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Flying through China for surfing

Flying through China on a trip to Australia. It’s fairly amazing the extent to which our surfing passion takes us to experience the extraordinary.

Ended up finding a very cheap ticket with Southern China that took me through Wuhan, a place I was at odds identifying on the map in first place. Let’s say that it’s somewhere forgotten in the middle of this huge continent. From there next stop is Guangzhou – formerly known as Canton – and from there next hop is Perth.

First impression with China was boarding the plane. A lady was in my seat (all the way to the back .. next to that there was the rear exit). The hostess firmly asked the lady to move. I offered to swap seats but the crew member denied the lady the opportunity.

Most interesting was my oversize experience with Southern China Air. I opted for SCA because the ticket was dirt cheap and – apparently – they offered a good deal for the surfboards. The story as typical changed at check-in. The info I was given by my travel agent appeared to be sketchy at least and the amount due quickly grew to become almost as much as the ticket itself. My attempt to negotiate on the basis I had been ill informed encountered but the strictest reaction by the ground personnel. TBC

Team Riders

The essence of surfing

What is the essence of surfing? What is so special about it? The fact that you live to the rhythm of the ocean. Thus you live in sync with the rhythm of nature. Therefore you come in sync with the universe, making sense that we little creatures are nothing else than a part of the whole we call the cosmos. Biocentrism and surfing have a lot in common.

The most famous windsurfing image ever

This is one of the most famous windsurfing images ever shared and an example of pure marketing genius. As such, it might easily be the product of the marketing department of the depicted brand. It exemplifies the relationship we surfers have with the activity of surfing. We strive to surf, we become addicts and having a good session releases an amount of serotonins comparable to another, much more widely practiced activity. Nah yah. We also tend to fall to blue periods if we go still and windless for several weeks. Reminds you of anything else you might be aware of?

Who hasn’t dreamed this wave? Let me show you what it looks like. From the sky!


In occasione del suo quasi ventennale, iSurf si offre una sessione dall’estetista. Be patient, it’s coming

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