XXL Swell at Waimea Bay – How I overcame my fears to surf at one of the biggest days in recent years.

The swell came in a lot earlier and bigger than predicted.  It was also the first large swell of the Hawaiian winter season. It clearly became a XXL day by mid morning and 25 foot sets closed out the Bay every 20 minutes making almost impossible to paddle out.   Giant Waimea Bay. Photo Terry Reis By 8:00 Am on November 26th, Waimea Bay was closing out.  A handful of surfers were already outside, they timed the sets well and all managed to paddle out through the channel without any...

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The surfing season is on in Hawaii! Don’t miss the next Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu.

Apnea & Surf Survival Hawaii The surfing season is on in Hawaii! And the Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers to improve their breath hold ability and safety in the water. After going to Brazil (September), Chile (October), and California (November), the course is back to Oahu on December 12th and 13th. The goal This course is designed with only one goal in mind: increase the participants’ breath hold ability in tense situations underwater, while remaining calm and in total contr...

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Apnea and Surf Survival Course in California

Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers, and divers. Improve your breath hold ability at a 2-day seminar in Huntington Beach, California on November 3rd and 4th. Find the Facebook event here! For the first time ever, Hawaii Eco Divers brings to California Apnea Training and Surf Survival Course. Improve your breath hold ability and surf safer! Hawaii Eco Divers has been teaching Apnea and Surf Survival for years, improving surfers' safety in places such as H...

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Apnea for Surfers seminar in Oahu, April 28 and 29th.

Hawaii Eco Divers - Apnea Training for surfers in Oahu "Lifeguards never pay!" Apnea For Surfers Seminar: April 28 and 29 Beginning this Saturday April 28th, Hawaii Eco Divers will be hosting an "Apnea for Surfers,"  two-day weekend seminar in Honolulu that will be focusing on all aspects of physiology and safety behind breath hold training. Here we will perform numerous breathing exercises to improve ventilation and breath hold during the theory development portion of the seminar on ...

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Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu, Hawaii

The new surf season in Hawaii is here.  Get ready and start training apnea & surf survival. Thank God we are finally surfing again!  With the start of new surfing season, one thing comes to mind, it's going to get big soon!  And the question is, how prepared are you?  With this in mind, Hawaii Eco Divers scheduled another apnea class in October, to accommodate surfers who have already taken the course before and new comers who are willing to take the course for the first time. One thing...

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Apnea classes in Chile
Apnea classes in Chile

Hawaii Eco Divers exclusive apnea traning season was very successful in Chile! Ricardo Taveira has been traveling all over the country teaching class for  in places such as Pichilemu, Valparaíso, Concon, Arica, Iquique e Antofagasta. "I am extremaly gratefull for this opportunity to teach all of these classses and help people to improve their breathing techniques and be better prepared for rescue and survival situations", said Hawaii Eco Divers owner. Iquique hosted the largest class Rica...

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Apnea training in Rio, Brasil
Apnea training in Rio, Brasil

The second season of Hawaii Eco Divers' apnea training in South America in 2016 has begun! The first city was Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Ricardo Taveira, the instructor of the course, taught at Barra da Tijuca, on October 14th and 15th, and at Mocangue Naval Base, on October 18th. Join us for apnea training in Brazil annually!   "It feels very good to know that we can push our limits more then we think we can", said Roberto Borlido after the training at Barra da Tijuca. "I am very ...

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New apnea training class coming up

Another edition of Hawaii Eco Divers Apnea and Surf Survival Training is coming up on September 24th and 25th (Saturday and Sunday) on Oahu, Hawaii. The training includes theoretical and practical knowledge for athletes to manage apnea and emotional control in the water, especially in risk situations. “It involves exercises to strengthen and expand the respiratory muscles and simulations of wipe outs and rescues” says Ricardo Taveira, the instructor. Taveira is a surfer, professional dive...

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New apnea training class coming up
New apnea training class coming up

Another edition of Hawaii Eco Divers Apnea and Surf Survival Training is coming up on September 24th and 25th (Saturday and Sunday) on Oahu, Hawaii. The training includes theoretical and practical knowledge  for athletes to manage apnea and emotional control in the water, especially in risk situations. “It involves exercises to strengthen and expand the respiratory muscles, as well as wipe outs and rescues simulations,” says Ricardo. The course is taught by surfer, professional diver a...

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Apnea training reaches lifeguards, surfers and marine officials in Chile
Apnea training reaches lifeguards, surfers and marine officials in Chile

South American surfers and lifeguards are having the opportunity to participate of the apnea and survival training season that Hawaii Eco Divers is offering in Brazil, Chile and Peru. In May, the training happened in Valparaiso (CHI), Pichilemu (CHI), Sao Paulo - Boissucanga (BRA) and Rio de Janeiro (BRA), and next week it will head to Pico Alto (PER). The course is taught by surfer and professional diver Ricardo Taveira, who already trained world-renowned surfers like Nathan Fletcher, Adriano...

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