Mar12

Top 5 Surf Spots

In this video by DOSE, Kelia Moniz and Monyca Byrne-Wikey, Roxy surfer girls, tell us their favorite places to surf.  Kelia and Monyca both started surfing as kids and the time they were 14 they were kicking ass in professional competitions!  Needless to say, they know the water!  So what’s on their list of Top 5 Surf Spots? Let’s take a look.   1.) First up is Waikiki.  Waikiki was Kelia’s first wave.   Beginner surfers can paddle out to a fun, easy break called Canoes.  Intermediate surfers can try Queens.  More experienced wave rides would have the best time at Populars.    2.) Next up is Hamoa Beach on Maui.  Monyca grew up surfing Hamoa’s barrels as a young surfer girl.  While Hamoa is a sick break, it’s also mighty powerful and exposed to rips so it’s best for experienced surfers only!   3.)  Kelia and Monyca both love Cold Springs in the Mentawais Islands of Indonesia.  Cold Springs (also called Roxies) is total warm-water paradise! You have to take a boat to get out there, but it’s worth it!    4.) Lower Trestles, fourth on Kelia and Monyca’s list, is a great spot! You can go there to surf, barbecue, hang, surf again, and leave.  There are always a lot of people in the water at Trestles, but there are also plenty of waves to go around.  So don’t sweat the crowds!   5.) Last on their list is La Bamba, in Salina Cruz, Mexico.  La Bamba is a nice, easy break with rides that seem to last forever.  The beach is surrounded by craggy peaks and green carpeted mountains.  Long rides with epic visuals? Sold!   This globe is littered with tons of incredible surf spots.  But, from the girls who know, these breaks you don’t want to miss!  Want to see more? Here is a great collection of sizzzlin surf action. [Show...

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Oct14

The best 20 bungee jumps in the world

on Oct 14, 2013

Anyone ever tell you to go jump off a a bridge? Well some of the biggest bungee jumps in the world take that plunge, others take their last step off the edge of a cliff. Either way it’s an exhilarating and often nerve racking experience, that tests your mind and bladder. Complied by session Magazine.  These 20 top Bungee jumps are to die for. Ok, sorry…wrong choice of words.   Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, USA – 1053 ft (321 m)   Official website Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa – 710 ft (216 m)  Official website Verzasca Dam, Val Verzasca, Switzerland – 721 ft (220 m) More info Corinth Canal, Greece – 260 ft (79 m)  Official website Ponte Colossus, Italy – 500 ft (152 m)  Official website The Pipeline Bungy, New Zealand – 335 ft (102 m) Official website Colorado River, Costa Rica – 279 ft (85 m) AltaVila Tower, Brasil/BH – 233 ft (71 m) Navajo Bridges, USA – 467 ft (142 m) Macau Tower, China – 764 ft (233 m) Nevis Highwire Bungy, New Zealand – 440 ft (134 m) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – 120 ft ( 37m ) Graskop Gorge, South Africa – 197 ft/262 ft (60 m/80 m) Pont de Ponsonnas, France – 338 ft (103 m) Ledge Urban Bungee, Queenstown NZ – 154 ft (47m ) Perrine Bridge, USA – 486 ft (148 m) The Last Resort, Nepal – 525 ft (160 m) Niouc, Switzerland – 623 ft (190 m) Longqing Gorge Bungee, China – 164 ft ( 50m ) Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe/Zambia – 364 ft (111 m)...

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Oct12

White Water Rafting: Top 5 locations in the U.S.A

No beginning courses here. Hold on! This is no Disney ride. If you are looking for a thrill seeking adventure, Whitewater rafting can certainly put you over the top. White Water Rafting: Top 5 U.S. Get the break down of each Location from Discovery News Discovery News presents the top 5 in the USA 1. Deschutes River, Oregon 2. Salmon River’s Middle Fork, Idaho 3. New River, West Virginia 4. Gauley River, West Virginia 5. Colorado River, Colorado, Utah & Arizona...

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Feb15

Running FROM the Bulls, a Survival Kit

Road to Pamplona: How to Survive the Running of the Bulls There are few things we can do that are more foolish than attempting to keep up with a wild animal. Bulls are large, beastly animals that are as notorious for their viciousness as they are for their magnificent beauty. And yet, in spite of the danger, there are also few things as thrilling as the annual Pamplona Bull Run in Spain. Known to the locals as the Fiesta de San Fermin, the running of the bulls is actually a nine-day event, comprised of eight consecutive bovine runs, countless parties, and more celebratory sangria than you could possibly tire of. Each year from the 6th to 14th of July, the tiny cobblestoned streets of Pamplona are blocked off from the corral in Calle Santo Domingo to the bullring at the city center. Starting on the 7th, the 8am dual rockets will be fired, signaling the start of the 825-meter run of your life. The run typically lasts no more than five minutes, but with more than 1,000 pounds of sheer muscle coming at you, it can feel much longer. Of course, the real prize is the celebrations that mark the festival after each run. To be sure you make it that far, we have a few suggestions for how to handle it as safely as possible. 1.) Athleticism – The actual run may be less than 5 minutes, but it’s still something best left to those that at least kind of know what they’re doing. Running on cobblestone streets with hundreds of people and live animals charging behind you is not a joke. It may not be a marathon, but it’s still a run you should probably train at least a little for. If you’re not a professional runner, that’s ok, but it’s important to wear the right shoes, get a good night’s sleep, and make sure you’re not hungover for the big day. Remember, you’re going to have plenty of time to party after you run; there’s no reason to sacrifice your safety.   2) Crowd Control – With all jokes about bulls aside, your real worry should actually be the amount of people that show up for this thing. Keeping this in mind, it’s typically not a good idea to try to run on the first day of the festival. The first day is usually the most popular, meaning you (as a tourist) are more likely to get yanked out by the police and least likely to make it through an entire run without being pushed to the ground by the countless other inexperienced runners. A much better...

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