One of the biggest issues people can have in their surfing is the inability to move on from misplaced, slow turns that have little power, drive or flair. Part of the reason for this obstacle is that you may be neglecting your bottom turn. The purpose of the bottom turn is to set up for your turns or help you drive down the line with speed - so it is the foundation of all good surfing! For these reasons, do not overlook the steps in this blog!
The fish style surfboard was invented by San Diego kneeboarder Steve Lis in 1967 and continues to revolutionize surfing. Many say the fastest they've ever gone, and the most fun they've ever had while surfing, was on fish surfboard. Nevertheless, many can also attest that learning to surf a fish is hard. The goal of this blog is to help you overcome the initial difficulties of riding a fish, so that you can see why your fish might be your favorite board.
The longboard is a board we believe everyone should have in their quiver. No matter your skill level, riding a longboard can increase your style, help you perfect your technique, and allow you to read waves much better. Although standing up and riding a longboard is relatively easy because of its stability, there are still some challengesthat make mastering a longboard difficult.
Surfing is no fun if you can't be safe while doing it! An often overlooked part of surfing, safety is the most important thing to consider before you even set foot on a board. Seasoned surfers live and die by this and inexperienced surfers can end up in stitches (or worse) if they don't take the time to learn. This informative blog will give you some tips to avoid injuries and have better sessions. Safer surfing = Better Surfing!
One of the key determinators for surfing with performance is your stance. Proper stance can be the difference between falling or succeeding, making a barrel or getting stuck in the foam ball, landing that turn you've attempted for months or falling yet again. Your feet are the only connection between you and your board, so getting your stance right is integral if you want to improve your surfing, and have more enjoyable sessions.
Unlike some of our other “How-To” blogs, learning to read waves is a skill that will take you a lifetime to master! Because every wave is different, there is no “one size fits all” in reading waves. That said, there are patterns & consistencies that you can pick up on. The goal of this guide is to share a few of these patterns to help you recognize them where it counts… in the water!
Proper understanding of surfboard volume can be a make or break in knowing what board is the right one for you. If you’ve ever ridden a board that feels just a little bit “off” and it's hard to put your finger on it, it might be the wrong volume for you. For this reason, we want to give you this helpful guide in understanding what surfboard volume is and how it impacts your surf experience.
The noseride is one of the greatest sensations any surfer can experience. There is nothing like looking forwards and seeing no board in front of you. When done right & with the right board, you will feel the board lift beneath you, propelling you forward as if flying above the water.
Popping up on a surfboard is the most fundamental skill in surfing! It is also one of the trickiest skills to learn for any new surfer, and even harder to master. If you are beginner, this guide will give you the fundamentals. If you are intermediate on up this info will help you improve and refine your current approach. In this short guide, we want to help you master the pop-up with hopes that the pop up will feel a bit less intimidating. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Everyone knows how to paddle their surfboard, right? Well it is one thing to paddle and it is a whole other thing to paddleeffectively. In fact proper paddling technique is one of the quickest ways to become a better surfer. Paddling correctly can help you move faster with less fatigue, catch more waves, surf longer, and be more comfortable in the water. Plus, when you’re catching more waves, that’s more opportunity to improve your surfing!
There are literally hundreds of different brands of surf accessories out there but there really is only a short list of items you need to go surfing. This is one of the most amazing elements of surfing is the simplicity of the lifestyle. Basically a board and you and you are all set but there are a few things you want to have ready before you paddle out.