These are just the basics, it can get technical on occasion. For the most part, if you adopt this creed, you'll find that surfing can always be fun and enjoyable. Take it upon yourself to uphold good etiquette in the water both for yourself and for those around you.
These tips outline an overall way of approaching surfing with all the right intentions in mind. Here we’ll cover what to look for in finding the right spot for you. We’ll also tell you what to observe once you’re out there. Location, location, location.
Our blog posts can often take a left or right turn when an interesting topic presents itself. This week I wanted to open our minds to what it means to be a surfer. We come in all shapes and sizes and our home breaks are more varietal than any of us can imagine.
As water moves in its natural state, it’s free to come and go as it pleases. Your surfboard moving through the water creates friction. Water moves slowest halfway along your board and then accelerates as it exits the tail end. That said, tail outline is one of the most important aspects in surfboard design.
Remember getting your first surfboard? That feeling you got the second your hands felt the shape of the rails and concave of the bottom? Almost as if you could just stare at it for hours as you waited for that first session to happen?
When you're learning to surf, picking the right surfboard is crucial. I know that in the beginning you can't tell the difference between all the different shapes. You can tell that some are long and some are short. You can tell that some are pointed and some are more round. But that's really as far as most beginners can go and there's nothing wrong with that…
There comes a time in every surfers journey where they will be faced with a decision that has paralyzed many surfers before him... fish, shortboard, or something totally different? To answer this question you really have to think about your surfing goals. You will need to base this decision on what you want this next board to accomplish. I know we say this a lot but it's true, there isn't one perfect board that will do everything perfectly.
Regardless of whether you are an intermediate surfer or an advanced surfer we have a couple of longboards that will rock your longboarding world. That may seem a little "hypie" but if you've surfed either of our longboards you know... they are magic. Let's start off by figuring what kind of longboarder you are. Do you like to cruise, carve, and just catch the most waves you can or are you a noserider that lives for that soul arch?