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Jay DiMartino

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jay DiMartino

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Portuguese Man-of-war and Surfing Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Portuguese man-of-war can put a sting on you like no other. Seriously, stay away at all costs. Don’t play with them and seriously consider surfing another beach. Believe me! Growing up on the East Coast and then traveling throughout the Caribbean before spending many, many years all over Hawaii; I have learned that Portuguese man-of-war will ruin your session and might even ruin your day.
    • Which way should I place my surfboard on my car racks? Created: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 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...
    • Types of Surfing Waves Created: Monday, November 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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...
    • Different Types of Surfboard Wax Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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, ...
    • Surfer's Eye: Pterygium Treatment and Removal Created: Sunday, December 16, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 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...
    • Surf-friendly Jobs Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      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.
    • The Origin of the Shaka Created: Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 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...
    • How To Refresh and Old, Tired Surfboard Created: Monday, March 14, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 Treat a Stngray Sting Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Stingrays can hurt a lot, and they CAN be deadly. However, for surfers, there are other things to worry about. That said, for less serious wounds, there are a few easy steps in tending stingray stings, so you can get back into the water pronto.
    • Surf Music Review - Beck's Morning Phase Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Travel back to the 90’s and you can see a clear line drawn between the pre-Beck and post Beck eras. While the release of Loser (the song and its video) was described as a musical “moon landing” in terms of its effect on alternative music and perfect epitomizing of the fragmented and ironic sensibility and worldview of Generation X, his deeper cuts were showing a sincere and natural melding of traditional folk and Delta blues with punk and rap.
    • Gear Review - Goof Board Freestyle Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      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.
    • The 5 Most Influential Professional Women Surfers of All Time Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      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.
    • Surfer Profile - Lisa Anderson Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      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.
    • The 5 Surf Products I Use Everyday Created: Sunday, March 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      For most, a board and baggies are all you need, but there are products out there that can make a day of surfing a little easier. Here are the 5 surf products I have reviewed that I still use everyday.
    • Yoga for Surfers III Unleashed! Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Yoga for Surfers (Volumes I and II) provided effective yoga instruction mixed with energizing surf footage from world class surfers and Yoga for Board Sports focused on the muscles essential to modern surfing, Peggy Hall has now unleashed YFS III.
    • Yoga for Board Sports DVD Created: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014
      Yoga for Surfers (Volumes I and II) provided effective yoga instruction mixed with energizing surf footage from world class surfers. Now, Peggy Hall has released Yoga for Board Sports which focuses on the muscles essential to modern surfing (and other boards sports as well).
    • Shaper - Ashley Lloyd Thompson Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      Surfboard shapers are generally a salty bunch of guys. They work in cramped sheds, breath in shreds of blank foam, and never seem to have your board ready when you want it. Ashley Lloyd-Thompson is different, at least, in the fact that she isn't a guy. Learn about the world's only female surfboard shaper.
    • How to do a Front Side Power Arc Created: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Surfing today is full of crazy visual candy for videos and photos. Multiple grabs, airs, and rotations are the norm. However, one maneuver remains constant in good waves - the front side power arc.
    • Big Wave Surfing Tips Created: Saturday, February 08, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014
      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.
    • What do I do when I get caught inside by a huge set? Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      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.
    • The Ultra Fast-dry Towel Created: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014
      Surfers need very little, but the Ultra Fast-dry towel from Discovery Trekking Outfitters sounds like a great product to add to the surf gear collection. The question is "Is it any good?" Read on...
    • Jack Johnson - Surf Music Biography Created: Monday, January 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014
      Pro surfer, film maker, and #1 selling musician who grew up on the beach at Pipeline - Jack Johnson, we get it, you're awesome.
    • Dirty Beaches - Badlands - Review Created: Saturday, January 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014
      Badlands is dark and lonely and yet rich and funky. It’s like a pulsing machine that pumps red blood through its copper tubing. It’s mood music that makes your heart pound and your head bob, but it’s slow and burning all at once.
    • 9:Fish Bag-a-Rack Created: Sunday, September 03, 2006 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 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...
    • How to remove sea urchin spines from your feet Created: Sunday, May 15, 2011 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 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...
    • Gearing up: The Best Surfboards for Summer Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      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 th...
    • How do I deal with localism when surfing? Created: Thursday, August 27, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      Localism is something that all surfers have to deal with at some point. Localism can be harmless posturing but localism can also take more violent forms. Learn how to deal with localism.
    • What are other Forms of Surfing? Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      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 b...
    • Can a Tail Patch Help my Surfing? Created: Sunday, December 18, 2005 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      Help for surfers in need of answers?
    • Is the ocean the only place you can surf? Created: Monday, July 05, 2004 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      Another frequently asked question and answer about surfing. Is the ocean the only place you can ride waves?
    • When one surfer is paddling for a wave, how do you know who gets to ride it? Created: Friday, January 09, 2004 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      Common surfing questions. When one surfer is paddling for a wave, how do you know who gets to ride it?
    • Where do the biggest waves in the world break? Created: Monday, November 17, 2003 Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014
      Answer to surfing question about where the biggest waves break.

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