It was the coldest day of winter and I had decided that meant the perfect time to go for my first solo surf. I psyched myself into pulling on my cold, damp wetsuit, chucked my board in the boot of…

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They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Never caught a wave before?…

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Forget ticking off the biggest or the gnarliest breaks in the world – these to-die-for surf spots are as beautiful as they are unusual. I picked eight surf spots to put on your bucket list for Sports Cover Direct, from…

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My favourite spring surf kit, the best British beaches to learn to catch waves on and where to escape to on an exotic surfari this summer. Salty hair, don’t care!

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Travel addict Karina Kold spent a week with Lapoint surf camp in the south of Bali, riding reef breaks and getting lost in the bohemian cultural hub of Ubud.

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Hello, new neoprene crush! GlideSoul‘s loud and lovely colours are bringing a neon revolution to the lineup, with bright wetsuits and sporty swimsuits you can really move in. My suit is the 0.5m neoprene one piece, £79, in a very…

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For the fourth of my Malibu #BestSummerEver posts Pete and I hit the road in a campervan named Alice for a weekend of surfing, bacon sandwiches and making friends with small ponies.

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Three hours south of Perth you’ll find the beautiful winery and surf mecca of Margaret River. Wave-chaser Karina Kold explored the rolling breaks and hidden vineyards of this Western Australian gem and wrote a little guide to her favourite places…

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On the hunt for a comfortable, warm winter wetsuit? The entry-level 5/4/3 Animal Amp, £120, promises flexibility and strength in the face of the freezing sea. And it’s got nice purple arms.

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In need of some vitamin-Sea? Grab your board and head to glorious Cornwall. Golden shorelines and great swell are synonymous with England’s furthest-flung county – and to help you choose which Cornish beaches you should visit during your next aquatic…

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An evening microadventure in the waves and under canvas for BBC Countryfile Magazine with Visit Swansea Bay. Read the full article at Countryfile.com

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On what was probably the Best Day at Work Ever I put together this beginner’s guide to surf photography for N-Photo magazine. It’s easier than you might think to get action- packed shots, promise!

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Frosty green waves, ominous grey skies and wearing a jumper underneath your wetsuit – it’s British surfing season again. Here are seven of the best beaches to hit now that the crowds have gone and the waves are picking up.…

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The awesome Karina Kold is still living the dream – here she hits the waves in Portugal and shares a day in the life at Peniche Surf Lodge.

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What do you get if you mash up a rad festival vibe with one of the most beautiful places in the world? Yep, Boardmasters Festival, happening all this weekend on the glorious beaches of Cornwall.

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A sunshiney week on the coast at Taghazout, Morocco, staying at Mint Surf, exploring the souks of Agadir and pretending to be in Point Break (but only on the little waves). Read on for my Mint Surf Morocco review.

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Surfer Elsie Pinniger runs neon wetsuits from a little workshop in Newquay, designing and creating beautiful, seriously covetable bespoke neoprene suits in a rainbow of colours. She tells me about her love of the beach, seeing her wetsuits in Vogue…

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The loveliest books for water babies on how to surf, where to surf and (my favourite part) what to eat afterwards. Guaranteed to make you pull on some neoprene, grab your sex wax and head for the sea.

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It’s allllllmost festival season! I know, I can’t wait either. In the meantime, check out my pick of festie essentials from surf/ski/style geniuses Surfdome. Mash up delicate bird prints with mint ice-cream wellingtons, trendy tipi tents and glow in the…

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I went surfing in gorgeous St Davids in Pembrokeshire last weekend. The sea was FREEZING but the weather was beautiful. And we made a new dog friend called Bill.

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No matter where I live in the world, I’ll always have a huge soft spot for Spain. It’s a treasure trove of unspoilt beauty spots and offers an amazing range of outdoor activities to suit all seasons, from gentle walks…

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Surf fan and fellow girl outdoors Karina Kold on catching the best of Danish waves at Klitmøller.

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I’m not going surfing for another two weeks, so in the meantime I am going to stare at this periodically.

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I think it may be time to accept the sad inevitability of it being winter. again

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Having to surf in the biting cold is pretty much inevitable for riders in the UK, where freezing green waves, menacing grey skies and frostbitten fingers are more of the surf scene than tropical sands and hibiscus flowers.

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The mantra that “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun” is common lore amongst surfers, and whilst this might sound pretty unbelievable to a surf virgin attempting to paddle out from the shore, surrounded by…

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I absolutely, utterly and completely love surfing. I should quickly make it clear that this does not mean I am GOOD at surfing: I spend most of my time flailing in the shallows or getting hit on the head by…

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Last weekend I headed to Rest Bay for a surfing session in the cold cold Welsh sea. Besides catching a few waves I also tested out my lovely stripy new pair of Keen Venice sandals (which cost £62.99 from the…

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