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Restube – Wise to use it
Do you know what is Restube? Do you know what it is for? We are official dealer of this rescue buoy on Canary Islands.
Take a pick and if you are on vacation pass by to rent it or buy it.
The simple bag is worn with its waist belt. It is reduced to its basic function and is perfect for water activities with the family, in your free time, as additional tool aboard a ship, while fishing or canoeing.
More options and info HERE
ISLAND TALK FOR FOREIGNER VOL. 2
Most exciting and difficult project in front of us. Our island need wise tourists that know how to enjoy vacation without destroying eco-system and investing in local businesses not huge factories like RESORTS.
We want that all people that come to the island see real Gran Canaria and understand how important is to experience the island, because this is what stays in our memories for ever
Join by signing up on Facebook event: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1576666622416248&id=1140187736064141
1st meeting “ISLAND TALK FOR FOREIGNER” took place on 16th of November 2018
Organization of the 1st meeting:
- History of all canary islands. Etymology, volcanic islands, first people leaving on Gran Canaria and their life
- Work and school system.
- Types of tourism and effect on local business
- Typical Food and festivals
- Places to visit
Surfers seem to have something the rest of the world does not. After all, their hair seems to hang a little looser and their smiles seem to stretch a little wider. Maybe it’s all that time spent in the ocean or the heavy doses of vitamin D, but we think surfers — as a whole — might have this whole bliss thing figured out. Here are six reasons why:
They know how to live in the moment.
The ocean is unpredictable. It can cradle you one moment, and turn ruthlessly violent the next. Surfers constantly read and adapt to these changes, whether it’s to catch an exhilarating wave or to be safe during a surprise wipeout.
And as professional surfer Keala Kennelly once described, riding waves also lends itself to a zen-like state. “Nothing remains except extreme focus for the task at hand,” she told Surfer magazine. “When I get way out the back [of the wave] and am looking in at those mountains, I feel my heart expand from all the beauty.”
They use fear to their advantage and learn to be humble because of it.
Whether it’s your first lesson or you’ve won a world championship, surfers of all skill levels wipe out and face the ocean’s fury again and again. Surfing is a continuous struggle with a powerful and unpredictable force of nature and the ocean knows how to keep your ego in check.
It’s what makes surfing exciting, but it also keeps surfers humble, allowing them to understand their limits and listen to their fear. When Bethany Hamilton lost her arm from a shark bite when she was 14 years old, she waited only three weeks before getting back into the water. “My love for surfing helped me overcome my fear of sharks,” she told The New York Times. “I feel really blessed that I was able to heal well after that experience.” Persistence also helped her to recover. “There’s always struggle days,” she told Surfline TV, “but I’m stoked I didn’t give up.”
They make time to do what they love.
Most surfers make getting in the water a part of their everyday routine, even if it means getting up before sunrise or taking the coastal route home after work just to catch a wave or two. Surfing, after all, isn’t just a sport or regular exercise regime. It’s a lifestyle.
There’s a saying in the surf community: “A bad day of surfing is still better than a good day at work.” That’s because surfers are chasing the feeling that riding a wave gives them. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that surfing burns 100 calories every 30 minutes, the stunning views reduce stress , and the playing field (the ocean) keeps you in a state of awe.
They value camaraderie.
While surfing seems like a solitary endeavor, an unspoken camaraderie exists in the lineup, especially when the waves are big and conditions are dangerous. The highly prestigious Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf competition best illustrates this spirit. Named after a legendary and heroic Hawaiian waterman who sacrificed his life to save others, the “Eddie,” as it’s known, only takes place when the waves are big enough, and competitors are voted in by their peers based on their values, not just their skills.
“It’s a tremendous honor to win the Eddie Aikau,” said Clyde Aikau, Eddie’s brother. “But I think what is even more monumental is that feeling of being together, to enter the water, to ride the biggest waves in the world, and to know that if something goes wrong, your partner in the heat is going to be there to help you out, because that’s what Eddie is all about.”
They protect what they love
It’s no coincidence that many surfers consider themselves environmentalists. They spend most of their time in or near the ocean so they see firsthand humans’ impact on Earth.
Many pro surfers have used their fame to help clean up the waters. And the Surfrider Foundation, which was founded by three surfers from Malibu, has racked up a long list of environmental wins, including saving 930 acres of wetlands in California and helping the Hawaiian island of Oahu ban smoking on beaches.
They are resilient.
Surfers know a thing or two about falling and getting up again. It’s part of surfing’s satisfaction. When Maya Gabeira almost drowned surfing at Nazare in Portugal, she used the near-death experience to get better at the sport, telling Surfline, “There’s so much we can learn from this experience. That’s my priority now. Because there’s no way I’m [going to] stop riding big waves.”
There are many ways to describe a surfer’s staunch dedication to getting back up. Danny Ritz, a writer for surf website The Inertia, thinks it taps into something primal, while some surfers have likened it to a religion. Whether it’s spirituality or instinct that drives a surfer’s determination, one thing is for sure: Surfers can fall nine times in a row, but you better believe they’ll be back up on number 10.
Text by: Carla Herreria
More and more turtles are being saved around Canary islands
What is surf good for?
Surfing: Now Prescribed by Doctors
To help cut back on pill-popping medications, there is a new pilot program in Biarritz, France prescribing surfing and paddleboarding lessons.Dr. Guillaume Barucq an avid surfer and one of the doctors in Biarritz taking part in the program, speaks of the therapeutic benefits of having contact with the ocean as being “miraculous”.
He says, negative ions created by the waves breaking on the sand improves oxygenation, your mood, quality of sleep and even concentration.
When we are in a good mood, we have less stress, when we have less stress we are healthier all around, mind, body and spirit. Stress and its effect on health is well known and accepted by the medical field.
You don’t have to live by an ocean to get the benefits of negative ions. Negative ions are in the air after a rain fall, and even in your shower, which may be part of the cause of the feeling good singing that sometimes happens in there, because we are amped up on some good feeling negative ions.
“Half of the drugs prescribed in France are either useless or dangerous, says two specialist.” This may not be far from the truth for the U.S. and other parts of the world as well.
When you see the prescription medicine ads on television, at the end they speak in a very fast voice, listing the possible side effects, which can be a bit of a turn-off, and a “turn-on” to alternative healthier options.
Doctors say, surfing (sports and fitness) can be highly effective in fighting chronic pain, stress, depression, as well as diabetes and obesity. Vitamin D from the Sun alone, can help with the stress, depression and diabetes.
It isn’t just surfing and paddleboarding the doctors are prescribing. They are prescribing up to a 12-week course in surfing, paddleboarding, and some classic activities like swimming and Nordic walking as well.
Surf: ahora recetado por doctores
Para ayudar a reducir el consumo de píldoras, hay un nuevo programa piloto en Biarritz, Francia, que prescribe clases de surf y paddleboarding.
El Dr. Guillaume Barucq, un ávido surfista y uno de los médicos de Biarritz que participan en el programa, habla de los beneficios terapéuticos de tener contacto con el océano como algo “milagroso”.
Él dice que los iones negativos creados por las olas que se rompen en la arena mejoran la oxigenación, el estado de ánimo, la calidad del sueño e incluso la concentración.
Cuando estamos de buen humor, tenemos menos estrés, cuando tenemos menos estrés somos más sanos, mente, cuerpo y espíritu. El estrés y su efecto sobre la salud es bien conocido y aceptado por el campo médico.
No tienes que vivir cerca de un océano para obtener los beneficios de los iones negativos. Los iones negativos están en el aire después de una lluvia, e incluso en la ducha, lo que puede ser parte de la causa de la sensación de buen canto que a veces ocurre allí, porque estamos entusiasmados con algunos iones negativos de buena sensación.
“La mitad de los medicamentos prescritos en Francia son inútiles o peligrosos, según dos especialistas”. Esto puede no estar lejos de la realidad en los Estados Unidos y en otras partes del mundo también.
Cuando ve los anuncios de medicamentos recetados en la televisión, al final hablan con una voz muy rápida, enumerando los posibles efectos secundarios, lo que puede ser un poco desconcertante, y un “encendido” de opciones alternativas más saludables.
Los médicos dicen que el surf (deportes y estado físico) puede ser altamente efectivo para combatir el dolor crónico, el estrés, la depresión, así como la diabetes y la obesidad. La vitamina D solo del sol puede ayudar con el estrés, la depresión y la diabetes.
No es solo surf y paddleboarding lo que prescriben los médicos. Están prescribiendo hasta un curso de 12 semanas de surf, paddleboarding y algunas actividades clásicas como natación y marcha nórdica también.
Photo by AJ Messier
SURF CITY LAS PALMAS
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO START A DAY?
OFCOURSE IT IS IN THE WATER ON THE BEST CITY WAVE BREAKS IN EUROPE
Join our association and spend your mornings like that. In order to do that tell us when would you like to come to Las Palmas: email@example.com
Hidden waterfalls Gran Canaria
On west side of Gran Canaria is the Charco Azul. Its fresh water plays with a small waterfall, more pronounced in times of rain, of a flow of water from the Mountains of Tirma. It is accessed from the village of ‘El Risco’ in Agaete by a nice path well signes that invites you to enjoy the nature. With easy access, Charco Azul is undoubtedly one of those magical corners not to be missed in Gran Canaria.
But there is more – Gran Canaria is hiding over 50 amazing waterfalls. Meet us at our association to find the places – join our association