Where to Mount Your Go-Pro for Surfing

mount go pro for surfing

You’re going to need to do some thinking and experimentation with your action camera – whether it’s a GoPro or something else – if you want to get the best shots without interrupting your surfing too much. The first few time surfing with a camera can feel really weird, especially if you have to hold…

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Tides 101 – How does the Tide Affect the Surf?

surfing tides

A big influence of the quality of the surf is the tides. Becoming familiar with how the tides may affect your local spots is going to be key to timing your best sessions. First, let’s cover the basics of what causes the changing tides. Tide cycles are controlled primarily by the gravitational pull of the…

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Water Quality, Red Tide, Algae Blooms

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Water quality should be something that’s on every surfer’s mind. It’s no use going for a surf if it leaves you with a nasty headache, sickness, disease, or dead. Surfing After it Rains In highly developed coastal areas, like Southern California, with infrequent rain, water quality can become really bad after a rainfall. It’s recommended…

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Understanding Swells – What Causes Ocean Waves?

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All swells are created by wind blowing over the surface of the ocean. As wind blows, waves begin to form. The strength, duration, and area of ocean that the wind blows determines how big the waves will be, how far they’ll travel, and how much power they’ll still have once they reach shore. When winds…

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Alternative & Niche Surf Fins

The possibilities for experimentation in surfboard and fin design are vast. There’s a lot that hasn’t been explored. The cool thing about surfing is that you can find designs that are going to feel like magic to one surfer and like a dog to next, but that’s part of the fun. This page highlights some…

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Environmental Impacts of Surfing

Environmental Impacts of Surfing

Sustainability goes a lot further than just recycling, banning plastic bags, or using natural ingredients. Sustainability requires taking a full look at a product’s life-cycle and the broader impacts that certain activities have. Within surfing there exists a strange dichotomy of having a deep respect of the ocean and the environment while using equipment and…

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Surfing Maneuvers – Speed, Turns, Airs, Etc.

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Once you’re able to catch waves, pop-up, and surf down the line consistently you’re ready to start practicing more maneuvers that will allow you to refine your style and get the most out of your waves. Some key things to remember when learning new surfing maneuvers: Repetition is key.Sometimes the wave is going to dictate…

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Balance Boards & Balance Training

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Mastering your balance is an important part of improving your surfing. Balancing on a surfboard is a lot different than balancing statically – you’re making micro-adjustments and shifting your weight and center of gravity constantly as the wave changes in front of you and you perform maneuvers. While a big part of balance for surfing…

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Tips for Learning to Surf & Getting Better

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No matter your level of experience, surfing is a continuous learning process. Each wave you surf is different and the variables are endless – from equipment choices, to environments, to wave types, to conditions, your mental state, etc. – if you don’t feel like you’re learning, you’re probably doing something wrong. For the beginner surfer,…

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Staying Fit & Healthy to Surf

If you’re interested in both improving your surfing and getting the most enjoyment out of your time in the water, staying fit is key. Fitness for surfing really boils down to how you’re spending your time and what you do for your body when you’re out of the water. That said, if you’ve got the…

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