Articles by: Holly Zynda
Holly Zynda is a copy editor, proofreader, and writer with a lifelong passion for the written word. Over the course of her career, she has worked on an array of content for individuals and major companies, including GoPro, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and She also maintains a thriving editing and publishing business, Owl Intermedia. When not working, Holly is an avid amateur photographer, serving as a contributor to Shutterstock and holding dozens of awards on ViewBug. Holly also contributes her free time to environmental protection, animal welfare, and humanist causes.

by / on May 18, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Tips 'n Tricks

Mastering the Waves As An Adult

Maybe your parents never let you buy yourself a board. Maybe you wiped out once and decided to hang up the wetsuit for good. Maybe you didn’t see the ocean until you were 20. But you’re a grownup now, and […]

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by / on April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Surf, Sleep, Tattoo: An Interview with Artist Jacek Minkowski

Jacek Minkowski has lent his artistic skills to customers along the West Coast, from Avalon Tattoo in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego to Mom’s Body Shop in the Haight community of San Francisco. Inking arms, legs, backs, and […]

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by / on March 30, 2016 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

California’s 6 Cleanest Beaches

A trip to the beach should mean communing with wind and wave, not worrying that you’ll contract meningitis if you hop in the water. Each year, California environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay releases its report card of the state’s healthiest […]

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by / on March 9, 2016 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

Central California’s Prettiest Beaches

While Southern California beaches are synonymous with sun, babes and hunky lifeguards, the beaches of the Central Coast are more laid-back and uncrowded. Many are sandwiched between high cliffs and bluffs, while others are tucked into coves where lucky beachgoers […]

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by / on February 22, 2016 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach, Travel and Leisure

Oregon’s Top 6 Surf Beaches

Oregon’s wave-lashed coastline is 360-plus miles long, with amazing surf breaks set against the backdrop of sea cliffs, rocky shores and sand dunes. For surfers who can brave fifty-degree water, there are incredible waves to be found in this state, […]

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by / on January 15, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

The Surf Bum RV Lifestyle

For the minimalist surfer who likes to travel, the RV lifestyle often stands as the ultimate goal. These intrepid dreamers strive to shed the trappings of the capitalist machine, cut out on their own and live by the rules of […]

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by / on December 30, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Billabong Pipe Masters: Wrapping Up 2015

The Billabong Pipe Masters in Oahu, Hawaii, serves to solidify the leaders in competitive surfing each year. It stands as the final leg of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour. This year, […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach, From Panama Jack

El Niño: A Surfer’s Dream or Nightmare?

With the warm water and coming rain and storms, will El Niño be a godsend for surfers, or will the negatives outweigh the benefits? It is hard to answer that question with complete certainty, but some predictions can be made. […]

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by / on November 25, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

The History of Surfing in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is known as one of the world’s major surfing hubs, but how did it get to be that way? Surfing didn’t always exist there, despite the killer conditions. But in a way, the sport owes its existence to the […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

The Top 7 California Beaches for Learning to Surf

When it comes to surfing, not all breaks are created equal, and the difference between them is of the utmost importance to the beginner surfer. Hitting a beach with conditions beyond your skills can result in injury or death, so […]

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