(08/15) This Week in Waves for August 15th
Indo turns on too late, Gert ready for the tropics, and an unfair fight in the Pacific

(08/15) Record-Breaking Day for Tommy Coleman at Rip Curl GromSearch
Floridian young-gun takes down nearly every award possible at pumping New Smyrna

(08/15) Gert Strengthens into a Hurricane, Spreads Surf Along East Coast
Swell rising from south to north along East Coast through midweek

(08/13) Ten Hours at Teahupoo
Long day, big rewards at day 2 of Billabong Pro Tahiti; finals day tomorrow

(08/12) End of the Road Sprint
Challenging surf outlook sees Billabong Pro Tahiti fire through 16 heats on day one

(08/12) "Game of Thrones" Goes to Popular Surf Spot
The Mother of Dragons hails from a castle with waves in front - but where is it?

(08/11) Final Atlantic Tropical Predictions: Expect an Above Average Season
NOAA/CSU update predictions; all groups calling for an active season as we monitor two disturbances in the Atlantic

(08/11) The Business Of Being Mick
Catching up with Fanning on his many new business ventures, Kelly, Tahiti and more

(08/11) Them's The Rules
A closer look at the Toledo/Igarashi interference call

(08/10) This Week in Waves for August 10th
SE Pacific remains king, Tahiti ready for the 'CT pros, and Brazil bombs

Coco Pipe. One of the Caribbean's finest barrels.

What makes a good surf trip?

Finding euphoria or something like it in the Dominican Republic.

Words & Photos by Arsen Brzostek, Posted 1/30/07

I've been on my fair share of surf trips to various destinations. Some good some not so good. Most of the trips I experience are with your average Joe surfers except on occasions when shooting my surf films when I'm then in the presence of surfing genius. Simply put, most of the time I go on real surf trips with real people who are the majority of the surfing populous, working stiffs, saving up money to go on global surf treks.

I wrapped 2006 with a super busy work schedule and was overly ready to take time off to surf where ever. California and the Dominican Republic were high on the list. Cold water at home in Florida's Central Gulf Coast kept me from traveling to a destination which would require the use of rubber. Dominican Republic was the choice this year and a good choice it was. As the time drew near to making the final call on who's going to be a part of the >

What makes a good surf trip? Finding euphoria or something like it in the Dominican Republic