The Best Surf Wax: We Tested Them All!

8-10 Minute ReadBefore diving into this test, we did a bit of reasearch on the web and couldn't really find a definitive guide to the best surf wax anywhere - at least not an unbiased one.  So, we...

Nazare Surfing Portugal: Everything You Should Know

5 Minute Read Nazare Surfing Portugal: Everything You Should KnowSurfing Nazare is the definition of an extreme sport, attracting the world’s best surfers focussed on catching the biggest waves ever...

An Interview with @PhotoBossBali aka Luke Cromwell

2-3 Minute ReadWe recently chatted to Welshman now living in Bali, Luke Cromwell, who you might have seen on Insta under the handle @PhotoBossBali - and if you haven't seen his work yet, do yourself...

The French Washing Machine

2 Minute Read This story takes me back to the summer of 1998.  I was 18 and had just left high school. I wanted to embark on my first ever surf trip to France without my parents. Tristan ‘Dooma’...

What is a Twinny? The Ultimate Guide to the Twin Fin Surfboard

8-10 minute read Originally made popular during the 70's, the twinny or twin fin surfboard is having a bit of a resurgence of late. Don't know where to start, or don't know what a twin fin surfboard...

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The Best Surf Wax: We Tested Them All!

The Best Surf Wax: We Tested Them All!

8-10 Minute ReadBefore diving into this test, we did a bit of reasearch on the web and couldn't really find a definitive guide to the best surf wax anywhere - at least not an unbiased one.  So, we saved up a few pennies and spent out on all of the major brands of surf...

Nazare Surfing Portugal: Everything You Should Know

Nazare Surfing Portugal: Everything You Should Know

5 Minute Read Nazare Surfing Portugal: Everything You Should KnowSurfing Nazare is the definition of an extreme sport, attracting the world’s best surfers focussed on catching the biggest waves ever ridden. Very few surf spots grab the surfing world's attention and...

An Interview with @PhotoBossBali aka Luke Cromwell

An Interview with @PhotoBossBali aka Luke Cromwell

2-3 Minute ReadWe recently chatted to Welshman now living in Bali, Luke Cromwell, who you might have seen on Insta under the handle @PhotoBossBali - and if you haven't seen his work yet, do yourself a favour and head over to Instagram (once you've read this interview...

The French Washing Machine

The French Washing Machine

2 Minute Read This story takes me back to the summer of 1998.  I was 18 and had just left high school. I wanted to embark on my first ever surf trip to France without my parents. Tristan ‘Dooma’ Davies, a good mate of mine, accompanied me on the trip, which first of...

How Many Calories Does Surfing Burn?

How Many Calories Does Surfing Burn?

6-8 Minute ReadGenerally, there are three main reasons people take up a sport. One: To have fun. Two: To develop a lifestyle and community. Three: To keep the body healthy and fit. For those who give priority to the latter, achieving results (e.g. burning calories to...

The Best Surf Vacations in 2022

The Best Surf Vacations in 2022

6-8 minute readTravelling comes with the “surfing package.” You will hardly ever meet a surfer, who is happy to stay put and surf the same waves day-in-day-out. Infact, almost all surfers I've met actually get into surfing because, it gives them an excuse to explore...

Our Top Quotes About The Sun

Our Top Quotes About The Sun

6-8 Minute Read Someone once said, “Here comes the sun do, do, do. Here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right.” They were right about two things. First, that yes, the sun is coming / will come. And second, that it does indeed tend to make things alright. That’s...

The Best Quotes About Sunset

The Best Quotes About Sunset

In his feature film, The Drifter, Rob Machado famously reflects on the contrasting beauties of sunrises versus sunsets: “I never really understood why people gather to watch the sun disappear. There is so much more beauty in watching something arrive.” Although I...

The Best Surf Watches for 2022

The Best Surf Watches for 2022

Surfboard? Check. Leash? Check. Wax? Check. Surf watch? ... Eh?  Yes, not many surfers have – or think about having – a watch on their wrists when going out for a surf. After all, if you don’t have to work, study, or meet anyone afterwards, why bother to know the...

How To Choose A Good Skim Board

How To Choose A Good Skim Board

Skimboarding is a pretty straightforward sport: you run along the shoreline of a body of water with a flat board in your hands, you throw the board ahead of you, run after it, jump on it, and glide across the water’s surface, either meeting an incoming wave and riding...

How To Make A Surfboard: Our Ultimate Guide

How To Make A Surfboard: Our Ultimate Guide

LONG ARTICLE! 35 - 45 minute read:Once you really start to get into surfing, or if you love to be creative, making your own surfboard is a really cool idea and one of the things a lot of surfers never get round to doing. The thought of flying across a wave on a craft...

A Complete List of Surf Moves and Surfing Tricks

A Complete List of Surf Moves and Surfing Tricks

No one starts surfing just to ride the white water or simply to speed down the face in a straight line. The art of surfing calls the surfer to do something with the wave, read it, feel when to turn and when to snap, when to pull into the barrel. It doesn’t matter if...

Our Top 5 Jobs for Surfers

Our Top 5 Jobs for Surfers

5 minute read Few people can genuinely say they love their job. And the ones who do, have different reasons to say so. The job may grant them the financial security they need to lead a comfortable life. It may be stimulating, challenging, put them in a position where...

Best Surf Movies | Our Top 10 Must See Surfing Movies

Best Surf Movies | Our Top 10 Must See Surfing Movies

6-8 Minute ReadMaybe Gen Z and Alpha are not aware of this, but before Live Streaming and Webisodes and Instastories, there was such thing as a surf movie. They came in VHS and DVD (and later in the online version); they ranged from 30-minute bonanzas to hour-long...

Best Beginner Surfboards | Everything You Need To Know

Best Beginner Surfboards | Everything You Need To Know

10 Minute Read Figuring out what equipment to use is, among other things, one of the main challenges when learning to surf. Leashes, wax, boardshorts and bikinis, rash vests and wetsuits can be considered secondary. Your performance is directly related to what you...

Big Wave Surfing – Your Ultimate Guide

Big Wave Surfing – Your Ultimate Guide

Big Wave Surfing is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking to see in person. There is something about the speck of the surfer in the middle of a monster wave that evokes awe to anyone who witnesses. That is why some of the masters of the discipline are regarded...

How a Wave Pool Works: A Surfers Guide

How a Wave Pool Works: A Surfers Guide

Surfing is one of the Worlds most popular watersports. This once traditional Hawaiian sport enjoyed by the natives of both royalty and commoner alike is now a passion for many. The fact that you are totally enveloped in nature is part of what makes surfing so...

What Causes Brain Freeze – Everything You Need To Know

What Causes Brain Freeze – Everything You Need To Know

Surfing is an adrenaline-fueled sport that often requires more than just skill to ride the waves. You can be physically fit but if you aren't surf fit, then you can often come in from a session dejected 'cos you didn’t rip as hard as you know you can. Along with your...

The History Of Surfing | Everything You Need To Know

The History Of Surfing | Everything You Need To Know

Today, surfing has become a thriving sport with a huge number of enthusiasts around the world. Some surf professionally, some competitively, while for others it's a way to let loose and have fun. Despite surfing’s free-spirited vibe, it has a richer and deeper history...

How To Surf – The Ultimate Guide

How To Surf – The Ultimate Guide

There aren’t many hobbies that combine an adrenaline rush with relaxation, but surfing seems to be an exception. The ocean’s charm and unpredictability offer an experience that no other sport, recreation, or pastime can replicate, let alone rival. If you’re looking to...

What are Tides and How do they affect The Surf

What are Tides and How do they affect The Surf

From a human standpoint, we recognize tides as the regular rise and fall of the sea surface. This rise and fall, known as the tide, is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. Because of this, tides are extremely reliable and predictable. They regularly...

How to Read a Surf Report for Beginners

How to Read a Surf Report for Beginners

5 minute read After taking my first surf lesson, I was hooked. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the ocean in such an intimate, enjoyable, and rewarding way as surfing. I left my first lesson eager to come back for more. Yet, there was one worry in the back of...

The Ultimate Guide to The Surf Leash

The Ultimate Guide to The Surf Leash

Have you ever surfed without a leash? Did you like the experience, or did you worry too much about losing your board and smashing it on the rocks? Either way, check out our Ultimate Guide to the Surf Leash below. It includes everything you need to know about the...

Glossary of Surf Slang Terms and Surfer Lingo

Glossary of Surf Slang Terms and Surfer Lingo

10-12 Min read Dude? dude! Sick olas yo! Pull in, got spit out, then whooopah!  Many surfer slang words start off on the fringes of the English language and (in my experience anyway) end up finding their way into the mainstream over time.  Even though most hardcore...

How To Wax A Surfboard (the best way)

How To Wax A Surfboard (the best way)

8-10 Minute Read Among surfboards and leashes, wetsuits and fins, surf wax is an often overshadowed and underestimated piece of surf paraphernalia. Even though it has conquered a corner in the surf industry, and is present on pretty much every surfboard in the world,...

Forta

Forta

“So you’re going to Forta, are you? Where are you going to stay?” “Uh, I’m not sure, a place that begins with ‘C’.” “Cotillo!” “Er, maybe…” “Or was it Corralejo?” “Yeah, that’s it!” “Well it’s not going to be that cheap then. You’ll need a car.” “Will I?” “Will I need...