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Updated Articles and Resources

By Jay DiMartino

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Indosole Prahu Shoes - Surf Product Review Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      I gave the Prahu (which means "boat” in Balinese) a good go around town and on the beach. These soft fabric lace-up hybrids were understated in “stone” tan and gave the competing impressions of salty casual mixed with concrete savvy.
    • Indosole Sandals - Surf Product Review Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Indosole shoes are not recycled trash but rather re-purposed raw materials which (according to the company) are processed without melting or reforming them using any mechanical means or fuel in the process. It’s a process that involves human resources: just minds and hands. It’s a process that is non-toxic, animal free, organic, and sustainable and saves space in the ever-bulging landfills of Indo.
    • What are the parts of a surfing wave? Created: Thursday, July 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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.
    • Types of Surfing Waves Created: Monday, November 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      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 di...
    • How Much Money Does A Pro Surfer Make? Created: Saturday, December 08, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      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...
    • Which way should I place my surfboard on my car racks? Created: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • What is a Pop Out Surfboard? Created: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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 proce...
    • Stick Created: Monday, June 15, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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.
    • What is Body Surfing? Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      So let’s go all encyclopedia here and define what EXACTLY body surfing is: body surfing is physical art of riding a wave without any flotation or buoyant assistance of any kind. This includes a bodyboard or surfboard. In my opinion, the greatest level of body surfing occurs without anything at all (this includes swim fins), but for safety and performance, its acceptable to use a pair of swim fins to propel you back into the lineup, into more waves, and help you maneuver along the wave face and stay connected to the wave.
    • Consider This before Teaching your Kid to Surf Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      This article is meant to inspire you and your kid to ride waves and have fun in a healthy way. Don’t go crazy. Stay cool and see if your kid likes it. He/she might not, and that’s cool too. So here are some ideas to take into consideration as you prepare to teach your kid to surf.
    • The Basics of Surfing Etiquette Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      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 remove sea urchin spines from your feet Created: Sunday, May 15, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      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 re...
    • Gabriel Medina Created: Sunday, December 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      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 ...
    • How do I Teach My Child How to Surf? Created: Sunday, December 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      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...
    • How to Fix a Surfboard Ding Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      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...
    • 7s Superfish Created: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      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 surfbo...
    • How to Improve your Paddling Power and Endurance - when you can't go surfing Created: Sunday, September 22, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      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...
    • What is a Rash Guard? Created: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      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...
    • Original 54 Beater Created: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      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 ...
    • 9:Fish Bag-a-Rack Created: Sunday, September 03, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Going on a surf trip? The 9:Fish Bag-A-Rack is both surfboard travel bag and surfboard roof rack. The side straps will secure your surfboard to any car's roof. It even has straps to hold another bo...
    • Surfing Florida Created: Monday, August 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      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." itemprop="description" Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
      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." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Surfer's Eye: Pterygium Treatment and Removal Created: Sunday, December 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      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." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Punt Created: Sunday, October 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Surf Slang Definition: Punt. Surfing / Bodyboarding.
    • Tombstone Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      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...
    • The Basics of Surfing Etiquette Created: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014
      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.
    • Dane Reynolds - Biography Created: Friday, May 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
      Dane Reynolds is your favorite surfer. You may claim that you see right through his pseudo-hipster veneer or maybe you make the charge that he gave up contest surfing because he just couldn’t compete with the other ASP boys. He just gave up you say. He’s a quitter. Maybe you dislike his scribbly art and his disjointed videos that looked shredded and pasted together in a barn with a rusty razor and Elmer’s glue. You hate all that stuff. You especially hate those music soundtracks swollen with arrhythmic folk scuzz. He knows what he’s doing, you think. He’s manipulating us. But then watch the guy surf.
    • The Strong Board - Exercise Balance Board Review Created: Monday, May 26, 2014 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
      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.
    • How to Become a Pro Surfer Created: Saturday, December 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
      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 ...
    • Top 5 Best Surf Spots in Florida Created: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
      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 ...
    • What's the best surfboard for small waves? Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
      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 su...
    • The Best Beginner Surfboard is the FunBoard Created: Saturday, July 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
      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 beginne...

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