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Don’t Go Out of Shape: 6 Exercises to Keep You Fit Until Your Next Surfing Trip

Being a highly challenging sport, it goes without saying that surfing requires a sustainable fitness level. Prepare for your next surfing trip or foster basic body strength in between with these 6 exercises that you can do with minimal equipment to target strategically the main muscle groups involved in surfing.

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Meet Ayok

An interview with our Bali surf coach, Ayok. A Canggu native and team rider for Deus Ex Machina Indonesia, Ayok is recognized nationwide for his smooth style, positive vibes and respect for the Classic shapes.

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Girl From Up North

An interview with film photographer & longboarder, Corina Rose, of Girl From Up North. The details on her love of surfing, good food, the simple life and how her interest in film photography developed.

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Pre-Surf Session Yoga

The most efficient and effective pre-surf sequence to prepare you for the surf session ahead. Use this quick grounding and moving flow to improve your surf and prevent injuries.

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Learning to Surf as an Adult with Michael Chmielewski

Surf Philosophy with our friend, Michael Chmielewski. Learning to surf as an adult gifted him the perspective beyond physics. “As I matured, I gave the ocean limitless potential, fruitless attachment to my labor – to do something, not for the result, but for the act itself.”

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Post-Surf Session Yoga

The best yoga poses to practice after your surf sessions. Do this flow frequently to help avoid injuries and keep you surfing longer and more efficiently.

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Glynis Goes: from Germany to Nicaragua

Surfer, Glynis Elisa, goes from her original home of Germany and finds her true home on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Here’s what she had to say about being a woman in the water, learning to surf the hard way and uprooting her life to live on the other side of the world.

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Meet Frank Haché

Frank Haché is just a boy and his fish. Read more about our Travel Director in our Nicaragua destination!

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Tiff Manchester & “Surfer Girls Kick Ass”

Ex-professional whitewater kayaker, world traveler, avid surfer, friend of Barefoot Surf Travel Nicaragua and new author of “Surfer Girls Kick Ass,” Tiffany Manchester inspires us with her ability to translate her love of surf to the pages in her book.

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Yoga for Surfing Strains & Overuse Injuries

Yoga poses aimed to relieve the muscle groups in the neck, shoulders and low back from repetitive strains and overuse injuries from surfing.

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Fred & Les.Basics

A former team member of Barefoot Surf Travel has grown to follow her inner voice. In her case, it has taken her to the popular beach town of Canggu, Bali where she is sharing her designs and creations with the community. Just recently, the rest of the world can experience her products by way of her online shop!

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Meet Zahli Lowe

An interview with our surf coach, Zahli Lowe. A global traveler seeking to teach her surf students the importance of simplicity and the power of play, having fun and remembering to smile.

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5 Yoga Poses for Long Flights

If you’ve done any bit of traveling, you have noticed how your body reacts to the stiff mold the airplane seat creates. We’ve put together a list of five poses that have helped distress our mind and body while we excitedly anticipate our destination.

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Kynd Energy Balls

An energy ball recipe from our friends of Kynd Community in Bali, designed to power you through every surf session or through your day at home.

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5 Myths About Yoga

We collaborated with yoga teachers from all over the world about some of the most common myths in yoga and why they are far from the truth.

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Meet Naomi Bishop

An interview with our surf coach, Naomi Bishop, about learning to surf in the UK to living in tropical countries teaching what she loves most – surfing.

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A Day in the Life of Israel Barona

A day with professional Ecuadorian surfer, Israel Barona, sharing his struggles as a surfer as well as his undeniable love for the sport and his home.

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Holiday Gift Guide from the Barefoot Team

Holiday Gift Guide from the surfers and travelers of Barefoot Surf Travel. Our favorite items for what we love to do most.

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7 Yoga Poses That Will Keep You Surfing Longer Sessions

We’ve all been there… Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a surfing veteran, fatigue can set into your body in the middle of an epic surf session.

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The Simple Life with Marie-Christine Amyot

For me, the ”simple life” is being surrounded by the people I love and doing what my gut tells me to do. I discovered the meaning of the word ”passion.”

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How To Stay Surf Fit as an Inland Surfer

Do you live far from the Ocean? Learn about how to stay in good shape so you can be ready for your next Surf Trip.

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Meet Franco Rivas

Franco Rivas is the first surf coach we ever added to our team. In a way, he represents what most inland surfers would have dreamed of…

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Meet Rex Calderon

Interview with Rex Calderon, Nicaragua’s national surf champion. He’s one of the most humble and positive human beings we know.