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Comedian Bert Kreischer Visits Our North Shore Surf School

  When professional funny man Bert Kreischer visited the North Shore of Oahu recently, he had one goal for his trip— to learn to surf. Kreischer, AKA the Machine as he is affectionately known, was so serious about this endeavor that he spent the weeks leading up to his Hawaii vacation training and dropping pounds…

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October 4, 2022

The Ultimate Surf Warm Up: How to Get Loose and Prevent Injury Before Your Next Surf Session

Surf warms ups get a bad rap. Sure, certain surf warmups look ridiculous. Nothing looks more out of place on the beach than some guy doing pelvic thrusts in the sand, but a good surf warm-up can increase your time in the water and help prevent injury. While the debate on whether surfing is a…

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September 22, 2022

How Daily Yoga Can Improve Your Surfing: A Complete Guide to Yoga for Surfing

  If you’ve been on a surf trip in the last decade, you may have noticed the yoga studios, retreats, and resorts popping up all over popular surf travel destinations. While yoga and surfing are seemingly unrelated, the two have a lot in common and can be mutually beneficial when practiced together. Whether you’re new…

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September 9, 2022

Introducing the Jamie O’Brien Surf App: Unlock Your Surfing Potential with Thousands of Surf Tips in Your Pocket

It’s no secret that progressing in surfing is challenging. Once you master the basics, like popping up and riding down the line, there’s a long way to go before you’re considered an advanced surfer. The gap between beginner surfers and advanced surfers is far-reaching. At the most basic level, an intermediate surfer has mastered everything…

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July 25, 2022

JOB Surf Experience Surf Tips: The Intermediate Popup

Your popup will make or break your ride. If you drag your feet on your popup on a critical wave, you’ll miss the entire ride. At Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience, we teach our beginner surfers a fool-proof popup system that allows them to get to their feet slowly to maximize their chances of success. This…

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June 27, 2022

JOB Surf Experience Surf Tips: How to Top Turn

Image Credit: Buell Australia In our last JOB Surf Experience Surf Tips article, we walked you through the ins and outs of the bottom turn. This week’ we dissect the top turn to give you the tools you need to hit the lip and retain speed down the line. While a bottom turn sets up…

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May 25, 2022

JOB Surf Experience Surf Tips: Mastering Bottom Turns

Image Credit: Blue Magazine Turning is vital to progressing as a surfer. If you’re an intermediate surfer looking to improve your on-wave performance, mastering the bottom turn to top turn combo will help you take your surfing to the next level. In surfing, most maneuvers are designed to get the surfer back in the pocket…

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May 21, 2022

JOB Surf Tips: How to Generate Speed While Surfing

If you’ve ever been in the water with a professional surfer, the first thing you’ll notice about what separates them from the rest of the lineup is the speed they surf. From take-off to kick out, professional surfers carry exponentially more velocity into and through the wave than their civilian counterparts. Learning to generate speed…

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April 19, 2022

The Do’s and Don’ts of Surf Fitness

Even in Hawaii, we have small and flat days when paddling out is more of a chore than it should be. On the North Shore, the swell drops significantly during the summer, and many surfers (even the pros) who are used to the pumping winter waves choose to pursue other vocations. For those long stretches…

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April 19, 2022

The Argument for Soft Boards: How Soft board Surfboards Will Revolutionize Your Surfing Experience

There seem to be two types of surfers, surfers who hate soft boards and surfers who love softboards. If you’ve been paying attention to the JOB Surf Experience site or Jamie’s YouTube channel, you know we occupy the latter category. Soft boards haven’t always been accepted in lineups, but now they’re popping up everywhere. Beyond surf…

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April 4, 2022