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WHY YOU SHOULD BE RIDING A LONGBOARD

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE SURFING A LONGBOARD Whether you’re learning how to surf, or you’ve been doing it all your life, if you are not currently riding a longboard, or you don’t have a longboard in your quiver then you are missing out. Not only is longboarding tool to learn how to surf …

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surfboard fins

SURFBOARD FIN SETUPS EXPLAINED

SURFBOARD FIN SETUPS EXPLAINED Have you ever done research while looking for a new surfboard? If so, then you’ll know that there is an overwhelming amount of information on there on making the right choice. THE SURFBOARD FIN Fins for your board are no different. They are available in a variety of sizes, materials, setups, …

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active learn to surf holiday

SURFBOARD DESIGN 101

SURFBOARD DESIGN 101 Surfboard shaping and design have both changed significantly over the last few decades. Shaping trends are constantly changing. In the seventies, the twin-fin fish began to dominate line ups. Surfers were completely enthralled by the newfound speed and maneuverability of a shorter board. In the eighties, the thruster was designed and changed …

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wave guide

SURF , WAVE, SWELL AND BREAK TERMINOLOGY

SURF, WAVE, SWELL AND BREAK TERMINOLOGY THE ULTIMATE WAVE GUIDE Topics covered and explained in the Surf, waves, swell and break terminology: Understanding Swell Ground Swell Wind Swell Understanding Wave Formation Concave Refraction Convex Refraction Understanding Surf Breaks Beach Break Point Break Reef Break Wave anatomy The Peak The Shoulder The Face/ Wall The Lip …

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WHAT SURFBOARD SHAPE

WHAT SURFBOARD SHAPE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHAT SURFBOARD SHAPE IS RIGHT FOR YOU? It’s no longer mainstream to ride only high-performance shortboards. In fact, it’s no longer mainstream to ride anything mainstream. Today, at any given lineup you will, of course, find your standard shortboards, but you will also be met with a plethora of fun size crafts, grovelers, twin fins, …

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understanding wave forecasts

UNDERSTANDING SURF FORECASTS

UNDERSTANDING SURF FORECASTS Decades have passed since surf travel has required reading nautical charts, packing weather radios, and crossing your fingers that your destination had some trace of swell. Gone are the days of surf exploration, where any hidden stretch of coastline could possess the often sought after—yet rarely found—perfect wave. Today, we open our …

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  • Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other surf camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique surf hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves. If you are serious about learning to surf, then Swell should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended!

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    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]

    Designed with the discerning surfer in mind, Swell is far from a crash pad. The spare clean lines, plush bedding, modern photographs and funky furniture say ‘boutique surf retreat’ but the pool, ping-pong and foosball tables and social vibe suggest otherwise. A huge wood communal table is the center of the hanging-out action. Highly recommended!

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    [Lonely Planet]

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