SURFING THE WEB
with Groundswell Surf Shop
So you've decided to give surfing a try. You've been for a few lessons and now you're willing to invest in your own surfboard and improve. But what board is right for you? The following suggestions will assist you in making a decision.
Remember that this is the most important choice that you'll make as a beginner surfer. Having the right board will ensure that you don't get frustrated and give up completely. You need a board that will be suited to your current level of surfing.
Remember to consider the following aspects of surfing:
Do a self-assessment regarding the following:
Although you may feel discouraged when you see other surfers on shorter, faster boards, just remember that they all had to start somewhere. It takes time, energy, money and perseverance to succeed in this sport. When you are willing to be honest with yourself and invest in a board that is right for you, you will experience success and have fun every time!
Visit us in store for a consultation or for any surf-related advice that you may need. We'll be happy to set up a meeting with our local shaper from Hutchison Handcrafted Surfboards, if you would prefer a custom surfboard to suit your specific needs.
With Summer slowly creeping up on us, we're all hoping it's gonna be a pearler. Waves everyday, no more wetsuits and those endless sunny days. Hmmm sounds like Utopia. Okay, so you know that you're not Gabriel Media, but you still wanna persevere in the sport of surfing, regardless of your current skill level. But what if you've been feeling sluggish lately? Does putting on a suit for a paddle in average looking conditions only seem like a chore? Keep reading, bru.
It's hard to keep yourself motivated when you're not seeing improvements in your surfing, or you're stuck in your hometown and the local break's been looking mushy for weeks now. Try the following tips and hopefully you'll start to see surfing in a new light.
The following is an example of a series of small goals to set:
If you're a surfer, you're in rhythm with the ocean and in sync with the weather. You've no doubt become sensitive to the slightest environmental changes and passionate about the bigger issues. The natural world is a part of your lifestyle and your contact with it means something.
If you find yourself relating to the above sentiments, follow a few easy steps to improve the environment around you, as well as your health as a surfer.
Although you might think that your actions won't have an impact, everything you do will have a ripple effect. Look after the environment and it will continue to look after you.
So you've just found the wetsuit of your dreams and your surfing lifestyle is literally goals right now. You don't even care that you used a chunk of this month's rent/car/food cash on 2-3mm of absolute perfection.
If this sounds like a page out of your playbook, these tips and tricks on wetsuit care are just for you. Here are a few steps to follow:
Ever wondered how you could put your suit on like a pro, without working up a sweat and crying a little inside when it's still damp? Just place each foot in a plastic bag and slide in seamlessly. You can use the same method for your hands. It'll take half the amount of time and you'll conquer any cold dawn patrols or surf shop fitting rooms.
Remember to reuse the bag and save the world, bru!