Thursday, December 28, 2017

650 Surfboards Donated to Children in South Africa

If there is one thing that is true about the surfing community, it is that they care about the Earth and its citizens. And a recent news story from Grind TV by Ryan Brower is just another example of how the surfing community in San Clemente, California is giving back. Two of the areas favorite surfers, the Gudauskas brothers, used their non-profit to collect surfboards to send to underprivileged children in South Africa.

Their non-profit is called the Positive Vibe Warriors and their goal is to raise funds for ocean education and youth water safety. According to their Facebook page, the Gudauskas brothers learned a love for the ocean by camping, beach combing, and surfing all the way from Northern California to the tip of Baja. Their experience marked their lives and they want to share that experience with others.

So in their recent campaign, they teamed up with South African surfers and several other organizations to get children off the street. They called for Californians to donate surfboards, wet suits, leashes, fins, and other surfing equipment. And the donations came in from professionals, surfboard shapers, surf shops, and amateur surfers.
The article shares some pretty astounding photographs from the Positive Vibe Warriors Instagram of all of the surfboards lined up next to each other. The brothers will head down to South Africa in January to distribute the boards. Look for the Positive Vibe Warriors on social media to stay connected to this inspiring story.

For great deals on a surfboard of your own, or any other gear or apparel you need, contact us today at

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hot Quiksilver Apparel

Want the latest Quiksilver styles at the best prices? At, we offer a low price guarantee and free shipping so you can get the styles and gear you want for the best prices out there. If you love Quiksilver, we have plenty of your staples like boardshorts and rash guards. But we also have items you might not think of right way when you think of Quiksilver like polos, button downs, and sweaters. Here are some of our holiday favorites from both the conventional and non-conventional categories.

Quiksilver Apparel We All Love

Need a new rash guard? You don't have to break the bank to get a new rash guard for yourself or as a gift. Get maximum protection from irritations and from the sun with UPF rating of 50+. We have both long sleeved and short sleeved styles for men and boys. If you need some boardshorts to go with your rash guard, check out our colorful or classic colored boardshorts. We have plaids, American flags, and classic black. Check out our selection today.

Quiksilver Apparel to Check Out

You've might have owned a Quiksilver hat before but have you ever sported a Quiksilver button down before? If you need some dressier clothes for your job or day-to-day wear, you can still wear your favorite brand and look stylish and dressed up instead of casual. Get a classy v-neck sweater for those occasions when you need to put on something nice or this quilted, plaid flannel for everyday wear.

For our full line of Quiksilver apparel, check out for the best prices out there. Contact us today for more information.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5 Ways to Repurpose Your Surfboard

It is common knowledge that some things break down in a landfill while others don't. And old surfboards are definitely not on the top of the list of things that break down quickly and return to the earth. So what can you do with your old board if it's battered up or just not the one you want to use any more? With the help of a recent article from GrindTV, we give you 5 ways to repurpose your surfboard.
  1. Sell It: Okay this one may be obvious, but selling a used surfboard if it's still in good shape is a great way to keep it from going into a landfill. If you're looking to upgrade or just don't use it anymore, post it on the forum for used surfboards at
  2. Make a Smaller Board: Cynthia Replogle shares in the article from GrindTV that you can remove the hard shell of a battered surfboard and reshape the interior into a smaller board. Check out this video to find out how.
  3. Make Handplanes: You can also use the soft interior to make handplanes. Handplanes are a fun way for the whole family to enjoy the waves, basically just a high-tech way of body surfing.
  4. Create Art: Using your used surfboard to create a unique piece of art, you will be joining the ranks of many well-known artists and surfers who have done the same. 
  5. Create Furniture: You can get creative and make a bench or a chair out of your used surfboard. It will definitely be a topic of conversation when you have guests over.
Hopefully this article gave you an idea or two of what you could do with an old surfboard before you throw it out. To post your used surfboard on our website or to check out any of our other great products, contact us today at

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Different Styles for Surfboard Bags

When it comes to surfboard bags, people obviously want to think about all of the practical considerations. They need to make sure that the surfboard bags will stop the surfboards themselves from getting damaged. However, the style of a surfboard bag will still matter to a lot of people. 

People who love surfing will usually put some effort into making sure that they get surfboards and surfing apparel that will match their own personal sense of style. A board bag can absolutely reflect a surfing enthusiast's sense of style as well. 

It's common to find board bags that come in a charcoal gray color and in other neutral shades. Neutral shades are more or less always considered chic, and a lot of people might like the white and charcoal board bags that they can carry around with them. 

Plenty of these board bags will use black and blue in their design as well, of course. These are some of the most popular colors in design in general, and they will often make people think of the ocean.

Some of the other designs for surfboard bags will also tend to make surfing enthusiasts think of the ocean and the beach even more directly, and this is an effect that a lot of people will want. 

Other people will prefer board bags that use very dramatic patterns and bold colors, such as red and dark pink. There are striped board bags and board bags that use solid colors and blends. Most surfing enthusiasts should be able to find something appealing among most selections of board bags. 

Contact us for more information. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Head Into the New Year With Hurley Styles

While we know and love Hurley for their boardshorts, at we have Hurley apparel for nearly every need. If you are a Hurley fan, take your love for Hurley away from the beach or the skate park and get Hurley clothing and accessories you can wear at any time. Here are some of the Hurley apparel items you can get for the New Year to boast your style and Hurley pride.

Men's Button Downs

While you are probably used to wearing or seeing Hurley graphic tees all over, did you know Hurley also makes stylish button downs you can wear for a night out, on a date, or even to the office? We have button down short and long sleeved shirts in a variety of colors and patterns.

Hurley Beanies

While we have over 100 Hurley hats for sale, we also carry Hurley beanies. Beanies are staples in most wardrobes, whether you live in cold weather or just love the style. We have Hurley's One and Only beanie in lots of colors so you can pick one to keep cozy and trendy throughout the rest of the winter.

Women's Hoodies

Who doesn't love a cozy new hoody? Treat yourself or a loved one with a new Hurley hoody. We carry both zipper hoodies and pullover hoodies with our classic Hurley lettering and logo and a few other styles as well. Pick a color you love and get a Hurley hoody for the lowest price you will find and free shipping from

These are just a few examples of the Hurley apparel we carry outside the norm. Check them out and more on our website and contact us today to make an order.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Land Rover Recycles Materials from Cars into Surfboards

While Jaguar Land Rover isn't the first company to make surfboards out of non-traditional materials or in non-traditional ways, an exciting new article from media company PSFK shares that Jaguar Land Rover released "Waste to Wave" surfboards made from recycled materials. The recent article by Matt Vitone explains that Jaguar Land Rover has made a commitment to become a zero waste company. One way they are reaching that commitment is using waste materials from the car manufacturing process to make surfboards.

According to the article, the polyurethane from early vehicle design models is repurposed into surfboards and paddleboards with the help of SkunkWorks Surf Co. SkunkWorks, along with a number of other surfboard manufacturers, are striving to create surfboards that don't take such a toll on the environment.

Two main ways surfboards could improve their environmental footprint is through the manufacturing process and by being made by materials that won't just sit in a landfill for years and years when they are disposed. SkunkWorks is tackling this first problem by using existing material to create boards and addressing the second problem by reducing the amount of waste from the car industry that goes into landfills.

As for the design of the boards Vitone explains in the article the,
"Waste to Waves board has carbon fiber rails from the nose and a carbon strip from the tail for additional strength while allowing flex to push through high-intensity maneuvers. The surfboard recently debuted at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London, a free-to-enter festival exploring the future of mobility."
Lucy Campbell used a Waste to Waves surfboard in the English Women's Open Surfing Championships and was proud to raise awareness for such a good cause by riding the board. It's definitely exciting that science, technology, and increased awareness are allowing for development in surfing equipment that helps the environment.

If you have a passion for surfing and the ocean and need to gear up, contact us today at for great deals on boards, apparel, and more.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Surfboard Bag is the Perfect Holiday Gift For the Surfer in Your Life

With Halloween over, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. If you're already struggling with gift ideas for the surf fanatic in your life, take a deep breath and let us lend you a helping hand. While board shorts and sunglasses are first-rate gift ideas, this year you may want to think outside of the box and give your surf obsessed loved one a surfboard bag as a present.

Why A Board Bag?
Nothing says I love you like providing a surfer with the means to protect their surfboard, and board bags do just that. Surfboards face all sorts of dangers when out of the water. If a board isn't properly protected something as simple as a bumpy ride to the beach can leave it dented and scratched. A surfboard bag provides a barrier around a board, meaning bumpy car rides or falls won't leave it damaged and in need of repair.

Types Of Surfboard Bags
  • If your loved one sticks to local beaches, a board sock is a great holiday gift choice. Board socks offer a thin layer of protection, which is perfect for short rides to nearby surf spots. They also safeguard surfboards against sun damage.
  • A day bag is equipped with foam padding, meaning it provides more protection than a board sock. If your family member or friend travels a few hours to find the best surfing spot, the sturdier day bag is an ideal fit for their surfing lifestyle.
  • The travel bag supplies the ultimate protection for surfboards. The extra thick padding is essential for a long distance journey, especially if your loved one and their surfboard are boarding an airplane. The added room in a travel bag also allows your family member or friend to carry more than one surfboard with them, which is extremely handy when their trip takes them far away from their home.
If a surfboard bag sounds like the perfect holiday gift, please contact us today. We offer free ground shipping to the lower 48 states and if you find an item priced lower than ours, we'll beat it by 10%, guaranteed.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Boardshorts Make Great Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family

It's never too early to start Christmas shopping and the holiday season is actually sooner than you may think. 

At we can give you a head start on your holiday shopping. For beach lovers, surfers, and anyone headed on a tropical vacation over the holidays, boardshorts are the perfect gift. Here is a look at what we have to offer this season.

Hurley boardshorts are consistently on our top sellers list, along with some favorites from Under Armour, DaKine, O'Neill, RVCA, and DC. Many of our top-selling boardshorts for men are black or grey. But if you want a pop of color, we have plenty bright pairs too. Boardshorts are essential for surfers but also loved by most men as swimwear. For men on your shopping list, we are bound to have a pair of boardshorts they would like.

There are so many boardshorts to love for women on our site. Whether the women you are shopping for are looking for some cute, casual shorts with a fun print or a traditional boardshort with a long inseam, we have them all. Top brands include Hurley, Volcom, Roxy, and Billabong. You can pick from shorts with an elastic waistband or the more traditional string tie closure. is the best place to buy boardshorts because our shipping is free and we offer not only price matching, but we will beat any lower price by 10%. Contact us today to start (or continue) your holiday shopping with boardshorts for your loved ones.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Surfing

Surfing is not only fun, but it has many health benefits, both physical, emotional and mental. Here are just some of the many benefits of spending time on your surfboard.

Great Workout
Surfing is a great workout. It helps strengthen the muscles and requires constant movement. It will help you lose weight. It helps you improve your flexibility.

Cardiovascular Health
Surfing also improves cardiovascular health. Swimming, paddling, and running are all activities associated with surfing which help improve heart health.

Mental Health
Surfing has many mental and emotional health benefits as well. It helps you feel satisfied and fulfilled. It gives you a feeling of self-accomplishment, and it boosts your self-esteem and confidence. Surfing on beautiful vast waters helps you achieve an inner peace of mind. It also helps you relieve stress by getting your mind off your troubles at home or at work. Surfing also requires you to focus, which improves your mental capabilities.

Better Sleep
Surfing is a very exhausting workout. It will drain you, causing you to feel more tired at night. It will also give you satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. This will help you sleep better. Better sleep has many benefits of its own.

Vitamin D
Surfing will give you more sun exposure. Sun exposure provides you with Vitamin D, an essential natural vitamin. Of course, you should always wear sunblock to protect you from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.

In order to surf, you'll need the right surfboard. For help with getting the perfect one, contact us today!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Need Gift Ideas? Give Surfboard Leashes to Your Surfer Friends

When you go surfing, you may have an incredible time whether you are in the ocean alone or with others. Over time, you are likely to become friends with people who love surfing. This means that during holidays and birthdays, you may need some gift ideas. It is not realistic to gift a surfboard, but you can find several gifts that relate to surfing such as surfboard leashes.

Lots of Customization
It is possible to find leashes in all sorts of colors and styles. This is perfect for giving gifts because you can figure out your friends’ favorite brands, designs, and colors before buying leashes. Then, you will feel confident about the gift that you give because you know they will like the details.

Affordable Choice
Setting a budget for giving gifts to friends is a smart idea. Buying a wetsuit or surfboard is rather costly and your friends may not need either of these items because they own them already. Even if a friend does not usually use a leash, you can give them one for when they do use one. It is ideal to wear a leash when surfing in crowded areas or with friends to avoid safety risks.

Fitting Hobby
While you can learn about all the other hobbies that a certain friend enjoys, you cannot go wrong with giving them a gift that relates to something you both love. Also, it will be easier to keep it a surprise because you can ask questions about their preferences without being obvious.

Have any questions about our surfboard leash selection? Contact us today.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tips for Getting the Most Money from your Used Surfboards

If you have an old board that no longer suits you or is taking up storage space, you may want to consider selling it. When selling used surfboards, there can be quite a bit of difference between what is considered a lowball offer and top dollar. We know you want to get the most money possible, which is why we would like to offer you the following tips.

Make Repairs
To command a good price, your board will need to be in tip-top condition. This means you should get any nicks and dings professionally repaired to ensure your board is as watertight as possible. However, you’ll have to use some discretion when it comes to eliminating any cracks in the glass. Some cracks are merely eyesores that would cost a great deal of money to repair. As such, you will have to determine how likely you are to recoup that money if you do decide to have the crack fixed.

Looks are Important
The better your board looks, the more cash you can command from it. A few things you can do to improve the appearance of your surfboard include:
  • Sanding it to recreate that “fresh from the factory” look.
  • Adding a new, fresh coat of wax. Stripping the board is not recommended, as doing so will only emphasize any pressure you have on your deck.
  • Placing sponsor stickers on the rails and nose if you have them. This may seem kind of cheesy, but doing so will actually help your board sell faster and for more money.
Location Matters
Where you sell your used surfboard can affect its price almost as much as the condition. The law of supply and demand dictates that selling in a smaller surfing community where fewer boards are available will drive up the price. Selling to a reputable shop can also fetch you more cash, Buyers at these shops are less likely to haggle, and are also more likely to be looking for good quality rather than bargain equipment.

Selling that old surfboard can be a great way to afford that upgraded model you’ve had your eye on. To see a wide selection of new boards that could be just what you are looking for, please contact us.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

What You Didn't Know About Hurley

Hurley is a brand most surfers know and love. And even those who aren't surfers but just enjoy being in and around the water are big fans of the brand too. But here are some things you may not know about Hurley, according to an article from their website.

The name Hurley comes from the founder, Bob Hurley, who was a surfboard shaper and visionary. He started Hurley in 1999, so the company is less than 20 years old. Before starting the Hurley brand, Bob Hurley became well-known as a board shaper at Huntington Beach. Hurley's goal was to create boards that were lighter, faster, and more flexible. He even created many boards for the 1978 World Champion surfer, Rabbit Bartholomew.

Hurley added apparel to his offerings when he used the same theories and passion for boards to boardshorts. Since then, Hurley has become an internationally recognized brand. As for Bob Hurley, he has a home in Hawaii and enjoys surfing day in and day out.

Nike bought Hurley in 2004, and the pairing has brought nothing but good things to the surf industry. In 2007, innovators at Hurley realized,
"they could apply the lightweight, stretchy, water-repellent fabric used by Nike swimmers in the 2004 Olympics to board shorts. After giving a few prototype pairs to Rob Machado, Yadin Nicol and a handful of others on the Hurley team and receiving rave reviews, it was clear they were onto something special."
It only makes since that a loved brand like Nike could add to the innovation and creativity of Hurley. For great deals on Hurley boardshorts and other Hurley apparel, contact us at today.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Guide to the Different Types of Surfboard Bags

You have a lot invested in your surfboard, so it only makes sense that you will want to protect it with the right surfboard bag. With so many choices, finding the ideal one is often more difficult than it sounds, which is why we would like to offer the following guidelines.

Need only basic protection? If so, a surfboard sock might be just what you are looking for. This type of bag typically contains padding only in the nose, and fits your board snugly to protect it from dings, scratches, and sun damage.

If your board is often hauled on top of your car, you might need more protection than a sock would provide. In that case, we recommend a day surfboard bag, which has significantly more padding along with extra features such as outside pockets and a carrying strap. Some even contain reflective material to help keep your board cool when it is outside for any extended period.

Travel bags are a must if you plan to fly with your surfboard or carry it very long distances. This type of bag normally contains additional room for a wet suit, board shorts, wax, and other necessities. It also provides more padding than what you would normally find in a day bag, so you won’t have to worry about luggage handlers treating your surfboard roughly. You may also want a travel bag when hauling your board on top of your car over very rough terrain.

Many surfers purchase different bags for use on different occasions, as there is no one perfect choice that is right for everyone. To find the ideal surfboard bag, please contact us.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Surfing 101: 5 Longboard Surfing Tips

If you just picked up your first longboard and you're itching to try it out, we suggest taking a deep breath and reading up on a few surfing tips. Unfortunately, jumping on your longboard for the first time without learning a few simple how-to's can lead to a disastrous beginning. Below we've listed 5 tips that will help you have a successful surfing experience.
  1. The back of the board is your friend. Standing further back on your longboard gives you increased control. In this position, you'll have an easier time maneuvering your surfboard with your back foot.
  2. The space between your feet matters. A shoulder width stance ups your balance and maximizes your center of gravity, which is crucial to staying on your feet. Too wide or too narrow a stance can negatively affect your ability to ride a wave.
  3. Be aware of your upper body. Leaning too far forward at your waist makes controlling your longboard more difficult. A slight bend is best and will offer you the most control. Don't worry if you feel uncomfortable at first, with practice your body will become used to the positioning and it will soon feel like second nature.
  4. Pop up to your feet not to your knees. When you are getting ready to pop up on your surfboard, its best to go straight to feet instead of popping up to your knees. While it may seem easier, it's actually harder to transition from your knees to your feet. To get used to the motion, practice popping up before getting into the water. Eventually, getting to your feet in one swift motion will feel natural to you, until then continue to practice in and out of the water.
  5. Bend your knees for speed. Bending your knees helps you pick up speed while you are riding a wave. Experimenting with this concept is really the only way to gauge what works best for you. After you've mastered standing on your longboard, you'll want to play around with this approach to better understand how your speed changes with the positioning of your knees.
If you would like to purchase a longboard, please contact us today to view our inventory of new and used surfboards.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Plan Your Surfing Trip to Costa Rica Today

Costa Rica's beaches are totally gnarley dude and have been flocked to for their incomparable surf and far out waves for decades. Here at we have compiled a list of the top 5 beaches to visit in Costa Rica. These beaches are most popular among surfers, both visiting and local, and will give every adventurer the best chance of catching The Big One.

1. Cabo Matapalo
- Located in the southern region of Costa Rica, Cabo Matapalo is ideal for those visitors with varying range of surfing experience. While large swells and fierce waves roll in along the rocky bottom, the other side of the beach provides much smaller swell and lighter waves that roll sweetly on to shore. Experienced surfers will enjoy the tough waves and beginners can enjoy exploring the surf along the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

2. Playa Grande
- Playa Grande, also known as Grande Beach, is located in the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. Surfers all over the world have flocked to Playa Grande for years, and the neighboring town of Tamarindo hosts many surfing competitions. While experienced surfers are known to occupy this shore, it is also an ideal place for beginners or those looking to build their surfing skills. With breaks that are moderate and constant, Grande Beach has earned the reputation of being the premiere surfing destination in Costa Rica.

3. Playa Negra
- Playa Negra is known and hailed for it's natural sand beaches and is also located in the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. The only way to access the beach is on a little dirt road, so it is best to use a 4x4 vehicle to cross the rough terrain and small rivers. Although it is a bit difficult to get to, once you are there all the effort is worth it; with a fast and hollow reef break. This beach is also known for its right hand barrel waves making this one of the best spots for surfing all along the coast.

4. Nosara
- Guinos is a vast and spread out town that is home to many American retirees; making this a small extension of the U.S. and the most ideal location to enjoy the Nosara area. Guinos beach is often considered to be one of the best surfing locations for both beginner and advanced surfers. This destination is especially popular among American tourists as a majority of the inhabitants speak English Fluently.

5. Mal Pais
- Mal Pais is a surfing village that provides visitors with a quieter destination than more popular vacation spots. The beach provides both sand and rock bottom waters; allowing beginner and advanced surfers to enjoy the waves at this beach. While taking breaks from your time in the water, make sure to check out the lush green forest that surrounds the beach; but watch out for those tricky little monkeys!

No matter your style, one thing is clear; Costa Rica's beaches were meant to be surfed. But don't forget your surfboards man! Make sure to head to our website today or contact us for the best boards in the biz.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

4 Tips for Surfing at Night

Thinking about taking your surfboard out at night? Whether it’s because you’re always busy with work during the day or because you want to surf at a quiet time when the ocean isn’t crowded, surfing by night can be fun -- if you do it right. Here are some tips for surfing at night.

Get As Much Light As You Can
Surfing in the dark is dangerous. You can’t see obstacles, sea creatures and waves very well. Therefore, it’s important that you get as much light as you can. You can bring your own lights, such as a bright flashlight attached to your body. You can even leave your car’s headlights on. Try surfing near areas where there is light from surrounding buildings. If possible, go surfing when there is a full moon that is unobstructed by clouds.

Don’t Go Alone
Even if you surf alone by day, don’t do it at night. Always go with a friend who will be able to help you out if trouble arises. If you can’t see each other, make sure you shout out to each other on a regular basis.

Don’t Take Unnecessary Risks
Even if you surf in riskier waters during the day, avoid them by night. Aim for gentle waters and calm waves. Without much light, even small waves can seem like they are larger than they are.

Stick to Your Comfort Zone
Don’t go into unknown waters for the first time at night. Stick to areas where you are comfortable with. It’s best to surf in places where you know the obstacles that are there even if you don’t see them.

Looking for the perfect surfboard? Contact us today!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two Things to do Before Buying a Used Surfboard

When you decide to buy a used surfboard instead of a brand new one, there are a couple of important things to do in order to assure you that you made the right investment. By doing a little research and taking the right steps, you can find a used board that offers lots of value and will last you for many years. Before going shopping for a used board, make sure to do these two things first.
  1. Check The Feel of it: Also known as the under-arm check, holding the used board yourself and seeing how it feels is one of the first things worth doing when shopping around. It isn't advised to buy a board, new or old, without first seeing how it feels to you personally. As a general rule of thumb, if you don't like how it feels under your arm when you are standing, there is a good chance you won't like how it feels when you are riding the waves.

  2. Do a Quick Eye Inspection: Obviously, when you are buying a new board, there will be a bit more wear. How much wear is the important question. If you notice small cracks in the board or it is soft in certain places, don't bother buying it. It has absorbed too much water, rendering the board useless. You also want to look out for buckles (when the board is creased). While some can be repaired, other buckles are too serious a problem. If you don't see these issues, chances are you've found a good, used board. 
Looking for more tips? Contact us today!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Surf Tips For Beginners: 4 Mistakes Every New Surfer is Guilty of Committing

Learning to surf is an amazing experience. However, it does come with its ups and downs. While actual time spent in the water is the best way to hone your new craft, knowing the most common mistakes new surfers commit is also key to succeeding. The list provided below will help beginners avoid some of those missteps.

Not warming up
Warming up before heading into the water is essential to your body's well-being. Surfing is a physically demanding sport, and if you are not careful you can easily injure yourself. Stretching and going for a short jog before hitting the waves will get the blood in your body flowing and your joints lubricated and ready to withstand the physical requirements of surfing.

Don't look down
New surfers often end up looking down at their surfboard. Unfortunately, this can throw off your balance, and balance is a huge part of surfing. Keeping your eyes on the horizon doesn't only help you stay on your surfboard, but it also keeps you safe. If you are looking down, you can't possibly see what is in front of you, meaning you are not only putting yourself in danger, but also the people around you.

Keep your arms steady and your knees bent
Controlling your arms while you are on your surfboard will help you maintain your balance. On the other hand, waving your arms around will have the opposite effect, which will most likely cause you to fall. It's also recommended to not raise your arms above your shoulders. If you do feel like you are loosing balance, fight the urge to frantically flap your arms around, and instead bend your knees. The lower your center of gravity the better.

As with any sport, the more consistent you are, the quicker you'll learn. Obviously, spending time in the water is key to bettering your technique, but you should also practice on dry land. The combination of both will help you build muscle memory and increase your reflexes. Studying surf videos and getting advice from more experienced surfers can also help you master the sport.

If you're new to surfing and you're looking for a new or used surfboard, please contact us today to check out our large inventory surfboards and surf gear.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Get Some Boardshorts

You looking to pick up some new boardshorts this summer? It is not too late. We have plenty. All colors and types to choose from, contact us to see what you like. 

You ever wonder what makes these shorts so darn comfy? We wondered that too.

Take this one for example: The Hurley Phantom Series. They put a lot of work into this one for us all. This fabric is really soft. These are the kinds of shorts you can wear all day. They have about a 30% stretch to them. That means they will move with you. It doesn't matter if your surfing, washing the car or grilling some veggie burgers these guys got you covered. They dry super fast too, that is a big plus if you have somewhere important to go right after a sweet session.

Ok, moving on to some other shorts that blow us away. Volcom makes a killer boardshort. They have some called Lido that will make you want to own another pair just for when you cut the grass. They make these out of high quality yarns that create a 4-way stretch effect. That means up, down, left and right. That's all directions my friend. 
Not only that, but these shorts are water-repellent. All Volcom boardshorts are.

One more, Billabong Carter. This pair of shorts is made of suede polyester. It's soft to the touch, but tough enough to get the job done. What's cool about them is they look like a chino short, but still work just as hard as any other boardshort in the waves. You could wear them to work, if you want.

These high quality products are built for serious function, yet still provide serious comfort. Shorts with a purpose.      

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Things to Consider when Buying Surfboard Bags

Your surfboard is exposed to numerous hazards both in and out of the water. You can’t do much to protect your board while you are surfing, but you can take advantage of the right bag to keep it safe at other times. Here are some things to consider that will help you know if you have chosen the right one.

Selecting the Right Size
The right size and shape of board is essential. Ideally, your bag should be no more than a few inches wider or longer than your board. That way, you can use the same bag for more than one board, yet there will not be too much room for it to move around. Ensure your fins fit inside the bag to prevent them from damage as well.

Choosing the Shape
Check the nose shape to see that it conforms to your board. When using the same bag for more than one board, ensure each one has the same nose shape; otherwise, you will need to purchase two different bags. Surfboard bags come in three basic nose shapes:
  • Round
  • Pointed
  • Semi-round (hybrid)
Other Considerations
Some other things to consider include:
  • The amount of padding. Ideally, your bag should contain at least a thin layer of padding, but you’ll need an inch or so if you regularly haul it on top of your car.
  • Zippers, as a primary reason for discarded bags are broken or worn zippers. Avoid metal zippers whenever possible, as they do have a tendency to rust.
  • Extra pockets, which can be useful for holding wax or an extra set of fins.
These are just a few things to consider whenever you are in the market for a new surfboard bag. For answers to more questions about buying surfboard bags, please contact us.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Do's and Don'ts of Properly Maintaining Your Surfboard

Whether you just bought your first surfboard or your third, proper surfboard care and maintenance is a topic you need to be familiar with. Not knowing what you should do and what you shouldn't do with your board can wreak havoc on its well-being. To help you keep your board in good health and you successfully riding waves, we've created a list of surfboard do's and don'ts.

The Do's of Surfboard Care
  • When you're done surfing for the day, rinse your surfboard with fresh water. Salt water left on your board will damage it in the long run.
  • Mother nature can be harsh on your surfboard. Storing it inside will save it from the sun, rain, and even morning dew. Unfortunately, if you do leave your board outside for prolonged periods of time you could end-up damaging its structural integrity.
  • Buy a board bag to keep your surfboard safe while you travel to and from the beach. It's also a good idea to dry your board off before putting it in its bag. Putting your surfboard in soaking wet will eventually lead to delamination.
  • Always use a leash when surfing near rocky breaks. Not using one can end in large repair bills or worse.
The Don'ts of Surfboard Care
  • Leaving your surfboard in a sweltering hot car or sitting outside for long periods of time in direct sunlight is never a good idea. Both circumstances can lead to a damaged board. Extreme heat and drastic temperature changes can weaken or crack the outer layer, which may eventually cause delamination, meaning the outer coating separates from the foam core.
  • Continuing to surf on a dinged up surfboard is asking for trouble. As time passes, water will enter your surfboard, damaging the foam core. Getting your board fixed as soon as possible is a must; otherwise, you'll be left with a waterlogged mess. If you need to fix a ding temporarily, you can use wax, but this is not a permanent solution.
  • Leaning your surfboard upright against your car or even a wall is risky. All it takes is a gust of wind or someone accidentally knocking into it for your board to go clattering to the ground. Unfortunately, a hard enough fall can lead to cracks and costly repairs.
If you're looking for a new or used surfboard, please contact us today to view our large inventory of surfboards and surf gear.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

4 Important Tips for Beginner Surfers

Surfing is a popular sport. It’s a fun summer activity that is also beneficial for your health. If you are a beginner surfer, these tips will help you stay safe and improve your surfing.

Make Sure You Can Swim Well
If you’re going to go surfing, make sure you can swim well. Like, really well. Keep honing your swimming skills until you can swim comfortably in turbulent ocean waters. People fall off their surfboards; it’s bound to happen. Be prepared.

Wax Your Board
If you’re using a hardboard, make sure to wax your surfboard. Unless you want to keep slipping and sliding on your board, that is. If you are a beginner, you should indeed be using a hardboard, not a foam one.

Study the Weather
You don’t need to be a meteorologist, but you need to be able to discern when it is a good time to go surfing and when going surfing is a terrible idea. Always look out for the local weather forecast. Check for important details such as wind speed. As you get more experienced, you’ll be able to quickly recognize how certain weather patterns will affect the waves.

Know Where to Surf
When starting out, you want to surf in a place where the waters are relatively calm. In addition, you should go surfing with some friends; never go alone at the beginning. On the other hand, if you go to a crowded place, the best waves will probably be taken by more experienced surfers. Go someplace where you have room to maneuver and practice but where you are not alone.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

How to Safely Pack Your Surfboard

After a long flight, little is more disheartening than unpacking your surfboard to discover it has sustained serious damage. Fortunately, you don't need to rely on luck for your board to survive your travels unharmed. With a little creativity and a reliable board bag, you can keep your surfboard properly protected during your journey. Below we've listed 5 packing tips that will give you piece-of-mind while you and your surfboard are barreling through the clouds.

Choosing the Right Surfboard Bag
While you are shopping for a board bag you will have a few different types to choose from. There is the board sock, the day bag, and the travel bag. The travel bag is definitely the bag to invest in before hopping on an airplane. Although the other two types of bags are great for day-to-day use, they won't provide your surfboard with enough protection during a flight. Travel bags have thick padding and extra space for transporting more than one surfboard, which may come in handy.

Protecting the Fins
If your surfboard has removable fins take them off and wrap them in a towel before packing them in your board bag. On the other hand, if your surfboard does not have removable fins, you'll need to purchase a fin protector. Simply put, a fin protector is a special cover that fits on your fins and keeps them safe while you transport your surfboard. The protectors are affordable and a must if you don't want your fins damaged during your travels.

Strap Your Surfboards Together
When you are traveling with more than one surfboard, strapping them together in your board bag is the best option. Doing so will help lower the chance of them getting dinged in transit. You should also remember to put your smaller surfboards on top of your bigger boards. Placing towels between the boards is also smart and will stop wax from getting on the bottom of your board.

Add Some Extra Padding
Filling your board bag with some extra items, such as, wet suits, towels, or clothing will give your surfboard even more protection. However, if you are really nervous and want to up the padding on your board, you can always cover your it in bubble wrap before placing it in your travel bag.

If you're looking for a travel bag or a new surfboard, please contact us today to view our large inventory of surfboards and surf gear.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Surfing 101: The Importance of Proper Surf Etiquette

Learning proper surf etiquette is just as important as mastering basic surfing skills. The rules were created to keep surfers safe and happy. Either neglecting to learn the rules or choosing to ignore them can lead to complete chaos. To help you get a better handle on surf etiquette, we've listed five rules below.

Know Your Skill Level
Don't pick a surfing spot that is way above your skill level. Doing so won't only put you in danger, but it's also hazardous to the surfers around you. At the end of the day, surfing in an area that doesn't match your surf know-how will frustrate other surfers and possibly end with you or someone else getting injured.

Obey Right of Way
Simply put, the surfer who is closest to the peak of the wave has the right of way. As a responsible surfer you must learn wave priority; otherwise you'll end-up annoying the surfers around you or worse causing an accident.

Don't Monopolize the Waves
Nobody likes a wave hog. Even if you have the ability to catch every wave first, that doesn't mean you should. Letting your fellow surfers have a turn is an important part of surf etiquette. Ignoring this rule will quickly anger everybody around you and lead to mayhem in the water.

Watch Out For Snaking
Snaking is the act of paddling around another surfer to gain the right of way. Basically, you are cutting in line. Patients and surfing go hand in hand. If you can't wait your turn, you shouldn't get in the water.

Say You're Sorry
Mistakes happen and sometimes rules are broken on accident. If you unintentionally drop in on someone's wave or cut in front of a fellow surfer, a simple apology goes a long way. However, if you are constantly neglecting surf etiquette, saying sorry is not going to subdue the frustration and anger of the surfers around you.

If you are looking to buy your first surfboard or you need to replace your current one, please contact us today to take a look at our huge inventory of used and new surfboards.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Did You Know Carries Used Surfboards?

Are you in the market for a new surfboard this summer? Do you have something in mind you want but just don't have the cash? Have you ever considered a used surfboard? While carries new surfboards from your favorite brands, we also provide a forum for people to buy and sell used surfboards. We know when you get a new board and are ready to get rid of your old one you want it to end up in the hands of someone who will use it. 

And you could probably use the extra cash too! We also know those who are looking for a deal and are environmentally conscious want a place where they can buy used surfboards they can trust are in good condition.

That's why we created the used surfboard segment of our business. At, you can see under our surfboards tab that under the titles "Longboards", "Shortboards", "Hybrids", "Fish", and "SUPs" there are options to click on "New", "Used", or "Custom". The "Used" option will show you all of the available used boards that are posted by individuals throughout the country. Like buying something used on Craigslist or another similar site, you buy the surfboard directly from the seller, not through us. Our website allows you to email the owner directly and lets you know where they are located so you can see if it would be possible for you to get the board.

Buying a used surfboard is a great way to save money and lessen your environmental impact. For more information on how to buy or sell a used surfboard on contact us today.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Eternal Surfboard Showdown: Longboard vs. Shortboard

Surfboards began as massive wooden planks that most of today's wave-riders wouldn't even be able to carry to the shore due to their considerable weight. Like anything else, though, the surfboard would evolve over time. Boards became lighter and more manageable, but the longboard remained the only option for riding waves for many years. 

However, the late-1960s brought about an era known as the "shortboard revolution," a phase that lasted just a few years but saw the average surfboard length decrease by a whopping three feet. The shortboard allowed for greater maneuverability and the chance to do new things on a wave. Barrel-riding would explode in the 1970s, as it was now much more achievable thanks to the shortboard.

Not everyone was enamored by the shortboard revolution, though, and the debate between shortboarders and longboarders rages on to this day. It really comes down to personal preference when choosing between a longboard and a shortboard. No two people have the same surfing style, and style definitely comes into play when choosing your stick.

Some people like to surf small waves and work on their nose-riding, and it's the longboard that suits them best. The longboard allows for easy wave-catching and paddling, and its lengthy deck allows for the cross-stepping dance that has become the hallmark of this kind of surfboard.

Shortboards allow for a more aggressive approach, as these surfers look to attack the lip and throw spray toward the sky with every turn. Speed and maneuverability are the names of the game here, and shortboards are the vessel for the high-performance realm of the sport.

The debate is sure to continue as long as people ride waves. When choosing your craft, make sure to take stock of what you enjoy and what you want to experience in your pursuit of surfing. Then you'll know what camp you reside in.

If you need help figuring out if you're destined to be a longboarder or a shortboarder, contact us.