Surfing Lessons

Wisdom of Waves: What Surfing Teaches You About Life

Surfing isn’t just about riding waves; it could also be a metaphor for life’s journey, full of valuable lessons. Each wave and ride mirrors the challenges, triumphs, and unexpected turns we face in life. Surfing is a teacher, imparting wisdom about resilience, adaptability, and the joy of living in the moment. Guests at HT’s often […]
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Surfing Break

Why Do Surfing Waves Break on the Shore? How Waves Travel

Every day, in countless locations around the globe, surfers grab their boards and head to the sea. They hope to arrive and see perfectly peeling waves, ideal for making turns, getting tubed, or even launching airs. Surfing is a lifestyle, and it all revolves around waves, the tide, and weather conditions. This guide will help […]
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Aquaphobia and How to Overcome the Fear of Surfing

Has the fear of water kept you away from surfing? You’re not alone; according to a study in Frontiers in Psychology, Aquaphobia, or a fear of water, affects about 2 to 3 percent of the world’s population (140 to 210 million). Aquaphobia can develop due to different reasons, such as experiencing a traumatic event or […]
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Surfing Injuries and Treatments

Surfing is an extreme sport. And like other extreme sports, injuries can occur. Because surfing takes place in the ocean, other elements, like unwanted encounters with marine life and reef cuts, come into play. The more you know about surfing injuries, the better you can do to prevent them. This guide will help you understand […]
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Surfing Lances right Mentawai

Tips for Surfing Lance’s Right: First-Time Surfer’s Guide 101

Preparing for a trip to Lances Right is undeniably exciting. You know you’ll soon be surfing one of the most consistent right-hand barrels in the world. The uniquely world-class wave, also known as Hollow Tree’s, wraps around the southern tip of the Indonesian island of Sipora, creating postcard-worthy barrels wave after wave. The best way to experience Lance’s […]
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Surfing destination

Why HT’s Is the Ideal Destination for a Family Surf Vacation

A family surf resort is all about providing an enjoyable, safe, and unforgettable surfing experience for everyone in the group, from complete beginners to advanced tube riders. Today, we’ll tell you what makes Hollow Tree’s the ultimate place for a family surf getaway, from world-class right-handed waves and expert surf guides to mouthwatering cuisine, cozy […]
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Some beach vacations are better than others, and it is nearly impossible to rival a visit to the Mentawai. It’s the quintessential island paradise, complete with towering palm trees, white sand beaches, island-style cabanas, and most importantly for many visitors, numerous world-class waves. THINGS YOU CAN ENJOY DURING YOUR STAY MORNING BREAKFAST WITH A SEA […]
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A Surfer's Guide To Understanding the Rip Curent

A Surfer’s Guide to Understanding the Rip Current

As surfers, we want noodle arms because we caught dozens of waves, not because we got stuck in a rip current. In surfing, understanding rip currents are almost as essential as knowing how to swim. A “rip” is something every surfer will encounter, and knowing how to handle it is an important part of surfing […]
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Rainy Season

Discover Surfing in Mentawai During Rainy Season

The rainy season in Mentawai gets a bad rap. But those who know Indonesia understand that surfing during the rainy season isn’t all mud and monsoons. It is one of the best times to enjoy uncrowded lineups, significant discounts, and plenty of epic waves. Many surfers prefer visiting during the monsoon season, and we’re here […]
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Surfing and Emotions

Surfing and Emotions: Riding Through a Better Health

Surfers have long claimed therapeutic effects of surfing. It helps in leaving our problems, drama, politics, and other negative emotions on the shore and submerge ourselves in the serenity of the ocean. We disconnect from materialism and connect with nature, friends, and the feeling of gliding weightlessly across the water surface. Veteran surfers know the […]
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