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Learn How to Surf Now

Taj Burrow

Scared of board sports? Freaked by the ocean? Got two left feet and feel a tad unbalanced at times? No worries...Start here by choosing your first surfboard and then keep clicking to go from kook to ripper in no time flat.

Surfing Spotlight10

The Life and Loss of Jay Adams

Jay was among the small group of skaters who literally invented air. So if someone asks why the death of Adams has affected the surf and skate community so profoundly, that’s a good start: Jay invented air.

Indosole Prahu Shoes - Surf Product Review

I gave the Prahu (which means "boat” in Balinese) a good go around town and on the beach. These soft fabric lace-up hybrids were understated in “stone” tan and gave the competing impressions of salty casual mixed with concrete savvy.

Indosole Sandals - Surf Product Review

Indosole shoes are not recycled trash but rather re-purposed raw materials which (according to the company) are processed without melting or reforming them using any mechanical means or fuel in the process. It’s a process that involves human resources: just minds and hands. It’s a process that is non-toxic, animal free, organic, and sustainable and saves space in the ever-bulging landfills of Indo.

What is Body Surfing?

So let’s go all encyclopedia here and define what EXACTLY body surfing is: body surfing is physical art of riding a wave without any flotation or buoyant assistance of any kind. This includes a bodyboard or surfboard. In my opinion, the greatest level of body surfing occurs without anything at all (this includes swim fins), but for safety and performance, its acceptable to use a pair of swim fins to propel you back into the lineup, into more waves, and help you maneuver along the wave face and stay connected to the wave.

Consider This before Teaching your Kid to Surf

This article is meant to inspire you and your kid to ride waves and have fun in a healthy way. Don’t go crazy. Stay cool and see if your kid likes it. He/she might not, and that’s cool too. So here are some ideas to take into consideration as you prepare to teach your kid to surf.

The Basics of Surfing Etiquette

Lots of folks write in with questions concerning the rules of surfing. Some carry the calm tone of a curious wave rider while others drip with anger and frustration stemming from a situation in the water. While recreational surfing isn’t governed by hard and fast “rules,” there are some specific behaviors and guidelines that become understood once you spend a little time in the water, especially in a crowd. These are the basic guidelines (prompted by questions from readers) that will make your next surf session civil and drama free.

The Basics of Surfing Etiquette

Lots of folks write in with questions concerning the rules of surfing. Some carry the calm tone of a curious wave rider while others drip with anger and frustration stemming from a situation in the water. While recreational surfing isn’t governed by hard and fast “rules,” there are some specific behaviors and guidelines that become understood once you spend a little time in the water, especially in a crowd. These are the basic guidelines (prompted by questions from readers) that will make your next surf session civil and drama free.

The Dumpster Rubble Conundrum

"When asked precisely how many surfboards his company sells, he demurred. 'The more boards you sell, the less cool you are. The more success you attain, the

Dane Reynolds - Biography

Dane Reynolds is your favorite surfer. You may claim that you see right through his pseudo-hipster veneer or maybe you make the charge that he gave up contest surfing because he just couldn’t compete with the other ASP boys. He just gave up you say. He’s a quitter. Maybe you dislike his scribbly art and his disjointed videos that looked shredded and pasted together in a barn with a rusty razor and Elmer’s glue. You hate all that stuff. You especially hate those music soundtracks swollen with arrhythmic folk scuzz. He knows what he’s doing, you think. He’s manipulating us. But then watch the guy surf.

The Strong Board - Exercise Balance Board Review

I have reviewed several different boards in the past, but the newest incarnation from Strong Board looks to be not just the most solid and durable but board yet but also the most useful for training beyond simple surf specific balance exercise.

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