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  • New Look. New Blood. Same Sport

    About.com Surfing / Bodyboarding
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    Western Australia is delivering. The swell has been meaty and challenging and offering high performance opportunities for both powerful carving and aerial wizardry. For a wave that traditionally favors the no nonsense rail carving of guys like Tom Carroll, Margaret River has morphed under shifting swell and migrating wind directions, but has also played both the spoiler and supporter of incredible performances from the likes of John Florence, Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, C.J. Hobgood, and (Holy Moly!) Yadin Nicol. Nicol's 10 foot high full rotation aerial was what we all imagined surfing…
  • Dan Malloy & Dane Reynolds – Surfboard Swap Afternoon

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    30 Mar 2014 | 3:05 am
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  • Barreled on the Outer Banks with Brett Barley

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    10 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Putting the gnarly in Brett Barley The post Barreled on the Outer Banks with Brett Barley appeared first on Transworld Surf.
  • Happy Record Store Day! Celebratory Sounds + Style

    Swell Blog: Celebratory Sounds + Style
    Kristin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Every year music enthusiasts gather on the third Saturday of April to celebrate Record Store Day. This festivity is something most vinyl junkies wait for all year.  Luckily the wait is over: April 19th has arrived! Its purpose is to celebrate the artists, fans and the culture that surrounds the independently owned record store.  Many local stores hold parties with live music, giveaways and discounts on their products.  Naturally, we want you to find the best parties and get a steal-of-a-deal, so we had our employees divulge their hot spots for shopping vinyl, rummage through their…
  • Early Rounds At 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

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    19 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Nat Young, fireworks at dawn. But not enough fireworks to topple Bede Durbidge. [Shoot more of those ones that look like flowers next time.]So much bread. So much butter. So much Bede. Mick Fanning, for whom the bell tolls. Is Joel Parkinson overscored? Is he underscored? Did he do top-notch turns today? Yes, yes and yes. Kelly Slater searches for his sponsor. Wasn’t there. Kelly Slater searches for his heat win. It was there… maybe. Get a load of Mr. Casual. Jordy Smith, turning like you read about. Dion Atkinson’s nickname used to be Primetime. We’re not sure if it stuck, but he…
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  • Dan Malloy & Dane Reynolds – Surfboard Swap Afternoon

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    30 Mar 2014 | 3:05 am
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  • Product Review – Firewire Surfboards ~ The Chubby Chedda by LSD

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    15 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Firewire Surfboards ~ Forward: Over the years I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to connect and build valuable relationships with some of the best surfboard craftsmen/women, companies/manufacturers, and... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Product Review – Firewire Surfboards ~ The Unibrow

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    14 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Firewire Surfboards ~ Forward: Over the years I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to connect and build valuable relationships with some of the best surfboard craftsmen/women, companies/manufacturers, and... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Product Review – Firewire ~ Timbertek Baked Potato

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    12 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Firewire Surfboards ~ Forward: Over the years I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to connect and build valuable relationships with some of the best surfboard craftsmen/women, companies/manufacturers, and... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Product Review – Surf Grass Mat

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    11 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    As surfers, we all know the universal pains and challenges that come with changing at the beach.  From hot tar to wet sand (or snow if you are in my neck of the woods) – it seems mother nature is against making it... Click the link above to get stoked!
 
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  • Barreled on the Outer Banks with Brett Barley

    TransWorld SURF
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Putting the gnarly in Brett Barley The post Barreled on the Outer Banks with Brett Barley appeared first on Transworld Surf.
  • The Box vs. Margaret River

    TransWorld SURF
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    A photographic look at two very different waves The post The Box vs. Margaret River appeared first on Transworld Surf.
  • Alex Gray the slab tamer

    TransWorld SURF
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Dude has really made a name for himself in waves of consequence The post Alex Gray the slab tamer appeared first on Transworld Surf.
  • Tow in surfing is dead

    TransWorld SURF
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    Drama at Nelscott Reef in Oregon! The post Tow in surfing is dead appeared first on Transworld Surf.
  • Art of Craft Presents theFINproject Collection

    TransWorld SURF
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    10% of profits to benefit the Surfrider Foundation The post Art of Craft Presents theFINproject Collection appeared first on Transworld Surf.
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    Swell Blog: Celebratory Sounds + Style

  • Happy Record Store Day! Celebratory Sounds + Style

    Kristin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Every year music enthusiasts gather on the third Saturday of April to celebrate Record Store Day. This festivity is something most vinyl junkies wait for all year.  Luckily the wait is over: April 19th has arrived! Its purpose is to celebrate the artists, fans and the culture that surrounds the independently owned record store.  Many local stores hold parties with live music, giveaways and discounts on their products.  Naturally, we want you to find the best parties and get a steal-of-a-deal, so we had our employees divulge their hot spots for shopping vinyl, rummage through their…
  • SeaMade: #CityWild 1st Point Stories of native wanderings by blogger, Madison

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    19 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Take a moment to visualize complete chaos. Got it? Rush hour traffic in the middle of Los Angeles is a prime example that quickly comes to my mind. Now visualize the complete opposite. If you need some help, imagine this: a nature zone with over 4,000 acres just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, complete with hiking trails and an iconic point break. When presented with an opportunity to escape chaos, Malibu Creek State Park was our calling.   Upon arrival to camp, I was blown away by the beauty of the surrounding sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes. Vexed memories of traffic on…
  • Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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    18 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn… Get creative by adding movement and texture to photos. For example, I had an image in my mind I wanted to bring to life – a girl swimming in deep blues but all you can really see is her silhouette. But when I took the photo, it seemed like it was lacking something. I decided I needed some texture to really make the photo great. I convinced 2 friends to swim down 30 feet, lay on the ocean floor, and then blow out all their air. This created a mass of bubbles my model could swim through, and the photo came out better than I could…
  • Imperial Motion Color Changing Shirts

    Spangler
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    SWELL’s new favorite party apparels tells you when the party is really pumping with shirts that change colors when your body temp raises. Imperial Motion made their limited Color Change Collection with thermo reactive dyes activated by heat, and returning to the original color when you start to cool your jets. Ways to activate: -Increased Body Temp -Heavy Breathing on fabric -Hair Dryer (make a symbol!) -Contact with hot surface -Stand near a heat lamp -Iron -Bon Fire! -People watching at Coachella The Available styles on SWELL include two washed out blue styles that morph to white, and…
 
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  • Early Rounds At 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

    SURFING Magazine
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Nat Young, fireworks at dawn. But not enough fireworks to topple Bede Durbidge. [Shoot more of those ones that look like flowers next time.]So much bread. So much butter. So much Bede. Mick Fanning, for whom the bell tolls. Is Joel Parkinson overscored? Is he underscored? Did he do top-notch turns today? Yes, yes and yes. Kelly Slater searches for his sponsor. Wasn’t there. Kelly Slater searches for his heat win. It was there… maybe. Get a load of Mr. Casual. Jordy Smith, turning like you read about. Dion Atkinson’s nickname used to be Primetime. We’re not sure if it stuck, but he…
  • Happy Ending: Noisy

    SURFING Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Mason Ho, noisy. Photo: Brent Bielmann If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? It does and that was a stupid question. As the cedar slams into the soil, the physical force of the timber would create a sound wave. That sound wave would ripple through the air, detectably, regardless of the nearest eardrum’s locality. We can learn a lot from trees. And we needn’t even go to Walden Pond to do so. Mason Ho gets it. Here’s a recent photo of Mason from Rocky Point. It’s loud, but Hawaii is the tree that nobody is hearing right now. Pipeline…
  • Inside The ASP’s Drug Testing Policy

    SURFING Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    If Kolohe Andino keeps getting this high…sorry, had to. Photo: Corey Wilson Last week, we saw the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River — an event meant to educate Western Australia’s youth about the perils of drug abuse. Michel Bourez won and the kids all learned a valuable life lesson: steal your father’s carve, not your grandfather’s prescriptions. Awareness was spread. The folks at the ASP, however, were already very aware of drugs. In fact, they’ve been drug testing their athletes lately. There’s a policy in effect that ensures your favorite surfers dare to…
  • 2014 Boardshort Guide

    SURFING Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Mick Fanning, in Rip Curl. Photo: Peter Taras Dig our summer 2014 boardshort guide in all its comprehensive glory here. Maybe it’s not about style (although it’s OK to want to look good). Maybe it’s not about extra stretch (although that elasticity sure is liberating). Maybe it’s about science. Because science tells us that when you hold a pen in your mouth to stimulate the smile muscles — even when you’re sad — your mood will improve. Science also tells us that if you sit upright or stand with your hands on your hips — even if you’re timid —…
  • Boards: Michel Bourez

    SURFING Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    Portraits: Domenic Mosqueira A spartan and his sword: Michel Bourez on Firewire. Photo: Ben ThouardThe paint job is custom. Michel is pushing 180 and rides a 5’11”. Does that 6’1” of yours feel a little bulky yet? It’s all about the curves. Michel Bourez thrusts and you better believe it. Michel Bourez: Age: 28 Height: 5’8” (177 cm) Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg) His sword: Shaper: Nev Hyman Model: Firewire Michel Bourez Signature Model Dimensions: 5’11” x 18.5” x 2.5” Remember when you were a grom and rode the same board every day, no matter what the waves looked like? Michel…
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  • Giant mako shark photographed at Florida gas station could set a world record

    Pete Thomas
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Joey Polk tries to be inconspicuous while filling up with a giant mako shark in his truck; photo by West Calhoun Florida anglers who had hoped to avoid publicity after catching a giant mako shark from the beach on Wednesday morning might have succeeded had they not stopped for gas on the way home–with the enormous predator spilling from the bed of their pickup truck. News spread not long after West Calhoun, a passerby, sent a photo of the shark to the Pensacola News-Journal. The News Journal posted the image on its Facebook page, with no details, on Wednesday. The image was widely shared…
  • Kayaker Aleksander Doba completes 5,400-mile crossing of Atlantic

    Pete Thomas
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Aleksander Doba at Port Canaveral; photo by Piotr Chmielinski, via Canoe & Kayak Aleksander Doba, a Polish adventurer who set out six months ago to cross the Atlantic in a 21-foot kayak, pulled into Port Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night, looking like a castaway. His skin was bronzed and weathered, his beard long and tangled, but the 67-year-old’s mood was upbeat as he raised his arms in triumph after a remarkable crossing that spanned 5,400 miles. However, Doba did not step out of his vessel; instead he vowed to continue another 60 miles south to New Smyrna Beach, his planned…
  • Canoeist pursues world-record paddle across Canada

    David Strege
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Mike Ranta and his dog on world-record paddle across Canada. Photo by Mark Brett courtesy of Penticton Western News. With paddle in hand, dog at his side, and 4,970 miles of water and portages to cover, canoeist Mike Ranta is on a quest to set a Guinness World Record for longest solo canoe paddle. Ranta set out on April 1 from Vancouver, British Columbia, and aims to finish his journey on September 29, his 43rd birthday, in Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Mike Ranta is seeking a world-record paddle with his dog. Photo courtesy of his Facebook page. Ranta is no stranger to long…
  • Electric jet engines propel snowboarder 50 mph

    David Strege
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    On a frozen lake in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Jamie Barrow of Britain traveled 50 mph on a snowboard while being propelled by electric jet engines. That’s right, he was jet propelled. Transworld Snowboarding brought the story to our attention, and you can view his amazing ride here: It actually sounds like a jet taking off. The hand-held electric jet engines, called Snowboarding Thrusters, were developed by Adam Contoret of Dreamscience Propulsion, based in the U.K. “It might sound a bit crazy to begin with—‘Oh yeah, I’m going to be propelled along by electric jet engines’—but in…
  • Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 Sherpas; four missing

    David Strege
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    A deadly avalanche swept through the Khumbu Icefall above Mount Everest base camp on Friday, killing 12 Sherpa guides and injuring six in what was the single-worst disaster in Mount Everest history, just as the climbing season is getting underway. Four climbers remain missing. About 50 climbers, mostly Sherpas fixing ropes in the icefall, were hit by the avalanche above 20,000 feet, more than 2,000 feet above base camp, according to CNN, which reports about the tragedy in the above video. Australian climber Gavin Turner told ABC News the Mount Everest avalanche “came out of nowhere.” The…
 
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  • Surf into Summer

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
  • Does Surfing "Take" Too Much?

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    The world of surfing is one based on taking. We take a ride to the beach where we greedily take as many waves as we can. Sometimes we take a flight on which we take our boards and ipods and computers to another country and take waves from the locals and take pictures and videos of each other so we can take them back home and brag about how we "owned it."...Read Full Post
  • New Look. New Blood. Same Sport

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    Western Australia is delivering. The swell has been meaty and challenging and offering high performance opportunities for both powerful carving and aerial wizardry. For a wave that traditionally favors the no nonsense rail carving of guys like Tom Carroll, Margaret River has morphed under shifting swell and migrating wind directions, but has also played both the spoiler and supporter of incredible performances from the likes of John Florence, Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, C.J. Hobgood, and (Holy Moly!) Yadin Nicol. Nicol's 10 foot high full rotation aerial was what we all imagined surfing…
  • Long Live Surf History

    22 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    The surf world forever marvels at the future of our sport. Board materials and fin configurations are quickly cataloged as "old" the minute something new is unveiled. Surfers who inhabited the excitement of eminent greatness are shuffled back to haunt their home breaks as soon as the media decides they aren't worth the video time, soundtrack, or magazine space. Sure, all sports have this problem, but surfing does very little to honor its forefathers (and mothers) save for precious few memorial contests here and there while small contingents of youngsters jump around in beaver tails (see…
  • The Quiksilver Pro

    14 Mar 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The 2014 Quiksilver Pro held at Snapper Rocks in Coolangata, Australia showed all the familiar elements we've come to expect from the first stop on the ASP Tour: long rippable point waves, Taj Burrow losing in the semis, and Parko in the final. It was all to plan...except one small thing. One small, goofy foot thing named Gabriel Medina. His approach to the winding walls at Snapper tell a tale of a surfer who has matured, his normally quick slash aerial display toned down to fit the vertical point peaks. But it wasn't just the more controlled and precise attack by the goofy foot Brazilian but…
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  • How to Wipe Out like a Pro

    SwellWomen
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Professional surfers get the most out of every ride – even those that end in a less than graceful way. The secret lies in knowing how to wipe out properly and then taking a moment to evaluate mistakes. The Pros understand that a gnarly wipe out is part of the learning process. Hawaiian big-wave surfer Kohl Christenson explains, “I always figure that I’m going to eat it or get caught inside at least once during a big-wave session. If I don’t then I feel like I got really lucky or I wasn’t pushing it hard enough.” Avoid injuries and get back on your board faster with…
  • A Tip to Keep You From Nose Diving while Surfing

    SwellWomen
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post is part of our newsletter. To get the inside scoop on all Swell things, join our email list today! If you catch yourself nose diving while surfing in front of the wave, there’s a good chance you’re about to wipe out. This is caused by laying too far forward on the board. Surfers call this “pearling.” Ever wonder where this term came from? Pearling refers to a near-ancient art of “Pearl Diving”. A very dangerous technique that required pearl hunters jumping out of a ship and diving nearly 100 feet down in a single breath! When surfers pearl during a wipe out, it…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Janet Lancaster, Earth’s Living Clay

    SwellWomen
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    This month we shine the spotlight on SwellWomen Facebook Fan, Janet Lancaster. Janet has owned and operated Earth’s Living Clay since February 2011. Earth’s Living brings the power of pure calcium bentonite clay to those who look to nature first for their health and wellness. We asked and Janet answered in this interview … Q: Tell us about yourself. Where did you get your nickname Save the Planet Janet? A: The nickname Save the Planet Janet was given to me by a former co-worker. She recognized my persistent efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle – and encourage others to…
  • 3 Tips for the ‘Hardest’ Pose in your Yoga Practice

    SwellWomen
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:08 am
    The first official yoga class I ever attended was in a hometown gym in the basement of a large office building. The yoga room had very few windows and not much for natural light. As the instructor flicked on the lights, the florescent bulbs cast a glow over the wooden floors. I watched myself carefully in the floor-to-ceiling mirror that covered the length of the room. Being my first class, I tried my best to do each pose as the instructor described. I made plenty of mistakes and lost my balance a few times, but it was a fun time. By the end of the class, when the instructor told us to lay…
  • Surfing 101: Turtle Roll Technique

    SwellWomen
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:22 am
    A version of this article first appear in our newsletter. To get the inside scoop on all Swell things, join our email list today!  The Turtle Roll Turtle Rolls, also known as Eskimo Rolls, are a surfing technique used to get through breaking waves. This technique is particularly useful when you can’t duck dive because your board is too long. There are 4 easy steps to perfecting your turtle roll technique: Paddle quickly into the wave to build your momentum. Grab the rails of your board at chest level. Lift your body off your board to gain leverage and lean hard to one side to flip…
 
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  • 50th Annual Easter Surfing Festival in Cocoa Beach Florida

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's that time of the year and the 50th Annual Easter Surfing Festival will be staged in Cocoa Beach on April 18th – 20th, 2014. Many have seen it on television or on the internet, read about it in newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and specialty publications, heard about it on radio, or by word of mouth from the tens of thousands, who have come to watch it each year. For over four decades the Easter Surfing Festival has continued to be a major force in the growth of surfing On ...
  • Gnarly Charley Grom Summer Series Contest Kick Off

    16 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2014 season starts next Saturday, March 22nd at Spessard Holland Beach Park in Melbourne Beach. Don’t miss out on an awesome season this summer! They are running 9 events this summer so if you pay up front for the whole season you get one free contest and you don’t have to be at every even. Will you see you there is Saturday! Contests in Panama City, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are not points rated. However, if anyone travels to any of them you will ...
  • 2014 Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest

    18 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The 2nd Annual Beach ‘N Boardsfest will be held March 13-16, 2014 in conjunction with host sponsor, Ron Jon Surf Shop’s “One of a Kind” flagship store in Cocoa Beach, FL. In its second year, the event features an array of boardsports, including surf, skate, skim, skate-wake, stand up paddle, and kite boarding in both competitive and exhibition formats. The action-packed weekend lineup includes: Junior Pro Surf Competition – the ASP Grade 2 Men’s ...
  • The 31st Annual WaveMasters Pro/Am in Jacksonville Beach

    15 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The 31st Annual WaveMasters Pro/Am at the Jacksonville Beach Pier and presented by TacoLu Restaurant & Tequila Bar is just weeks away on May 3-4, 2014! The weather, waves, crowd, competition, and all the activity on the beach always result in a spectacular weekend of family fun for the 200-plus competitors and thousands of spectators. The Annual WaveMasters Contest attracts hundreds of Florida’s top Pro and amateur surfers, as well as many semi-retired local competitors, all vying f ...
  • Atlantic Surfing Federation Florida Chapter Surf Contest #6

    8 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Atlantic Surfing Federation Florida Chapter Contest #6 of the 2013-14 Season.  2-9-14 location TBA... This will be a ONE DAY event run on the better day of the 2 day waiting period. A determination will be made on THURSDAY as to which day it will run. Registration ends THURSDAY @ 8:00 p.m. There are LIMITED spots, first-come -first-serve. WE WILL NOT BE ADDING HEATS TO ACCOMMODATE LATE ENTRIES. Register online on at Active.com For More Information: http://fl.atlanticsurfing.org
 
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  • 9'6" Wegener Redzilla

    Surfy Surfy
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Jon Wegener dropped off this clean 9'6" the other day. He calls it the "Gabezilla" model. 9'6" X 23 1/4" X 2 9/16"Jon sez, A highly tuned longboard for noseriding. It has a thinned out nose and tail to keep the board flexing, which prevents slipping out of steep sections. Also a long deep concave in the nose adds suction to add seconds onto each noseride.Come check it out in the shop or grab it online:clicky clicky for surfboard *Wegener tee's back in stock!clicky clicky for t-shirt Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • Hobie Alter Memorial Paddle Out today 4pm

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    18 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Hobie Alter Memorial Paddle Out is Friday April 18 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California 4-7pmSurfy Surfy Online Store!
  • 6'0" Bonzer5 Octafish

    Surfy Surfy
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    6'0" x 21" x 2 9/16"Shaped by Malcolm Campbell for Surfy Surfy stock. One of the few stock Campbell Brothers Bonzer surfboards on Earth right now. Octafish model. FCS Fusion fin system w/center box. Volan deck patch for the knobby kneed patrons of Surfy Surfy. Another radical airbrush by Peter St Pierre of Moonlight Glasssing. Available in store or online: clicky clicky Surfy Surfy Online Store!
  • 10'1" Donald Takayama

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    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This is a rare one for Surfy Surfy Surf Shop, a Donald Takayama longboard. 10'1" length x 24" width x 3 3/8" thicknessGreen weight US Blanks, cedar stringer, double 6oz deck, nice resin tint, glass-on single fin.Signed by Donald R.I.P.Previously owned, near mint condition, small ding on the bottom (see photo #9)(we are not a DT dealer, for stock we send you to Mitch's North).This board is available via our online store: click hereShipping inquiries email orders@surfysurfy.netSurfy Surfy Online Store!
  • 5'8" Lotus Fish

    Surfy Surfy
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    5'8' x 21 1/4" X 2 5/8"Handshaped by Gary Hanel in Leucadia, California.GH's performance twin keel Fish is a must have for the alternative surfboard enthusiast.Bamboo glass-on "Lowboy" fins for release and shreddyness.Fine airbrushing by Peter St PierreAvailable via our fancy online store: clicky clicky For shipping options inquire at: orders@surfysurfy.net Surfy Surfy Online Store!
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  • Sliding and Carving Tips

    Pete.Benda
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Posted By: Pete Benda on Apr 18, 2014 While most people wouldn’t even think to ride a bicycle without brakes, those of us who love longboarding have no other option but to learn some more “creative” methods for slowing down. The most useful and basic of these methods are carving and sliding, both of which involve using natural physics and friction to reduce speed and the likelihood of a nasty wipeout. I recommend to all new riders to get a firm grasp on these techniques before attempting to bomb any serious hills and studying the local crowd or Internet videos to perfect the…
  • Sector 9 2014 Longboards

    Pete.Benda
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Posted By: Pete Benda on Apr 17, 2014 Everything in the Sector 9 2014 lineup is made by masterful hands for the best, in not only quality, but design as well. If you don’t know who Victor Earhart is, do a little bit of research and thank this masterful man for making your longboards. And this year with Sector 9′s lineup, no matter what, you get an amazing board that’s been made better than ever. First up, the Classix Series from Sector 9. This includes all of the amazing pintail shapes you’ve known and loved. Perfectly paired up with a mild amount of flex and wide…
  • Never Summer 2014 Longboards

    Pete.Benda
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Posted By: Pete Benda on Apr 14, 2014 Never Summer is made up of some awesome guys from Colorado that you need to get to know. Not only are they an amazing snowboard manufacturer but they’re taking what they know about the construction of a snowboard, and putting them into the longboarding world. There is honestly not a single other board on the market with a construction like a Never Summer. The Never Summer lineup features speed boards, cruiser boards, freestyle boards, freeride boards, and everything in between. First you get the Never Summer Admiral. This is an awesome freeride /…
  • 2014 BUSTIN BOARDS | Don’t Just Stand There, BUST A MOVE!

    Pete.Benda
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Posted By: Pete Benda on Apr 10, 2014 Bustin Boards is an amazing board company from New York that’s really killing it this year. They’ve already perfected their shapes and their decks, so their main focus this year was their design and construction. They’re coming at you with a ton of boards you already know and love, but they’re doing it bigger and better than ever this year by adding a few tricks and tips you haven’t even seen yet. The first is the all new Bustin Mission, coming at you with a new bamboo design and layup. This is the perfect addition to the shape,…
  • Arbor 2014 Longboards

    Pete.Benda
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Posted By: Pete Benda on Apr 9, 2014 Arbor is doing something special this year and making sure you get the best of the best from not only their decks, but wheels as well. This year Arbor started something called the Sucrose Initiative. The Sucrose Initiative is their whole new lineup in wheels that pair up perfectly with any style of deck you may be riding. First is the Arbor Bogart. It’s a 61mm tall wheel that pairs up perfectly with the new and improved Arbor Shakedowns. Being a small wheel they’re awesome for cruising around and getting from place to place. But because of the…
 
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  • Longboard Classic 2014 at Kalim Beach

    22 Mar 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Longboard Classic 2014 at Kalim Beach
  • Western Australia for Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:20 pm
    World’s Best Surfers Converge on Western Australia for Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Caption: Margaret River will play host to the next stop on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship TourImage: ASPLOS ANGELES, California/USA (Thursday, March 20, 2014) – Stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, will get underway in less than two weeks with a holding period of 2 – 13 April. The staggering beauty of Western Australia combined with the world-class surf will play host to the second stop on this season’s dream tour, where…
  • Khao Lak Surfing Contest

    15 Mar 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Khao Lak Surfing ContestPakarang BeachKhao Lak, Thailand26 - 28 April 2014What is the Khao Lak Surfing Contest?The Khao Lak Surfing Contest is the first surfing contest on the mainland of Thailand.The contest aims to promote surfing to the local community, help unite surfersthroughout Thailand and bring excitement and enjoyment to all who come.
  • The world's best battle it out in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

    2 Mar 2014 | 1:55 am
    The world's best battle it out in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Caption: Jeremy Flores (FRA) won the first Heat of the 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQImage: ASP/Kelly CestariQuiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold CoastStop No. 1 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour COOLANGATTA, QLD, Australia - Sunday, March 2, 2014: The Quiksilver Gold Coast presented by BOQ, stop No. 1 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, was called ON today for Round 1 in three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves. Australian Josh Kerr achieved both the highest single-wave score…
  • Roxy Pro Gold Coast

    1 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Caption: Reigning two-time ASP World Champion, Carissa Moore, makes a strong start to the 2014 season.Image: ASP/Kelly CestariQuiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold CoastStop one on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship TourLocation: Gold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaHolding period: 1 - 12 March 2014Call: Standby - next call Sunday, March 2 at 7.30 a.m. local time (AEST)Conditions: Two-to-Three foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks. Light wind. Clear skies.COOLANGATTA, QLD, Australia Saturday, March 1, 2014): The Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ, Stop No. 1 of 10 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP…
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  • Pelican Learns To Fly [video]

    Tenderloin tom
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    An orphaned pelican finds friends in Tanzania.Abandoned by his flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania. Watch as Bigbird learns to fly for the first time.
  • I'm Jealous of the surf trip these guys go on [video]

    Markbch
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    so pitted
  • New Buoy Cams

    wrybread
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    This is pretty cool, some NOAA buoys are getting outfitted with panoramic cameras: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/buoycams.shtml read more
  • Iconic OB Photos?

    majormoon
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    I'm probably leaving the city this summer to live in the Boston area, where surf is much harder (though not impossible) to come by, and I'm hoping to have a memory of my time surfing OB that I can look at as I get ready to shovel out my walk for the 80th time. Does anyone have suggestions of where to find some iconic OB images to frame? read more
  • Jan. 25, 2014.

    nyckomondor
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Not many takers this day.
 
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  • Villa with B&B potential, Section J, Nosara, Costa Rica – $ 825.000

    LiveTheLife
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
      This villa is perfect if you are looking for a multi-family getaway or rental income generator in Nosara, Costa Rica. This real estate is excellent to function as a Bed and Breakfast guesthouse. This large villa is fully furnished and consists of 3 separate units sharing a central spacious swimming pool and bbq area. This property […] Related posts: Quality Furnished tropical Villa, Guiones, Costa Rica – $ 325.000 Casa del Ray with ocean view, Playa Guiones, Costa Rica – $ 649.000 Beach House with walking path to Playa Guiones, Costa Rica – $ 599.000
  • Beach House with walking path to Playa Guiones, Costa Rica – $ 599.000

    LiveTheLife
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    A true beach house for sale close to the nature preserve with a walking path to Guiones Beach in Nosara, Costa Rica. This home offers you 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, outdoor showers, a jacuzzi, swimming pool and more. The home is perfect to entertain guests with its large patio with bar area and deck around […] Related posts: Furnished home on 1 min walk to Guiones Beach, Costa Rica – $ 395.000 Condo on short walk to beach, Guiones, Costa Rica – From $ 238,000 Casa del Ray with ocean view, Playa Guiones, Costa Rica – $ 649.000
  • Brand New Home in Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua – $ 180.000

    LiveTheLife
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    From this home in Hacienda Iguana in Nicaragua, you can walk to the Playa Colorado surf in less than 5 minutes. The 150 m2 ( 1600 sq ft ) home is brand new and offers you 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a garage, airconditioning, backup generator and washer/dryer. It’s build on a nice 1335 m2 (1/3 acre) plot. This […] Related posts: Land on Golf Course @ Hacienda Iguana, Playa Colorado, Nica – $ 25.000 Golf Course Studio, Hacienda Iguana, Playa Colorado, Nicaragua – $ 125.000 Dream Home on beach, Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua – $ 975.000
  • Marisombra Rental for sale, Playa Colarado, Nicaragua – $ 460.000

    LiveTheLife
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
      Looking for a great return on your investment. The Marisombra Home has the strongest rental history of any in the area. It is being offered fully furnished and ready to live in and/or begin generating rental income.  The house is perfect for families, surfers, golfers (golf membership included), and especially anyone looking to live […] Related posts: Playa Colorado Golf & Surf Land for sale, Nicaragua – From $ 25.000 Popoyo Surfer House For Sale – $325,000 Penthouse on Golf Estate, Playa Colorado, Nicaragua – $ 245.000
  • Playground Surf Resort, Nyang Nyang Island, Mentawai, Indonesia

    LiveTheLife
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
      Playground Surf Resort offers you over 200 m2 of comfortable and functional surf accommodation in Mentawai Islands, built together with the local community. Consisting of 4 spacious suites, a communal bathroom, kitchen and living areas, you can enjoy the tropical nature while overlooking the beach from the 240 m2 deck. The resort is built with anti-earthquake methods […] Related posts: The Kandui Surf Resort, Mentawai, Indonesia Awera Island Surf Guesthouse Resort Mentawai Islands, Indonesia Aloita Resort for Surfing Mentawai Islands Indonesia
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  • Logging Trestles on the 4 4 with Corey Colapinto [1:56]

    nick braithwaite
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Corey Colapinto shows us how to surf the 44 model by Canvas Surfboards
  • A SURF IN MIND – a story by Yoni Klein [6:11]

    nick braithwaite
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    A SURF IN MIND is a short documentary about a young Israeli surfer neme Yoni klein. The movie try to reveal some of Yoni’s personal thought about surfing and life in general. Yoni lives now in Tel Aviv but his quest Toward finding the best wave is worldwide. some of the surfing shots were taken in Tel-And and others in Morocco and Indonesia. I hope you will like this movie as much as I like filming it and please!, go live you dream or at least try an amazing sport like surfing. I promise you wont regret it.
  • A U S T R A L I A [8:43]

    nick braithwaite
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Australa surfing. Thanks to Luis.
  • INVASION – Teaser [00:37]

    nick braithwaite
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Let it begin….. More info on surf-invasion.com
  • 5 Largest Waves Paddled Into – Billabong XXL 2014 [1:38]

    nick braithwaite
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    Biggest Waves Paddle into for Billabong XXL awards 2014.
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  • Tomo Surfboards - unparalleled progression

    Colony ThirteenStars
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    tomo surfboards from hamish mackenzie on Vimeo.I believe I have posted this video before.  Regardless, it is worth watching again.  I can not get over the speed, ease of direction change, and sheer radicalness of their surfing on these boards.  I see it as the most progressive surfing out there.  Their ability to generate speed and place the board wherever they like, all while maintaining fluid style is astounding.  Stuey Kennedy should be in the top 5 on the WCT.  Daniel Thompson should be heralded as the most forward thinking shortboard designer of his day.
  • Ezekiel Lau

    Colony ThirteenStars
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Lau Discipline from SURFER Magazine on Vimeo.Ezekiel Lau has great surfing style and he is incredibly driven.  I hope that Mr. Lau cracks the Top 5 of the WCT in the next 2-3 years.  I think he has the skill and drive to do so.  Some of his turns in this video are so powerful and smooth that I want to immediately go surf and attempt to emulate them.
  • Liquid Salt on Kickstarter!

    Colony ThirteenStars
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    As you know, I have had the honour of contributing a few pieces to Liquid Salt.  They are in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to really bring the Liquid Salt aesthetic to its full form.  Check out their vision here, and please help contribute to their plan: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/970555602/liquid-salt-surf-magazine-20.
  • Ryan Burch - Style and Flow

    Colony ThirteenStars
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    This was posted on the great Tenpiggiesover blog.  I had to share.  This guy, Ryan Burch, is a fantastic surfer.  His surfing is smooth, graceful, and stylish.  He can rip anything he puts under his feet.  He also has a very unique perspective on shaping.  If you follow his instagram, you can see his many asymmetrical shapes on which he has been working.
  • Modern Blackfish Surfboard

    Colony ThirteenStars
    1 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Modern Blackfish from Global Surf Industries on Vimeo.I am on the hunt for a new board. Every time I surf, I feel like I am pumping my board for speed. I want something that has more glide and more fun.  This board looks like it may fit the bill:  maneuverable, fast into waves and across flat spots, yet able to hit the lip.  Not only is the price fair, but I like Global Surf Industries' motto, "Life is better when you surf."  I know some of my friends will tell me that Global Surf Industries is too big, that I should buy a board from a local guy.  I understand…
 
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  • 5 Tips for Paddling a SUP Prone Upwind

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Need to get upwind?  Every one's so busy downwinding they rarely think about getting upwind until they need to.  Many of the downwinders here in the Pacific NW reverse direction forcing paddlers to either slog it out to the the finish upwind, or downwind it back to their starting point. In my basic classes, the first thing I teach is how to paddle upwind by sitting or prone paddling. Then we work on standing up.  Someone once told me 'be a man, stand up.'  That only works sometimes, in others you'll be much less of a man when you end up on the news after you got blown far…
  • SUP Strength - Great SUP Fitness Training Site

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Check out this useful fitness SUP training site by Seattle paddler David Wheeler. He has a new workout tip every day with some innovative ideas for fitness. http://www.supstrength.com
  • SUP Business Consultant - Starting a Biz?

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Thinking of starting a SUP business?  I can help.  Recently I convinced two paddlers who are starting SUP businesses to not buy a trailer.  Both were in the process of buying a trailer to carry boards before having a business license, a location to teach at, and any customers.  My thinking - I can carry 10 boards on my Subaru Forester rack and would rather spend my money on marketing, branding and getting new customers.  If successful and I need more boards, then I'll consider a trailer if it makes sense. Long story.. if you're starting a SUP business, or thinking of…
  • GoPro Paddle Mounting Tips from Pro Naish SUP Surfer Kai Lenny

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Check out this useful video from GoPro featuring SUP pro Naish surfer Kai Lenny talking about GoPro paddle mounting tips. A lot of friends mount their GoPros this way for fun overhead shots of surfing and other activities SUP'ing..
  • Tying a Paddle Board (SUP) to Your Car

    Rob Casey - SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Writer
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:36 pm
    How to video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sp90k_gY0gThere's several ways to tie a board to your car.  In this video I'm showing how to tie a single surf style board to a car using cam straps.  In future videos I'll cover how to tie down race boards, multiple boards, using different types of straps and ropes.My Set-up:I have Yakima racks as I prefer the round bars because my pads roll when I push a SUP or kayak on from the rear.  As an instructor, I load anywhere from one to 8 boards on my racks depending on the class size.  The cross bars allow me to load a…
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  • Spring/Summer 2014 Collection | Reyn Spooner

    Chase
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Since 1956, Reyn Spooner has been producing quality surf apparel using archival prints and vintage artwork that best reflect the Hawaiian lifestyle. From floral shirts to print surf trunks; Reyn Spooner is one of the most established surf apparel brands with a long and diverse history.Most recently, they launched their modern collection which is tailored towards younger surfers and has a hint of preppy style to it. I especially like the Kumu Henley and Sunburst Tapa Short Sleeve Shirt; as you could easily wear these two shirts whether you are going to the beach or off to happy hour with…
  • Waves of Life | Portugal

    Chase
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
  • Weekend Art

    Chase
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
  • Rob Machado | An Open Mind

    Chase
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
  • CLIF Mojo Bars

    Chase
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    I recently got a box of CLIF MOJO Trail Mix Bars and have been taking them with me wherever I go. They are a quick and filling snack that is perfect whether you are going hiking or off to check the surf in the morning. Did I mention they are gluten free, 70% organic and have more than 7g of protein? What more could you want!With a variety of flavors including Wild Blueberry Almond, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt and Coconut Almond Peanut; there is something for everyone. These bars retail for $1.49 each or $5.99 for a 5 bar multipack, both of which can be purchased online and at select…
 
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  • A somewhat contrarian approach SUP race board selection for women

    mattwright
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Would you offer some advice – or write a post  on the best race equipment for female riders? I have heard that a lot of manufacturers are starting to design equipment specifically for smaller body types. Jenn, whereabouts unknown Hey – thanks for the question. This is actually something that we tackled way back in the early days when there was essentially zero in the way of race boards for women. As a general rule, there is really no such thing as a women specific race board. The problem, however, is that many of the race boards on the market don’t work all that well for women.
  • Q and A: medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) in stand up paddlers

    mattwright
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I am a 53 year old SUP boarder –crossing over from bike racing.  I am writing to see if you would be willing to pass along some advice on training and especially training with medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow). Last season,  I developed medial epicondylitis of my left elbow. I train on a 14 foot speedplay race board, 27 inch.  I use a QB Kahana AC 90 blade regular diameter. I am 163 pounds, 5 11in (71 inches) and have my paddle at 78 inches. I was doing around 75 min 4 days a week with a 90 to 120 min ride once a  week…so nothing serious–still was hoping to get back…
  • New study and old coaches suggest that paddling hard every day will limit your fitness.

    mattwright
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:44 pm
    At Riding Bumps we talk with loads of SUP and prone paddlers who are either designing their own paddle training program, questioning us about our 16-week training programs, or asking about our personal coaching service. The biggest issue we see among paddlers who contact us is that they want to train too hard too often. Anyone reading our book or reading our posts knows that we preach the gospel of “less is more” and “go slow to get fast.” Much of what we preach is based on old research and our experience working with endurance athletes over the years. From time to time, however, new…
  • Q and A: How do I approach a multi-day stand up paddle race?

    mattwright
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:09 am
    Hey dudes, any tips for doing a 6 day/leg race over around €160 Kms. Do I gun it at the start of each day?  Do I try at least aim to win half the legs?  I´ve never paddled that many days in a row and doing so many Km´s. Cheers Sebastian, whereabouts unknown This sounds like one of the 100 mile paddle races over here in the states. 100 miles over 6 days?  Totally doable if you want to do it. As long as you have your training in order and you are going into the race fit, here are a few things to keep in mind as the approach to multi-day races and events are a little different than single…
  • Equipment test: Barz Optics floating sunglasses

    mattwright
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:31 am
    It is no secret that at Riding Bumps we are long time Oakley fans. Unfortunately, Oakley, to our knowledge, does currently not make sunglasses that float. Having lost a pair or two in the water, our beloved Oakleys do not always come paddling when we do. Enter Barz Optics. Barz contacted us a few months ago. In the spirit of full disclosure, Barz sent us two pairs of floating sunglasses to wear test. We received a FLOATER model with the polarized  photochromic acetate lenses that darken relative to the ambient light and the CABO which is a sport wrap model. Both models came with a string…
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