Surf Blog

Dec
28

Livin’ the SoCal Dream: A Surf to Snow Adventure

Livin’ the SoCal Dream: A Surf to Snow Adventure   Southern California has earned quite the reputation around the globe – and for good reason! When people typically think of

Oct
28

Stretches for Surfing

Stretches for Surfing Surfing is a sport that utilizes almost all the muscle groups in your body. Additionally, wipeouts (or at least ungraceful dismounts haha) have a reputation of quickly

Oct
13

How to Buy a Wetsuit: Everything You Need to Know 

How to Buy a Wetsuit: Everything You Need to Know As the fall weather finally starts to appear this time of year in Southern California, many surfers start to think

Oct
06

Best Coastal Bike Paths in Southern California

Best Coastal Bike Paths in Southern California   California’s reputation of incredible beaches and fantastic coastal views isn’t for nothing. The more time that people spend at the coast, the

Sep
28

4 Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Encinitas

4 Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Encinitas From its small-town vibe, laid-back surf culture and gorgeous scenery, to spectacular beaches and restaurants, Encinitas is the perfect destination for a

Sep
19

Different Types of Surf Breaks

Different Types of Surf Breaks When you first start to surf you might think, “all the waves look the same”. However, that is definitely NOT the case! There are so

Sep
09

Breakfasts for Surfing: Fuel Your Session Well

Breakfasts for Surfing: Fuel Your Session with These Recipes Surfing is a very physical sport. You can burn a ton of calories during a good surf session! Not only do

Sep
02

3 Pop-Up Mistakes (and how to fix them)

Common Pop-Up Mistakes in Surfing (and how to fix them) Popping up, or the act of going from laying down on your surfboard to standing up and riding the wave,

Aug
26

Ocean-Safe Sun Protection Products

Ocean-Safe Sun Protection Products The life of a surfer calls for some hefty sun protection. As surf instructors, we’re in the water and the sun all day long and it’s

Aug
12

5 Marine Animals at Your Local Surf Break

Of course, we think that the beach is the best place on earth… not that we’re biased or anything haha 😅. However, when we’re soaking up the sand and riding

Jul
28

Eight Exercises to Improve Your Paddle Strength

Feeling like you need to improve your paddle strength? Summer is finally here and for many of us that means more time to surf! However, after a winter of surfing

Jul
20

Our 4 Favorite Beaches for Kids

The kids are out of school for the summer and it’s time to head to the beach!   But which beach is best? Parking, bathrooms, overall vibe? It’s a lot

Jul
15

Our Favorite Beaches For Teaching Lessons

How do you decide which beach is best? The waves, the tide, the vibe, the crowds… so many factors! If you’re going to book a lesson you want it to

Jul
06

Keeping Our Marine Life Healthy

Did you know that for every surf lesson purchased through Wavehuggers, we donate the price of 1 pound of fish to the Marine Mammal Care Center?   Here at Wavehuggers,

Jul
06

3 Reasons Why Kids are Awesome Surfers

3 Reasons Why Kids are Awesome Surfers “He’s at that age where he’s good at anything athletic that he tries. Are all kids such effortless surfers?” his father asked in

Jan
04

Learning to Surf – A New Year’s Resolution

Learning to Surf – A New Year’s Resolution Stuck on which New Year’s resolution to focus on this year? The best New Year’s Resolution is definitely learning to surf! Not

May
05

Evidence-Based Ways That Surfing Decreases Mental Health Issues

Did You Know Surfing Can Help Your Mental Health? Most people think of surfing as a hobby, a passion, or even a career, but did you know that it can

Mar
26

5 Easy Ways to Go Carbon Neutral this Earth Day

Protecting our Planet Doesn’t Have to be Hard   As surfers, doing what we can to protect our planet is essential to making sure we have a life full of

Feb
05

5 Reasons to Surf with a Buddy

Surfing is Always Better with Friends! Surfing is one of the best sports around as you have the option to go alone or go with friends. Though we love our

Jan
01

Guide to Winter Surfing in Southern California

Big Waves, Small Crowds, and Cold Water Ah, surfing in winter! The waves are bigger, the crowds are smaller, and the water is colder. Some love it, others hate it

Nov
01

How to #OptOutside in Southern California this Black Friday

Our Favorite ways to #OptOutside in Southern California this Black Friday As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re all exploring new ways to celebrate safely and keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy.

Sep
14

7 Best Beaches to Learn to Surf in Southern California

The Right Beach Makes All the Difference! While Southern California’s reputation as a surfer’s paradise holds true no matter where you go, choosing the right beach as a beginner can

Jun
30

Surfing Safely though the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Beaches are Open and So Are We! Southern California beaches are officially back open! After months of being cooped up inside, we couldn’t be more excited to spend more

Apr
21

Tips for Celebrating Earth Day at Home

Tips for How to Celebrate Earth Day at Home In addition to teaching people how to surf, Wavehuggers strives to connect people to the ocean and the planet. Earth Day

Mar
27

Eco-Friendly Surf Wax is Better, and CannabaX is the Best

Eco Friendly Surf Wax is Better, and CannabaX is the Best Protect Where We Play by Shopping Eco One thing we love most about surfing is the connection to the

Oct
01

October is the Best Month for Surfing in Southern California

The anticipation for summer to finally come around and get back in the water is usually what’s on everyone’s minds, but South Bay locals are just getting fired up now

Sep
01

Beginner’s Guide to Surfing: How to Catch Waves

Learning how to catch waves is the first step in surfing, after paddling out, that is. There are techniques that one should employ in order to smoothly and successfully take

Aug
22

5 Reasons to Try Surfing while Traveling

There is nothing quite like surfing – it enriches the mind, body and soul in one all-encompassing pastime that leaves almost everyone who tries it wanting more. It is also

Jun
25

The Domino Effect of Water Pollution

The Domino Effect of Water Pollution The ocean is one of the greatest resources available to mankind. Our stewardship of it will impact the ability of the human race to

May
08

How to Teach Your Child to Surf

Teaching a child of any age how to surf can be extremely tricky. Surfing requires confidence, endurance, fearlessness, and an appetite to explore unfamiliar territory. As the instructor, it is

Apr
15

Campaigns to get you Stoked to Protect the Ocean this Earth Day

There’s no denying that we all need to pitch in and help protect our environment. But with so many threats facing our planet, deciding where to start can feel pretty

Mar
12

3 Reasons Why Surfing and Snowboarding in the Same Day is the BEST Adventure

As adventure lovers, we often get asked what our favorite forms of adventure are and it’s often very hard to pick! As surfers, obviously we are going to pick surfing

Feb
11

Eco-Friendly V-Day Activities in SoCal

Flowers, chocolates, jewelry… We all want to show the people in our lives that we love them, but not only are classic Valentine’s plans expensive, they also often mean buying things

Jan
17

5 Ways to Achieve Your Resolution to Live a More Active Lifestyle

We get it, you started January with a can-do attitude, and decided that this will be the year that you will change your life. But, as we all know, changing

Nov
19

Surf, Don’t Shop: #OptOutside at the Beach this Black Friday

Why #OptOutside? The phrase “Opt Outside” tends to pop up this time of year and refers to boycotting traditional Black Friday shopping and choosing to be active outside instead. We

Mar
02

3 Ways to Recycle Old Wetsuits

Wetsuits are an expensive investment. They also are your best friend when it comes to cold water. Depending on how often you use it, wetsuits can last between one and five years. Once your old wetsuit becomes stiff with holes in it from use, it’s time to give it a new life.