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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