Ex-nonstopers Gap Year Adventure

Nat came on our 11 week instructor course in 2010/2011. Here’s a bit about what she got up to in her year out!

After leaving school I was super excited to get out and explore, so I decided to take a gap year. It was packed with all sorts of fun. I first visited Ireland … Read more

Read this post nonstopnonstop | June 26th, 2012

Surf instructor course diary – 12 weeks in Morocco

Earlier this year Mark joined our surf instructor course in Taghazout, Morocco, for 12 weeks of surf and an amazing cultural experience. He’s just sent over a couple of diary entries from his time with us…

Morocco coast

Fellow course mate Amanda, on top of the world!

Diary Feb 14th 2012

Surfer Taghazout

It’s now week 5 in Morocco and the time is absolutely flying by. I’ve completely settled in now and I’m loving Taghazout and my new surfing lifestyle. … Read more

Read this post Pete | May 31st, 2012

These girls surf better than you

For the last four years, women’s surfing has been dominated by one character; Steph Gilmore. She hit the world tour in 2006 at the age of 18 and blew the socks off the surfing community. Steph was considered an anomaly, a freak of a talent. She now has the accolades to proove it, with four consecutive world titles under her belt at the age of 23.

Fast forward to mid way through the women’s tour in 2011 and Steph is a measly fourth with no competition wins in five events. You would assume the inevitable has happened and Gilmore has finally hit a blip in form, however this is not the case. She is being outperformed and outsurfed by the new power in women’s surfing; teenagers.

Here is evidence of that – the current standings on the world tour after five of seven events:

1st (by some way): Carissa Moore. Age:18
2nd: Sally Fitzgibbons. Age:19
3rd: Tyler Wright. Age:17 (just)

Of the seventeen girls on the elite tour nine are under the age of 21, and six of them are in the top ten. For most of them it’s their first or second year on tour. Gone are the days of turning off your live event webcast for the womens event, the renewed level of competition in this sport is making it just as exciting as the mens.

Another new power in surfing; Nike, have just released a free online full feature film called “Leave a Message”. Watch it and you’ll understand what we’re talking about…

Leave a Message Full Movie by Nike6.0 from FreestyleTV.NET on Vimeo.

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Read this post nonstopnonstop | June 8th, 2011

Fernie BC: A Mountain Biking Mecca

NONSTOP came to Fernie 10 years ago for it’s cult status as one of the best underground powder destinations in the world. If you’re serious about all mountain free-ride skiing or snowboarding, you will have heard the rumours about Fernie.

What we weren’t aware of a decade ago was the fruits of Fernie in the summer. All of us who work for NONSTOP are avid skiers and snowboarders, and didn’t expect to enjoy summertime in Fernie as much, if not more than the winter. The hiking, golf, white water rafting and most notably the mountain biking is out of this world.

The well known saying comes to mind; Come for the winter, stay for the summer.

Fernie bowls summertime

This year Fernie Alpine Resort re-opens for Mountain biking and hiking on 25th June 2011.

When Fernie powder snow melts and the mountain becomes awash with wild grasses and flowers, people begin to explore the beautiful natural landscape of the 5 Bowls not on skis, but by Mountain Bikes, on foot and or from the Scenic Chairlift ride.

With 37 trails for Mountain Biking, the most in the Canadian Rockies, Fernie offers something for all riding abilities.

“The variety of trails offered for Mountain Bikers is un-matched in the Canadian Rockies and the hiking is out of the park…incredible”says Matt Mosteller, spokesman, Fernie Alpine Resort. “Whether you want heart pumping mountain bike ride on a gritty single-track trail, a simple 1km walk on a scenic path or just a peaceful ride on our chairlifts- it is all here for you to enjoy summer in the mountains!” adds Mosteller.

Fernie has stepped it up a gear for this summer season, with new mountain bike trail enhancements:

  • NEW bridgework feature on Aggravated Assault
  • Trail upgrades to TopGun
  • New Advanced Level Women’s Bike Camp
  • Upgrades to the Mountain Bike Skills Park
  • New Scott Voltage FR 20’s mountain bikes for the Demo Fleet

Fernie is hosting some fantastic events this summer, from world tour mountain bike events to a famous annual music festival;

  • Fernie Writers Conference July 17-24
  • TransRockies Mountain Bike Race August 7-9
  • Wapiti Music Festival August 19-21
  • NOS Fernie Gravity BikeFest August 20-21

Want to be a part of it? You can stay in the heart of Fernie at the Red Tree Lodge and even come on our:

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Read this post nonstopnonstop | May 23rd, 2011

Easy Surf Trips -Surfing Lifestyle Magazine

Our friends at www.easysurftrips.com have just published their first edition of their magazine. It’s free, and a comprehensive read with loads of photos, surf art and varied articles on different surf destinations across the world.

… Read more

Read this post nonstopnonstop | March 14th, 2011

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