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What Are the 5 Best Surf Spots in Florida?
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.
How to remove sea urchin spines from your feet
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?
Why the Funboard Is the Best Beginner Surfboard
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.
The Top 5 Biggest, Gnarliest, Heaviest Waves in...
Where are the top 5 biggest, gnarliest, and heaviest waves in the world? You might be surprised.
How to Choose a Longboard Surfboard
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.
What's the Best Surfboard for Small Waves?
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?
How Much Money Does A Pro Surfer Make?
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.
4 Basic Tips to Follow if You're New to Surfing
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.
How to Judge a Contest Heat
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,
Polyurethane or Polystyrene: Which Makes a...
What type of surfboard foam should you choose? 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?
What is a "dawn patrol"
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.
Best Surf Movies Ever
Surf Movies: A list of the most memorable modern Hollywood surf movies from Big Wednesday and North Shore to Pointbreak and Blue Crush.
The History of the Surfboard
Here's a complete look at the history of the surfboard, from its humble beginnings to the shortboard revolution. This is part one of a two-part article.
How to Avoid Surf Rash
Surf rash is part of surfing. You can't totally avoid it, but you can take a few steps to lessen its severity.
Surfing Florida
It can be a waiting game,but good waves do come in this state with 1,197 miles of coastline and toasty water temperature most of the year.
How to Ride a Wave
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.
Which way should I place my surfboard on my car...
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.
Sun Bum Sunscreen - Review
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...
Sebastian Zietz - Biography
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.
How to Become a Pro Surfer
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.
Surfer's Eye: Pterygium Treatment and Removal
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.
What skills do I need to be a good surfer?
What skills do I need to be a good surfer? Find out if you have what it takes to a great surfer?
Surfing - An Introduction
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.
How do I Teach My Child How to Surf?
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.
Slab
Slab- Definition of surfing terms
Original 54 Beater
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...
Board Care 101
Learn how to properly take care of your surfboard. It is, after all, you most precious object. Am I right, brothers and sisters?
Types of Surfing Waves
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...
Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Surfers
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.
7s Superfish
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.
Josh Kerr - Professional Surfer - Biography
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.
How To Refresh and Old, Tired Surfboard
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.
Top 5 Most Influential Surfers of All Time
Top 5 Most Influential Surfers of All Time? Who would you pick? Do you agree with my list? If not, let me know.
Who Invented Surfing?
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.
How to Catch a Wave
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.
How to Improve your Paddling Power and...
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.
How to Hang Ten
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.
Gearing up: The Best Surfboards for Summer
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.
How to do a Frontside Snap
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.
Parts of a Surfboard
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.
How to Get More Speed
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.
How to Stand on a Surfboard
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What Does it Take to Become a Pro Surfer?
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...
Different Types of Surfboard Wax
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...
How to Buy a PWC - Jet Ski - for Surfing
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.
How to Wipeout in the Barrel
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.
History of Surf Music
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.
Channel Islands Fred Rubble - Surfboard Review
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).
What is a Pop Out Surfboard?
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.
The Origin of the Shaka
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.
Cure for Surfer's Eye?
When surfers have really red eyes, most assume the worst. But in many cases, the red eyes are the result of pterygia. A pterygium is a painful and painfully ugly disease that affects the look, feel, and eventually the sight of the eye. But recent research is saying there might be non-surgical treatment coming...and maybe even a cure..
Surf Safety Tips
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.
How to Catch a Wave on a Bodyboard
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.
How and Why do Quad Fin Surfboards Work?
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.
What are the parts of a surfing wave?
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.
How to Choose the Right Surf Spot
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.
Bernard "Midget" Farrelly - Professional Surfer
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Best Places to Surf in the Summer
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.
How to Fix a Surfboard Ding
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.
Gabriel Medina
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...
What is a Rash Guard?
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...
What do I do when I get caught inside by a huge...
It's your biggest fear. A huge set is bearing down on you and you know you will be soundly pummeled. What will you do? Well, read on to learn what to do if you get caught inside in huge surf.
How to Complete a Floater
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...
Tips for Surfing a Contest Heat
Surfing in a contest looks easy, but if you have ever done it, you know that's not always the case. To take something as organic and artistic as surfing and force it into the confines of a contest heat is a challenge. Therefore, here are a few easy tips to maximize both your points and the fun in your next heat.
How to Get Ready to Surf Big Waves
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.
Parts of a Bodyboard
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.
A Tsunami Story
Teachers, are you looking for an engaging short story for struggling readers? Here is a tsunami story that teaches the science behind tsunamis through a fictional narrative about a young Hawaiian trying to save his family. I wrote it at a Flesch-Kincaid Scale of 11. Email me for comprehension questions.
A-frame
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.
Surf Sun Glasses and Goggles - Reviews
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.
What is an epoxy surfboard?
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...
What is Surfing?
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?
Supersoft Soft Beginner Surfboard
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.
How to win a Contest Heat
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...
How to Paddle your Surfboard
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.
Kelly Slater and Greg Webber and The Future of...
Wave pools have yet to change the game. Surfing in the ocean still rules, and chlorine and concrete is still for rubber pool toys. But can an 11-time world surfing champ and a renowned Aussie shaper change all that?
Goof Board Balance Board
“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.
How to do an Aerial
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.
Webber Fatburner
Vendor's Site If I was to play the search engines so that the right surfers find this article, I would
How to get Tubed Frontside
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.
How to Buy a Used Surfboard
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
Liquid Shredder Element Softboard
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.
How to Duckdive a Bodyboard
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.
What is Bodyboarding?
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How to Complete a Frontside Roundhouse Cutback
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.
Fish Surfboards and Funboards
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.
How to do a Backside Re-entry
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.
How to Surf in a Contest Heat
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.
How to Duck-dive
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...
The Flyin' Fish from Degree 33
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...
Surf Party Theme (For Adults)
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 to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Surfing
For surfers, the sun is our life (for everyone really), but it can also be deadly. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were more than one million new cases of skin cancer in the United States in 2010. The only way to combat the sun is to wear proper sunscreen. Read on to learn how to choose the best sunscreen for surfing.
How to Avoid Shark Attacks While Surfing
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.
Causes of Delamination
Learn about the causes of surfboard delamination.
How do I choose the right surfboard when...
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?
Best Places to Surf in the Summer (continued)
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.
Greg Long - Professional Big Wave Surfer
Greg Long is no ordinary professional surfer. The Californian regular foot makes his money the hard way: he paddles into the biggest waves the world has to offer. Learn more about one of surfing's most daring and ambitious athletes.
How to Hang Five
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Surfing in the Azores
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.
Is Surfing the Right Sport for You?
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?
What Makes a Shortboard a Shortboard?
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?
Pit
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...
Kook
What is a Kook? Find out in this dictionary of surf slang from About.com
What is Surfboard Foil?
What is Surfboard Foil? Surfing / Bodyboarding.
Stick
Stick is yet another surf slang term added to the surfing dictionary. Here you'll read a definition and sentence explaining the meaning of the surf term.
Australian Surfing History
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.
Fetch
Fetch isn't just something your dog does. For surfers, fetch plays an important role in the waves they ride. Learn more about fetch...
Surfing Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania
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.
Basic Surfing Rules
Don't let anyone tell you that there are no surf rules, that surfing is a lawless free-for-all without a basic structure or rules. This free-wheeling art form actually consists of basic surfing rules that govern all surf-related interaction. So what are the basic surfing rules?
How to Buy a Surfboard
As a beginning surfer, it's easy to make mistakes when buying a new surfboard. Read these basic and helpful tips to help you learn how buy a surfboard. You'll be shredding in no time.
Do Surfboards Need to Cure?
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How to Make a Late drop
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.
Stay Fit and Stoked When the Surf is Flat
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.
Blown Out
What does it mean when a surfer says the waves are blown out? Read to find out...
Owen Wright
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Resin
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...
Dave Rasta Rastovich
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.
Kanoa Igarashi
The next Kelly Slater, super freak, surfing prodigy: these are just a few descriptions adorned by the media on a teenage surfer from Huntington Beach, California. His name is Kanoa Igarashi and he's just kid who gets good grades, speaks two languages, and loves to ride waves.
Top Surfing Injuries
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.
Eye Safety Tips for Surfers
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.
Julian Wilson
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...
Surfing History: The Best Surfing Documentary...
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.
Anacapa Pro Standard from Al Merrick
Imagine that a company wants you to review a new product. You are thinking wax or maybe sunscreen. Not so…Instead, upon your doorstep, wrapped in cardboard like some massive Christmas gift on steroids is a brand spanking new, six foot one inch, brilliant white, squash tail gem designed by Al friggin Merrick! Yes, Al Merrick of Tom Curren-buried rail roundhouse-10 second tube ride-Kelly Slater-championship-deluxe-shred machine fame.
Clyde Aikau
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.
How to Paddle a Bodyboard
Learn how to paddle out to the lineup on a bodyboard.
How to Paddle Better
Better paddling will make you a better overall surfer. Paddling is how you get out quick, get in early, and snag waves from would-be wave hogs. Learn ho to become a better paddler now.
Draining
: Draining is a verb used in conjunction with a helping verb such as "is" or "was" to indicate a thick,
Surfboard History at a Glance
The surfboard originated in Polynesia back around 400 A.D. Then the Hawaiians made huge surfboards from island trees. But it didn't take long for these magic carpets to land in the states.
How to Make Bad Waves Good - Change your...
Most of us are destined to surf crappy waves for the majority of our surfing life, but that doesn't mean we have to be miserable. Learn how to make bad waves good.
Aggro
: Aggro is an adjective clipped from the word, "aggressive." Aggro normally describes negatively a person
Surfing Cloudbreak – Tavarua, Fiji
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...
Impact Zone
: The spot where a surfer receives the worst beating after wiping out or paddling out. This is where
How to Become a Surf Instructor
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.
Michel Bourez
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?
Interview with Charles Williams of Impact...
It’s easy to miss the Impact Surfboards center of operations. Located just over the Indian River from one of South Florida’s most consistently rippable waves and lost among the many boat yards and trailer homes of Ft. Pierce and secured behind a chain link fence amid the pungent stench of fresh resin exists the nerve center of a surfboard company that has been quietly churning out state of the art equipment and epitomizing the surfing lifestyle for decades.
9:Fish Grunion
In the surfboard world, the fish is considered a throw back to the days of yore. The days of yore in which long hair and mustaches ruled the lineup. The fish is a short, thick, wide board (usually with a wide-open swallow tail) designed for small, gutless surf, but some ten years ago in huge waves over an unknown reef in the Indian Ocean, two-time world champ and uber-soulman Tommy Curren rode a fish better than any thought possible. The following summer, the fish was back in a big way.
How to Stand up on a Surfboard
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.
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.
Snake
Surf Slang Glossary at About.com: Surfers who snake each other are a cut in the very fabric of what wave riders hold as true. Don't snake your fellow surfer!
Beach Break
: A fast and normally steep wave that breaks over sand. Beach break waves are fun to surf because they
Where do the biggest waves in the world break?
Answer to surfing question about where the biggest waves break.
How to do a Bottom Turn
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.
How to Buy a Bodyboard
Learning how to buy a bodyboard can be tricky. But there are a few easy tips that will put a new bodyboard under your arm and get you shredding in no time.
The Top 5 Surfing Destinations in the World
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.
Locean Labs Naked Surf Liquid Rash Guard - Review
You hate surf rash. I hate surf rash. We all hate surf rash. But is Locean Labs Naked Surf Liquid Rash Guard any good at preventing surf rash? I put it to the test.
Surfing India
Surfing in India can be tricky but rewarding. With a rich culture and massive potential for uncrowded waves, the home of Bollywood might be your next surf trip.
Alana Blanchard
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.
Sea Specs Extreme Eyewear
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.
Surf Mat Review - The Fourth Gear Flyer Fatty
I have always been intrigued by surf mats. They look fun and fast and totally unconventional. I finally got my hands on one. I put the Fatty from Fourth Gear Flyer through the motions over a series of fun surf days. How did it go? Here's my review.
How to Make your Surfboard Faster
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.

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