Holly Beck’s Morning Surf Ritual

The waves aren’t perfect every day. Sometimes it’s small and kinda closed out, lumpy, and plagued by riptides. But the sunrise is beautiful, the beach is empty, the water is warm. Even if the waves aren’t firing, the surf lifestyle is awesome. On this day, I took my two dogs for a sunrise surf session, caught a few little waves, and just appreciated the moments.

Holly Beck Surfs and Skates in Ecuador

A couple years ago Holly took a trip to Ecuador with the Sector 9 girl’s team and scored with miles of uncrowded beach break, warm water, and great long smooth hills for skateboarding. One day we might even head back there with a group of Amigas.

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Best Bikini Bottoms for Surfing!

If you’ve ever surfed in a bikini, you know it’s a bummer to have to keep pulling up your bikini bottoms in between duck dives. Fortunately Body Glove makes a bikini with a draw string in the waist. Before you paddle out, cinch it up, and then paddle out worry-free!
Holly Beck puts the Body Glove Wave Rider bikini bottom to the test in Nicaragua!

To shop for your own Body Glove bikini, click the image below!
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Racing Water Buffaloes in the Philippines

The first week we rode them, the second week we raced them. It’s pretty tricky to get them to go fast, but that’s the funny part! The hot tip from our local guide (and Argentinian horse woman) Julieta was crucial, “you’ve got to push with your ass!”

Julieta pushes with her ass!

Julieta pushes with her ass!

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Skating to Play with Baby Seals in the Galapagos

On a trip to the Galapagos Islands with Sector 9 Skateboards, pro surfers Holly Beck, Jen Smith, and Kim Mayer skate to play with baby seals. Future retreat location? Maybe….

Why Holly Stopped Competing

A lot of people ask me about it. “How long did you do the tour? Why did you stop?”

Here’s the answer in a nutshell.

Rocco the Rottweiler Rides a Green Wave

Rocco is a surfing Rottweiler at El Coco Loco Resort in Nicaragua. He loves ladies, chasing baby cows, and peanut butter toast. He’s been surfing a few years but recently caught his very first green wave. Just like humans, once he got that one, he became totally addicted to surfing! He’s super cute!

Beautiful Friends on Longboards

Jackie, Jamie, and Holly took out a new 9’2 Equinox longboard with a GoPro mount on the nose for a sunset session and captured some super cute moving pictures.

Spacecakes – the video!


A friend brought down a prototype inflatable SUP and we put it to the test in some solid surf. It was not easy to ride solo, so we decided that the best idea would be to get three of us on there. A couple of the wipeouts were actually quite painful and in the end we were kinda scared, but still motivated to catch a bomb! This experience made me very grateful for badass water-women friends!

Holly Gets Tubed in Nicaragua


Can your surf instructor surf like this? If you come surf with us, of course the answer will be YES! In between retreats Holly demonstrates tube riding technique both backside and frontside in some gorgeous green barrels at her favorite surf spot in the world.

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