Del Mar, Spanish for “by the sea” or “of the sea” is a 2-mile stretch just north of La Jolla in San Diego, California. If you are driving north from La Jolla, you’re most likely on Torrey Pines Road, one of the most scenic drives in San Diego. Torrey pines is named after the rare pine tree that grows in the state preserves between La Jolla and Del Mar.
Past the skyscrapers and suits of “The City”, past the buzz and glitz of the Hamptons, sits a quirky little fishing village that has been deserted by a once burgeoning military scene. As the saying goes, one [wo]man’s trash is another [wo]man’s treasure. And an East Coast treasure it surely is.
Oregon is not the first place that comes to mind when beginning to plan a surf trip, and for good reason. The water temperatures along the Oregon coast range from forty to fifty degrees. During the heart of winter months, chances are conditions will be dark, stormy, and the air temps will be hovering above freezing. Instead of sporting your favorite bikini, you’ll be squeezed into a 5mm wetsuit. For many, this is a turnoff, but for those that seek the road less traveled, it is an unrivaled chance to gain solitude and perspective in the water.
Crowds, yes. Newbs, yes. Fun Rides, most definitely, yes. While hoards of visitors flock to the waters of Waikiki on a daily basis, its waves are still fun enough to make the diving and dodging of soft-top boards worth your while. Waikiki was at the epicenter of the surfing movement that began in Hawaii decades ago. And the area still remains a colorful mainstay of the sport.
Bali, a surfer’s paradise. Whether you are traveling from the United States, Europe, Australia, or anywhere in between, once you touch down in this tropical land, you know you’re not in Kansas anymore. From Seminyak to Ubud to Uluwatu, Bali offers something for everyone.
Twenty miles north of Santa Barbara, nestled into a canyon on the Gaviota Coast, is the ultimate minimalist “glamping” resort. Cedar cabins and Safari tents line the river that runs through this rustic Californian canyon.
Surfing lets us explore the unknown. The element of the unknown has always drawn us towards the water and is one of our favorites things about paddling out. Many modern sports have painted lines on the field and a set amount of time for each half or quarter.