Equipment for Surfing

You don’t need a lot of “things” to enjoy the ocean. If you’re a real purist, you could simply bodysurf naked and get your surfing fill. But, if you’ve been surfing for any amount of time, you’ll find your surfing toolkit along with your curiosity and ability to experiment with different equipment has grown. If…

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The Ultimate Wetsuit Guide

If you fall into the majority of surfers around the world, you’re probably going to need a wetsuit (or two or three) depending on the time of year and the temperature of the water you’ll be surfing. There are a good deal of options when it comes to choosing a wetsuit – some nuances more…

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Sunscreen for Surfing

Sunscreen might be one of the most important pieces of your surfing toolkit. From session to session it might seem inconsequential, but in the long run, you’re going to be happier with your past-self for having used a proper sunscreen while you surf. A few simple things go into choosing the right sunscreen to wear…

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What is a Traction Pad?

Traction pads, tails pads, or deck grip are patches of foam-type material that adheres to the deck of your surfboard to provide you with some extra grip and traction in place of surf wax. You’ll often find traction pads on the tails of shortboards, hybrids, or any type of board that caters to vertical maneuvers,…

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Surfboard Bags for Everyday Protection & Traveling

Surfboards can have this weird tendency to feel real fragile whenever they’re out of the water. Bumps against corners and car trunks, drops on rocks or asphalt, sun damage, overly-tightened tie downs, careless baggage handlers, messy cargo holds, etc. – can all lead to a situation where your board is looking worse for wear and…

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Surfing Equipment for Beginners

If you’re just starting to surf or you’re interested in giving it a try, you might be wonder what sort of equipment you’ll need as a beginner surfer. Here’s what you’ll need: A big board with decent volume. A wetsuit. A leash. Some wax. The beauty of surfing is that it’s simple at its core.…

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Single Fin Thumb Screw – A Quick Review

Single Fin No Tool Thumb Screws

I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of the no-tool thumb screws and plates for single fins at first. I’m not sure exactly why, but I was. I’m talking about the little thumb screws and plates that you’ll see for a few bucks on Amazon or online surf shops. (Here’s a quick tip: instead of…

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Surfboard Racks – Build ’em or Buy ’em

Surf Racks

If you’ve been surfing for a while, you’re probably aware that along the way you’ve somehow developed this weird desire to keep accumulating more and different surfboards. It’s a disease that cannot be cured. It’s fun to surf a variety of boards – it allows you to get to know your own surfing better -…

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The Surfboard Leash

surf leash

Before the leash, you had to be a really strong swimmer to even attempt surfing. Whatever your stance on the pros/cons of the surf leash, the fact is that the majority of surfers use them and even more surfboard have a method for attaching a leash. When used properly, the leash is another useful piece…

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Get a Grip on Surf Wax

surf wax

Surf wax is an interesting topic. Or maybe it’s not, I don’t know. Wax is something most surfers only think about briefly in one of two scenarios. The first being the enjoyment you get from the appearance and aroma of a freshly waxed surfboard. The second being the frustration of falling off your board when…

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