learning to surf were blessed with great conditions (sunshine / good waves), Sunday being the best.  We had great waves generated by Tropical Cyclone Lusi which scattered waves all over the East Coast, check out the photos below from Sunday’s sessions.

For those Sydney folk, anyone who wants to practice what they have learnt at camp, I highly recommend Cronulla beach as it is a short distance away from the city and it can be quiet when everywhere else is crowded. The Rip Curl store there has soft board hire for $20 a day and demo board hire for $40 a day! If anyone wants to have a look at the boards in the city, come and see us in the Rip Curl store on Market St. Our Surf Camp customers get huge discounts on beginner surfboard packages!

 

Summer Photo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Juliana Randi, the owner of a brand new surfboard! She won our photo competition running over the Summer. The competition involved uploading a photo to Facebook ith the Surf Camp hat or t-shirt in and tagging Surf Camp Sam. The photo with the most Likes won, Juliana smashed it with 837 Likes! Check out her photo and her prize below!

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My favourite pics from Surf Camp last week:


 

Surfing on the Internet – The Headlines:

1. Travel on a Budget

Most of us will never get paid to surf. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a pro surfer to travel like one. Around the East coast of Australia there are some fantastic waves on offer for every Surf Camp graduate! Check out this little article from Surfer magazine on setting up a trip and spending as little as possible. Key points here are make new friends from all over the world at Surf Camp (preferably someone who lives near waves!). Read the article here.
 
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2. World Water Day 22nd March

Did you get in? We definitely made the most of it! The concept of World Water Day was born at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, and was first officially celebrated in 1993 as a means of bringing attention to the importance of fresh, clean water, as well as serving as an advocacy platform for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Twenty years later, Waves For Water and Hurley H2O plan to bring even more global attention to World Water Day. Read more here.
 
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3. Stab Magazine Instagram competition (continued…)

Social media really is the gift that keeps on giving. Stab Magazine have scooped some of their very favourite clips from (mostly) last week and cut a short compilation. Watch below. And, go follow the stars of the show for frequent hits of quality like this to your Instagram feed!
 

 

4. Surf Tip – When wax goes wrong

What is surf wax? Why do we use it? Traction, grip, nice smell! We don’t need wax on our soft boards as they have a grippy surface. Wax is essential on hard boards however and putting it on can be a nightmare if you don’t have the right technique! Read more if you want to avoid some common mistakes.
 
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5. Ellie Jean Coffey says girl surfers are SEXAY

Last week a Sunrise presenter opened her segment with these words: “We all know sex sells, but how far is too far when it comes to women in sport? Our next guest is making headlines for saying female athletes should use their appeal to get to the top”. The following page reveals the reaction from an up and coming, good looking female professional surfer. Controversial stuff! Read more here.
 
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