Category: Surfboards

Today’s Surfboard Types used by Beginner to Expert Surfers

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Jun 24, 2013
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Today’s Surfboard Types used by Beginner to Expert Surfers

If you are interested in surfing, you're going to need a surfboard. If you need a surfboard, you're going to need to know the difference between all of the types of boards that are out there right now, so you don't select the wrong type of board because you think it looks cool or some sales person says it will work for you!

 Below are the 5 board types that are used by beginner to expert surfers.

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A Few Things to Know When Buying Used Surfboards

Oct 30, 2013
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A Few Things to Know When Buying Used Surfboards

We all know that surfboards can be really expensive. But with all the availability of used surfboards that can be purchase at local surf shops or even online at auction websites, such as eBay, you can find good deals. However, you need to remember that if you buy a surfboard that’s "too used", the value of what you’re getting may not be worth the savings. When buying a used surfboard, there are a few rules that you should follow to ensure you’ll get your money's worth. Always scour ever...

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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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How to Repair Surfboard Dings

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Jun 11, 2013
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How to Repair Surfboard Dings

It's a fact of surfing life that all boards will get dings that will need repairing. When a surfboard gets a ding, it needs to be repaired quickly because water soaking into the core will ruin it. If the ding is small, then the board may only need a cosmetic or minor repair, however, a board with a lot of damage may be unusable or require major repair by an expert.

DIY Ding Repairs

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Surfing Basics – Finding the Right Board

Oct 15, 2013
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Surfing Basics – Finding the Right Board

After learning how to surf from an instructor with a rented board, the obvious next step is buying your own. However, if you are unsure of what type you need, it can be a difficult purchase. Choosing the right board will allow you to have a better ride, but if you choose the wrong board, you can expect to wipe out often which can really discourage you and cause you to abandon the sport altogether. When choosing a surfboard, the first rule is to make sure that the surfboard is the right width,...

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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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