Magazine

  • 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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  • Photo of Online Surf Coaching Ep. 1 – Introduction to Power Surf and Mobility Exercises (English, Spanish, Portuguese)

    In this first episode, Rodrigo is giving an introduction to what are the Power Surf techniques as well as a 9-minutes course of mobility exercices. We hope you enjoy those 9 minutes that can be used as a warm up before surfing. During the first part of the video that is in Portuguese, Rodrigo introduces himself as well as the…

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  • Photo of Best Surf Trip in Indonesia?

    Re-written post, initially posted on MagicSeaWeed. A year ago, we had the chance to cross paths with the owner of an off-the-grid eco lodge located in middle of nowhere in one of most isolated parts of Indonesia. Here we found a literal slice of heaven with a perfectly peeling right-hander situated straight out front. The owner has been exploring the…

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  • Photo of Surf Coaching Retreats in 2020 – Empty Waves with a Surf Coach

    Surf Coaching Retreats in 2020 Firstly, we want to thank all our 2019 guests who’ve made this dream happen. We have witnessed incredible transformations and lived magical moments where most of us have had the waves of their lives. Our main goal is on making sure our students improve their surfing, letting them with a new set of skills that…

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  • Photo of Where to shop for a surfboard in Bali? (Responsibly)

    Where to shop for a surf-board in Bali? Today’s surfboard context Most of the surfboards we use today are built with techniques developed back in the ’50s, when the environment was less of a concern. Materials involved in the making are mostly derived from petroleum, particularly hard to recycle, shipped halfway around the world and virtually half of it all…

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  • Photo of What Makes You Surf Better?

    What makes your surf better? We’ve just ended another surf coaching retreat in Indonesia. This time, we were in Rote, at the southernmost tip of Indonesia, surfing the long left hander of T-Land. It’s been amazing to witness such transformations in the surfing of our students, but also outside of the water. Too many times, we see people ending a…

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