Thursday, December 29, 2016

Surf Hurley

Hurley is a cutting-edge brand that is highly engaged in the design, marketing, and promotion of surf apparel and accessories. Hurley partnered with Nike in 2002 but has been a major player in surfing and beach lifestyle products since 1999.

With a complete line of super dope hats, boardshorts, hoodies, t-shirts, sandals, wetsuits, and other high quality surf accessories, Hurley is a brand that surfers and other active lifestyle enthusiasts have supported for years.

According to SurfCityUsa, its founder Bob Hurley has been long active in the surf community and started his career as an accomplished surfboard shaper. His first venture into retail was with Hurley Surboards in 1978. Bob was also named by Surfer magazine in 2002 as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Surfing" and induced to the Surfer's Hall of Fame in 2006. It's good to be created by a pro!

Hurley has a surf club which offers free surf related services like video training and live events with Hurley sponsored athletes to its members. If you're going to be a lifestyle brand, you gotta stay fresh with the community, and Hurley definitely does its part.

Hurley gear can be spotted on the beach, in skateboarding communities, punk rock music scenes, and with other active lifestyle enthusiasts. With a HUGE selection of dope surfwear and accessories for Men, Women, and Children, Hurley is sure to remain a player in the surf community for many years to come.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Guide to Buying Your First Surfboard

Your first surfboard will always hold a special place in your heart. It'll be the board that sees you through the ups and downs of learning to surf. That's why choosing a board made to help a beginner succeed is crucial to your development as a surfer. To get you started on this important purchasing process, we've created a list of surfboard buying tips.
  • While it's tempting as a beginner to purchase a brand spanking new surfboard, it's probably best to consider buying a used one. As a novice, you are bound to bang up your board during the learning process. By not breaking the bank, those dings will sting much less.
  • Shortboards are a beginner's nightmare. They are not wide enough or long enough to learn on. Starting off with a shortboard will only delay your progression as a successful surfer, and cause you a great deal of frustration.
  • If you only plan on surfing once a month or maybe even less, purchasing a soft surfboard is the best path to take. As the name implies, a soft board has a soft top, which adds to its buoyancy. That increased buoyancy makes catching waves and staying up much easier. Another benefit of a softer material is safety. As a beginner, you are more likely to lose control of your board, which unfortunately means injuries may occur. Luckily, with a soft surfboard the impact is padded which saves you and the surfers around you from getting seriously hurt.
  • Although a soft surfboard is a great starting board for beginners, a person planning on surfing more than a few times a year will quickly outgrow it. If you're looking for a surfboard that allows you to progress from novice to intermediate without making another purchase, a longboard is the perfect option. The longboard provides extra paddle strength and stability, which will help a beginner master the basics of surfing.
If you're on a mission to buy your first surfboard, please contact us today to view our large assortment of new and used boards.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

How to Install a Surfboard Traction Pad

Traction pads were created to help surfers get a better grip on their surfboard. When placed properly on the back of your board, the pads, also known as deck grips and tailpads, allow you to pull off tougher maneuvers with a decreased chance of slipping. If you're a new surfer and you're interested in buying surfboard traction pads, but you're not sure what to look for or how to install them, we can help you.

Many major brands produce traction pads, and in all honesty, choosing the one that best fits your style ultimately boils down to personal taste. Although there are a variety of colors and a mixture of texture combinations, the components used to make the pads are relatively the same. They are mostly constructed with water-resistant, no-slip materials. Reading reviews and talking to more experienced surfers will help you make your final decision.
How To Install Your Traction Pad
  • Before you can begin the installation process, you need to remove the wax from your surfboard. If your board is wax free, you should still give it a good wipe down to get rid of any dirt on its surface.
  • After removing the traction pad from its packaging, but before you peel off the adhesive backing, carefully position the pad right in front of the surfboard's leash plug. Remember, you want the traction pad placed at the spot where your back foot sits.
  • Once you're satisfied with your traction pad placement, remove the adhesive backing and gently attach the pad to the board. To avoid misplacement, refrain from pushing the pad down too firmly. This allows you to easily peel the traction pad off if you are not happy with its location on your board. However, once you are content, push down on the pad to lock it into place.
  • Now that you've finished the installation process, all you have to do is wait a few hours before taking your surfboard into the water.
If you're looking to purchase a traction pad for your surfboard, please contact us today and we'll be happy to help you.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Why Fall and Winter Are Ideal Seasons to Purchase a Used Surfboard

Summer is the perfect time to get out your seasonal gear and head to the beach. The temperatures are warm, the water is comfortable, and the weekend crowds often make for a great social experience. You may have gotten plenty of use from your surfboard this summer, but you might want something new. It may cross your mind to wait until next spring or summer to start looking for another board. But, you will find that fall and winter are perfect times to begin shopping for used surfboards for a number of reasons.

Clearing Out Room for the Holidays
As the holidays get closer, a lot of things change for individuals and families. If someone is picking up more holiday decorations and running out of room to store these items, they may start a purge. This might include selling a surfboard that has been sitting around inside their garage for a while. Another scenario is a person running out of room after receiving Christmas gifts and taking advantage of holiday sales.

Selling for Financial Reasons
People may also want to sell their surfboard because they want to get some extra money for Christmas shopping. No longer having a passion for surfing can make it easy for people to list their board for sale.

Less Competition
When you start looking around at surfboards during this time, you are not going to run into much competition because most people make these purchases when surfing time is prime. So, even though the selection may not be the largest, you will not have to worry about sending out immediate offers.

Know that you want a new surfboard? Contact us if you have any questions about buying a used one.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BASE Jumping With A Surfboard? All in a Day's Work for The Flying Frenchies

For our readers in the surfing community, you don't need us to tell you surfers are a pretty wild group of people. But this group of thrill seekers, The Flying Frenchies, take the craziness to the next level with their recent YouTube video that was featured on the Nerdist. 

In the video, you see a group of young adults in a jungle, preparing for their feat. Then you see a man ride a surfboard on his stomach on a zipline. As he whizzes through the jungle, the jungle gives way to a massive expanse below. White feathers dramatically whirl around him, making it seem like he is a bird taking flight. With nothing to steady him other and another man riding below as counter-balance, the man stands up on the surfboard and surfs in space before BASE jumping off the surfboard into the valley below. After free-falling for a while, he pulls his rip cord and continues to the ground with a parachute.

As if this couldn't get any more crazy, following daredevils do the same feat wearing a duck suit and one person rides the surfboard while doing a headstand. For those with a fear of heights, just watching this video might make you queasy. But these friends seem to be having loads of fun while each stunt gets more and more off the wall. The video ends with three people hanging from the zipline with instruments, including a string bass and a drum set.

Check out this crazy surfboard video and for great deals of surfboards, gear, and apparel, contact us today at