Bodysurfing – Improve Your Surfing & Ride More Waves

bodysurfing

Bodysurfing is a great way to not only enjoy more ways, but to improve your surfing too. It’s one of the purest forms of wave riding, that really requires you to develop a good eye and sense for waves if you want to get the most out of it – that’s probably the biggest benefit…

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Surfing Championships & Competition

Surfing competitions have a big hand in both the progression and popularization of the sport. Here’s a look at the history of the modern surf competition and some of the past surfing champs, as well as the future of surf competition with its debut in the Olympics in 2020. History of Modern Surf Competition Surf…

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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, CaliforniaHours: 12 pm to 5 pmCost: FreePhone: (714) 465-4350Website: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSurfingMuseum Outdoor Surfboard Exhibit Location: Palm Ave between Seacoast Drive & 3rd Street, Imperial Beach, CaliforniaHours: NACost: FreePhone: (619)…

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Surfing Rules & Etiqutte

surf rules and etiquette

You can find all sorts of lists that go on and on about surfing rules, but at its core it really just boils down to 3 things: Be aware.Be respectful.Use common sense. That’s it – if you can do those 3 things, chances are you’re going to have a good time in the water no…

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Surfing Waves – Big & Small

surfing big small waves

If you want to maximize the number of days you can surf and you want to progress your surfing, you’ll need to learn how to adapt to both small waves and big waves. Your exact scale of small to big is going to vary on some of your own personal factors, but there are 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.

surfing maneuvers

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

balance board

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

surf tips

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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