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, in the grand scheme of things, is not important. It is not something that should take away from anything else in your life. In fact, if it is done correctly, it should add to everything else in your life.
We know that this might seem like an arbitrary article for some of you, but it seems that many people, including experienced surfers, seem to forget surfing etiquette while out in the lineup. Now, there are two ways we are looking at this.
When surfers are young, with flexible bodies and joints that don’t yet ache, it is easy to ignore the potential for injury that our favorite pastime holds. But after a decade or two in the water —after millions of paddle repetitions and thousands of torqueing maneuvers, not to mention an untold number of wipeouts — our bodies inevitably become unbalanced and start to break down, and those knees, shoulders, backs and ankles that once felt invincible begin to betray us.
Flummoxed at the way folk like Shawn Briley manage to get pitted at places like Pipe in spite of their ‘physique’? Well, it’s lead many a tube hunter to believe that mastering under-the-lip take-offs is all about technique. There is no wave too steep, only flawed lines of attack. Here former Pipeline semi-finalist turned surf coach Didier Piter offers a couple guidelines to bear in mind next time you’re throwing yourself over the ledge!
Surfing is not about rules, it’s groovy and not for squares, it is supposed to be a counter-culture after all. That’s all well and good but even counter-cultures need suggested guidelines. Here’s cravemag.com give us some ideas for a fulfilling surfing life.
There’s few better ways to spend a sunny afternoon than getting a group of friends together and jumping off something high and halfway scary into a cool body of water.