Nearly every surfer has experienced the sensation: pinned to the ocean bottom, trying to swim for the surface, desperate for a few quick gasps of air to avoid what might happen if they don’t. Water swirling; surroundings dark; up is down, down becomes up. It’s a scary moment and therefore, a tough time to stay composed – even the pros say so.
Is surfing something you’ve always wanted to try, but you weren’t too sure you’d be good at it? Or maybe you were afraid you would fail? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, future surfer!
Following a 6am wake up, a two hour drive, a three hundred yard beach run, just as you put on your legrope you feel the slight puff of a new onshore. You ignore it and hope it goes away. It doesn’t.
It is true that today’s broad surfing community possesses variable – and sometimes questionable – understanding of surfing etiquette. Add in a few individuals suffering from a sense of entitlement and a few others who simply demonstrate a lack of common courtesy or respect for their fellow enthusiasts, and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session.
The boat trip is the absolute pinnacle of surf travel dreams, but lest your dream trip should become a nightmare, there are some things you need to get right. Here are 5 factors to picking a boat trip, courtesy of the experts at LUEX.
sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. Here’s to growing from shitty circumstances.
The Everyday Surfer Problems series by Jez Browning of UniSURFity aims to make you a better surfer. And let’s face it, pretty much everyone wants to improve their surfing. That’s why you’re here in the first place. Looking for the best waves in your area, or where to go on a surf trip. Maybe you’re looking at new kit: fins, a board to go faster, get vertical, or make more sections. And yes equipment is important, good waves are important, but technique is everything.
Speed! You’re constantly being told you need it, that good surfin’ is all about it. Yet sometimes, sometimes, you gotta pump the brakes. Hit the anchors, park it. Chiefly, when you want to pull in. The tricky thing is, slowing down enough to match the speed of the lip line and stay tunnelled, but not stopping altogether into an unrecoverable tis-was. Here surfeuropemag.com give us 5 Fantastic Tubes Stalls to try for the next swell.
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 is everything you should know about surfing after it rains: