Wavehuntress’ Week

3 Travel Tips To Live By So Everyday Life Can Be An Adventure

There are many lessons to be learned from traveling. While Lindsay doesn’t necessarily think a week-long trip can transform who you are, she does believe, collectively, travel experiences can. Here she shares three travel lessons she learned from those experiences, which can also be applied to everyday life at home:
http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/3-travel-tips-live-everyday-life-can-adventure/986455/

6 Life-Saving Travel Accessories Under $10

You know that feeling you get when, just as you get to the airport, you realize you forgot your phone charger? Well, while it’s a heart-sinking feeling, it’s not a matter of life and death. Except for your cell phone battery, anyway. But when it comes to matters of life, death, and just general safety on vacation, some of the smallest investments can reap the greatest rewards. To help you spend and pack wisely, here’s a list of 12 travel accessories under $10 that will absolutely save your bacon — because no bacon should ever be squandered..
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thrillist/6-life-saving-travel-acce_b_7018210.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

Surfboard Bags

Board bags are pretty self explanatory but it is important to get the right bag for the job. There are loads of different styles and types of bags out there to choose from. Check out here which one is the best for you:
http://www.surfgirlmag.com/2015/04/07/surfboard-bags/

The Most Hardcore Methods for Finding Cheap Flights

The best way to get the cheapest flight is to search for alternate days and alternate airports, right? Wrong. Well, it’s not a terrible strategy if you don’t want to spend a lot of time booking a flight; it is certainly the least hassle. But here are some simple tricks to get a cheap flight:
http://maphappy.org/2015/04/the-most-hardcore-tricks-for-getting-the-cheapest-flight/

Recipe: Gluten-Free, Vegan, No-Bake Superfood Bars

Perfect for traveling. These gluten-free vegan no-bake superfood bars are so easy to make, super delicious, and healthy for your mind, body, and spirit!
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18220/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-superfood-bars.html

How To Catch A 20 Footer

Why would anyone wanna ride a 20-foot wave? Why not? What kinda reason could you make up not to ride the wave of your life? Shane Dorian tells you how to get the ride of your life (even if the thought of 20 feet makes you pale to the gills)
http://beachgrit.com/shane-dorian-says-paddle-20-foot-wave/

10 Most Unbelievable Places that really Exist

Nature has always been my subject because nothing and no one can ever compare to the beauty of nature. There are so many amazing things in the world that really exist and that which are not easily captured. So many places that we thought only exist in fairy tale books and fantasies…Some are bizarre, some are exotic,most are magical and beautiful, others are horrifying and a good portion are awe-inspiring…Well not anymore because this hub will show you that mystic and magical places do exist in real life
http://purpleshadow13.hubpages.com/hub/10-Most-Unbelievable-Places-that-really-Exist

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Wavehuntress’ Week

7 Reasons Why Staying In A Hostel Is Always Better Than A Hotel

Hotels are great for a few occasions. But, if you’re under the age of 30, you’re missing out if you’re staying in a hotel. From the people to the parties, there’s so much happening in other modes of travel lodging of which you could be a part. Here is why staying in a hostel is always better:
http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/7-reasons-never-stay-hotel/977576/

24 Signs You’re A Good Traveler

You may love to travel, but just because you enjoy taking vacations and visiting far-flung destinations doesn’t mean you’re good at it. Unfortunately, simply liking travel isn’t enough. There are a few traits that every good traveler should possess.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/are-you-a-good-traveler_n_6926080.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

How to Earn Money While Traveling

Traveling the world is an exciting affair where you get to pack up your belongings, carry them on your back and hit the road not knowing quite where it’ll take you! But let’s face it, you can’t travel for too long without that cold hard cash! Here’s a brief overview how you can finance your trip abroad:
http://www.travelettes.net/how-to-earn-money-while-traveling/

How to Do a Cross Step

You ever wanted to learn how to cross step on your longboard? Watch Katrinas video, where she’s talking about girl surfers cross stepping techniques:
http://www.surfgirlmag.com/2015/04/02/cross-stepping-katrina-beddoe/#.VR0hY3vi78s

20 Things Every Smart Traveler Should Know

Matt has been thinking a lot about what makes a good traveler lately. Usually, those thoughts tend to go into higher levels of personal philosophy and self-improvement. At its base though, no matter where we go, there are a few things we should all know — not just to make us better travelers, but better people. Here are his top 20:
http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/20-things-every-smart-traveler-know/

The In-Betweens of Traveling

Your flight is delayed? You’re spending way too much time at an empty train station because services only run once every three hours? You’re frustrated because there just seems to be too much time going wasted before you can kick off the real adventure? Here’s how you can appreciate these moments.
http://www.travelettes.net/why-i-love-the-in-betweens-of-travelling/

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How to: Travel With Your Surfboard

When you own a surfboard, of course you want to take it with you on your next surftrip. Your board should arrive there just as healthy and safety like you. Unfortunately, it is known, that many airlines do not treat the luggage very well, so I show you this time in a step by step guide how you can make your board ready to fly.

Step by Step Guide: How to prepare your surfboard for a flight

Step 1: Check the baggage policy

First you should check if it’s possible to take your board with you and how much it will cost you. This page provides a good and comprehensive overview of many airlines, what they allow and how much they charge for the transport. Check also the baggage policy on your airlines webpage. Here they will also let you know if a reservation for your luggage is required.

Step 2: A good board bag is mandatory

Now that you know you can take your board with you, you should pack it safely. A good board bag is half the battle. But also the way how you pack your board is crucial.

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Step 3: Remove Leash, Fins and Wax

If there is still wax on the board, remove it. Otherwise it maybe sticks melted in your board bag later. The Fins can break off during transport broken, so simply unscrew them with a Fin-Key. Also remove the leash from your Board.

Step 4: Protect Rails, Tail and Nose

The nose and the tail are particularly vulnerable. You can protect them with foam-pipes from the hardware store, which you usually use for the insolation of pipes. Cut them on one side, pull it over nose, rails and tail and fix it with tape. If you don’t have a hardware store nearby, you can also roll a towel and use this instead. To avoid residual glue, you can wrap your board cling film before. To avoid plastic waste, I refrain and remove any residue with nail polish remover.

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Step 5: Pack and Stuff

For this reason – no plastic waste – I don’t use bubble wrap. I use clothes and towels instead to cushion my board. Wrap your Board into it and fix it with tape. If you have a board sock, put it over your board now. The well-padded surfboard now comes in the board bag. Fill free spaces with other clothes or towels.

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Step 6: Nothing forgotten?

Check again if you have Fins, Fin-key and leash. It would be annoying to forget those things. And also don’t forget the tape so that you can prepare your board again for your flight back.

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Now your board should be good enough packed to survive the flight unscathed. So good and safe trip and see you in the line up!

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Wavehuntress’ Week

Get Your Phone Ready For Travel

Get your Android phone ready for travelling with a few tips, tricks and travel apps well worth downloading.
http://www.travelettes.net/get-your-phone-ready-for-travel/

40 Life Lessons Learned In One Long Year Dedicated To Getting Fit

Jack sits in front of his TV watching “Seinfeld” covered in Doritos crumbs at 2 am, as he decided: „That’s it; I’m going to get fit now“. After a year he resumes the Life-lessons he learned in and shares them with you.
http://elitedaily.com/life/lessons-learned-while-getting-fit/968643/

5 Ways Travel Brings Out The Best In You

Traveling changes people. When you’re in a foreign country or another city, you become a different person, with an entirely different aura. When you’re at home, you live a life of routine: wake up, go to school or work, come home, sleep, repeat. You rarely take risky opportunities and instead rely on rational decision making instead of impulse.
http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/travel-brings-out-the-best-in-you/967273/

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being – and not just in the short-term. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacada-travel/11-reasons-why-travel-makes-you-a-happier-person_b_6908918.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

10 Rules For Dating A Pro Surfer

Dating a Surfer is hard – there’s always the ocean and the waves between you. Dating a Pro Surfer is even harder. Read here Ashleys 10 rules for dating a pro surfer:
http://stabmag.com/10-rules-for-dating-a-pro-surfer-with-ashley-osborne/

7 Best Excuses Not to Surf Big Waves

Let’s be honest: Big waves are scary. They are big, for starters. They can hold you underwater for long periods of time and deprive you of valuable oxygen. They can make you panic and fear for your life. It’s handy to have a few foolproof excuses in your locker whenever the waves get big.
www.grindtv.com/action-sports/surf/post/7-best-excuses-not-surf-big-waves/

Design Guide : Tail Shapes

Last week SurfGirlMag started its Design Guide with the Surfboard-Design. This week it’s getting more detailed. Read here all about tail shapes:
http://www.surfgirlmag.com/2015/03/24/tail-shapes/

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What Your Surfboard Says About You

A surfboard is the most important component of any surfer’s arsenal. Surfboards are conduits that splash brushstrokes on saltwater canvases. They are extensions of our souls. They are muses and swords, trophies and brothers. Like it or not, the board you ride says a lot about you.
http://beachgrit.com/what-your-surfboard-says-about-you/

Planning A Trip When You Don’t Have Time

Some travelers are just naturally good at planning – they enjoy it, and feel it helps them get through rough situations. But there are also people who travel spontaneously without little more than a plane ticket. Others don’t have enough time to thoroughly plan their adventures because of work, school, and/or home life demands. Here are a few things you can do to help prep for any adventure, even if you’ve got less than 24 hours to get everything together:
http://www.travelettes.net/planning-a-trip-when-you-dont-have-time/

The Surfboard Design Guide

Shapers from all over the world start with a foam blank or a piece of wood and shape it into a beautiful, streamline water craft, that we all enjoy riding in the ocean so much. So here are the main components that make up your surfboard. Its important to know and understand the basics and differences between each one.
http://www.surfgirlmag.com/2015/03/19/surfboard-design-guide/

[GERMAN] The Perfect Packlist For Surfers

Your next trip is just coming up and you cannot wait? But you have no clue which things you need? What is important and which stuff can you leave ate home? With this packlist you will be prepared perfectly for your next surftrip:
http://www.seayousoon.de/die-perfekte-packliste-fuer-surfer/

15 Ridiculously Adventurous Things to do on Your Travels

The new age of exploration is all about self-exploration — seeing how far you can push yourself, seeing what you’re really made of. Here are 15 ways to make your travels even more adventurous and even more rewarding.
http://matadornetwork.com/sports/15-ridiculously-adventurous-things-to-do-on-your-travels/

16 Reasons Life Is Better Without Shoes

Because everyone wants to be that child with mud between their toes again… and 16 reasons more…
http://coolerlifestyle.com/features/16-reasons-life-better-without-shoes.html

11 Clever Tips For Bagging a Hotel Bargain

We’ve all tried one way or another to reduce the cost of hotel accommodation — it’s such a big part of a holiday budget. Finding the best deal can be a challenging and time consuming. But never fear, we’ve come up with a clever list of booking tips and tricks, to help you save money:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hotelscombinedcom/11-clever-tips-for-bagging-a-hotel-bargain_b_6906588.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

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Wavehuntress’ Week

14 Amazing Places For Women Who Want To Travel Solo

This is a man’s world… Not really. The subject of solo travels ignites many ideas, wishes, plans, to-do-list and a lot more. The ladies are conquering the world. Here are some exotic, lavish, sturdy, adventurous,sumptuous travel gateways.
http://www.storypick.com/travel-solo/

7 Common Travel Myths That are WRONG

A lot of myths occure about traveling. But are they really true? The good news is: Most of them are not. Matt dispels some of the most common myths about traveling.
http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/common-travel-myths/

6 Myths About Travel Insurance

There are also myths about travel insurance. You’ve just booked a big trip, and you’re debating whether you need to shell out that additional cash for travel insurance. Do you need it or not? Check Mikis article to find the answer.
http://blog.tourradar.com/6-myths-travel-insurance/

What You Need To Know About Booking Your Flight

The big question: When is the best time to buy plane tickets? So far, nobody has been able to come up with definitive answers that stand the test of time for very long. But there are numbers-based guidelines touted by travel experts. And there are tools and data that can help you ascertain the right time to buy. Here’s the latest information on mastering the art of airfare booking.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartertravel/what-you-need-to-know-about-booking-your-flight_b_6832712.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

The Ultimate Alternative Bucket List

There is more to a good travel to-do list than just falling out of the sky, seeing the sights and locking your love to a bridge in Paris. Geckoadventures.com gives you ‘The Ultimate Alternative Bucket List.’ These are the moments, experiences and activities they believe every traveler should enjoy (or suffer through) at least once in a while on the road.
http://www.geckosadventures.com/tales/ultimate-alternative-travel-bucket-list/

These Women Quit Their City Jobs And Started A New Life In The Outdoors

Last week you read about some reasons to quit your job and travel the world. Here are some inspiring examples who really did it! Read about ten woman, who changed a life full of soaring stress levels for a life by the coast or in the mountains.
http://coolerlifestyle.com/features/leaving-city-life-behind.html

10 mistakes most new travelers make

Every traveler has been a new traveler before. This is a time when they learn about themselves and how to travel. At some point in time, new travelers tend to make mistakes. These mistakes are due to their inexperience with traveling. Here are 10 mistakes that most new travelers make and some experienced traveler’s advice to help you avoid these mistakes.
http://goingabroadtips.com/2015/03/10/10-mistakes-that-new-travelers-make/

10 things you should know before learning how to surf

So what pearls of salty wisdom and sunburnt know-how should you take on your surf adventures? Consider these ten things you should know before learning to surf – a sort of Kook’s Commandments.
http://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/11545-10-things-you-should-know-before-learning-how-to-surf

Surf Your Soul: The Connection Between Yoga and Surfing

Whether it is the perfect day or the perfect wave, the world is constantly changing, Surfing, like yoga, teaches us to adapt better to this change, to appreciate the moment, and to be less attached. Here you can read more about the connection between Yoga and Surfing.
https://aloha.com/shop/mag/article/surf-your-soul-the-connection-between-yoga-and-surfing

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Fit For Surf: HIIT For A Better Take Off

The Take Off is essential for surfing. If you can’t do it right, you will rarely get a wave. That is why I present a workout, with which you can effectively train the needed muscle groups and their interaction. You should note that a Take Off on land is different as an actual take-off on the water. However, it will help you to get better when you train the muscles that you need for your Take Off on dry land.

The Take Off is a complex motion sequence. First you need to powerfully push up yourself up from your board, which is not so easy, after the rapid paddling for the wave. An optimal body tension is important. You’ll need upper body and core strength. Then you have to jump explosively, but controlled on your board. You have to be quick here and twist your hips. At least for a stable stand on the board you’ll need lower body strength as well.

I created a HIIT – Workout to improve your Take Off and selected the following exercises to HI(I)T all of those muscle groups. (What was HIIT again? Read here)

Take Off HIIT – The Exercises

Make sure you perform the exercises as accurately as possible. Make controlled movements and listen to your body. P.S.: It will take a little while to load the pics.

Push up:

The push up is strengthen your chest and shoulder muscles. It will help you to push up powerfully from your board.

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  • Start in a plank-position
    • keep your core stable, your body should form a straight line
  • Slowly bend your arms until the chest almost touches the floor
    • Keep your elbows close to your body
  • Push yourself back to the starting position

Squats:

Squats strengthen your entire lower body – perfect for the strong and stable stand base you need.

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  • Start in a shoulder wide stance, your feet are slightly turned out
    • Your weight is on the heels
  • Lower your butt down to the back and go slowly into a squat, just as deep that you can hold the position by your own power
    • Torso and back remain upright and straight, your knees go outside
  • Press yourself powerful and explosive from the heels back into the starting position
    • Push your hip forwards and tense your butt

Knee to elbow:

Knee-to-elbow is an exercise for a strong core and flexibility in your hips.

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  • Start in Plank position
    • your core is stable
  • Now move your right knee to your left elbow
    • Twist to the side but make sure you are still stable in your upper body
  • Go back to the starting position
  • Repeat now with your left knee to the right elbow

High Jumps with turn:

High Jumps with a turn will provide you the power to jump on your board and they’ll also increase your condition and your explosiveness. By the turn you simulate the movement of twisting yourself while doing a Take Off.

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  •  Start in an upright standing position
  • Jump now with both legs and pull up your knees while turning about 90 ° to the right
    • Knees outward, while landing roll on gently on your toes and foot pads
  • Repeat the exercise now turning to the left

Down-Dog Push Up to Up-Dog Flow

This exercise will strengthen your shoulder girdle and stretch your back. Perform it possibly in one fluid motion.

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  • Start in downward facing dog
    • Your body forms an inverted “V”. The feet are hip width apart
    • Drag the tailbone upwards while your heels pressing down
    • Let your head hang loose, shoulders and neck are relaxed
  • Make a push up from this position
  • Shift yourself forward into plank
  • Bend your arms until your chest touches the floor
  • Head, shoulders and your chest lift slowly from the ground into upward facing dog
    • in one fluid motion lift the whole body. Push from your hands to the back foot until your arms are fully straighten
  • Push yourself back into starting position

Push up – Take Off

Now we put it all together, this exercise prepares you perfectly for the Take Off on the water.

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  • Start with a Push Up
  • Push legs and arms explosively up and rotate your hip (actually do your Take Off)
  • Go back into Plank
  • Repeat the exercise to the other side

Take Off HIIT – The Workout

These six exercises you will do in an interval of 50/10 – that means 50 seconds pushing hard and 10 seconds rest. In the App Store, there are many HIIT- or Tabata timer, where you can set the intervals.

If you one round is enough for you, just stop here. However, two or three rounds would be perfect. This will give you a short but challenging and highly effective training, which will make you fit and prepare you for your Take Off on the water.

Please let me know how you liked this training and leave me a feedback. Do not hesitate to ask your questions, if you have some.

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