Surfboard art has been around since the foam blank was launched for full scale production at the turn of the 60's. The wooden boards before that had their own aura and beauty about them. As surfboards became more and more personalized and customized by their owners, board builders began to add an artistic approach to their boards, hiring artists and skilled glassers to paint and tint their boards.
Back in 2014 we launched our second noserider model with some solid fanfare. The Ladle stayed pretty low key, quietly fitting in with the rest of the longboards in our showroom racks. 2017 brought our noserider concept back to the shaping bay for something that would pay respect to the heritage of the classic noserider and put it in the limelight where it belongs.
We're incredibly blessed to live where we do, lead the lives we live, and love the people we hold close. To be frank, it's more than a blessing because we're the lucky ones. The men here are acknowledging this, and are setting out to surf a hundred waves for an incredible cause.
Surfing is completely free... technically. It's free once you get all of your gear dialed in, but that's not easy to do on your own. If you get any piece of your gear wrong, it's not cheap to fix it. So what do we NEED to get in the water this fall that'll carry us through the winter season and into spring?
We're getting down to the wire for the 8th annual 100 Wave Challenge! Our team is 12 members strong and our goal is to raise $20000, so almost $1700 a piece. The last time we talked, you guys helped us raise $2000 in less than 72 hours.
d has been a team rider for Degree 33 Surfboards since Luc and Holly were selling boards out of their single bedroom apartment in the late 2000's. Through the years, he's been vital in guiding our performance end of the quiver, specifically, the shortboard and groveler models.
We're absolutely FROTHING over this new trio called the "Mexican Blanket Series" with a carefully selected bundle of some of our shop favorites. While they're most impressive in summer conditions when shortboards aren't enough foam and crowds make longboards a little tough to swing around, each of these boards have remained go-to's year round through some solid swell.
Buying a new surfboard without getting a chance to test drive it, is like driving a car off the lot before taking it around the block first, you might hate the way it rides once you get it up to speed. Unfortunately for us surfers, that's the way it's always been.
Fins are one of the most underrated surfboard upgrades in surfing. There are so many options now that just a quick fin swap can completely change very nature of your board.
Many of us have ridden factory stock, improperly sized fins for YEARS not realizing we'd been hurting our surfing the entire time. There were so many aspects to fins that we really hadn’t even figured in, worst of all, the basics.
Through the grapevine of spirited surfers, we had the pleasure of meeting one of South Africa’s strongest up and coming junior pro surfers. From the rough streets of Durban, orphaned at 8 years old, Ntando Msibi fell just short of becoming another tragic poverty statistic too many young South African kids become. His story is a testament of the lasting effects of apartheid conditions in South African, which ended more than 2 decades ago.
THIS is one of the most exciting aspects of being a part of Degree Surfboards and riding along with us on our journey… Nobody loves new surfboard like you guys (except us). Every few seasons we mix it up, picking out a few new colors to try out, sending a handful of one-of-a-kind surfboards through production. We used to just let be sold just like any other of the standard colors in that model, but we thought we'd shake it up a little bit, so here's the deal...