Bams' Blog Escape from your daily (bored) activities. Go to the beach and enjoy the ‘surfing’… Have a wonderful weekend my friends. – Last day vacation at Kuta Beach, Bali -
When the going gets tough, the tough escape to the beach; at least that’s what happens here in Umhlanga. Today dawned bright, calm and sunny, after a rather dreary Friday. Of course hubby and I were keen to escape from the house and see what was happening along the beachfront. Imagine our surprise as we rounded the corner, and came upon this guy. He’d been running, and was now just cooling down. I asked if I may take his photo, and he obliged and did a couple more handstands. In the course of our conversation, I learned that he was an ex gymnast from Kosovo, and that during the war in the late 1990′s, he escaped to England. After getting his British passport, he came out to South Africa on holiday and decided that Umhlanga was the best place on earth, so stayed and bought a home near the beach. I have an even more amazing pic of him which I’m saving for this week’s Wordless Wednesday. He was really happy to have his photo taken, and asked me if I would e-m
Pro photographers will always find the best point of view to emphasise emotion, form, excitement and to grab your attention and hold you there … then draw you in further. Here’s a few highlights from some of the best in the trade … all Redbrickstock contributors of course :) Redbrickstock
Our Australian brother, best reffered to as Aussie Matt, psyching up before hitting the surf..yyeewww
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO4dxvguQDk She had spent the day watching him. It was one of those glorious moments in time, an hour, a minute, a splash in the sea of life. A day that lasts forever. She remembers how his corn colored hair refused to behave, and the glistening droplets of ocean dribbled down his body, like the sparkling rhinestones on the tassels of her favorite dress. He was Neptune’s son, laughing at the power surrounding him, riding his board with white foam ever threatening, mocking its dangerous might. Later, with a candle’s flame their fireplace, and the gentle lapping of the nearby ripples their music, her wrists pinned into the cool, enveloping sand, he devoured her neck like a vampire’s apprentice, and making her beg and moan and gasp, brought her to the peak of the mountain, holding her prisoner, until he deigned she could leap from the precipice into erotic splendor. She thinks of him often, the first to show her who she was, and is. It was
No such thing as “flat” surf This film was: film/edit: Sean Kobi Sandoval sponsored by http://www.thehblife.com
Winters setting in and there’s nothing like getting away to the islands for a mid winter escape. Indonesia’s season is already well underway with swells pouring on into the islands. The Art Of Surfing will be back up there this July running junior training camps and private coaching seasons for all that make it up during that time. For now you’ll have settel for this little clip to amp you up to get up there.
A little while back I saw a French documentary about Rell Sunn ( why is it the french make films about interesting subjects and structure them in such a sensitive manner) it was shot over a few years when she had cancer. But what shone through was her great work she was doing with women in her community with regards to breast cancer detection and as lady others could go to and ask questions as she had fought the battle with the decease for 14 years, it was a very inspiring to see the love others had for her. But in her words the thing she said that saved her for so long was surfing and the undying will to want to go surfing at her beloved Makaha, even until her strength was sapped and the pain excruciating she believed the best thing she could do was ride waves in the warm waters of Hawaii.
It is amazing to come home at night and see this from my front window and just go out and shoot it. Next stop getting in!!
Sweet, sweet summertime is upon us! For those of you in the North, seeing the sun on a regular basis may bring joy and happiness but for all of us, it means its time to stay hydrated and protected. Just going out to the car in the supermarket parking lot here in Florida can cause you to sweat! Here are a couple of ways to integrate some of our product offerings into your daily routine. 1. Nuun Electrolyte Tablets Nuun offers 13 delicious flavors of their active hydration tablets. These tablets come with a pre-formed seam down the middle so they can be easily broken in half so the tablet can fit into a standard water bottle. Nuun tablets offer essential electrolytes: 360 mg of Sodium, 100 mg of Potassium, 25 mg of Magnesium, and 13 mg of calcium. What Nuun doesn’t offer is SUGAR! Yes, these yummy, slightly carbonated tablets are sugar free and only contain 5 calories per tablet, making Nuun a perfect pre/during/post workout drink solution or all day choice of beverage. 2. Enduranc
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Me and my two very dear friend took long waited trip to Munich. The trip included lots of wondering around downtown and areas nearby, Alps, Consentration camp, Bon Jovi concert and few and a few weissbier. First day we went out to see one of the four, most advanced one, surfers wave. The wave is made by shaping canal bottom. WOW, it is for sure one of my favourite city spots ever! I know I’m a bit simple, but I could be there for ages looking for surfers splashing water.
APPROACH: This list was created through suggestions provided by hydro athletic friends who have worn the swimsuits and have done so beyond the safety of the pool side or sandy beach towel. Other bathing suits were found while searching online and appeared to meet my stringent list of qualities. HEADS UP: Please be aware that I have not worn a single one of these suits (but would love to!), nor am I sponsored or linked to any one of these fine companies (but would love to!). Let’s take a look! 1. Rip Curl’s Love N Surf Cross Back + Love N Surf Classic Pant The front (comes in lots of fun colors) The tie back: keeping the girls covered. Applause: Bathing suit tested & suggested by a Hawaiian surfer and triathlete who now lives in Florida. If a bathing suit can survive the Hawaiian surf & turf, it’s gotta be a safe bet. Reasonably priced, too. Each piece was $29.95. Pause: I am not sure if the Love N Surf top is padded. I’m fond of light padding. Why
Children from Kerala join a surf club run by a Belgian charity in Kovalam The beaches of in Kovalam, a fishing village in the southern Indian state of Kerala sports a different look on a off seacon of May before the on set of monsoon. Deserted by normal tourists, this place opens to surfers. But they are not tourists but the local children from poor families who live in make-shift houses and scratch a living from the sea. They ride the waves, cut curves into the water and lunge into the sea’s white foam before reappearing to look for the next swell. Amidst them, paddling on a surf board, is Jelle Rigole, a 26-year-old Belgian with blonde dreadlocks, who is fluent in Malayalam, the local language. Mr. Rigole runs the Kovalam Surf Club, where local children – all of them from poor families – surf on the weekends. The club is part of Sebastian Indian Social Projects, a Belgium-based non-governmental organization, which has run a free local school and medical care for the poor here since