Friday, August 27, 2010
"Surfveza" = More than sun & surf & beer...it's a LIFESTYLE
Press Play & listen to this wicked surf song
Ever since I was 10 y/o after my first trip to California with my parents I have been in awe and obsessed with surfing, and not just the sport, but the lifestyle and culture it exudes it aswell.
Sun, sand, surf pursued by sun bronzed bodies to me is the ultimate expression of fun and freedom. (Not to mention the surfer girls:)
That's why I guess when I was 19 years old after living in the prairies of Canada I put my life and school on hold to escape from the brutal winters and bought a one way around the wold ticket to visit and live a variety of surf mecca's such as Australia and Asia and return back to California were there was no such thing as snow, or frost bite, only waves, and sun all year round.
It was awesome!
my first business I ever started was leading surf trips to Tofino & Mexico for college students - I called it Surfveza Sessions
After one of the best trips and times of my life I got the above tattoo from a Mexican who didn't even speak English - it was interesting to say the least.
People always ask me what 'Surfveza' means, and to be honest, it doesn't 'mean' anything - but to me its a statement of freedom, inspired by following your passion and living your dreams, just as I did when I started that biz venture to not only give myself an opportunity to travel and surf, but to also expose others that were otherwise so consumed by work, school and stress to do anything fun. Those trips opened many peoples eyes that there is a really cool alternative lifestyle that anyone can choose to create and live for themselves if they have the balls to go against the norm and 'just do it' as Nike says.
Many travelers are surfers and many surfers are travelers, its a natural fit to explore cultures, beaches and surf breaks, in search of their own personal paradise.
I am TOTALLY inspired and addicted to this DVD series called Drive Thru, 5 pro surfers who travel and record each counrties surf trip into a DVD, check out this on in Japan:
There is something really soothing and hard to explain that being in the ocean provides when its just you and the sound of crashing waves watching the sun sink into the ocean, its almost a spiritual experience.
(Me Surfing In Mexico)
Obviously, I have been addicted to travel, and will continue to surf epic spots around the world...and hopefully run into the Drive Thru crew along the way!
My next goal is to go to either Bali or Brazil for a couple months of sun, surf and Surfveza's...
(this is the a really interesting & unique interview about a surfer 'drifter'
Go Find YOUR Freedom & Personal Paradise:
Your Surfing Beach Bum,
I wish I knew about 'tarp surfing' when I was growing up in the prairies like these guys...