SurfEars Blog

Lofoten Islands with Tom Carroll
April 6, 2017

Living in Scandinavia, I’m fairly used to the cold. Compared to the Baltic Sea and Kattegat where I usually surf, the water in northern Norway is actually warmer (less cold might be the more proper wording) during the winter months thanks to the Gulf Stream. For Tom Carroll however, leaving the New South Wales summer for the […]

Bodysurfing in a Wave Garden?
April 3, 2017

The wooden doors swing open. The water is smooth and glassy. A light mist hovers. The tree-covered mountains on either side loom, forebodingly. Dawn breaks at the end of the valley. Suddenly a noise; a humming grows to a swooshing; a cable starts to move and a lump becomes a wave. A wave, here, in […]

Split Peak Personality
March 29, 2017

Words by John Angiulo (Photo above by Erik Schwab.) Surfing has two sides. There is a perceived meditative quality to surfing and from that many times surfers are seen, and portray themselves, as peaceful, humble and kind individuals. Unfortunately, many times this is a facade. For anyone who has grown up with or experienced surf culture in […]

Shore Shots – The Irish Surfing Festival
March 20, 2017

Shore Shots started as a grassroots initiative in Dublin 4 years ago. Since than it has grown into a credible event which attracts visitors from all over Europe. The event has a good balance of movies, key note speakers, workshops, live music and at the end of each day a great party. Shore Shots celebrates the best […]

Winter trip to Peniche (photo gallery)
March 11, 2017

Talented Welsh surfer Joseph Morris went to Peniche this past winter together with his coach Joel Grey of Surf Solutions and British surfer Jobe Harris. They scored some great surf among the many beach breaks around Peniche including Supertobos. All photos by Luke Gartside (@lugarts):   “There was also a day where we tried some twin fin & foamboards…it was […]

Surf Worth
March 8, 2017

Words by John Angiulo. Photos by Erik Schwab.  For as long as I can remember, people have questioned the value of surfing in any practical sense. Most people consider it a recreational activity that provides little to no enhancement of society as whole. More recently people are accepting it simply because of marketing companies looking to milk a […]