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The Best Beginner Waves on the Planet

  Surf trips aren’t just for pros and experienced surfers. New surfers can use surf trips to progress rapidly, experience new cultures, and meet fellow travelers along the way. For every menacing world-class wave you’ve seen gracing the pages of a magazine, or on your Instagram feed, there’s a mellow, beginner-friendly wave somewhere nearby. Beginner…

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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

The JOB Experience Guide to Surf Photography

Image Credit: The Inertia Shooting surfers in the water isn’t easy. There aren’t many scenarios that are as challenging technically to photograph as a surfer in the water. A surfer on a wave is in constant motion, which requires a quick reaction from the photographer and the correct camera settings to capture the moment. Additionally,…

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July 11, 2022

Our Favorite South Shore Oahu Surf Spots

Image Credit: Hawaii Travel Guide Summers on Oahu means one thing for surfers— it’s time to surf the south shore. During the winter, the North Shore lights up with powerful north swell that originates in the artic and detonates on the Seven Mile Miracle in full force, producing world-class waves at Pipeline, Sunset, and beyond….

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July 6, 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

Our Favorite Summer Swimwear for the Surf, the Beach, and the Pool

Summer is officially here and for most of the country summer’s arrival means it’s time to ditch the wetsuit and slide into your favorite pair of boardshorts or bikini for your warm water summer surf sessions. Nothing beats the feeling of shedding the winter wetsuit in exchange for something lighter and warm water ready. Here…

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June 7, 2022

Our Favorite Novelty Waves in Hawaii and Beyond

Image Credit: The Inertia The North Shore of Oahu has almost too many quality surf breaks to count. Within the Seven Mile Miracle, it’s surfer’s choice on what to ride, from mammoth barrels and wide-open carvable faces to the soft rolling peelers of Turtle Bay near our North Shore Surf School. Sometimes we’re in the mood…

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May 25, 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

The History of the Banzai Pipeline

  Image Credit: Wave Length Surf Mag Pipeline isn’t just the defining wave of the North Shore or Hawaii as a whole, it’s the defining wave for the surfing world. No wave is as ferocious, picture-perfect, or universally sought after as Pipeline. A good wave at Pipeline can change a surfer’s life. Pipeline is the…

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May 7, 2022

Our Favorite Summer Surf Trip Destinations

When spring turns to summer, the last of the large north swells hit the Seven Mile Miracle on the North Shore, we begin to catch the travel bug. While there’s still plenty of Oahu surf during the summer, Pipeline and the other flagship North Shore waves go dormant. During the summer, we sail, paddle, hike,…

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May 7, 2022