Archive Tag: surfing

Fit To Surf?

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Fit To Surf?

ShareAnyone who knows me is aware of the fact, that I am, by no means, an athlete. However, I am fortunate enough to be able to surf everyday, which keeps me in OK surf shape. I can paddle for hours and catch most of the waves I want, in any conditions. Ask me to run […]

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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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Wax On – Wax Off

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Wax On – Wax Off

ShareI know to many this seems like an obvious one, but I get asked these two questions a lot: “What does the wax do?” Surfboards are designed to be smooth and hydrodynamic, which is perfect for gliding through the water. But this slickness makes the board almost impossible to lie on (or stand on!) without […]

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Look Where You Want To Go

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Look Where You Want To Go

Share“Look where you want to go and you’ll go there”. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  However, one of the most common surfing mistakes is not looking where you want to go on a wave.  This is especially important when taking off on faster waves. If you’re finding that you often get left behind in the whitewash […]

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No Excuses

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No Excuses

ShareSurfing is hard. Wait, scratch that. Surfing is incredibly hard! Being good at any sport takes a lot of time, practice and dedication. In an average session, you probably spend 95% of the time paddling around and getting hit by waves with only 5% of the time actually riding them. So, achieving quality time “on […]

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Foam Is Your Friend

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Foam Is Your Friend

ShareShortboards are sexy, sleek looking things that are the definition of surfboard performance. They easily fit under your arm, they slide into any-size car, and they’re what all the guys on the world tour are riding.  This makes short boards seem very desirable. Because of this, a large percentage of surfers either prematurely move down […]

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What Lies Beneath

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What Lies Beneath

ShareWE ARE GOING TO SURF A REEF TODAY! When heard for the first time, this statement always gets the same reaction from any beginner/intermediate surfer. Their usually happy-go-lucky, up-for-anything, calm faces flash a look of sheer panic when the word “reef” is mentioned. YOU LOOK WORRIED.. What is a reef break? A reef break is […]

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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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Finding The Reset Button

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Finding The Reset Button

ShareRegardless of your surfing ability you will have, no doubt, had a session where nothing seems to be going your way.  The good waves are not coming to you, every attempt at a turn ends in a bogged rail and simple skills, like the timing of your take-offs, end in a head-first trip over the […]

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The Rules Of Surfing

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The Rules Of Surfing

ShareSo, why do we need rules for surfing? It’s a sport that’s all about having a free spirit and enjoying the ocean, right? Well, that’s very true if you’re lucky enough to be surfing on your own or just with some good mates (these are always the sessions you remember). However, surfing is growing more […]

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