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The Ultimate West Coast Surf Road Trip

Image Credit: Slyde Handboards   Nothing compares to a Hawaii surf trip. If you can’t make it all the way across the Pacific to the birthplace of surfing and the home of our North Shore surf school, a trip to the West Coast will do just fine. California has a special place in surf history….

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January 25, 2023

The Best Beginner Waves on the West Coast

California may not be the birthplace of surfing, but the state has played an instrumental role in the development of the sport and helped define surf culture. Famed waves like Malibu, San O, Steamer Lane, and Lower Trestles represent iconic chapters in surf history that helped push surfing to where it is today. For new…

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January 13, 2023

The JOB Surf Experience Vans Pipe Masters Recap

As we mentioned in our Guide to Winter on the North Shore, Vans took complete ownership of the Pipe Masters this year and reimagined the entire event. The event ran as a specialty World Tour event, meaning even though World Tour Surfers participated in the Pipe Masters, the contests does not affect the CT rankings. The event also…

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December 29, 2022

The JOB Surf Experience Soft Board Guide: What Foam Surfboard is Right for You

We may be a bit biased, but we think soft boards are the perfect surfboard for just about any situation. At our North Shore Surf School, Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience, we teach our students to surf on the same premium foam surfboards that Jamie paddles out to pumping Pipeline with. If a single board can…

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December 21, 2022

The JOB Surf Experience Ultimate Winter Surf Travel Guide

Image Credit: Stoked Surf Adventures While most US surfers pack their bags for surf trips during the summer, getting out of the cold and into your boardshorts/ bikini in the middle of winter is hard to beat. At JOB Surf Experience, we know a little something about winter surf travel. Our North Shore Surf School…

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December 16, 2022

5 Overlooked Surf Tips for Beginner Surfers

Surfing is never easy, but it’s one of the most addicting and fulfilling things a person can do in or out of the water. The harsh reality of surfing is that it’s mostly waiting and paddling. The time we spend wave riding is nominal to the total time we spend in the water. Yet, despite…

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December 7, 2022

The Ultimate Surfer Reading List: The JOB Surf Experience Guide to the Best Surf Books of All Time

  Surfers may not seem like the most literary-inclined demographic, but we constantly find ourselves on the beach, on a plane, or on a boat, twiddling our thumbs waiting for the swell to appear or the wind to change. So, naturally, some of us find ourselves with books in our hands in these scenarios. Nothing…

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November 29, 2022

JOB Surf Experience Holiday Gift Guide: Where to shop this Black Friday & Beyond for Gifts for Surfers

Beyond the mammoth swell that winter brings to the North Shore, winter also brings the start of the holiday season. It may be hard to believe the holidays are fast approaching when it feels like we were enjoying summer south swells in town just last week. With Pipe starting to pump and Thanksgiving just around…

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November 24, 2022

JOB Surf Experience Guide to Winter on the North Shore

Winter swells have officially arrived on the North Shore. As North swells light up the Pacific and turn Pipeline and Backdoor into the best show in professional surfing. The professional surfing world has already started its annual pilgrimage to the North Shore of Oahu ahead of this winter’s competitive events. Winter on the North Shore…

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November 24, 2022

The Top Banzai Pipeline Moments of All Time

As arguably the best wave in the world, Banzai Pipeline has hosted too many historic moments in surfing to count. From Bruce Brown’s documentation of the early waves surfed at Pipeline in the 1960s to Gerry Lopez’s revolutionizing style in the 70s and too many legendary Pipe Masters heats to count, Pipeline has played host…

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October 27, 2022