Thursday, September 24, 2015

Do Surfboards and Gymnasts Mix?

If you've followed surfing for any length of time, then there is no question that you have seen some incredible tricks that defy gravity and make you want to spend even more time out on the waves, pushing your own boundaries.
It's hard to predict what the next big movement in surfing will be, because great surfers are always pushing the envelope. However, there's a chance that a new surfing phenomenon that combines gymnastics with surfboards could be the next extreme surfing event to hit competitions near you.

Tandem surfing competitions have allowed the idea of gymnastic stunts to start to invade surfing competitions. At the recent Waikiki tandem surfing competition a pair of surfing gymnasts made a pretty big splash as they balanced in amazing combinations on top of a surfboard. 

According to the Today article, "Two Gymnasts Performed Routine Atop a Surfboard - And There's a Video to Prove it," 
"Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman showed off their intricate, synchronized gymnastic moves atop a surfboard"
The video featured along with the article shows the pair performing a flawless routine. Chuck lifts Lauren above his head with a single hand while she strikes various poses that would be impressive even on land.
This style of gymnastic surfing is a real crowd pleaser so there is a chance we will see more of it at competitions world-wide.

Of course, you don't have to be able to perform wild stunts to be able to enjoy a day at the beach, catching waves. You just need the right equipment, so please contact us if you want the best selection of surfing accessories, apparel and equipment at incredible prices.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Is a Lighter, More Flexible Surfboard in Your Future?

Surf culture has been created by surfers who are willing to innovate and try new things. Surfers love to push the boundaries, trying new tricks and breaking records. So it's no wonder that we are constantly hearing about surfers who are hoping to build a better board. 

We've seen surfboards made from recycled materials, and surfboards with built in technology, we've even seen innovations in 3D printing surfboards. All of these experimental surfboard designs have the potential to change the face of the surfing industry. So when some inventor, hobbyist or scientist makes a new kind of surfboard, we're always excited to write about it here on our blog.

However, the standard design for surfboards has not changed much in over 70 years. Sure shapes, traction, and fins may vary a little but surfboards are mostly all still made from fiberglass and polyurethane. However, a pair of surfers, Edison Conner and Parker Borneman, are hoping to change all that. They may have a chance, because one member of the innovating duo, Edison Conner is a rocket scientist who worked for the famous SpaceX project helping them create better materials to work with in their rocket projects.

According to the Wired article, "Rocket Scientist Designs a Stronger, Lighter Surfboard" by Margaret Rhodes, 
"In the lab, Conner developed a foam with a meticulous, web-like structure. It’s a proprietary technique, but he’s essentially made the air bubbles in the foam as small and dense as possible, optimizing it for lightness and strength. Riding a Varial board, Borneman says, makes it easier to turn, and makes the sport faster, letting you ride the wave longer."
We certainly hope that the new designs lead to surfboards that take the sport of surfing to new levels, and when they do we'll be sure to sell them. Please contact us for all your cutting edge surfing needs. We have all the top of the line equipment, accessories and apparel.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Don’t Let a Blown Surfboard Bag Zipper Keep You From Hunting Waves

The shaka days of summer are sweet but fleeting. Thankfully there is still time to pack those surfboard bags, head to the water’s edge and get the fins wet. What’s that? Your bag blew a zipper? No worries Brah. We’ve got you and your fins covered. Pick one and we can have your surfboard snugly wrapped in just a few business days.

All of our surfboard bags boast brand names supported by the world’s best surfers. They’re made from durable fabrics and sport heavy padding in all of the critical areas. So your surfboards’ rails, tails and noses won’t end up dinged during the short walks from your ride to the shoreline. Plus, our surfboard bags come in a number of sizes, weights, shapes, designs and colors.

Do you love the Longboard? We’ve got surfboard bags by Sticky Bumps, DaKine, Creatures of Leisure and FCS to consider. All four bags are lightweight, heat-resistant and feature padded handles or straps. So you won’t lose your grip. We’ve got surfboard bags with similar features for surfers who love riding shorts, fish, SUP, customs and hybrids.

All of the bags are brand new but they’ll hold old-school, used surfboards too. Just pay attention to the surfboard bag’s dimensions when contemplating a purchase. Bearing that in mind, reviewing the universal day bags is generally a flawless way to start shopping. They usually boast lengths from 5 feet 8 inches to 7 feet 6 inches and widths that cap out at 22 inches. Also, some of the bags’ sides feature sections of material that have a bit of give to them. So it may be possible to nudge those dimensions up a bit.

To find the perfect bags or surfboard socks for your late season getaway, please contact us at today. We’ll help keep you wave hunting year round.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to Improve Your Surfing Experience with Surfboard Traction Pads

Surfing is an exciting and relaxing hobby, but it does require routine maintenance to keep your surfboard ready for going out into the water when you feel like catching some waves. While many surfers rely on wax to get the traction they need to ride waves with confidence and success, you should consider buying surfboard traction pads as an alternative, which will provide you a few substantial benefits.

Enjoy Improved Grip
With these pads, you will get a significantly better grip with the surfboard. Also, you will find quite a few options to choose from, which allows you to get pads that satisfy your needs and expectations.

Wear a Half Wetsuit
To avoid knee pain and soreness, you should think about wearing at least a half wetsuit when you go out with a surfboard that has traction pads. It is crucial to understand that the pads are excellent for getting extra traction, but you need to protect your knees while you are not catching waves.

Avoid Wax Issues
If you do not have enough wax on your surfboard, you will have a tough time getting the grip you need to ride waves comfortably. Fortunately, traction pads do not need to be waxed, which means you do not have to worry about going out into the water without enough wax to enjoy the surfing experience.

Apply Correctly
Since you will put the pads on the surfboard, you need to make sure you do it correctly. While most of it is pretty straightforward, the most important part is to clean the surfboard until it is spotless.
Traction pads can lead to less maintenance and better surfing.
Contact us if you have any questions about our products.