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A Dream Come True…at last! As the Director of NW Women’s Surf Camps for the last 16 years, one of my dreams has been to have OPB’s Oregon Field Guide cover our unique women’s focused surfing program. I reached out to them numerous times over the years to no avail, but I kept persevering, hoping […]

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Just like everything in Life, there are rules. Surfing is part of Life, so rules apply here as well. If you learn them, practice and follow them, then in surfing you can expect to be safer in every session, avoid potential injuries to yourself and others, but most importantly in my view, create a harmonious […]

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Spatial awareness, knowing the combined length of your surfboard and leash, and not ditching your surfboard are the three main focuses you need to be aware of when you’re in the waves surfing. Being mindful of what is around you in the ocean; when you’re paddling out to the lineup, when you’re dropping in on […]

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The Surf Check. How to Survey the Beach One of the most important observations you can make when you start surfing is to understand how to read the ever changing conditions of the ocean. These include the ingredients you hear or see in the daily surf report forecast; winds, tides and swell. They also include […]

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When I first started surfing waves in the mid 80’s, it was on a bodyboard with swimfins. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, I was living at Rocky Point, on Oahu’s infamous North Shore, working and putting myself through college and I had never surfed waves before, having grown up in Oregon and being […]

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