Anyone who has ever ventured down to their local surf spot will know that they are home to a colourful bunch of people. Those who are surfers might even find themselves reading about one of the following characters thinking that it all sounds very familiar. And if you haven’t ever had the sheer joy of encountering these guys we suggest that you head on down to the beach with this guide in tow. It’s a little like birdwatching or train spotting but in our opinion far more entertaining. Enjoy!
It may be the best sport in the world, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be annoying.
Surfing is one of those sports with a steep learning curve. That’s especially true for those of us who adopted it at a later stage in life.
While every surfer has spun a tale or two about surf injuries — a board to the back of the head, a hand sliced on a fin, a dislocated joint after a particularly violent closeout — these injuries are actually rather rare, as quoted from GrindTV.
Mitch Milan found himself face-to-face with a 10-foot tiger shark on Monday evening, or as he called it, “any surfer’s worst nightmare.” The Hawaiian surfer was attacked during the encounter, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.
You may have noticed, everyone is a tough guy these days, even irie surf cats! The days of peace-loving, dharma quoting hippies are largely over.
Surfing is a rush, and nothing beats catching a wave. You’re sailing, steering, flying. It’s bliss on another level. There are many types of waves in the ocean, all with their own unique identities. Surf Outfitter give us a brief introduction on the types of waves that, as a surfer, you can catch. It’s useful […]
Here’s a quick reference guide for any of you who are confused and/or curious as to what the hell the dude is talking about when he says, “I thought it was pumping, but after watching a few sets roll in, I downgraded it to piping and eventually settled for nuggable.”
A proposed ban on alcohol in Indonesia, which could see surfers deserting its dream island of Bali in droves, might have positive knock-on effects for emerging surfing hot-spots elsewhere.
Have you ever sat on the beach looking at the waves trying to decide whether to go out or not?