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Does FirePow really work? Jun 08

As I am a new blogger and I do not know all of the nuances of “social networking” a new service called Firepow claims it can help me. Of course, there is a fee for this and many sites offer different rates. You can find different prices depending on the affiliate that you buy the software or the service from. This blogger will sign up for the service and verify if the service works or is just another phony baloney niche marketing promise.

While I do not think surfing in Costa Rica is a niche marketing blog, the Firepow service says it can help me get the rankings I need for help get the site noticed by other surfers who are interested in surfing in Costa Rica. So check back here often to see my updates on whether or not Firepow social networking blog service helps this Costa Rica surfing vacations site.

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New feature – funny forum posts related to surfing Jun 06

Scouring the net for fresh content and key questions that surfers are asking, I often find funny and crazy things surfers do or say. I accept that what I think is funny might not seem funny to you but I will give it a go and see how this feature pans out.

If you have a funny posting and want to share it, add it to comments under this post.

First one is about one surfers solution to cold weather wet suit changing and surf breaks between sessions. Check out the comments to this surfers great idea. Note: not all of us are fortunate to have tropical weather to surf in and many prefer the waves in these areas.
First post

Second one is blooper but funny.
Second post

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Big Wave Surf Spot: Jaws on the North Shore of Maui Mar 18

big_waves_jaws-surf-in-jacoWhen the average person thinks of surfing they picture Hawaii in their head and the surf spots on Oahu.  These same average people when they hear Maui, they think of Hawaiian vacations. But Maui also has one of the best big wave surf spot called JAWS.  The big wave Jaws, is located on the North Shore of the island Maui and it the same wave where tow surfing was perfected since you cannot access this wave by paddling out. For newbie surfers, this wave was made famous by Laird Hamilton and he is often seen online in surfing photos of Jaws taming the beast and perfecting tow surfing techniques.

Big wave surfing is not for perfecting tight arc turns but for those people who want to tame the giant waves that the ocean creates. Jaws swells are influenced by storms as far away as Alaska so each set is different and has to be taken very seriously. Jaws waves are deadly if you drop at the wrong time or you wipe out and have not conditioned your lungs and mind to be calm during the ensuing “rinse cycle” of your life. There are few surfers in the world that have the ability to take on big wave surfing so it is an elite club but one that does not have longevity. Each year we hear of surfers who underestimated the wave or overestimated their ability and have died. more…

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