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Zen and the Art of Paddling

So much of what we do on a day-to-day basis in modern life is done on mindless auto-pilot. We work, eat, sleep, and live out our lives with so little conscious engagement that we are at risk of becoming the zombies that we find so ceaselessly entertaining in books, movies, and on TV. And this mindlessness often […]

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Relax, you’ve got plenty of air to spare

As a Santa Cruz transplant, I did not grow up near the water. It took a stoked ex-girlfriend who surfed better than I could to get me motivated enough to drive over the hill to get wet. But now, a few years hence, having moved to Santa Cruz I’ve been fully converted and have been […]

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Global Odyssi Surfers First Aid Kits

BY:Curt Johnson Global Odyssi Surfers First Aid Kits was started before a 3 week surf trip to Bali, Indonesia in 2010. While preparing for the trip, we noticed one piece of inventory that was necessary, but not available: a first aid kit. More specifically, a first aid kit geared towards surfers. While scouring the Internet, […]

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Transform Your Life From the Inside Out

By Dominuque Free I worked with the SF Giants recently. Just prior to the series games we processed their blocks to success and bingo! The rest is history! Just kidding, folks, but seriously this is the kind of success that is possible for you, too. If you are wanting to enhance your athletic, business or […]

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The Paleolithic Diet: Unlocking the inner beast!

In case you didn’t know, the Paleolithic Diet, also known as the “caveman diet” or “stone-age diet,” is taking the country by its fierce K-9s.   First popularized in the 1970’s, and created by gastroenterologist, Walter L. Voegtlin, the premise of the diet is that modern humans are adapted genetically to our caveman ancestors of the […]

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What’s a Wave?

Where to begin?   There are two major forces involved in the creation of a wave: wind and gravity. As you may already know, the moon’s (and, to some extent, the sun’s) gravity effects the tide, which contributes significantly to building waves. Between the wind and the tide, sea water can get moving pretty fast. […]

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Pleasure Point Yoga – Yoga for health, accessibility, and enjoyment.

It’s never difficult to find a Yoga studio in Santa Cruz, but anyone who has ever practiced this mind body exercise knows that finding the right fit is just as important as the practice itself.  Having instructors that transpose bodily and spiritual discontent into holistic health can be a rarity and worth searching for.    The […]

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