Archive Tag: Wipeouts

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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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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