Paddles on Wave 2018 cover

SURFSET at Paddles on Wave, PA Water-Venture ECP

We had lots of fun by the sea with you guys! A big thank you for all of you who turned up and gave our boards a go. Here are some snippets of what went down on Sunday during the Paddles on Wave event:

Bonus points if you caught sight of the girl chasing her runaway skateboard in the background!

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PA-Water-Venture

Upcoming Event – Paddles on WaVe: 2 Sep 2018

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People’s Association (PA) is organizing its 2018 Paddles on WaVe event, and SURFSET Singapore is going to be there!

We were actually part of the line-up two years ago, remember? No? See what went on at PA Paddles on WaVe 2016.

Paddles on WaVe

Paddles on WaVe is a one-day event with lots of sand-and-sea fun, described as “a combination of water and beach lifestyle sport carnival”. To be specific, it’s PA Water-Venture East Coast who’s organizing this event.

Activities include Kayaking, Stand-up Paddling, Windsurfing, Beach yoga, and of course SURFSET Fitness. Read more

Snowboarding in Asia - Niseko Peak View

Singaporean’s Guide to Snowboarding in Asia

Snowboarding View from Niseko Peak

UPDATE 2018: We’ve added in Club Med Tomamu, Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, and Karuizawa into our list of ski resorts, and updated the cost comparison table.

Some nights we sleep, and we can hear the smooth, muffled sounds of the board carving into the snow, and feel the satisfying thrill of whooshing down a mountain. Yes, we love snowboarding. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive hobby for a Singaporean, seeing how we have no snow here. Still, in the winter months, many Singaporeans flock to far flung lands to catch some snow. We’re one of them.

When talking about skiing and snowboarding, many people inadvertently think of the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps, or Colorado in the States, or Whistler in Canada. But these places are far. Thankfully, there are nearer places to ski and snowboard. These countries are easily accessible and are already favourite travel destinations with many Singaporeans – Japan and Korea.

We’ve been snowboarding in many places around the world, but we found that the experience in Japan and Korea are not that far from Europe. In fact, in some ways, we found it superior. Here, we’ll share with you some of the resorts we’ve been to, our personal experiences and opinions of them, and hopefully help you decide which would be a good option. We’ll list nine resorts:

  1. Yong Pyong, Korea
  2. Alpensia, Korea
  3. High1, Korea
  4. Niseko, Japan
  5. Furano, Japan
  6. Kiroro, Japan
  7. Club Med Tomamu, Japan
  8. Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, Japan
  9. Karuizawa, Japan

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Hoshino Tomamu

Club Med Tomamu: A Snowboarding Review

We went to check out Club Med Tomamu in March this year (2018), soon after they opened their doors. New rooms? All-inclusive holiday? Drinks and beers all through the day? All-day buffet with no extra cost? What’s not to like?

Turns out, as is with most things, there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

Note: this post is part of our snowboarding series. Planning a snowboarding holiday? Make sure to check our Guide to Snowboarding in Japan and Korea.

Club Med Tomamu Review

Puffy snow is always nice!

Club Med Tomamu

Club Med Tomamu is very new – it just opened in December 2017, and we there in March.

The information available online about the area is scarce, so we’re here to prepare you. Everyone talks about Club Med Tomamu, but not so much about how the ski runs and lifts work, and their neighbour Hoshino Resorts. This is the lowdown: Read more

Sports Hub Community Play Day!

We were at the Sports Hub Community Play Day over the last weekend! Did you see us?

No worries if you didnt, you can look here:

 

What’s this Play Day?

Sports Hub Community Play Days are quarterly events held around Singapore Sports Hub’s venues. Organised by Singapore Sports Hub, it aims to bring together the community and families through sports and other lifestyle experiences.

SURFSET Fitness was at the 6th edition, held at the stadium, no less! It was an action packed series, looking near and far for a Sports Hub Super Warrior!

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Happy faces! Big smiles after the incredible acro yoga session!

ACROVINYASA Acroyoga Workshop with Sara Wee and Rachel Ng

Our friends from The Yoga Mandala came by for our first ever Acroyoga ACROVINYASA Workshop! Leading the class was Sara Wee and Rachel Ng, who led us from solo vinyasas, to (erm) team-bonding activities, and finally with partner inversions and acroyoga. A happy group of 15 SURFSET regulars turned up to get stacked and get jacked.

Sara did promise that things may get chaotic during the session, and boy it did. Lots of triumphant high-fives, spotters rushing to catch a fall, nervous laughter, flat-out laughter, and the occasional scream. Needless to say, we all had great fun. Shuyi had the foresight to get her husband help film a short video for the enjoyment of everyone. Here it goes!

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Acroyoga Acrovinyasa Workshop

Upcoming Event – Acrovinyasa Workshop 29 Apr 2017

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Looks like all that thinking from Shuyi’s last Acroyoga session has materialized into something more. We’re super excited to announce our first ever Acroyoga Workshop! It’ll be held on 29 Apr 2017, a Saturday, and based on Acrovinyasa – a variant which unites elements from acroyoga and vinyasa flows. It’ll be conducted by Acrovinyasa certified instructors Sara Wee and Rachel Ng from The Yoga Mandala.

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Acroyoga Sara Shuyi

SURFSET’s first experience with Acroyoga

Acroyoga is a sort of yoga abomination – we say that because we’re so used to having the peaceful, dependable earth beneath our bodies for regular yoga. Acroyoga? You throw that out the window, and opt to have a flimsy human below you instead. What? Why?

Wait – that’s pretty much the whole concept of SURFSET, isn’t it – except you switch out flimsy human to unstable surfboard? That probably explains it: firstly, it’s a challenge. Also, there’s the whole notion of trust with another person. Thirdly, there is an undeniable appeal to having some acro yoga shots in your Instagram. Just check these out –

Nothing says "I love you" quite like trusting a person with your life. #Acro #TYMafia #AcroYoga #SaraDoesAcro

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SURFSET Challenge Poses Mar 2017

SURFSET Challenge poses March 2017

Wait… has two months passed already? It’s already March? No public holidays? Well, it’s time to get back on track (if you haven’t) and back on board! We have our instructor Stephanie coming up with the challenge poses this month. Say hi to her when you see her at the studio!

SURFSET Challenge Poses Mar 2017

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Challenge Poses 2017 February sq

SURFSET Challenge poses February 2017

Kukkuta! It’s the year of the rooster! Time to puff up your chest and prepare your thighs, cos it’s challenge time! Can’t do it? Wing it!

As usual, we shall go straight into poses and not mention things like pinapple tarts, bak kwa, and yusheng. Onward!

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