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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

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

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

5 Benefits of SUP Yoga

JOB Surf Experience, located in Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, offers more than just North Shore surf lessons and surf guiding. In addition to our surf lessons, we also offer Stand Up Paddle Tours, Stand Up Yoga, Turtle Safaris, and so much more. Whether you’re an avid yogi or a new practitioner, you’ll fall…

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August 16, 2022

The Best Surf and Golf Combo Travel Destinations

If you’re planning a vacation, why not combine your passions into one epic trip? There aren’t many destinations around the world where you can pack in multiple activities in a day that you truly love. For many people, Hawaii is one of those rare travel destinations that truly has it all. Beyond the surf, the…

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August 15, 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

Decoding the Hawaiian Wave Measurement System: Our North Shore Surf Schools Guide to Understand Wave Height While Surfing in Hawaii

Image credit: Magicseaweed.com Understanding surf vernacular can be a challenge for new surfers, especially when surfers are describing waves. Words like lip, pocket, barrel, and shoulder will likely stupefy anyone not intimately familiar with the sport. Unfortunately, when it comes to measuring wave heights, it only gets more confusing. Surfers have several methods for measuring…

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June 27, 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

The Best Activities in Hawaii in the Summer

  Here on Oahu, it feels like summer nearly every day. The sun is shining, the water is warm, and everyone on the island flocks to the beaches and the outdoors every chance they get. Summer remains one of our most popular travel seasons. During the summer on the North Shore, many of our fearsome…

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June 3, 2022