(12/11) Recapping the Hyperactive Atlantic Hurricane Season
A tropical season filled with surf and devastation is finally over

(12/11) RIP: Bruce Brown, 1937-2017
Iconic California surf filmmaker passes away

(12/07) North Pacific Storm Track Pivots for December
The central and northwest Pacific is stirring, and so are local winds

(12/06) December's Best Bet: Ecuador and Northern Peru
Five reasons to head to South America this month

(12/06) Dustin Barca's Aloha Aina Warrior
From tropical gangster to Mayor of Kauai (well, almost), new documentary follows the Hawaiian surfer's unlikely journey.

(12/05) Billabong Pipe Masters: The Preview
A very dramatic World Title race meets a very active North Pacific.

(12/05) This Week In Waves for December 5th
Winter, the Northern Hemisphere's time on the center stage

(12/04) All in on Adaptive Surfing
Brazil wins second consecutive team gold, U.S. earns bronze at 2017 ISA World Adaptive Championship.

(12/04) Lunada Bay Boys, Broken Homes, and Surf Escapism
Hollywood's latest crack at an authentic surf flick in 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes'

(12/02) Sunset World Cup Day 3: Youth Tames the Beast
Hawaiian teens, February and Seabass steal the show in Round 3.

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