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  • Photo of Wave Pool Surf Coaching Soon?

    The Wave pool Era Here we are, the wave-pool Era has truly started. A few years back, wave-pools were just an utopia and very few core surfers were keen to surf mediocre to average waves in a green chlorine pool. However, today, the reality is different. The wave quality is excellent and wave pools have become real destinations on pretty…

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  • Photo of Our First Longboard Retreat in Indonesia

    Longboard Surf Retreat in Remote Indonesia Our first longboard retreat was a huge success! With an awesome group from all corners of the world, we gathered together in remote Indonesia to practice our cross-step, embrace the natural serenity, and share in good vibes with each other. We stayed at a beautiful oceanfront retreat at a remote Indonesian island amongst the…

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  • Photo of Surfing Off Sumatra with Torren Martyn

    Tropical storms in Sumatra and an unusual encounter with Torren Martyn Our last surf coaching trip took place on islands off the Sumatran coastline. We were greeted with three days of non stop storm. Not one boat in sight. Only big dark clouds coming in one after another. Despite the unpredictable weather we would still get an hour window of…

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  • Photo of Beyond the Barrel: Reasons why we love Uluwatu

    While the whole of Indonesia never disappoints when it comes to epic surf locales, Bali (Uluwatu, specifically) alone remains near and dear to many for a number of reasons. Sure, some avoid the island altogether in search of uncharted waves in places like Sumba or the Mentawais. But the volume and variety of year-round surf on Bali is undeniable. Uluwatu…

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  • Photo of Bali Surf Coach: Swallowing Seawater and Prejudice in Uluwatu with ripper Mega Semadhi

    On a sunny day of May, Uriel and I met with Mega Semadhi for a surf coaching session in Uluwatu.  It was a sunny, glassy Friday morning, and Ulu was welcoming a nice head-high swell. Shredders of all sizes, shapes, and styles had answered the call of Bali’s crown jewel.  We walked down Ulu’s stairs with our brand new coach,…

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  • Photo of Leadership in Times of Crisis – How a Surfer’s Spark Can Turn Into a Snowball

    “I was granted last week a conversation with David Biner, a surfer/surf photographer- videographer based in the southern surf mecca of Bali. David got triggered when Bali “locked down”. Like for many surfers, being unable to access waves in the quarantine context affected him both physically and mentally. Yet what frustrated him the most was the amount of complaining about…

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  • Photo of 5 Free Online Surf Coaching Video Tutorials  From 5 Different Surf Coaches

    Looking for ways to improve your surfing? Nothing beats practicing in the water, but there are plenty of ways to practice your surf techniques at home. Online surf coaching has been popping up everywhere over the last few years, and even more now many of us can’t even access the surf due to COVID-19.  Luckily, we can keep the stoke…

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  • Photo of Surf Techniques Video Tutorial on SmoothStar Surf Trainers

    Improve Your Surfing on the SmoothStar Surf Trainers We have been using the SmoothStar Surf Trainers during most of our surf coaching retreats in Indonesia. It’s been a game changer for all to improve our surfing, especially while combining it to the Power Surf techniques taught by Rodrigo Machado. Rodrigo has done several free live broadcast on youtube during this…

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  • Photo of 30 Minutes of Surf Movements and Techniques Warm Up (English only)

    This video gathers only the English parts of Rodrigo Machado first 2 live video. It has been recorded through Rodrigo’s computer camera as a gesture of support for all those being in put in quarantine during the COVID outbreak. We just made quick cuts to put up all the English bits and making it easier for you to watch and…

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  • Photo of Online Surf Coaching EP. 2 – Surf Movements Coordination (English, Spanish, Portuguese)

    Greetings from Bali and from Brasil, simultaneously, as we present you the 2nd episode on how to improve your surfing at home.  In this second episode, you will learn”: 1 – The Monkey Position and how to bring awareness to your surf movements (Jump to 14.45 mins in English & 12.00 in Spanish) 2 – How to coordinate upper &…

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