What if you never want to go home?

When my husband and I traveled to Portugal for a surf trip, I hadn’t surfed a wave in over a year. We were living in Sicily, which is amazing, but let’s just say is not a surf mecca. Every now and then, the Mediterranean would kick up some good swell, but...

Hardest Wave I’ve Ever Surfed

The hardest wave I’ve ever surfed is a remote Mexican beach break we’ll call El Perro. The wave is burly, and sometimes paddling out can take what feels like years, during which I’m paddling like hell and getting beat up. It’s a beautiful...

A Surf-Lover’s Library

The nights are getting longer, the kids are back in school, which means it’s TIME TO READ! To celebrate, I’m giving away this sweet little Surfer’s Library! Click here to enter!   AMY’S FAVORITES:   #1 Caught Inside, A Surfer’s...

How To Pack for a Surf Trip (With Kids!)

Sun Protection. Your kids won’t know that the equatorial sun is brutal and can ruin their trip (and yours) if they get burned. Vigilance is key. Have a talk with your kids before you leave and line it out for them: it’s no fun to be stuck inside, in pain, when...

Birthday Wave

The morning sun was just a hint of light shining through the tropical mist when the Buddha-bellied old man paddled up. I was immediately terrified of him because he was a local, or at least he looked the part. He sat hunched over his longboard, wearing a meaty-lipped...