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Essential Surfboard Accessories

Essential Surfboard Accessories

November 08, 2022

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.  

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What Do Different Surfboard Shapes Do?

What Do Different Surfboard Shapes Do?

October 15, 2022

We often meet people who buy surfboards without any understanding on what their shape will do.  They often say they picked the board because it simply "looks cool" and come to find out the hard way that it does not ride the way they expected.  Beyond the basics of general board shape, each shape has certain characteristics that makes those boards behave in the specific way that they do. To help you understand what is making your board behave like it does we have compiled a surface level overview of the most common board shape specifics.

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What Shape Surfboard Should I Get?

What Shape Surfboard Should I Get?

September 10, 2022

You may be asking yourself the question "What's the difference between all the surfboard shapes I see?"

The overall shape of your board, (taking into account nose & tail shape) will essentially determine how your board performs.

Most boards fit into a general category, in which the other boards in that category will also have similarly shaped noses and general outlines.

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What is a Pop Out Surfboard?  Traditional and Molded Surfboards Explained

What is a Pop Out Surfboard? Traditional and Molded Surfboards Explained

July 30, 2022

There is a lot of talk among surfers about "Pop Out" surfboards.  You may be asking yourself, what is a Pop Out?  What is the difference between this type of board and other traditionally made surfboards. The words "Pop Out" usually has a negative connotation among surfers, especially those who have been involved in the traditional hand made method of making surfboards.  Are they bad?  Well that depends on who you talk to and what the purpose of the board is that is being purchased. 

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What is the most durable surfboard construction?

What is the most durable surfboard construction?

July 04, 2022

There is a ton of information online about new technology in surfboards.  Each brand has their own terms they use to describe the board they are selling.  You will see lots of terms that make no sense to the average surfer.  Our goal is to break things down to simple terms to help you understand what the differences are in construction which is the explanation of what the board is made of.

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Which is better epoxy or polyurethane surfboards?

Which is better epoxy or polyurethane surfboards?

May 25, 2022

The answer to this question requires a bit of understanding to determine what is best for you.  It depends on the surfers experience, their weight, height, paddling ability, where you surf and goals with your surfing.   As a general rule, Epoxy boards are better for new surfers as they are as much as 50% more durable and paddle much easier than a traditional Polyurethane (AKA Poly) board.  Poly boards are sometimes better for more experienced surfers who require a more sensitive ride feel and are not as concerned with durability. 

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What is the best youth surfboard?

What is the best youth surfboard?

April 20, 2022

When you’re talking about buying a surfboard for your kids, the rules change a bit. First of all, they grow like weeds, and this means that a surfboard that is the right fit for them now, won’t be next year. Second, their ability to learn new things and adapt is superior to adults, so the style of board that you get them is really relative.

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Making the transition from an Intermediate to Advanced Surfer

Making the transition from an Intermediate to Advanced Surfer

April 04, 2022

Once you have mastered your longer boards you are ready to progress to a shorter, performance board.  Here's a few tips that will help you with your progression into riding a shorter board.

As your surfing skill improves, you will paddle better and will be able to make your pop up without major issues.  Getting into the wave requires the right paddle position on the board.  

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Progressing from a Beginner to Intermediate Surfer

Progressing from a Beginner to Intermediate Surfer

March 12, 2022

Sizing our customers up brings a whole new dimension to surfing. Typically, as a beginner surfer you are forced to buy a surfboard with one primary focus, stability. The bummer about this is even though you are able to stand up... once up, you can hardly turn your board. This forces you to buy another board just to progress and move on (just what you wanted to do... buy 2 boards to learn to surf).

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Are Used Surfboards Good?

Are Used Surfboards Good?

February 11, 2022

A lot of the time when you’re starting out the cheapest solution is often the most sought after, and used surfboards are typically going to be your cheapest option. Unfortunately they can also be the worst choice a new surfer can make. Here’s what we mean...

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How to choose the right surfboard size

How to choose the right surfboard size

October 25, 2021

As a beginner surfer, bigger is almost always better when it comes to surfboard size. The first thing a new surfer needs from their surfboard is stability and buoyancy. As a surfer progresses along their journey in learning how to surf, there will be a number of different reasons they’ll adjust the size of their board to fit a variety of different needs. 

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How to Surf Better with Damien Hobgood | Surf Etiquette

September 11, 2021

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