Things You Shouldn’t Do When You Go On A Surf Trip To Hawaii

Things You Shouldn’t Do When You Go On A Surf Trip To Hawaii

Every surfer should go to Hawaii. It’s the birthplace of modern surfing and has amazing waves and incredible history.

However, if you do go, there’s a few rules that need to be adhered to. Sometimes it’s easier to know what not to do, so here are the 10 Hawaiian Anti-Commandments.

Read carefully, then book your flights.

An Exercise Regime Made For Lazy Fat Surfer

An Exercise Regime Made For Lazy Fat Surfer

If you’re anything like me, the thought of going to the gym is about as appealing as being run over by an old guy on a mal. Hanging out with a bunch of sweaty males on the gains, drinking protein shakes, and lifting heavy objects just doesn’t appeal. Nor, for that matter, does the current trend of paying to go and throw tires repeatedly against a wall and hit rubber things with large hammers – also known as cross-fit.

Tips for Better Tube-Riding

Tips for Better Tube-Riding

Want the keys to making it outta tunnels? Step inside for tube-riding enlightenment. We can’t all weave through six-second drainers on a regular basis — but we can still maximize barrel time wherever, whenever we surf. Here are some things to keep in mind.

4 Solutions to Maintain Strong Shoulders

4 Solutions to Maintain Strong Shoulders

Generally, in surfing, there a few different ways to mess up your shoulders. One way is via chronic impingement when paddling, another way (and my personal favorite from experience) is by over “protracting” when duck diving, and then, probably more commonly, is the inevitable stall that you may be performing in order to sneak a glimpse of the green room.

Mistakes You Make Every Time You Paddle Out

Mistakes You Make Every Time You Paddle Out

What interests about Gerr is his ability to get inside the technique of the best, and the worst, surfers. As in guys like Jordy Smith and Dane Reynolds and as in guys and girls like you and me. Every time we paddle out, says Gerr, we make five fundamental errors.

7 Best Excuses Not to Surf Big Waves

7 Best Excuses Not to Surf Big Waves

Big waves are scary. They are big, for starters. They can hold you underwater for long periods of time and deprive you of valuable oxygen. They can make you panic and fear for your life. For some surfers, that’s a good thing. For most normal surfers, however, big waves provide another outlet for more stress in their lives. Surfing is supposed to provide a means of alleviating stress, not compound it, though. That’s why it’s handy to have a few foolproof excuses in your locker whenever the waves get big.

Understanding the Alaia and Finless Revolution

Understanding the Alaia and Finless Revolution

The resurgence of finless surfing started in Noosa when Jacob Stuth rode an alaia on the afternoon of March 5, 2005. He traversed across an open shoulder faster than anyone could have imagined on an Ancient Hawaiian alaia replica. Since then, the alaia has gathered a cult following around the world. The buzz you get from riding across an open wave is exhilarating, and many seasoned surfers have said that it brings back the grommet stoke of surfing all over again.

7 Hacks To Escape The Crowds And Surf Alone

7 Hacks To Escape The Crowds And Surf Alone

There’s something magical about a solo surf session. It’s peaceful to be alone on the ocean. No drop-ins, no snakes, no aggro vibe; just you and the waves.

The only thing that could make it better is a friend or two to cheer your awesome rides and jeer your wipeouts. However, with the ranks of surfers swelling while the number of surf breaks holds steady, how can you find empty waves?

Kelly Slater Backside Barrel Tutorial

Kelly Slater Backside Barrel Tutorial

Kelly Slater has been coming to Tavarua Island for over 20 years and has a particular affection for Cloudbreak. In this World Surf League exclusive, the 11-time World Champion talks through how he approaches heavy water barrels on his backhand.

Surf On Etiquette

Surf On Etiquette

Perhaps one of the greatest things about the pursuit of surfing is the lack of regimentation. No need to reserve court time, buy a lift ticket, or wait for the ref to show up—just grab your stick and go. Even the act itself is usually pretty loose—no governing body monitoring you and no authority figures telling you what to do. We surf by an informal collection of unspoken/unwritten “rules” that wave riders learn about over time.