Local Travel Guide: New South Wales, Australia Just the Essentials with Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright

February 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Up for traveling to Byron Bay, but not frothing to fall into every tourist trap the travel guide has to offer? Ask a local. We hit up Australian Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright to take us on a mini tour of her hometown.
Read on for her essential list of places to surf, eat, and play in Byron Bay and around New South Wales… (more…)

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SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Longboard Paddling Technique

February 8th, 2014 | By | 63 Comments

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A longboard isn’t called a log for nothing. Even maneuvering a heavily glassed 9’0 noserider makes a petite little lady like myself feel like I’m coasting on a 300 year old redwood tree. For how fun they are to ride, they sure can be challenging in terms of getting around, especially getting around waves bigger than 4-5 feet. Save yourself the frustration of getting caught on the inside with a few simple paddling techniques… (more…)

DIY: Scarf Beach Bag Learn How To Tie a Scarf into a Beach Bag

February 7th, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

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You’re packing for (insert your dream/actual Spring beach destination here). Maybe you’re like me, and just enjoy packing light, or maybe, between the bikinis, multiple footwear options, hats, more bikinis and the kitchen sink, a beach bag may just not fit into the mix. What to leave behind?! Panic sets in. This type of life-altering decision calls for a creative solution: pack one, multipurpose piece: a scarf. Among the list of things you’ll use it for (a beach wrap, racerback tank, blanket for the plane, head wrap, kimono…the list is endless), a beach /market bag is at the top in terms of space-saving functionality. Read below the break to learn how to tie your scarf into a beach bag… (more…)

South Bay Surf Series Becker Presents Stop #3 of the Contest Series in Manhattan Beach

February 6th, 2014 | By | 7 Comments

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Stop #3 in the South Bay Boardriders Club surf series. Held at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach, February 18th, 2012.

Becker’s is hosting an incredible pre-contest kick off party on Friday, Feb. 7th beginning at 5pm. This is open to competitors and non-competitors. Stop by for BBQ, tarp surfing, and surf movies. Competitors can pick up their goodie bags and get 25% off VIP discount voucher. BBQ goes from 5-7pm and the surf movie starts at 7:30. (more…)