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Ecuador is Buenazo

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In Ecuador “bueno” just doesn’t quite cut it. If you want to describe anything from last night’s dance party, to this morning’s surf, to the garlic coated fish plate with fried plantains (patacones) at the hilltop restaurant with a view, … Continue reading

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Building a Cabana in Nicaragua – Eucalyptus posts

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For more on building and life in Nicaragua…. Lately our home base has been a thatched roof cabana at El Coco Loco, the Eco-hotel where we run our women’s surf and yoga retreats. Since the guys at Coco Loco … Continue reading

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Termite Wings in My Bikinis

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How long does a bag of ice last – two bags in a high dollar cooler – Four days? – fine That’s how long I’ll stay. Quiet time. Two dogs inside – my favorite on the bed. The matriarch – … Continue reading

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LA Times Story : Holly Beck tours for surfing outside the surfing tour

Although she no longer competes, the 30-year-old travels the world for photo shoots and adventure trips. A sponsor says she’s the ‘kind of an all-around ambassador for what our brand represents.’ Click here to see the rest of an LA … Continue reading

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My New 5’6″ Rusty Stump

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I am addicted to my Rusty 5’4 Dwart. (To see a blog post about my love of the Dwart CLICK HERE) I’ve been riding it in Nicaragua and wanted to bring it on a trip to Ecuador, but didn’t want … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Beer-tasting Tour

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I love beer. Let me re-phrase that actually, I love good beer. One of the trade-offs involved in spending so much time in tropical locations is the lack of good beer. Sure, Bintangs are great for boat tripping refreshment, Hinano … Continue reading

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Cock-blocking for Cola

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My dog Cola is in heat. She’s about 14 months old and should have been spayed already as her sister Ardilla has been, but every time we took her on the big three-hour drive to Managua to see the vet, … Continue reading

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An Exclusive Interview on the Wave Patrol blog

The Wave Patrol blog featured me in a recent interview about volunteering, life, etc. Here’s an excerpt from the intro: “Holly Beck is more than a world class pro surfer, she is an iconic figure in the surf community. She … Continue reading

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“Under the Bridge” by Nicki and Tim Bluhm

Another gem by Nicki and Tim Bluhm singing their song off Nicki’s new album “Stick With Me”. The “Bridge Sessions” video was created by Karina Mackenzie. I love these guys! Nicki has a new album about to come out. For … Continue reading

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Surfing in Oregon

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After an awesome week hanging out with family in Portland for Christmas, we hopped into the car and set off towards the coast. First stop was Nehalem State Park. We were prepared to tent camp but since it was raining … Continue reading

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