Thursday, February 26, 2015

Quiksilver Brings High Fashion To Surfing

Surf Culture is always pushing the boundaries and innovating. Trends that surfers adopt on the beaches quickly make their way to stores all over the country and create unintentional fashion trends that quickly spread into the mainstream. 

Quiksilver is about to shift surf culture again with styles they have just premiered at the Paris S/S show. The styles shown there will be hitting stores soon and include rash vests, wet suits and board shorts that are a collaboration with designer Julien David. David brought a touch of high fashion to the surf world with wetsuits that look like finely tailored jackets and James Bond style tuxedos. 

These designs are also made from recycled materials in an effort to continue Quiksilver's goal of maintaining an environmentally sustainable company. According to the Wallpaper article, "Julien David Teams Up With Quiksilver to Put a Fashion Spin on Surf Culture," by Tilly Macalister Smith,
"Much noise has been made about sustainability and eco-footprints in fashion lately and Quiksilver has been honing its eco-driven production methods along with innovative fabric finishes - one of the reasons David was keen to partner with the brand."
Quiksilver is clearly planning to shake up the surf world with exciting, fun design trends as well as sustainable and innovative fabrics and manufacturing techniques.

When you are looking for the latest Quiksilver products, please contact us, and discover why our website is a premiere surf shop with huge variety and amazing prices. Whether you are looking for surf equipment, accessories or apparel, you're sure to find what you're looking for at

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Surfing Tips: The Benefits of Training With a Balance Board

A well-trained surfer understands balance is key to successfully performing the most basic surfing maneuvers. Fortunately, a surfer can improve their balance while also increasing their overall fitness by purchasing a balance board. Using the board during your workout sessions has several benefits that will help you up your technique and reach your most ambitious surfing goals.

Strengthening Your Core
Increasing the strength of your core is essential to becoming an accomplished surfer. While there are hundreds of exercises that can help bolster the muscles between your rib cage and upper thighs, the balance board is one of the most effective work-out tools you can use. After using the board on a regular basis, you will begin to notice an improvement not only in your balance while on your Surfboard, but also in your flexibility.

Increased Reaction Time
Training with a balance board forces you to react in a swift manner. For instance, regaining your footing and preventing a fall requires a quick and instinctual response. Continuous practice on your board will help you hone your reaction time which is crucial to your success as a surfer.

Boosting Coordination
Poor coordination can have a negative effect on multiple aspects of your life, but it can especially hinder your ability as a surfer. A balance board demands your entire body works as a single unit; otherwise you'll find yourself stumbling or falling from the piece of equipment more often than not. Regular use will bolster your coordination which can aid in your quest to master the most difficult surfing maneuvers.

Injury Avoidance
Due to strengthening your core and increasing your flexibility and balance, you are less likely to experience a severe injury while surfing. For that reason alone, a balance board should become an essential tool in every surfer's artillery.

If you're interested in purchasing a balance board or you're looking to buy a new or used surfboard, please contact us today to view are large inventory of surfing equipment.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Surfboard Builder Hall Of Fame Chooses A New Builder To Honor

The process of crafting a quality surfboard has become an art form. Craftsmen and women take pride in the surfboards they create, and the industry honors them for their accomplishments.

The International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame exists to call attention to excellent surfboard shapers that have upheld the cultural traditions of crafting surfboards while not being afraid to innovate with new designs. According to the Orange Count Register article, "Surfboard Makers Honored" by Laylan Connely,
"The Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame was created 15 years ago by Huntington Beach surfers Bob 'The Greek' Bolen and friend Mike 'Mickey Rat' Ester to honor builders for their contributions to the sport."
This year Steve Boehne was given the incredible honor of being added to the hall of fame. He joins previous inductees: Con Colburn, Fred Wardy, Pat Rawson, Bud Gardner, Jim Foley and Greg Mcdonagh. Boehne was selected because of his life long dedication to the sport of surfing and his leadership at Infinity Surfboards, the company he started. He's known for pushing the boundaries with his surfboard designs. Even though his company has grown very large he still takes the time to personally shape surfboards. In fact, he continues to shape around 400 boards every year.

When you are looking for your next surfboard or the equipment, accessories and apparel you need to have a great day on the waves, please contact us. You will be impressed with our huge variety of surf products from all of your favorite brands including Hurley and Quiksilver.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Quiksilver Eddie Is Going Strong

Every few years Quiksilver holds an epic surfing event in memory of Eddie Akau. Akau was a very well-known Hawaiian surfer and lifeguard. In fact, he was the very first lifeguard at Waimea in Oahu and he is credited with saving over 500 people during his time as a lifeguard. He eventually died in 1978 when he was paddling to seek help for a capsized crew.

The Quiksilver invitation in Akau's honor is always held in Hawaii during the swell season, because Akau loved to surf the big waves. Since there are such huge waves that hit during the two month holding period of the invitational, there are usually surfers competing in the Eddie that become qualified for the XXL Big Wave Awards.

This year the Eddie holding period began December 1st and will wrap up on February 28th. According to the ASP World Tour article, "Quiksilver Eddie Window Opens"
"The contest format has two rounds, each with a maximum wave count of eight waves. Each surfer's best four waves count toward the final score, with a maximum individual wave score of 100 points based on size, risk and how well the wave was surfed."
There have been big crowds around Waimea Bay to view this amazing surfing event that was last held in 2009. If you are hoping to hit a few big waves of your own, please contact us for all of your surfing needs. From boards and accessories, to apparel and equipment, we have everything you need for a great day at the beach, all in one convenient website.