Archive Tag: Surfing Tips

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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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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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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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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