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Common mistakes made by beginner surfers

Common mistakes made by beginner surfers

Surfing. Nothing looks as effortless as gliding along the waves on a warm sunny day. It can’t be that hard….surely? Just grab a board, get in the sea, paddle around a bit… Read more
How to not take surfing too seriously

How to not take surfing too seriously

We’ve all seen that surfer in the line-up. You know? The one who scowls at everyone, snakes your wave and slaps the water in temper when it’s not going their way? The… Read more
How to start surfing

How to start surfing – taking that first step

Spring has finally arrived! With warm sunny days and lighter evenings on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to get out there and try something new. Like surfing. It’s one of those… Read more
How to escape the whitewater

How to escape the whitewater and catch unbroken waves

We all reach that point with surfing where we get a bit stuck and frustrated. One of the most common stages, particularly as a beginner, is when you want to break free… Read more
How to survive a hold down

How to survive a hold down

Luckily in the UK, we don't get monster waves like Jaws that’ll keep you underwater for minutes at a time. But if you're a regular in overhead waves, or making that transition… Read more
Kook surfer

9 classic kook mistakes and how to avoid them

Surfing’s popularity has massively increased and it’s easy to see why. It’s addictive, makes you feel alive and gives you an epic excuse to travel the world! It also looks seriously cool!… Read more
World Surf League - Jordy Smith

Why you should get excited about the 2017 World Surf League championship tour

It’s back! 14th March sees the start of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) championship tour and it will undoubtedly be the best year ever! Kicking off on the Gold Coast, Australia,… Read more
Learning to surf at 61 why youre not too old

Learning to surf at 61: why you’re never too old to surf

Surfing is hard. Fact. Unless you’re a kid with no fear, super flexibility and the annoying ability to learn anything within minutes. As adults, our bodies are probably not in the best… Read more
Reasons why you're not getting better at surfing

7 reasons why you’re not getting better at surfing

Surfing is one of the hardest sports to master. It’s a steep learning curve, there’s no shortcut and it can take years of patience and hard work. Plus, you’re faced with a… Read more