This wave in Africa is a bucket list destination for me. It’s super remote, cold, sharky, but a crazy long crazily perfect tube ride. I click anytime I see a video clip of this spot and this is the first time i’ve ever seen a female surfer tackle it. I do wish there was a bit more surfing a bit less of the other stuff, but it’s still worth a watch.
A big swell gave Amigas a chance to explore new surf spots via boat. They also got a chance to surf the infamous Pavones wave and blaze their own trail on horseback!
July is a great month in Nicaragua with awesome weather and great waves. Check out the highlights from our first retreat in July 2015. We had some great surfers this week!
During retreats our job as instructors is to make sure the Amigas get great waves, learn something new about surfing, and have an awesome time. Of course, there is a chance for us to get to catch a few waves as well. While we make it a point to give all the best waves to the Amigas, sometimes we’re able to sneak a few good ones for ourselves. Here’s a silly little video showing some behind the scenes action from the Surf With Amigas Instructors in February.
A couple years ago Holly took a trip to Ecuador with the Sector 9 girl’s team and scored with miles of uncrowded beach break, warm water, and great long smooth hills for skateboarding. One day we might even head back there with a group of Amigas.
This is an excerpt from The Heart & The Sea, an award winning left of center surf film by independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield. This section of the film features the elegant gliding of the ever graceful Kassia Meador.
Over three years in the making, The Heart & The Sea explores the joy that lies at the very centre of a surfing life: family, friends & a shared intimacy with the sea. Filmed in Australia, New Zealand, France & Spain, this is a gently refreshing & quietly enchanting contribution to the surf film genre.
If you like it, you can buy the film on iTunes.
There’s been so much attention on gorgeous girls showing off their dance moves. Here’s a gorgeous girl just showing off her shredding. Lakey Peterson rips. Follow her through a couple of contest in Australia and some really cool gopro footage from a boat trip in Indo. Now go surf!
I’ve known ‘Stasia since she was a tiny shy 11 year old living in Hawaii flying over to California to compete. At the time she was touted as the “next big thing”. When she was 15 and I was 21, we had some serious battles in the amateur leagues. She’d win when the waves were small, I’d win if there was swell. We had a fierce rivalry exacerbated by her overly-involved and overly-competitive mom who would come and rub it in my face if her 15 year old daughter beat me.
In high school, Stasia separated from her mom and took a break from serious surfing. The “next big thing” claims faded away. I wondered what happened to her. A few years later we ran into each other at a casting call for a Microsoft commercial and reconnected briefly. Fast forward another few years and we were both working as stunt doubles for 90210 and spent the whole day in “hurry up and wait mode” in the trailer, which gave us plenty of time to talk of the past and our silly rivalry.
Anastasia is now focused on traveling, surfing and modeling. It seems to be working well for her. She’s been called the “World’s Sexiest Athlete” and has been on the podium at the Women’s Pipeline Pro more than once. You may know her from the awesome wipeout we featured on the How to Avoid Wipeouts post.
I was kind of surprised when I came across this video of her “warming up” for her heat at the SuperGirl Pro in Oceanside this summer, although considering the combo of modeling and shredding, maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. The video caused a stir and got a ton of hits. It was clearly great PR.
I’m wondering what you think? Does she look hot? Or does she look trashy? Please comment and let’s get a conversation going!