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What is Proper Surfing Stance?

What is Proper Surfing Stance?

January 15, 2024

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. 

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How To Read Waves

How To Read Waves

January 10, 2024

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! 

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What is Surfboard Volume?

What is Surfboard Volume?

November 25, 2023

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.  

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How to Master Your Pop Up and Feet Positioning on Your Surfboard

How to Master Your Pop Up and Feet Positioning on Your Surfboard

August 22, 2023

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:

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How to Improve Your Surfboard Paddling

How to Improve Your Surfboard Paddling

February 22, 2023

Everyone knows how to paddle their surfboard, right?  Well it is one thing to paddle and it is a whole other thing to paddle effectively. 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!

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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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