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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?
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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
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.
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 is Surfboard Foil?
What is Surfboard Foil? Surfing / Bodyboarding.
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?
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Treat Your Surfboard Well and Make it Last
Learn how to properly take care of your surfboard. It is, after all, you most precious object. Am I right, brothers and sisters?
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Stand on a Surfboard
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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.
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 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?
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...
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.
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.
How to Keep Surfing into Your 30’s and...
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.
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.
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.
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 Hang Five
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There Are 6 Pillars Of Surfing
surf, surfing, power surfing, surf style, Kelly Slater, competitive surfing, professional surfing
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.
All that floating around is making you chubby.
Surfing might not be keeping you tin, but it's actually ok.
The Green Surfboard
The green surfboard seems like a no brainer. Surfers have a rep for being reef hugging hippies, but surfers and their beloved surfboards have in fact added much to fuel our over heated climate. For decades or surboard industry has been ripping through polyurethane foam blanks coated in petrochemical solvents and polyester resin and wrapped in fiberglass. But a new green surfboard movement seeks to change this direction.
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.
Dane Reynolds' #4 from Channel Islands
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Bonzai Pipeline - "Pipe"
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.
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.
Quiksilver's EQPT Line of Exercise Clolthing
The folks at Quiksilver are stepping outside the box, attempting to fill an obvious void in the surf apparel choices and push beyond the over saturated surf industry clone war and into the world of exercise gear. Countless companies offer boardshorts and walkshorts, but these are not functional for exercising. Boardshorts don’t breathe and walkshorts don’t stretch. So Quiksilver has rolled the dice and unveiled a new line called EQPT (Elite Quiksilver Performance Technology).
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.
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...
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,
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?
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 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.
Some Frightening Hawaiian Surf Spots
The waves of the North Shore of Oahu can be pretty scary at times.
How to Shape a Surfboard
Have you ever wondered how a real surfboard is shaped? Surfboard shaping and design is an art being pushed out by the use of software and shaping machines, but there are some craftsmen still out there like Charles Williams of Impact Surfboards still desingning surfboards the old fashion way. Here, he shows us how to shape a surfboard.
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.
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.
Blown Out
What does it mean when a surfer says the waves are blown out? Read to find out...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Webber Fatburner
Vendor's Site If I was to play the search engines so that the right surfers find this article, I would
The 5 Greatest Surfboard Shapers of All Time
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.
The Holoholo Balance Board
Balance boards are helpful for staying in good surfing shape(if you can’t find some waves). One such board is the Holoholo Board, a wooden balance board that is designed to strengthen the calf muscles and improve balance skills. No doubt these are both important to improved surfing performance.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Big Wave Surfing Tips
Strangely, the unridden realm of big wave surfing is now a cliche. Most big wave spots have devolved into a carnival atmosphere of boats, cameras, and even helicopters trying to get the best vantage point, but it's no game. Here are some tips to help you venture into bigger surf.
Which fins are best? FCS or Futures?
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.
5 Incredible Surfing Destinations
Surfing travel destinations, exotic surf destinations, unusual places to go surfing.
Shark Camo
Shark Camo shark deterrent stickers, laminates, and surfboards may save you from being attacked while surfing.
How to Link Maneuvers
What really constitutes a good surfer? I mean, we all know it when we see it; if you were trying to explain that intangible element that separates the great from the mediocre, what would you say? Speed maybe. Power, sure. Balance and style…no doubt. But for me, thinking like a contest judge, a surf writer, and a guy who is a hopeless fiend for the sport…It’s all about flow. It’s how a surfer links his maneuvers.
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...
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.
The North Shore and all of her surfing gems.
The North Shore of Oahu - The Seven Mile Miracle of Surfing
Where do the biggest waves in the world break?
Answer to surfing question about where the biggest waves break.
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.
Surfing Sun Glasses - Reviews Continued
Ocean sun glasses, Spex surf goggles, and Surf Shades surf glasses offer several options for surfers who want to avoid the harmful rays of the sun. Check out these reviews to help you make the smartest purchase.
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.
The 5 Most Influential Professional Women...
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.
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.
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.
Impact Zone
: The spot where a surfer receives the worst beating after wiping out or paddling out. This is where
Causes of Delamination
Learn about the causes of surfboard delamination.
What is Bodyboarding?
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Surf-friendly Jobs
We have all searched for it. We have all dreamed of it. But very few have the guts to follow through with it: to get a job that allows maximum surf time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Surf Better Now
Want to surf better now? Finding that your surfing is stifled and maybe you are lacking that spark to ignite a blast to the next level. I've got 4 easy ways to make you a better surfer.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
4 Crazy Big Wave Locations
Some of the craziest big waves out there, if you're brave enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lowers Trestles - a short history
Lowers Trestles - a short history. Learn about America's coveted point of surfing perfection. Lowers is a thing of pure beauty...when it's not crowded.
Curve Lockdown Surfboard Racks
Surfers have done it all when it comes to finding a way to get to the beach. Stuffing multiple boards and bodies into compact cars (fins and arms hanging out the windows), frying and drying in the open bed of a pick-up truck, or lashing a pile of board bags to the roof are all surf travel standards. Heck! I’ve hitch hiked or paid off strangers just get from the airport to the beach many times.
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.
What are other Forms of Surfing?
What are other Forms of Surfing? There are loads of ways ocean lovers can ride a wave or ride a board or launch an air. Although these other forms of surfing are varied and unique, they are all a blast.
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...
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.
Gear Review - Goof Board Freestyle
The Goof Board Freestyle can be a great way to stay loose and strong during extended flat spells. Or as in my house, I just leave the thing in my living room and someone is almost always bound to jump on.
Surfer Dies at Pipe
Japanese surfer at Pipeline in Hawaii dies While Surfing.
Surfing's Greatest Rivalries: Paddle Versus Tow...
Surfing big waves has always been the holy grail of surfing, but the concept of towing into waves made the grail something everyone could drink from. Paddle surfers did not take it lying down.
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.
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...
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...
What is a Surfboard Leash?
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.
Carissa Moore
Carissa Moore has been on the surf world's radar since she was 9 and has since proven every single expectation of her future success valid and then some. Find out how a little girl from Honolulu became the young queen of professional surfing.
Slab- Definition of surfing terms
Pulse Tide Charts
The NEW Pulse Stick On Tide Chart is a device that allows you to calculate tidal times for places anywhere in the world for an entire year form January through December. You can even calculate places where tidal data has never been collected.
Joel Parkinson - Biography
Joel Parkinson is a surfer's surfer. His approach drips with style. However, ASP judges don't recognize style as we know it. The argument is that style is a subjective concept that cannot be defined numerically. But if style was a factor, Joel “Parko” Parkinson should have world champ years ago.
Loaded Ceviche
Surfers need a skateboard for when the surf's flat. Loaded’s Ceviche offers some great surf/skate transer potential by bridging the chasm between long and short skateboards. Upon first gazing it, I was dumfounded albeit intrigued. It’s a provocative little number with an hour glass figure that is built for both speed and comfort.
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.
6 Of The Best Billabong Surfers Of All Time
These are the 6 best Billabong surfers of all time.
What is a Kook? Find out in this dictionary of surf slang from About.com
Elephant Surf Compression Surf Shorts - Review
Ever get thigh rash from surfing? Has your board ever slipped from between your legs when you are going for a wave? Ever get sore legs from surfing all day? Elephant Surf says they have surf specific compression shorts that will help. Read the review.
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.
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.
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!

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