big wave surf spots

Big Wave Surf Spots

Big wave surfing is a class of its own. Consequences are high, risk is huge, and the reward is something else entirely. Big wave surfing can be classified as either tow-in or paddle surfing waves that are 20 feet and larger. Where are the Biggest Waves in the World? Big waves typically occur when the …

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Surf Museums

Here is a list of some surf museums to check out around the United States. California Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Location: 411 Olive Ave, Huntington Beach, California Hours: 12 pm to 5 pm Cost: Free Phone: (714) 465-4350 Website: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSurfingMuseum Outdoor Surfboard Exhibit Location: Palm Ave between Seacoast Drive & 3rd Street, Imperial Beach, …

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the pig

The Pig Surfboard

The Pig holds a special place in the evolution of surfboard designs and classic longboarding in general. In the 1950s, surfboards were long, heavy and relatively difficult to control. Dale Velzy decided to try something different with The Pig. What is The Pig Surfboard? The Pig is essentially a classic Malibu longboard flipped upside down. …

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mini simmons

The Mini Simmons

Most of the design elements of the planing hulls that Bob Simmons was developing in the 40s and 50s were pretty radical for the popular thinking about surfboards at the time. Many of those design elements carry through to today and give us what we consider to be “the modern surfboard.” However, it really wasn’t …

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surfing hurricanes

Surfing Hurricane Swells

Hurricane season on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts goes from roughly June 1 to November 30. If you’re an East Coast or a Gulf Coast surfer, hurricane season is often sweet relief from the hot, muggy, flatness of summer. But surfing hurricanes can often be hit or miss. Whether or not you’re going to score …

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5 fin surfboard setup

The 5-fin Setup

If you’re interested in fin experimentation, the 5-fin set up is for you. The 5-fin set up is all about versatility and options, and it’s one of the most common setups you’ll find if you look at new stock boards on the rack at your local surf shop. Five fin set ups feature two rail …

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