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Shark Fin Soup in Hainan, China by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing    I’m sitting around a big table in a private dining room at the luxurious Le Meridien in Hainan, China, listening to the mayor tell me through a translator that he ... Read on »
Second Beer Blush Pinkening Sunset by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing Second beer blush pinkening sunset and only days to go While the scurrying above me calls for bat-proofing 2.0 Two soft young dogs, bookends nightly Ten legs an ... Read on »
Jamming with Kids and SYRV.org by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing SYRV.org is an non-profit dedicated to making good happen. Over the last few years the SYRV crew has been working hard to create a community center to benefit the peopl ... Read on »
Test of Faith by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing At some point in any love, religion, or great pursuit your faith is tested. It’s not as easy as it once seemed, promises aren’t kept, passion fades over time revealing annoy ... Read on »
Surf, Yoga, Volunteer with SYRV and Holly Beck 8/30-9/6 by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing We are excited to announce that August 30 - September 6 (Labor Day Holiday) will be SYRV's Surf Yoga Volunteer Adventure VI with your hosts Monique Evans, Holly Beck, Chri ... Read on »
Drop Zone Fiji Journal Entries by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing June 20, 2010         Drop Zone to me means Alex Gray antics, Cheyne Magnussen’s smiling supercharged surf sessions, and endless amounts of waterborne adventure. This time ... Read on »
We Love Sharks! by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing A film by Scott Smith about sharks and our obsession with them. On a trip to Mexico, Holly Beck got to swim with whale sharks and dive with great whites. Read on »
Can't wait to get back home! by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing           It's been almost a month since I left and I'm desperate to get back. I've savored hot, high-pressured showers, the feel of carpet under my feet, a well-worn cush ... Read on »
5 New Pretty Painted Rusty Surfboards by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing I love surfboards! Ever since I was 13 years old and desperate for a surfboard of my own, I've loved them. Now that I'm 29 and have had quite a few to call my own over the ... Read on »
Parting Ways with Greedy Partners by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing     I hate crowds, which is one reason I love my little paradise in Nicaragua. But, in order to spend as much time as possible enjoying my uncrowded slice of heaven, I nee ... Read on »
Construction Begins on the Big House by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing So far we have two small houses on our lot. We built the first one for our caretakers then liked it so much we claimed it for ourselves and built them another one. ... Read on »
Dogs and Tubes by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing Every morning i grab my surfboard and 4 dogs follow me down to the beach to play in the shorebreak while i paddle out and hopefully score a few tubes. Music: htt ... Read on »
Nicaraguan Town Run by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing Getting supplies isn't quite as easy in Nicaragua as it is in the states. In California I can hop on my skateboard and choose between several grocery stores. In Nica, stocki ... Read on »
Battling Bats by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing It's always an adventure in Nicaragua.... Read on »
Call me Olga by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing Cleanliness is relative. Fresh out of a bucket shower because I didn’t have time to fill the solar shower before my run to town, I feel clean though the bottoms of m ... Read on »
Feeding and Clothing Kids at the Dump in Nicaragua by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing When I started my Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua , I wanted giving back to be a key component. See below for photos and a short video from our day at the dump. ... Read on »
Holly Beck Volunteers with SYRV.org in Nicaragua by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing For the full post, check out my other blog: SurfLifeNicaragua.blogspot.com Read on »
Surfing, Sharks, and Waterfalls. My life lately... by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing My mom thinks I'm wasting my life. Im 29 years old. Not married. No kids. No mortgage. I've spent the last 10 years traveling the world with my surfboard. This past year h ... Read on »
The Mother Hips are Awesome (but keep that to yourself) by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing "Are You Free" - music video Over the last few months, The Mother Hips have provided the soundtrack to all my adventures. Rock scrambling , shark diving , well-pum ... Read on »
Holly Beck Opens Women's Surf and Yoga Retreat by Holly Beck Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing            After spending the last ten years traveling the world for contests and photo shoots, pro surfer Holly Beck will combine her passions for surfing, yoga, and i ... Read on »