A guide to surf etiquette tailored to the needs of beginner surfers. There are more surf etiquette rules you need to be aware of and to abide by, particularly as you progress beyond the white water and take your place in the line-up.
It’s all about timing and board control, and Laurent Lozes timed everything beautifully. He watched the wave travel up the river, took a few steps back, and running at the bore from a sandbank, floating a little white water section and enjoying a nice clean ride at Dordogne River, in the south of France.
This Instagram clip, which is as of yet the only coverage of Robbie Maddison latest attempt taking waves, was posted last week and features him on a head high wave at Cloudbreak, almost mowing down a surfer on the shoulder as he paddles for dear life. The video has so far been met with outrage and ridicule online.
A surfer has been described as “the luckiest man on earth” after a shark snapped his board in half before biting his hip on the NSW north coast around 6:30 a.m. Sunday
We all cross plenty of these people every day: the “outsiders” who don’t surf. You’re really not sure what they do in life. What’s their direction in life? What are their ambitions? What are their daily habits? You find yourself constantly questioning their every move because…well it’s not like they’re surfing.
In other words, there’s zero room for error here
Successful siblings in surfing, if you will forgive the alliteration, have a long history. The elder Hos, the Malloys, the Fletchers, the Hobgoods, the Padaratzes and the Gudauskases, to name but a few, have shared both elite success and DNA.
A New Zealand surfer discovered first-hand this week that while large whales might appear docile, they do not always appreciate being touched
When it comes to sports, it’s inevitable that someone’s going to get pissed. Regular athletes don’t usually become professional athletes without a whole lot of passion for their sport, and surfing is no different. Mix that passion with something that’s inherently nearly impossible to score properly and you’ve got a recipe for a boiling cauldron […]
However, when you actually catch a wave, it’s like crack. It’ll keep you coming back for more, time and again. We were all kooks once. Everyone knows that feeling of awkwardly getting donked on the head by their own board or frustratingly being unable to paddle out back. So, we’ve put together the six mistakes every beginner surfer makes.