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Surfing Bangladesh

Beautiful video of locals surfers in Bangladesh.

“Here are a few images from a recent trip Kahana Kalama and Surfing the Nations went on to Bangladesh. It is a glimpse into a documentary that Russell Brownley is working on about a surf club in Bangladesh. Many of the children are street kids or come from very poor families. Some don’t even know how to swim, but their love for surfing brings them together and into a way of life they never even knew existed. An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture, is now becoming source of fun, escape and even a chance for a way to make a living.”


The Bangladesh Surf Club from Jedidiah Clothing on Vimeo.

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Best Places to Learn to Surf

Here’s a great post on the best places to learn to surf posted on the surftherenow blog which has great info on surf and travel. Picking a good spot to learn can make a huge difference on picking up surfing quickly! There’s tons of different types of waves and size, most are unsuitable for learning. To get started you want a gentle, slow breaking wave and waves smaller than waist high. Of course, warm tropical water helps. The waves at many beach breaks are too fast and break too quickly to be good for learning. Here’s a good article on how to pick a good beach to learn to surf.

The top 5 places to learn to surf are:

  1. Cowell’s Beach, Santa Cruz, California
  2. Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
  3. Miami Beach, Florida
  4. Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  5. Florianopolis, Brazil

 Best Places to Learn to Surf