Surf Vacation Rental vs Hotel = No Brainer

Coastal Cottage Zushi Beach Surf Trip 2015-imp

Hotels can be cool, however, they definitely leave much to be desired, especially on a surfing vacation. Here’s why: Value: Usually, much less cost per night (this is very impact full when a few friends or family members plan to divide the rental cost). This can result in 50% discount from hotels, leaving you more time on your surf vacation … Read More

5 Best Pacific Beach Restaurants to Recharge After Surfing

Mission Beach, San Diego, California. One of California's best beach towns.

You’re Hungry! What are the best Pacific Beach Restaurants? We have all had it happen, you arrive to a new location like Pacific Beach, CA…maybe pretty tired and even a bit hungry and you wonder just what are the best Pacific Beach restaurants? But its a new location so you don’t know the score on the local food joints yet. Bummer…so you ask around … Read More

Seduction by Pancake? Not Your Typical Surf Vacation

In an earlier post I wrote about our February run to Victoria BC where finding surf breaks did not turn out to be the focus…Here I wanted to write a couple notes regarding how a great host can impact your surf vacation rental experience… We met our host, Meg, kind of unannounced the afternoon of the first day we arrived … Read More

How to Make Your Next Business Trip Your Next Epic Surf Trip

My friend Brian and I travel a bunch for work. That comes with good and bad. We have learned how to take advantage of airline reward programs (built up some sizable balances any surf traveler would envy) and have had the opportunity to go to many places we may not otherwise have visited. On the flip side, there is the … Read More

The Best Kept Secret to Elevate Your Surf Experience

Michael in Berawa Surf Trip 07/10/2015

I am sure, you like me, wonder how to better your surfing. Well there are lots of ways from getting a coach, studying pro’s, more water time and upgrading equipment. One super quick way to get the most out of your next surf vacation and tear up your favorite surf break is to upgrade your fin set. I was like … Read More

Top 5 Reasons a Baja Surf Trip is Not For You

Over the past several years the public opinion of traveling to mexico for a surf vacation has been pretty negative. It’s a shame for Mexico due to lost tourism revenue and a shame for people that miss out on an incredible surf travel experience. I can remember the first time I decided to go down (about 5 years ago) with … Read More

Don’t Miss the Next Polar Vortex! and It’s Effects on Surf!

Clearly there has been some wild weather this year in North America. During the first two weeks of January, I took a surf trip to Florida and after the first day the high temp never exceeded 50 degrees. Yikes! However, one day the swell was pumping in Cocoa beach. California and Hawaii have had epic periods of large swells, along … Read More

Why We Created Live Swell

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About Us Live Swell helps you fuel your passion for surf travel by providing insights and resources to travel and surf smarter, more often and differently. Why we created Live Swell? Simple, we are passionate about traveling and surfing as much as possible. There are really not to many better reasons to travel then to travel and surf! Just thinking … Read More