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Surfing is Florida is frustrating, but like any stretch of coast, it has its moments and its jewels. Everyone knows Sebastian, but Florida can offer a lot more. Check out the top 5 best surf spots in Florida.
Beginning surfers can always use some basic tips to make sure every session is the best it can be and so they can learn to surf more quickly. These basic surf tips will have you shredding with a smile in no time flat.
If your local surf spot is a warm water reef break, or you are planning to take a surf trip to the Caribbean or Bali, you will be bumping uglies with sea urchin spines soon enough. So how do you remove sea urchin spines from your feet?
Surf Movies: A list of the most memorable modern Hollywood surf movies from Big Wednesday and North Shore to Pointbreak and Blue Crush.
Longboard surfboards are insane for riding small waves. They are also great for beginning surfers. So, if you are looking to buy yourself a longboard, grab a gander at this handy piece that will help you choose the best board for you.
Most surfers spend their days riding small waves. That's the sad reality, but many wave riders fail to take advantage of the numerous surfboard variants that can greatly enhance their small wave surfing experience. So, what's the best surfboard for small waves?
What type of surfboard foam should you chose? Polyurethane or polystyrene? Most surfers are confused as to their significance. The decision used to be simple. Polyurethane foam is cheap and available, so it was the industry standard. End of story. But alternatives like epoxy resin and polystyrene foam floated to the top of the options. But what's best? Polyurethane or polystyrene?
Professional surfer Josh Kerr is known for his aerial flips and tail wafts. Once considered too radical for prime time, Kerr is now a WCT soldier with a signature film, heavy monetary endorsements, and a shot at the world title. He is the trailblazing innovator of his own maneuver, the Kerr-upt flip, and a two-time Airshow World Champ.
If you are a beginning surfer, don't be swayed by the infinite choices of surfboards out there. Go for a funboard. Read on to find out exact dimensions for your first board and how to buy a beginner surfboard.
Jay DiMartino, the guide at About.com, has written many articles on surfing, surf technique, and surf culture. board, surf board, surfboard, surfboard repair, surfing, wax, deck, fins, fiberglass, clean, fix, dings, sock, board, bag, board,
In the film Chasing Mavericks Frosty Frosty Hesson is played by Gerard Butler. However, you can meet the real Frosty in his forthcoming memoir Making Mavericks> in which the life-long surfer and coach recounts his turbulent childhood and life as a surfer. I had the chance to speak to Hesson just prior to the release of his book and film.
How Much Money Does A Pro Surfer Make? Since surfers negotiate individual salaries and their other income is so diverse, the industry has been notoriously mum on the issue. So let's delve into the fiduciary side of surfing and see if we can figure out if pro surfing is the career for you.
Where are the top 5 biggest, gnarliest, and heaviest waves in the world? You might be surprised.
Brazilian professional surfer, Gabriel Medina, came from nowhere to finish his rookie year in the top 12 of the ASP World Tour at the age of 17. Lightening fast and infinitely creative, Medina has put the old guard on notice. Learn more...
The general cause of pterygia is believed to be excessive exposure to sun and wind; however, genetics has been cited as a major determiner as well.
The 7S Superfish is a great surfboard for any level rider, but I believe this surfboard would greatly help beginning surfers who may have trouble catching waves or turning their big beginner surfboards. This fish surfboard is loose and fast, and its innovative step-deck design gives it the feel of a thinner board while still being maneuverable in small, crappy surf.
Quad fin surfboards began their assent in the early eighties, finding legitimacy under the feet of Glen (Mr. X) Winton and have found new significance as the board of choice among modern surfing's elite in both small and big surf. The question is: Why and how do quad surfboards work.
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When a surfboard has been ridden hard, it eventually loses its vitality. This article explains how a surfer can easily infuse an old board with new life.
Forceful and smooth, Michel Bourez is proving that you can succeed in modern surfing with just power and talent. Leave tactics and fireworks to the kids. Michel Bourez rips hard and rides the barrel deep. That's it. No fluff. Is that why they call him Spartan?
Surfing in Florida can be a waiting game, but good waves do come to those who wait. Based on the Sunshine State's location and weather patterns, Florida can quietly churn some fun waves for local surfers.
Surf rash is part of surfing. You can't totally avoid it, but you can take a few steps to lessen its severity.
The Original 54 soft surfboard looks like a stretched out body board and surfs like psycho little mini-fish. It floats and spins and slides and grabs waves easily. In short, the Original 54 Beater soft surfboard conforms to classic beginner board criteria. Read about my session...
It’s been debated. However, simple aerodynamics and common sense prevails. Learn the proper way to position your board en route to your next session.
Just learning to surf and want to learn how to catch a wave? Look no further. Catching a wave is the most essential step in the surfing process, but it can also be tricky. Learn more.
Learn how to properly take care of your surfboard. It is, after all, you most precious object. Am I right, brothers and sisters?
Top 5 Most Influential Surfers of All Time? Who would you pick? Do you agree with my list? If not, let me know.
The Shaka sign is a hand greeting that has been a fixture in Hawaiian culture for decades. The goodwill gesture is closely tied to surfing culture.
Looking for party theme ideas? Here you'll find all you need to throw a surfing party. Decorations, menu, dress, invitation ideas and more.
How do I pump down a wave and get more surfing speed? This is a good question since there is no maneuver in surfing that is possible without speed (except maybe a wipeout). And pumping will give you all the speed you need. You especially need effective pumping when you are surfing small, mushy waves. These tips will help:
Channel Islands' Fred Rubble is 2012's best selling surfboard. Check the review to see if it's worth all the hype (and your hard earned 700 bucks).
Want to teach your child how to surf? Remember, nurturing a young love affair with surfing starts with you, the teacher, so be patient and follow a few simple steps and your child will learn how to surf in no time.
Learning how to choose a spot to surf can be challenging, especially for beginning surfers. But this is the place to learn how to choose the perfect beach for surfing. Learn how a beginner can correctly choose a surf break to practice his/her surfing.
Skin cancer is a real danger for serious surfers. You've got to have good sun screen. I had the chance to try out Sun Bum sunscreen and put it through 12 hours of surfing in the hot sun. How did it perform? Read on...
Learn How to Surf--How to Ride a Wave: Jay DiMartino explains how to surf (or angle)across the face of a wave. It's another step in learning how to surf for beginners.
If you are going to wipeout when you are surfing, then you should at least be in the barrel. However, there is an art to a good wipeout in the barrel. So read on and find out how to properly fall in the tube.
With so many types of surfing waves and surf breaks, it is essential that a surfer understands the different directions, personalities and myriad of different reasons waves break. Wind and swell directions as well as bottom contour are all variables to surfable waves formation. Read on...
Your surfboard is made up of several parts. Each section or part of a surfboard has a specific purpose. Understanding these parts is important when buying a new or used surfboard.
In the history of the surfboard, there have been many incremental progressions in its development, but only a few fundamental changes since the “golden age” of the sport. The big changes in surfboard history fall under the following categories: material, weight, size, and fins. From 12 foot, finless, wooden planks to 5 foot, 5 fin, epoxy blades weighing a mere few pounds, we've seen a monumental shift in the surfboard's historical progression to create an entirely new surfing paradigm.
Think you have what it takes to become a pro surfer? Then you better get to work early. New surfers are being born every second and the level of surfing is improving exponentially with each insane video clip posted on Youtube. Find out what it takes.
Why learn how to buy a used surfboard? The benefit to buying a used surfboard is that it will be much cheaper and (as a beginner) you will feel much less remorse as you ding and destroy said surfboard. Plus, buying a used board is better for environment. Therefore, here are a few tips to keep in mind when you buy a used surfboard
Surfboard wax has been a staple among surfers since the early 1900's, but changes and choice have taken this simple concept and diversified it into a more effective yet more confusing concept. So, what are the different types of surfboard wax? Read on...
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or a pro, you're going to ding your surfboard. And with minor dings, you don't want to drop your surfboard off at a surf shop to get it fixed. It could take days and cost you valuable surf time. So learn how to fix a surfboard ding and save money and time in the process.
Learning how to paddle your surfboard is essential. I mean, really, without learning how to paddle, you are dead in the water, so strengthen up those arms and learn how to paddle your surfboard and get some waves.
Surfers dig getting new surfboards. I don't think there is any argument there, but the religious experience of first holding that precious new baby is beyond description. Or is it? Read on...
The frontsode snap is both functional and flashy. A good snap in the right section of the wave can throw buckets of spray and put you in the sweet spot for the next maneuver. Learn how to do a frontside snap.
Learning to duck-dive is another step in learning how to surf. You can't learn to surf if you can't get out to the lineup and catch some waves. Duck-diving gets you under and past the oncoming waves. Learn more...
Surfers dig their surfboards, no doubt. They love their feeling. Their Smell. Their energy. For a surfer, a surfboard becomes like an extension of the body, a conductor of the soul. Surfers dig their surfboards and that is a scientific fact.
Surfing big waves is the ultimate level of performance our sport has to offer. It requires a combination of mental clarity, emotional regulation, and physical endurance. So the bottom line is that even with all the technological advances helping hands, surfers still need to be ready for those moments in big surf when things don’t go as planned. In reality, plan on things not going as planned. And here is how you do it.
Hang ten. To the general public, “hang Ten” is a term that has become synonymous with old school surfing as both a fashion statement and iconic catch phrase, but to actual surfers, it’s a serious longboard maneuver that takes style, grace, and balance. In some ways, it’s magical.
Surfers use every part of a wave for surfing. So naturally, surfers have a name for each part of a wave. Take a quick course in the parts of a surfing wave.
Paddling is the backbone of surfing. You really paddle more than you actually surf, so it makes sense that being a strong paddler will help you become a better surfer. But sometimes, the ocean does not cooperate. Here are some non-surfing techniques to help you become a better paddler.
What skills do I need to be a good surfer? Find out if you have what it takes to a great surfer?
Beginning surfers often make mistakes when learning the ropes of wave riding. Mostly, it's just a matter of technique, but there are a few common mistakes new surfers make that can not only affect their surfing performance but also their safety.
Who Invented Surfing? For non-surfers, this question may seem pointless, but for surfers who see the art of wave riding as a spiritual and cultural touch stone, laying claim to the invention of surfing is an important one.
Fast, radical, and packed with positive mojo, professional surfer Sebastian Zietz hails from Kauai, Hawaii and is poised to make waves on the professional surfing circuit.
The key to catching your first wave is to pick the right type of wave. When you first paddle out, you can simply turn around and let whitewater hit you from behind and ride to shore, but that excitement won't last you very long.
Summer and surfing go together like...well...like two things that go together perfectly. The hot sun and perfect weather make for fun waves and epic adventure. However, not all parts of the world are good for surfing in the summer. Find out where to surf this summer.
What is a Rash Guard? It sounds like some creamy ointment used to keep your red bumps at bay, but in the surfing world, it's a little different. Read more...
Surfers dig ground swell. This is a no-brainer that you can't argue with. Just try. I love ground swell; you love ground swell, and that's a fact.
Want to learn to surf better now? This article breaks down the roundhouse cutback, one of the most functional and visually stunning moves in any surfer's bag of tricks. I have broken this move down into seven(that's right, seven)easy steps you help you learn how to surf better.
It seems that these days every surfer knows how to do an aerial. Decades earlier, aerials were pure fantasy, but today any surfer worth his weight in wax needs to have at least one aerial variation in his/her repertoire. Learn how to do an aerial now.
Learning to surf seems like a no-brainer. Get a board and some shorts, and you're out there. Pretty simple, right? However, surfing isn't right for everyone. But how do you know if surfing is the right sport for you?
Suite Juice is a wetsuit lubricant for competetive and recreational surfers. Here is a review of that product written by Jay DiMartino who has written many articles surf technique, competition, and culture for About.com.
For those unfamiliar with the term, “dawn patrol” refers to a surfer’s arrival at the beach at or just before sunrise. The inclusion of the word “patrol” is idiosyncratic with the common conception of the casual surf attitude; however, the connotation of some militaristic mission impossible is justified.
Bodyboards are built to certain specifications. Each change in shape or construction nuance can affect the speed and control of the board or tailor its ride for specific riders and waves. Learn how each part of a bodyboard is important to the overall ride.
Summer and surfing go together like...well...like two things that go together perfectly. The hot sun and perfect weather make for fun waves and epic adventure. However, not all parts of the world are good for surfing in the summer. Find out where to surf this summer. Page 2.
Staying safe while surfing is easy. Just be smart! Okay, that sounds a bit too simple. We all know the need to impress your friends or some girls on the beach can push seemingly intelligent folks into incredibly dangerous situations. Here are some easy guidelines to follow to keep you safe while surf.
Pop out surfboards are surfboards that are built from a mold rather than shaped from scratch. The surboard mold is based on an original shape and then mass produced by way of an assembly line process. This is a far flung approach from the the surfboard's artisan roots but is a sign of the times.
Bonzai Pipeline (now know as Pipe), located on Oahu, Hawaii on the famed North Shore is the definitive surfing arena. Many dangerous waves have been discovered since Bonzai Pipeline was first surfed in Hawaii, but no wave can match Pipeline for its perfect combination of power, beauty, and pure surfing spectacle. Learn all you need to know about surfing Bonzai Pipeline, Hawaii.
Shark Attacks have been on the surfing map since the earliest days of the sport, but in reality, very few surfers are attacked by sharks (and much fewer are ever killed by sharks). However, if you want to lower your risk even more, you can use these tips to avoid a shark attack while surfing.
In the beginning, there were just random grainy clips of single waves or short session. However, not until the late 50's and early 60's did the surf video clip find its home among a greater narrative that is the surfing documentary.
Surfers dig multiple surf sessions. That's for real. Most folks during their busy daily stint in the big gerbil wheel lack the necessary time for one good surf session let alone a full day of wave riding, so come with me and experience a day that any surfer would gladly trade for a day's pay: a multiple session day.
East Coast surfers love hurricane swells, but it isn't that simple. They have a love-hate relationship with those beautifully spiral and symmetrical products of temperature, moisture, and rotation. Why do surfers love hurricanes and why do they drive them crazy? Read on...
: Even before surfboards transformed from boards to twigs and guns, surfers just called their beloved
“It felt just like riding the Goof Board!” That was 9 year-old Indie’s summation of riding his shortboard the first time. That's pretty solid testimonial for the Goof Board since that was after a few days of practicing on this training/ balance board.
Surf trips aren't quite as simple as they used to be. But even with advanced equipment and a much more complicated and nuanced map of surf spots to choose from, surfers can still steal away with just a few basic travel tips.
What is Surfboard Foil? Surfing / Bodyboarding.
Clyde Aikau is one of surfing's great names. In terms of performance and lineage, Clyde Aikau stands as a link from Hawaiian pro surfing's past and modern big wave surfing's future.
Jet skis (personal water craft) have been around for decades, but more recently they have become indispensable in providing safety as well as a needed bit of torque for surfers looking to ride the biggest waves in the world. Learn how to buy a jet ski for surfing.
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What Does it Take to Become a Pro Surfer? It's not all barrels, babes, and beer. Today, pro surfing is covered by ESPN and sponsored by Target. While the waves remain the same, the sport has changed. Being a pro surfer is a job. Learn more...
What is surfing, you ask? For hardcore surfers and new surfers alike who wonder about surfing's greater meaning, here is a delightfully fluffy but enjoyably true definition and answer to a question that elludes description and interpretation. What is surfing...Really?
Surfers are finding new tricks every day, but the floater is a time-tested beauty. Combining weightless lip gliding, board control, and countless variations, the floater is a surf trick that takes some knowledge and practice. Learn more...
Surf music captured the fun and adventure of surfing. The history of surf music shows a genre peak in the 1963 but remains an integral in popular culture. Instrumental and vocal bands made up the basic categories of surf music. Learn more about the history of surf music.
Surfers need to wear sunglasses religously! Here are some tips to help surfers and beach enthusiasts get the most from their eyewear and avoid sun damage and eye problems such as pterygiums.
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The tube is where you want to be. Sure, maneuvers are fun, but a good tube ride transcends competition and progressive performance. It's a clean line and perfect wave. A step back to the most pure and most satisfying aspect of surfing. Learn how to get tubed.
What is a Kook? Find out in this dictionary of surf slang from About.com
What is a Surfboard Leash? Where did the surfboard leash come from? Why do we wear surfboard leashes? Learn the history, mystique, and reasons behind wearing a surfboard leash or legrope.
A reader inquires about exercises that help you get back into surfing shape. Here are some simple surfing exercises that will get you back in the water and ripping quickly.
Choosing the right surfboard is not easy. Looking to step off your long board and start surfing a short board? There's often a little gray area in this transition process. Read further if you're wondering what's a good short board to choose when transitioning from a long board?
The high performance shortboard is the weapon of choice for the world's top surfers. But what makes a shortboard a shortboard? How is it different from a longboard or fish?
Want to start Surfing? You don't have to be a superstar or surf scholar to get a big smile from waveriding. But if you're planning to learn to surf, it might be helpful (or at least fun) to understand the journey you are about to take.
With summer fast approaching, you need to get outfitted with the right equipment. There are fish and longboards and short boards and hybrids. All the choices can make your head spin. But what's the right board for you and what will work best this summer surf season? Based on my reviews, here are the boards I think will help you catch the most waves and rip the hardest this summer.
Surfer terms of endearment and dictionary slangs terms.
Want to win your next contest heat? Sadly, if you think that surfing great is how it's done, you are only half right. Today's contests require a whole new perspective. You've got to change your approach if you want those high scores by mixing great surfing with contest strategy. So if you want to win, read on...
Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania is part surfing dream and part surfing nightmare. Rocks and sharks and cold and sheer isolation make this wave something to behold, but also something to fear. Shipstern has moved the limits of surfing to a level most surfers hoped would never come. If you are thinking about surfing this unholy paradise, read this first.
There are loads of great advanced surfing tricks, but making a late drop in big surf may be the most important move to learn. It can make your session and save you from a nasty hold down or a scrape across the reef. Learn how to make a late drop.
The backside re-entry is a fun and visually exciting addition to your surfing. There are loads of variations to the backside re-entry which include hitting the lip or spinning a reverse, but either way you carve it, you need to learn how to do a backside re-entry. Learn how.
Want to stay fit and keep surfing into your 30's and 40's? It's not that difficult. Read about the simple things that can keep you surfing well into your golden years.
How do you stand on a surfboard? Well, it's the most basic, elemental aspect of surfing (stand up surfing that is). It seems simple, but standing up on a surfboard can be quite complicated. Learn how to stand up on a surfboard now.
A-frame? You would think we're referring to a house or some other structure, but instead, A-frames in this case are found in the surfing lineup. Surfing A-frames...what? Find out more.
Answer to surfing question about where the biggest waves break.
Just as fiberglass surfboard construction is no longer the only game in “hard” surfboard technology, soft surfboards have also evolved. Case in point, I just tried out a Liquid Shredder Element soft surfboard. Well, I didn’t try it, but rather, my 7 year old son did. And I think he dug it.
If you have ever seen Cloudbreak spin off the reef miles offshore of the tiny island of Tavarua, then you have seen its perfection. It's one the world's great surfing wonders and the site of a yearly ASP championship event. Learn more...
Sea Specs are sunglasses specifically designed for surfing, kite boarding, skiing, windsurfing, fishing, and bodyboarding. They are great for surfers with pterygiums or dry red eyes. They protect sun lovers form uva and uvb rays for while enjoying the beach.
Resin is the honey-like life blood of traditional surfboard construction. It stinks and is bad for the environment, but modern surfers love it and need it almost as much as they love the waves they ride. Why? Read on...
Want to take a surf trip? Well, the world is a big place full of incredible waves. Allow me to break down the world's top 5 surfing destinations to help you make a more informed choice.
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Here is my list of professional surfing’s most influential women. I will not call them girls or chicks and I will not assess them on looks or bikini bodies. These women are surfers and this about competitive surfing.
What is an epoxy surfboard you ask? Every shaper offers epoxy as an option and it seems that everyone is riding one, but what makes an epoxy surfboard different from a board made with polyurethane resin? Read on...
Surfer, model Alana Blanchard has etched out a new path for the modern professional female surfer. With both talent and looks, the Kauai-based ripper has backed up every bikini shoot with a win against the world's best young surfers.
How is a tombstone related to surfing? A tombstone is an ominous object in any situation, but in surfing it can be a sign of danger. Read on...
Surfing contests doesn't seem natural to most surfers, so it stands to reason that you should learn some practical strategies to teach you how to surf in a contest heat. Whether you're a novice or a pro, these contest strategies will yield results.
Surfing Bells Beach in Australia is to be part of professional surfing's history. The site of pro surfing's first event and the venue for some of the sport's most exciting clashes, the long right wall occupies hallowed space in surfing lore. Read on...
It's a bit sketchy at times, but night surfing can be an enlightening adventure.
Surfer catching a wave. Surfing / Bodyboarding. Page 17.
In progressive surfing, above-the-lip tricks are dominant, but the bottom turn is the very core of good surfing. This often ignored maneuver is crucial, and learning a proper bottom turn will instantly improve your surfing.
About a decade ago, the fish surfboard rose from the ashes of the 70's, offering surfers another option. The fish boasts loads of speed and maneuverability, but what makes a fish surfboard a fish surfboard? Also, the fish's strange older and more boring cousin, the funboard, is still another alternative to the average shortboard. Learn more.
Taking a surf trip this year? Learn how to pack your surfboard safely and cheaply for travel to international and domestic surf destinations.
Slab- Definition of surfing terms
The pit is the sickest and most heinous of areas on the wave face. It's the central juice-producing zone and most importantly the spot from where most great maneuvers originate. What is this all about? Read more...
To put it bluntly, kids have soft heads and surfboards have sharp fins, and this potentially painful fact does nothing to settle the stomachs of anxious parents as they watch their kids learning to surf. With each flailing nosedive, new surfers roll the dice one more time, launching the sharp, unforgiving edges of their surfboards skyward and waiting for gravity to set the stage for a B-movie horror scene.
Surfers need ways to stay both fit and stoked when the surf is flat. It's easy to get flabby when the ocean doesn't cooperate. But getting fit and into top surfing shape is easier and way more fun than you think. Here are some practical ways to get in shape as well as some gnarly approaches to surf stoke.
A fish is a wide, thick surfboard with a gulping swallow tail. A quad fin surfboard has four fins for added speed and maneuverability. I recently rode and reviewed a quad fin fish surfboard from degree 33 called the Flyin' Fish. How did it go? Read more...
Fins keep your board on track and allow you to push your turns deep into the pit, but with two solid fin companies (FCS and Futures) vying for your cash, how can you choose? I try to make sense of it all.
Situated prominently in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores is a volcanic archipelago with a Portuguese population, and a location that pits its coastline in a direct line of pretty much every swell in the Atlantic.
Kelly Slater eats The Chia Company's chia seed products. What's the deal? Are they any good? Do they have any real benefits? Will you rip full rotation airs in world tour competition? Read on to find out?
In the film Chasing Mavericks Frosty Frosty Hesson is played by Gerard Butler. However, you can meet the real Frosty in his forthcoming memoir Making Mavericks> in which the life-long surfer and coach recounts his turbulent childhood and life as a surfer. I had the chance to speak to Hesson just prior to the release of his book and film.
Here's a list of the top surfing injuries. All sports bring along possible health dangers, but surfing is sometimes seen as a non-threatening activity. However, there are some common injuries a new surfer should be careful of.
Professional surfer Dave Rasta Rastovich has trodden a unique path free from contest constraints and a judges' discerning eyes. Instead, he embarked on a simple world-wide campaign to play a little music, ride the greatest waves and save the world.
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Low-pressure systems (lows) may seem like ominous precursors to destructive weather, but when you are a surfer, nothing strikes hope into your heart like a spiraling low-pressure system meandering off the coast. Read more...
Surfers live in the sun. Sunlight is very intense and the ultraviolet light can cause permanent, chronic yellowing (pinguecula) and redness (pterygium) in the whites of the eyes. Unprotected sun exposure increases risk of cataract development and macular degeneration. People with darker pigmented skin (Blacks, Hispanics, Asian) have high risk of sun causing permanent brown spots in whites of eyes. Here are some tips to help prevent these problems.
Australia is the super power surfing. Once a land of criminals and castaways, the continent is now an Eden for beach goers and surfers. Australia's surfing history is rich and dynamic. Learn how Australia has changed surfing and how surfing has changed Australia.
Julian Wilson has been a rising presence on the surfing scene for years. With big wins in the juniors and electric free-surf performances all over the world, Julian Wilson has finally arrived. Sponsored by industry behemoth Quiksilver, Wilson has all his boxes checked and all the backing needed to cultivate his talent and garner the attention of the surfing world. Read more...
Want to learn how to become a surf instructor? Surf instruction is now every parent’s choice for summer camp fun. Whether you like it or not, this new industry opens up some opportunities for surfers who want you get paid to surf and travel. Now, you can fund your wondrous wandering years by teaching kids and adults how to ride a few waves.
After spending a good portion of my life living and working in Hawaii, I always look back at the casual style and Aloha attitude with a smile. There is not another state in America where an untucked flower shirt and slippers are considered accepted work attire. That's why I was excited when I received a handmade Aloha shirt from Wave Shoppe, a grassroots operation out of San Diego, California.
How do you make your surfboard faster? That's the age-old question (as old as surfing is at least), but there are only a few ways to do it. If you want to achieve that secret and all important speed element, it's really pretty easy. check it out.
You might have seen the commercials and the images of a surfers somehow floating high above the water's surface. That, my friends, is foilboarding. What what the heck? What is a foilboard or hydrofoil Surfboard?
Blending equal parts feminine beauty and animal aggression, Lisa Anderson shattered the surfer-chick mold and reached iconic status by single-handedly changing our perception of women who ride waves.
Good surfing happens through creativity, passion, and confidence. But before these forces spark your shred engine into gear, you have to be flexible and strong. That’s easily done for the umpteen teeny boppers hopping 5 feet off of every lip and chunk of chop, but it gets more challenging if you are little farther along in your years.
What Kind of Surfboard? A long one. Beginners need a long board or at a minimum a fun board. A longboard is between 8 to 10 feet long and a fun board or fun shape is 7 to 8 feet long. Of course, you're tempted by those pointed, streamline arrow-shaped boards that all the other great surfers are slicing and carving up the ocean with and you can learn to surf on one, but they do make it much harder. All 6 to 7 foot, three-finned shortboards, called thrusters.
Want to stay in surf shape and also keep all your modern icrap handy? I do, so I reviewed the SPIbelt. How did it go? Check it out.
How can you judge artists? How can I claim to pick the world's best surfboard shapers ever? It’s not a perfect list mainly because shaping is an art form and it’s not impossible to completely gauge the subjective value of art. However, here is my best attempt.
Learn how to properly duckdive your bodyboard. It's a helpful way to get you under breaking waves and out to the lineup more quickly.
Surfing Sunglasses protect your eyes from the effects of both sun and wind while you enjoy a good surf session. So, to help you navigate the different surf sun glass choices out there, I have reviewed some new brands. Read the review.
Find out if you are a kook right here.