After a long week of what seemed like nonstop wind, rain, and moodiness from the coast, we arrived to the beach STOKED Saturday morning to not a single cloud in the sky.
It was a great morning with plenty of waves.
We partnered with a local non profit Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship to put on a learn-to-surf event for their members. Even with some extra wave size on the outside, there was plenty of whitewater to get some new surfers on their first wave!
This particular group was a worldwide representation of Rotarians from several countries, including Australia and Canada.
Kieran prepares his GoPro for a surf session on a new Degree 33 Ultimate. With the recent run of waves, it was the perfect day to push some of our more "user-friendly" models to the test of some wave power. Kieran took out several models from the Ultimate, Easy Rider, and the Poacher, and it looks like he had some fun with it.
Kieran takes off on a solid set wave riding a new 8’ Ultimate epoxy Longboard.
We had an amazing group of volunteers helping new surfers get stoked. Thanks to our ambassadors, friends and family who came out and made this day a great one!
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.