Archive Category: Tips and Tricks

Rock On!

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Rock On!

ShareSome surf spots can only be (or are best) accessed by jumping off a rocky outcrop, reef or cliff.  Rock jump entries, when they go well, can save you a lot of time and hassle….however when they go wrong…they go very wrong. Over the past few months I’ve been surfing spots that are new to me […]

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Look Behind You!

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Look Behind You!

ShareSo…you’re out there in the lineup, you see a great wave coming towards you, you do a perfect pirouetted turn, lie down on your board and paddle as hard as you can towards the beach with the excitement building inside you for the amazing wave you about to catch…but rather than get the ride of […]

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How To Become A Better Surfer Without Surfing

ShareA few times over the the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Joe Szymanski.  Although Joe spends the majority of the year landlocked and usually only takes one surf trip per year, he’s always stoked on surfing.  In the following blog, Joe shares some of his advice on how to make the most […]

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Backhand

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Backhand

ShareWorking as a surf guide can be funny sometimes. You find perfect surf and half the people are happy and the other half…not so much. It seems most people are so much happier surfing on their forehand (facing the wave) and not on their backhand (back to the wave). You take a goofy footer to […]

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Dealing With Hold-Downs

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Dealing With Hold-Downs

ShareNo one enjoys having their ass handed to them by the surf, but it happens. Unexpected waves, continuous sets on the head, and gnarly wipeouts can all lead to a longer than usual hold-down. We’ve all had moments where it’s felt like we’ve been underwater a little bit too long. This can happen whether you’ve […]

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