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What it Takes to be a Surf Instructor

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Believe it or not, this is a lot more difficult than it looks. The water is being pumped out almost as fast as it can go which makes it quite the work out for the surf instructors to walk in. The instructors are required to do this to make sure they are capable of retrieving boards that are stuck beneath the stream of water. It is also a great way for them to get some exercise in 🙂

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SVNH Superlatives

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For this post I am bringing it back to high school… except for the raging hormones and awkward hairstyles. I wanted to give readers a personal insight into what our staff is like here at SVNH, so I created a poll of superlatives for all of the employees to fill out and return to me, like a high school year book! The results were spot on: Best Laugh: Hayley Most Athletic: Jared Most Laid Back: Alex L. Friendliest: Noel Most Likely to Change the World: Elisabeth Most Eccentric: Ashley Most Likely to Cheer You Up: Alex M. Most Talented: Ed Most…

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How Working Here has Made Me Stronger

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Between multitasking at the front desk, flying until I feel like my arms are going to fall off, explaining our facility to customers, and feeling the burn in my legs while surfing the barrel, it is safe to say I have become both mentally and physically stronger since working here. I have been able to stretch my capacity for problem solving, prioritizing actions and decision-making skills because of working here at SVNH and I think all front desk employees here would agree with this statement. These attributes are developed when there are customers to check in, photos to process and…

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My Questions are Answered

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When was the first vertical wind tunnel built? Who was the first person to fly in a wind tunnel? Why was the first wind tunnel built? These are the types of questions that I had before researching the Vertical Wind Tunnel. I figured because I work at a wind tunnel, I probably should have some more in depth knowledge of this industry. After an extensive amount of researching, I found the perfect article that I want to share. Click here to read about the history of the vertical wind tunnel: History of the Vertical Wind Tunnel I hope you found this article…

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10 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known Before Flying and Surfing

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Before becoming an employee here at SVNH, I was a customer. I was an awkward pre-teen who was so intimidated by the thought of indoor skydiving! Fast-forward ten years; I have now been an SVNH employee for one year. Flying in the tunnel and surfing the barrel wave have become normality, and I am now working on improving my skills rather than just trying to stay on the board for a few seconds, or flying without bouncing off every wall in the tunnel. Although I have become better at the activities here, there are a few things I wish I…

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Welcome to the Surf’s Up at SkyVenture Blog!!

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Fact: Surf’s Up at SkyVenture NH is a truly unique business. Where else can you go to experience indoor skydiving, the largest surf stream in the world, The Oasis café, a rock wall, and a Fishpipe? The answer to that question is absolutely nowhere. Our customers know us for how unique and incredible this business is, but with this blog I want to give readers insight into more than just indoor skydiving and surfing, but the other awesome things that happen here which customers don’t get to see during their visit here. Stay tuned for more insider news and comment…

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