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Salt Water

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dineson This quotation is such a true statement.  I believe everyone who exercises regularly and has spent time in their life around an ocean or large body of water…

November 4, 2013
Michelle Sommers - Experiences
Musings & Meditations Surf

Experiences Are What Make Life Worth Living!

TIME TO GET THAT EXPERIENCE! Experiences are what make life worth living. I recently lost two family members who both lived long, happy lives but it really put things back into perspective for me that life is about creating memories and leaving legacies –…

April 16, 2013

Have No Fear of Surfing

I’m always amazed at the fears that people have when it comes to surfing. There are risks associated with this sport, but many are minimal. After being struck in the face by a paddleboard earlier this year, I realize that freak accidents can happen…

May 1, 2012
Becoming a Surfer Girl - by Jill Robinson

Becoming a Surfer Girl

Lying on my chunky blue surfboard, I craned my neck back to the right to see a wave growing higher and closer to where I was floating in the shallow water. “See that one?” asked my surf instructor, Nicole Pratt. “You’re going to catch…

February 20, 2012
Cold Weather Surfing Tips

Cold Water Surfing Tips

Let’s face it — warm water is ideal for any surfer.  Unfortunately, many surf spots only have warmer water temps for a few months out of the year.  One good thing about the weather getting colder is that there are usually better waves in…

December 28, 2011

Get Yourself in Surfing Shape

Most people who surf on a regular basis are strong, fit individuals in very good shape.  I cannot think of any professional surfer who isn’t in top physical condition.  However, surfing is a sport that requires both physical and mental strength.  It incorporates endurance,…

May 10, 2011
Michelle Summers Hawaii Surf & SUP Retreat

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know!

I’ve just returned from my first women’s surf trip that I organized to the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii, typically referred to as surfing’s “Mecca.” It was my first time away from my boys, but I went with four great women, including my…

April 1, 2011
Yoga & Stand Up Paddle
Stand Up Paddle Surf

If You Never Did, You Should

“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” ~Dr Seuss Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss (born March 2, 1904) and what a fantastic message to us all. As I prepare for our women’s Yoga and SUP retreat with…

March 4, 2011