Real Surf Trips Guide To Buying A New Surfboard

Real Surf Trips Guide To Buying A New Surfboard

Mar 21, 2016

Many of our clients who stay with us in Costa Rica are beginners. After falling in love with surfing, they often ask for our advice on buying a new surfboard. Purchasing a board can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many options nowadays. We put together a short guide to buying a board in […]

Surf Etiquette For Beginners

Surf Etiquette For Beginners

Mar 15, 2016

Surfing is one of the best sports in the world. However, the ocean can be a dangerous place. There needs to be a harmony and balance between surfers and the ocean. In the spirit of keeping everyone’s surf experience safe, let’s get into some quick etiquette tips for beginner surfers. Don’t Ditch Your Board Try the […]

A Beginners Guide To Reading The Ocean

A Beginners Guide To Reading The Ocean

Feb 15, 2016

The ocean is constantly changing. This fact can be baffling for a beginner surfer. So how can we better understand the ocean? Here are a few tips to help read waves. Look to the horizon line. If you see a lump headed your way chances are that is a wave. If the incoming lump is […]

5 Nutrition Tips For Surfers

5 Nutrition Tips For Surfers

Jan 21, 2016

When the waves are good, you want to spend as much time surfing as possible. A typical session for us at Real Surf Trips can last up to three hours. So it makes sense to fuel our bodies with high quality, nutrient dense food to allow us adequate time in the water. Here are five tips to keep […]

The Origins Of Surfing

The Origins Of Surfing

Jan 17, 2016

There is no exact record of when surfing originated. However the earliest documented cases of surfing appeared in the late 1700’s when European sailors arrived in Hawaii. In his journal, navigator James Cook described surfing in amazing detail. He wrote, “Whenever, from stormy weather, or any extraordinary swell at sea, the impetuosity of the surf […]

Beginner surf tips to master the duck dive

Beginner surf tips to master the duck dive

Sep 4, 2015

A common thought as the beginner surfer sits on the beach and contemplates on each wave as it comes crashing onto the shore: If only I could master the duck dive, I could look as good as the one who rode through it just now. The Duck Dive is just one of the many things […]