Airbnb Video Tour: Magical Bungalow OBX

Magical Bungalow OBX:  Airbnb Video Tour Take a Guided Airbnb Video Tour of the Magical Bungalow OBX with hosts and founders of Live Swell, Maria Feurer and Michael Hamilton. Enjoy! This guided tour will introduce you to our Magical Bungalow OBX, our most requested beach bungalow.  You will see many of the features that make the Live Swell bungalows different … Read More

Airbnb Video Tour: Avalon Beach Bungalow OBX

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Avalon Beach Bungalow OBX – Airbnb Video Tour Take a Personal Guided Airbnb Video Tour of the Avalon Beach Bungalow OBX with hosts and founders of Live Swell, Maria Feurer and Michael Hamilton. Enjoy! This guided tour will introduce you to the bungalow so you have an accurate look at what to expect and if its a fit. This video … Read More

Mike’s Surf Lessons

How to Set Up and How to Wax a Surfboard Step #1 Before we can get into the water its important to cover some basics like setting up a surfboard which includes connecting a leash and how to wax a surfboard.  We cover those in this video; Surfing Etiquette + Surfing Rules Its important to be mindful of general surfing … Read More

Live Swell – Our Story

Live Swell Beach Tote

Live Swell Story In this short presentation you will learn about Live Swell, a growing brand of “limited edition” coastal vacation rental properties. Live Swell’s mission is to open the doors to the surfing lifestyle for travelers that dream about life near the ocean and waves. Currently they operate in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX) and in … Read More

Part 1: Surf Trip FAQ’s Answered

Surf Trip FAQs

I have spent a considerable amount of time over the last few months trudging knee deep in the depths of a variety of surf forums. The following piece is addressed to help narrow down some of the most reoccurring questions and concerns that traveling surfers face on a regular basis. However, if you don’t feel like going through this article … Read More

Most Commonly Forgotten Items While Packing For a Surf Trip

packing essentials

I had just landed in France for the very first time. I could not wait to eat copious amounts of food, binge on Bordeaux’s cheapest wines and hit up the notoriously wild beach breaks. The anticipation has been building for the last fifteen hours of travel all of the way from San Diego, through Paris and finally down to Biarritz. … Read More

Best Airline Credit Cards for the Surf Traveler

Best Airline Credit Cards for the Surf Traveler

How’s your mindset around credit cards?  Most people have a consumer mindset around credit cards – they have negative idea’s engrained into their subconscious from years of conditioning.   Problem is they don’t know how to use them and even fear them (at times these folks even experience paranoia like cutting them up frantically).  Folks the problem is not the … Read More

A Magical Scorpion Bay Surf Trip

Scorpion bay surfing

After building many relationships with various surfers in the Cabo area, I kept hearing them talk about this magical place I needed to visit that they call San Juanico but for “gringos” it is known as Scorpion Bay. It seemed that a Scorpion Bay Surf Trip would be in my near future. The decision to surf San Juanico also known … Read More

Best Surf Destinations to Visit During Holidays

Bali Surf Trip Seminyak La Plancha Bean bag

If you travel and surf a lot you have likely, by coincidence, ended up abroad on a surf trip while there is a national holiday, observance or festival taking place.  Lucky you, we have found that some of our most epic trips & memories have occurred during these festive times – whether by design or coincidence. It just makes sense, people … Read More

California Road Trip

California Road Trip

Let’s Hit The Road! California has one of the most picturesque coastlines and varies widely considering that it measures out to bee roughly 830 miles in length. We have decided to put together a few of our favorite pit stops going from south to north.Pack the car, grab the camping gear and your boards because its time to hit the … Read More