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Big Gun Surfboard – Best for Big Wave Surf Spots

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Jun 4, 2013
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Big Gun Surfboard – Best for Big Wave Surf Spots

Big Gun surfboards are aimed at professional surfers and are designed to be ridden in the world's biggest and most powerful waves. Big Gun boards are longer and thicker than average boards in order to prevent wobble. They are also narrower in the nose and tail to allow the rails to have full contact with the waves.

Many Gun boards are designed to handle certain wave types. For surfers who are serious about surfing big waves in ...

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North Shore Hawaii Surfing Vacations – Budget Friendly Stay, Play, and Shoot Surf Photography

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Jun 4, 2013
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North Shore Hawaii Surfing Vacations – Budget Friendly Stay, Play, and Shoot Surf Photography

North Shore Hawaii is a surfer utopia tied together by the strands of a photographers dream. It offers budget friendly options to provide a great time and give you a chance to enjoy clear water beaches all while taking in the beautiful sun of the Hawaiian coast. It you enjoy surf photography as well as getting a taste of the waves at such famous surf spots as Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, the Pipeline--then North Shore Hawaii is a place you will truly enjoy. The entir...

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Best Camera and Gear for Taking In-Water Surfing Photos

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Jun 1, 2013
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Best Camera and Gear for Taking In-Water Surfing Photos

The art of photography is a skill and a talent. For shooting surfing photos and really capturing the moment certain cameras, gear and techniques are required. To make the image feel as though you are part of the water, in the ocean with the surfer, the way to take the best surfing photos are by acquiring and using the following equipment and skills:

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The Top Surf Spots to Ride Longboards and Hang Ten

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Jun 1, 2013
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The Top Surf Spots to Ride Longboards and Hang Ten

California, United States: California is a hugely popular surfing destination:

  • Malibu - First Point is a popular destination for longboarders and Surfrider Beach has waves that are small and perfectly formed.
  • Cardiff - this place is often described as having the best longboard waves in the world.
  • San Onofre - the longboarders definitely rule the waves here.

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Gnarly Surfing Videos Review – Taking on Jaws | Maui Hawaii

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Jun 1, 2013
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Gnarly Surfing Videos Review – Taking on Jaws | Maui Hawaii

The media has a collaboration of amazing surfing videos of the young talent across the world today.  The social networking platform of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and several others contribute towards one another.  They all have a way of referencing and rating the top surf videos on the market today.  In this particular video you have professional surfer Ian Walsh going up against the infamous wave 'Jaws' as it has one of its biggest swells ever to hit H...

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The Right Surfboard – Choose a Shortboard Based on your Surfing Style

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May 29, 2013
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The Right Surfboard – Choose a Shortboard Based on your Surfing Style

  • Overall Design - All shortboards are designed for different uses. When choosing a surfboard it is important to consider factors such as ability, surfing style and type of waves surfed.
  • Nose and Tail Designs – Short board noses are either pointed or rounded. A pointed nose will allow the surfer to drop in on steep waves and duck dive. A rounded nose provides more surface area making it easier to catch waves. Tails c...

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Skimboarding Lessons in California and Florida

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May 29, 2013
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Skimboarding Lessons in California and Florida

Skimboarding is a popular water sport in California and Florida. A skimboard is similar to a board used for surfing, but much smaller, lacks fins, and you use it to move across the water near the shoreline.

Skimboarders usually begin their sport at the water's edge at the beach where they drop their board into the wash of the waves. Skimboarders then skim out towards the incoming waves, flip around, and then catch a wave into t...

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Surf Photography – Techniques and Tips

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May 29, 2013
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Surf Photography – Techniques and Tips

A surfer taking on the power of nature is a beautiful image. The art of surf photography is one that takes experience and hands on training to become a true professional. When taking in the image that is before you there are a few techniques and tips that make surf photography more manageable, and a step closer to the skilled area rather than that of a novice.

  • Anticipation- When the surfer gets a look of intensity in their eyes begin to prepare. With the speed of the bo...

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How To Surf – Importance of Learning the Basics of Surfing

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May 21, 2013
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How To Surf – Importance of Learning the Basics of Surfing

Learning how to surf may seem tough, but the reality is that if you take the time to learn, you'll be up on a board and riding a wave in no time. A mistake that many people make is trying to jump on a board and surf without knowing each step of the process. You have to learn, then practice, then develop your surfing skills. A few basic lessons by an experienced surf instructor can go a long way in making your first attempt at surfing much more enjoyable.

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