Surfboard Giveaway: "Facebook 4000" Winner is Announced

July 26, 2010

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Salty's Guide To: The Surfer Lifecycle

July 20, 2010

the life cycle of a surfer

As a surfer its vitally important you understand the changes your lifestyle and body will experience during the awkward juncture between kookdom and total surfing mastery. Hair in strange places, voice cracking. Y'know the drill, and Salty understands your pain. Here's what you should expect.

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Fishy, Shorty, or neither - Which one should I get first?

July 14, 2010

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.

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Surfboard Fin Setups Decoded - Part 1

July 13, 2010

Surfboard fin setups all do something a little different. Each one changes the way a board will feel and surf. Which fin setup should go on what type of board and in what type of surf condition do they perform the best. We attempt to demystify it for you... pictures and everything.

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8 Steps to Start Surfing - Our Quick and Dirty Guide to Getting Your Feet Wet

July 06, 2010

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If you're brand spankin' new to the world of surfing and looking to get started but don't have ANY idea where to start, then this article is for you. If you've you been around the surfing world for ANY length of time then... go check your Facebook some more because this post will bore you. :) We get asked all the time, "I'm brand new and I don't have ANY idea where to start. What should I do?" So we wrote this very short little how-to for you. This is the basics people. It's not going to give you a whole lot of info it's just to get you started and not overwhelm you in the process. When you're ready, go download and read our surfboard guide "Surfboards 101" for more in depth info.

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SALTY'S GUIDE TO: 7 Steps to Total Surf Domination

June 28, 2010

There are some other "guides" out there claiming to be able to teach you how to become a better surfer. I'm here to tell you that's a load of crock. Technique? Working out?! PFAH! That's how kooks do it. Want to learn the secret arts of surfing that'll ratchet up your shredding to unholy levels? Ole Salty’ll show you how it's done.

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Overcome Your Fears: Perfect your Surfing

June 17, 2010

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Your biggest obstacle in becoming a better surfer is you. If you’ve ever found yourself sitting out primo waves because they were a little too daunting and making excuses for yourself afterward, you know exactly what we mean. There are many fears surrounding surfing but there is one universal truth... action cures fear.

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What Kind of Longboarder are You? Here are 2 Awesome Longboards

June 02, 2010

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?

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Surfboards for $3.85 - Read this article to find out how

May 25, 2010

It doesn't matter who you are these days, we ALL are looking for ways to streamline our budgets and save a few bucks here and there. Recreation isn't an exception either. We all want to continue to have fun, get exercise, and find a way to escape reality... even if only for moment. The problem with MOST recreation is that there's a cost to get into the sport, and then a recurring money commitment.

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Reading a Surf Report and Knowing the Conditions Equals Great Waves

May 11, 2010

Lets say you recently purchased a surfboard or maybe you’ve been surfing for a little while but you just go, regardless of what the waves look like. A tool that can immediately affect the quality of your experience is knowing what factors play into wave conditions.

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What Size of Surfboard Should I Get?

May 06, 2010

So one of the most common questions we get here is, "what size of surfboard should I get?" I wish that there was a simple answer to that but unfortunately there really isn't. The answer lies in several questions I need to ask you... "What's your skill level, height, weight, goal, type of wave...?" I think you get the idea.

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Surfboard Giveaway: The Winner is Revealed

April 08, 2010

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