The Unity of Surfing and Yoga
“Whether any surfer wants to admit it or not, I think we’ve all had moments like looking at nice waves coming through the lineup maybe, only for a moment, feeling that we are in the presence of something holy. There is a spiritual-ness when you actually get in harmony with something as natural as the waves and the ocean, and yeah, it is definitely a religious experience." -Gerry Lopez
Surfing has upped it's game. In the past we paddled out in the hopes that enough time in the water would make us a great wave rider, but now pros and amateurs alike are searching for ways to complement their surfing on land - from specific fitness regimes to diet and mindfulness. Legends such as Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore and Gerry Lopez admit to the practice of yoga behind their surfing success. There's a hype for yoga among surfers, as they realise the benefits and how it can greatly complement their technique and psyche in the water.
Yoga is a multifaceted practice that includes breath work, movement, stillness and so much more. As you dive deeper into yoga, you'll find that the core principles are similar to surfing...
Home Is Where Your Story Begins
Home is not where you are from,
After our busy second season at Azrac Surf Morocco, we took a long overdue honeymoon trip away. For us, summer is our time to relax after a long season, and to recharge in time for the next, and there's nothing like a surf getaway far away from home to help you recharge, relax and get inspired!
This July, we left the familiar breaks of Tamraght and ticked off one of the surf trip destinations on our bucket list - Bali!