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.
Into the Jungle with Morgan Maassen
An interview with Surf Photographer and Filmmaker about his work as a creative, his travels in Nicaragua and Bali and his recent film “Jungle.”
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.
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.
How To Duck Dive
Learn to sink your surfboard underwater and dive under waves. Waste less energy passing the break, keeping your paddle power to catch more waves.
Different Surfboard Types: Longboards, Funboards, Fishes and Shortboards
How to pick a surfboard that’s right for me? Learn the different characteristics of the main surfboard types to choose the proper surfboard for your level.
How to do a “Take Off”
Learn how to Stand Up on your Longboard properly. The “Take Off” (or Pop Up) technique to get your feet on the surfboard efficiently.
The Surfboard’s Bottom Contour
Concaves, Convexes or Flats? Understand what it means to your performance and the different types of surfing conditions they excel in.
How To Paddle on a Surfboard
Surfing better starts with paddling better. The better you paddle, the more waves you catch, the quicker you progress. Learn the proper technique.
How to Push Through Waves – Passing the “break”
Learn how to “pass the break” using the “punching through” technique. The push through technique uses your speed and flotation to drive you through waves.
The Proper Surfing Stance
Learn the basics of the surf stance and surf better, with more style! With proper technique, you will accelerate, slow down & turn your surfboard properly.
5 Things To Know When You Start Surfing
What you MUST know about Surfing before heading out in the Ocean. Surf Ethics, the Proper Equipment, Choosing the Right Surf Spot & more.
How To Do Cutbacks
Get back to the most powerful, most enjoyable part of the wave: How to change direction with a turn using your surfboard’s rails, going back towards the pocket.
How to Find & Catch Unbroken Waves
Learn how to position yourself to find, catch & stick on unbroken “green” waves. This technique helps you to prevent nose dives.
Understand The Surfboard’s Rocker
What is the surfboard’s “rocker” and how does it affect my surfing? The “rocker” (the “banana shape” of a surfboard), can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy.
How to Angle your Take Off to go Left or Right
Learn how to angle your take off (or “pop up”) so you may draw your line either right or left on the shoulder of a wave.
5 Things To Do when you Have 1 Year of Surf Experience
You’ve been surfing for one year. You’ve done a few surf trips, you know how to take-off, stand up and follow a line. You understand more and more how waves break and how to manage your speed.
Top 5 Beaches for Beginners to Learn To Surf in Bali
Bali is often considered one of the ultimate playgrounds for surfers. While the island is mostly famous for its expert waves, Bali also has surf spots for beginner surfers to safely learn surf basics.
5 Things To Do When you have 2 Years of Surf Experience
Get a Quiver. Just having two boards can make a huge difference: a “fish” with a flat rocker for small days, and a smaller board with more rocker for when the waves are better. This will help you catch more waves and progress faster.
Why Choose Nicaragua for your first Surf Trip?
Are the waves suitable for beginners? Is it Safe? Your Budget? So many aspects to consider. 7 reasons why Nicaragua is an ideal destination for beginners.
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.
Surf Trip: Indonesian Surf Journey
Nothing compares to a Surf Trip to a very remote destination with world-class waves. A series of 6 Episodes filmed on distant islands of Indonesia, in collaboration with OuiSurf.
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…
Our Favourite Restaurants in San Juan del Sur
Over the past years, many great restaurants have opened in San Juan del Sur, offering different meals from everywhere in the world. Discover our Top 5 favourite spots.
12 Day of Surfing in Bali & Lembongan
From May 14-25th, eleven travellers joined our Surf Journey across the islands of Bali & Nusa Lembongan.
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.
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.”
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.
How To Turn on a Surfboard: Trimming VS Carving
The way you distribute weight on your surfboard has a tremendous effect on the surfboard’s direction and speed over the water. Learn the right techniques to carve and trim on a surfboard & get more control.
Top 15 Game Changing Tips For Intermediate Surfers
Want to start surfing better? Discover 15 technical tips that apply to most maneuvers, and you will relate to them for years of surfing progression!
How To Do A Floater
The floater is so practical it’s referred to as the “Pocket Knife of Surfing”. Learn how to do it, and you will be able to pass sections without losing speed!
How To Do Top Turns
A Simple Guide on Top Turn Techniques. Learn how to ride up to the top of the wave’s face and how to turn back down properly.
How To Do a Proper Bottom Turn
A Step by Step guide to better Bottom Turns: One of the most important techniques of surfing.
How To Generate Speed On A Surfboard
Create your acceleration. Learn how to use the proper technique and the adequate parts of the wave to surf faster and better.
Improve Your Surf Stance
How to adjust your stance for optimal control, speed & performance. Every single wave is unique, which means they all require some adjusting.
10 Tips To Catch More Waves
We all have surf sessions during which we wished we’ve caught a lot more waves. Learn why other surfers might be catching more waves than you.
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6 Surf Tips To Find & Surf Better Waves
How does that other Surfer always end up Catching Better Quality waves than you?
Different Surfboard Tail Shapes
How different tail shapes change your surfboard’s manoeuvrability. The shape of the end part of your surfboard, the tail, has a key role to play.
Surfboard Fin Setups Explained
What are the different Surfboard Fins Set Ups? Which ones are right for me and for the conditions I want to Surf in?