SurfEars Blog

So Irish!
May 11, 2017

Ireland – often come secondary to the Portugal and the Basque country when it comes to European surf destinations, arguably due to water temperature rather than wave quality. We were invited to be a part of the Shore Shots Festival 2017. That was it, our chance to take a glimpse at the Irish surfing culture, […]

Frodes Garden
May 9, 2017

Frode Goa is fortunate to have one of Norways premier surf spots basically in his garden, and there is no doubt that he’s making the most of it. As soon as the wave break you can count on him being out there and not too rarely, all by him self! The following edit, named “the Garden”, […]

Green Foam In the Brown Room
April 24, 2017

Words by John Angiulo. Photos by Eric Schwab and Mike Nelson. The tube, the hollow, cylindrical recesses of liquid waves, has often been referred to as the green room. However, I live on Long Island and for the majority of my life that hallowed room has been a brown one. Sure, when the light shines through […]

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 […]