Inspiring Sparks to start the morning

Gilad LewandovskiFeatured, Surf

Spring Break of 2022 was not looking like it was going to be our best. The week started with the last big rain of the winter so we had to delay camp by 3 days. We did not have a lot of kids, it was a high tide on a beach break, and the weather was not ideal. Nick and … Read More

Surf trips with Freedom for the whole family

Gilad LewandovskiFeatured, Surf

Freedom surf camps surf trips and adventure

Surf trips always sound exotic and full of fun. As a surfer I am always looking for the next trip to take in Central America, the Maldives, or the North Shore of Oahu. It is the adventure every surfer dreams and longs for. A surf trip can sound like a very spur of the moment and exciting experience, but it … Read More

A MagiCal weekend

Gilad LewandovskiFeatured, Snow, Surf

Before the weekend came, I already felt it… it’s going to be MagiCal! Experiencing the magic of California’s landscape with magical moments creates a perfect weekend. It’s a simple formula, all of the elements plus stoked adventures equals grateful memories that last forever. Every weekend at Freedom starts with week-long preparations. Gilad, Emily & Bear Mountain were preparing for trip #3 with … Read More

The Jackson Hole Experience

Gilad LewandovskiSnow

Jackson hole skiing steep & deep

“I never thought I would fall in love with a mountain”. I remember saying these words when I first left JH after a whole season of snowboarding – I think that was the winter of 1994. Now I return to JH every year for at least a few days of shredding the snow and for a few days in summer, … Read More

Mammoth Teen shred trip – by Gilad Lewandowski

Gilad LewandovskiSnow

It takes guts to get out of your comfort zone anytime, but as humans, we must do it so we can remind ourselves that we are not machines with ON/OFF switches. Getting out of the box is essential for creating memories and this adventure made another dream happen. I was missing the mountain so much I couldn’t wait for FSR 2020. My mind … Read More

Teen surfing at Freedom

Gilad LewandovskiSurf

KEEPING THE GAME but, CHANGING THE NAME ! With a super clean beach, family vibes, friendly locals and awesome Freedom Teen Crew – Manhattan Beach is a surf-learning & practice paradise for any teenage girl or boy who steps away from their screen and gets real! Manhattan Beach Teen Sessions can definitely fill the gap for the young adults and … Read More

Surfing is a tool for life !

Gilad LewandovskiFeatured, Surf

A bit about Freedom “Freedom Surf and Snow was born out of the true passion of being outdoors. Gilad Lewandovski, the founder, always found himself asking the question: “How can I spend more time where I feel the ultimate Freedom?” He realized the answer: “Getting the opportunity to share the journey with stoked humans. Falling in love with teaching was really … Read More

Surfing Girls & California Sunsets

Gilad LewandovskiFeatured, Surf

Yes, we have to go to school … Yes, we need to do our homework … but, if nature gives you a gift like the ocean – we are sure to say Yes, we have to experience this gift at least few times a week. The Freedom After School Programs is all about the ocean year around. When was the … Read More