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Travel

Believe it or not, on occassion, some of us visit beaches other than the Riviera.  On this page, Riviera Wave Riders are invited to share pictures of themselves on distant beaches, whether they be at Ave A or Australia...

Gidget goes Hawaiian ~ 2014

There she goes again in Maui.

Did you surf somewhere else this year?

We would love to share your photos!

Gidget goes Hawaiian ~ 2013

Gidget charged the waves of Maui again this year. 

We know some of the rest of you are surfing elsewhere too, submit your photos for the Travel page!

Gidget goes Hawaiian ~ August 2012

You can't beat the view in Maui...

That is, unless you are looking at it while sliding perfect waves in 80 degree water...

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A visit to Doheny ~ July 2012

John and Steve met our photographer at Doheny for a little morning surf action...

True to form, John was up and charging in no time...

Since our photographer had his camera with him, the morning's session was documented in a 1 minute and 30 second video you can enjoy on Youtube by simply clicking on this link:  http://youtu.be/eIdvH6dOJ7Y

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Chuck & Bob's Big Adventure ~ March 2012

Call it a bucket-list item, call it Ferris Bueller's day-off, call it what you like; Chuck and Bob recently took full advantage of living in Southern California for a Big Adventure.  Leaving home at o'dark-thirty, Chuck and Bob here arrived at Snow Valley bright and early and were among the first on the slopes to take advantage of some beautiful Spring time ski conditions...

After a morning of swooshing and shushing the slopes of Snow Valley, Chuck and Bob had lunch and headed down the mountain.  They stopped at home long enough to drop of the skiis, pick-up the boards and then hit Torrance Beach where they surfed until sunset.  Chuck and Bob, you guys are awesome, thank-you for sharing your Big Adventure with us...

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Gidget goes Hawaiian ~ August 2011

When you are a surfer, where else would you go on a family vacation but Maui?

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Creaky Tiki & Son, Huntington Beach ~ August 2011

What better way to celebrate your son't birthday than to go surfing with him.  Creaky-Tiki did just that with his son during August, 2011...

Father and son both rip to the left...

Dad charges hard on his long board...

Son comes up off the lip on his short board...

Dad drops down the face to make a section...

Son rides in perfect position for a possible visit to the green room...

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Amy at Waikiki Beach, Oahu ~ August 2011

Most of us dream of a surfing vacation in Waikiki.  Amy did too until she arrived at her beach side hotel room, opened her window and found this rare Waikiki scene.  We guess there is such a thing as too much surf...

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Justin at Pavones, Costa Rica ~ May 2011

A regular at Torrance Beach; during May 2011, Justin here found some warm water and nice waves at Pavones in Costa Rica.  Thanks for sharing your photo, Justin...

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Matt's surf adventure to Mentawai Islands of Indonesia

Mentawai Islands of Indonesia, Kandui Resort was the destination for Matt and his surf crew.  When you're going to be staying on a remote island, isn't this the surf shack you envision?

Getting ready for dinner at Kandui Resort, this is what we call a kitchen with a view...

After dinner, Matt spends a little quality time with the locals to summon waves for the following day...

Bedtime. When you're staying away from home it's always a good idea to check in your bed and OVER your bed before turning-in for the night.  This fellow was as big as a dinner plate.  And we worry about bed bugs...

Alright, this is what Matt and his crew went for; tropical conditions and awesome surf...

80 degree water and glassy conditions, it gets no better...

"If the gang at Torrance Beach could see me now..."

After a great morning session, fresh fish and fruit for lunch and a nap; what else is there to do?  Oh ya, go out for afternoon session...

Before Matt's Mentawai adventure was over he had gone totally "tribal" in his surfing style.  We can see it in this photo, Matt, you rip.  A big Mahalo to Matt for sharing all these great photos with us...

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Carlos in Hawaii

Carlos in Hawaii with the legendary Laird Hamilton.  Carlos told Laird about the Riviera Wave Riders and the aloha we share.  Laird said "right-on" and was totally cool and happy to stand for a photo to share on our site.  Thank-you to Laird and Carlos for this great photo...  Thank-you to Frances for her camera work.

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Barry and Tricia in Waikiki

Lucky Barry and his wife Tricia with their rental boards ready to paddle-out and partake in the "Sport of Kings" at Waikiki Beach.  Besides being an avid surfer; Barry is the CEO of the "Beach Shorts Film Festival" held in Hermosa Beach each year.  Mahalo to Barry and Tricia for hosting this great event...

Barry floating in Paradise...

Warm water, warm air and some tasty Waikiki surf, it gets no better for Tricia...

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Nick in Pohnpei, Micronesia

"If you can surf Torrance Beach you can surf anywhere".  Here is Nick in Pohnpei, Micronesia using his hard earned skills...

Pohnpei, Micronesia; Nick has a knack for findiing the green room...

Pohnpei, Micronesia; we're at home in 52 degree water while Nick was carving 82 degree perfection; right on Nick...

Pohnpei, Micronesia; Nick traveling a vertical face at "Warp Speed"...

Anywhere besides our home beach counts as travel.  Creaky-Tiki made a recent trip to Huntington for some juicy beach break; he found what he was looking for...

Creaky-Tiki making the drop on a nice Huntington Beach bomber...

Mike and his brother Matt (below) took a trip to Playa Colorado,   Nicaragua.  Mike is a goofy foot and these nice lefts suited him just right... 

Mike's brother Matt carving some Playa Colorado.  The wind blows off-shore at this spot 330 days per year, sweet...

Hawaii, Spring, 2010.  Peaches, Turdesa and BBAM rode the waves of Waikiki, ride-on surfer girls...

When not riding the waves the ladies were hamming-it-up with the local surfers...

BBAM at Alexander Headlands Beach, Australia...

This is TJ surfing at the bottom of the Torrance Beach ramp, she has been surfing just under two years but she is already a hard-charger.  Check the three images below to see where TJ went surfing during Spring 2010...

TJ at Uluwatu in Bali.  TJ said the water temperature was in the mid 80's...

TJ at Uluwatu in Bali.  TJ is a goofy foot and this break was perfect for her...

TJ at Uluwatu in Bali.  We asked what was up with the booties.  TJ told us the reefs are razor sharp and you need them for getting in and out of the water.  We asked her "what about when you fall"?  She answered: "falling is not an option"...