surf helmets

Surfing Helmets

Surfing is one of the few action sports where wearing a helmet is rare – at both the competitive and recreational level. However, when you consider that head trauma is one of the most common causes of injury and death for surfers, a helmet for surfing might make more sense. Helmet technology has come a …

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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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wetsuit buyers guide

The Surf 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 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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surfboard tractionpad

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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