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The Ultimate East Coast Surf Road Trip

  The eastern seaboard of the United States isn’t exactly known for stellar waves. While the West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands receive a hefty dose of surf tourism each year, the East Coast goes largely untouched by traveling surfers unless they’re from the region. The continental shelf on the East Coast stretches out hundreds…

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February 13, 2023

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

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

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