Win a Free Trip from Surfing Magazine by Using Google Earth

Surfing contest in Google EarthSurfing Magazine has started a contest called the “Google Earth Reader Challenge“. Here’s how the contest works from their contest page:

Download (if you haven’t already) the GoogleEarth satellite imaging program from and use it to scour the Earth’s remote coastlines for potential wave set-ups from the comfort of your own home. When you find a good one, make a jpg. ‘frame grab’ or a hard copy print out of the set-up, with the coordinates provided by Google Earth on the page…We’ll choose the set-up with the most potential as a NEW DISCOVERY and, if it’s yours, we’ll not only set you up with a killer prize pack of shorts/sandals/tide watches/backpack courtesy of Quiksilver Travel, but we’ll also take you (along with a few top pros and one of our veteran photographers) there to surf place.

Read the web page for the full details – the cutoff date is 27-August-2006 for submittals. Thanks to Frank McVey for the heads up.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Looks cool… I love these kinds of Google Earth contests (and finding beaches).
    I noticed that Mappica now has all of Kauai’s (and most of Maui’s) beaches placemarked in Google Earth amd some of them even have photos.

  2. Cool, can we choose a place in Costa Rica? I went surfing there with a company called Pura Vida Adventures. I had such a great time with them. It’s one of those surf adventure companies that primarily deals with women, but has a few coed camps (I went to one of them). They do yoga too. Awesome people there. So what’s the deal?

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