Thursday, March 30, 2017

Give Your Back Foot a Home- Traction Pads For Every Surfer

Traction. If you haven't given much thought to that component of surfing, now is the time! It's important to feel stable, secure, and in a place of authority over your board whether you are a beginner or a pro. What can give you that and greatly increase the usability and versatility of your surfboard? Traction pads!

Why Traction Pads?
Control comes from knowing where your feet are on the board and keeping them there. Traction pads are designed to do just that! Sometimes called deck grips or tailpads, and manufactured by several different companies, these pieces of technology all have the same goal in mind: to help you get the most out of your surf.

Instead of waxing your board, these pads adhere to the tail and give your back foot a reoccurring place to rest. They are made out of materials that are slip and water resistant, ensuring your foot can stay in place to give you better balance and the best performance out of your equipment.

Many surfers comment that their traction pads are the reason they can duck dive. Being able to dive under a wave that is coming toward you while paddling out to the lineup is essential. With a traction pad, your back foot can keep the board stable and weighted as you submerge below the water. More successful duck dives mean less times of being washed back to shore and more times you'll get to actually surf.

Choices, Choices!
Several companies design and create traction pads. They are easy to install, which means you can do it yourself! Dakine Superlite Traction Pad is a great choice. It is a 3 piece construction made from Dakine Posi Traction and EVA foam which give you an awesome grip and 100% memory retention in water. This pad has a 10mm center arch and a 25 mm steep rolled kick tail to help keep your foot securely in place. It adheres with 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive.

Quiksilver Suit Traction Pad comes in an irony grey with a diamond profile grip. Made also with a 3 piece construction, this pad has a lower arch bar at 7mm but boasts a bit higher tail kick at 30mm. 
The styles, colors, and brands are personal preference but all supply what you need as a surfer: keeping your feet right where you want them.

For more information on which traction pad is the best fit for you and your board or for deals on equipment, apparel, boards, accessories or footwear, contact us and we would love to help you find just what you need!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hurley Apparel You Love for This Spring

With spring arriving, it is time to refresh you closet with some new Hurley apparel. At we have all of the clothes and accessories you need. And instead of telling you about our favorites, this blog post features YOUR favorites—some of the top-selling Hurley apparel on our website. 

Boardshorts: It's no secret, we love Hurley boardshorts. As you should! They come in a variety of colors, from understated to bold. These black Hurley boardshorts are our number one selling item. They are lightweight, super comfortable, have a 22" inseam, and an EZ fly design. Other colors of these Hurley boardshorts make our top-selling list as well, like neon pinkcyan, and hyper jade.

Hurley Hats: Everyone loves a Hurley hat, which is evident on our top sellers page. This black Corp Hat is a customer favorite, although there are a number of other colors and styles on our top sellers page. Grab a new hat for spring from and enjoy free shipping on all orders and a low price guarantee.

Boardshorts for Women: We can't forget the ladies! Women love boardshorts too, like these supersuede black boardshorts with a 2.5" inseam and elastic waist. They are made from 100% recycled materials as well. For a more fun pattern, check out these printed boardshorts on our top sellers list.

Clearly, our Hurley favorites cover the basics like black boardshorts and the bold like bright mango boardshorts. From rashguards to walk shorts, we have you covered when it comes to Hurley apparel. Contact us today for more information.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Futures Fins Use Innovative Science to Give You a Custom Ride

Innovative. Inventive. Engineered. High-tech. All of these could easily describe Futures fins and the products they keep pumping out. These guys look into time to come and wonder what they can create that no one else will. The bonus for you as a surfer: technology that makes your ride just what you need it to be.

The Ride Number
This company is serious about inventing. Their Ride Number tool was designed to help you pick the right fin for the right kind of conditions and ride. This scale from 10 to 1 rates their surfboard fins from very responsive and springy to very solid and predictable. They refer to it as "Speed Generating vs. Speed Control".

Speed Generating Fins
Ride Number fins in the 10-7 range are considered "speed generating". They are perfect for when the surf isn't as powerful as you'd like and you and your board need to develop acceleration. V2 Foil helps water flow productively over the fin's curved surfaces and according to Futures that means, " the result is lift through all stages of the turn and buttery fluid rail-to-rail linkage, setting you up for peak performance even if the conditions are lacking push".
The high-tech engineering doesn't stop there. Poly-fiber strands are visibly woven throughout and give the fin tip a strong composition and in turn grant control. A "secure portion" makes up the leading edge and a "flex portion" makes up the fin. Covered with an epoxy resin and bi-directional 12K carbon panels, this fin is tough while maintaining a lightweight feel. 
Look for fins in this category such as the 8.3 HS2 Generation or the 8.2 Roberts Medium 5-Fin.

Speed Control Fins
This line of fins boasts a solid and engaged feel. You'll find these on the Ride Number scale in the 4-1 range. They are made from a thin but sturdy fiberglass construction that decreases drag while still giving you authority over your board. The tough and long-lasting uni-carbon strips keep this fin resilient. And the best part is, they are indestructible. If you get a scratch or a ding on them, simply sand it out. That's the beauty of fiberglass! 
These fins are engineered for the surfer to face powerful and heavy conditions. Look for fins like the 1.5 F4 Control, the 2.2 EA Control, or the 3.0 Pyzel Control. 

Balanced Fins
If you're looking for something just in the middle of speed generating and speed control, search no further than the Futures Balanced line. These fins provide a great mix of both worlds and are found in the 7-4 Ride Number range. Look for all-around fins like the 4.6 F2 Honeycomb or the 5.1 Jordy Large. 

Futures produces fins like a scientist produces his life's work. And that's what makes them stand out from the crowd. They aren't about flashy advertising; they are about engineering innovative fins that make a difference for the surfer. To check out more Futures fins, contact us and we would be happy to help you find just the right ingenious fin for you and your board!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Top 2 Reasons to Look for Used Surfboards

For surfers around the globe, buying new gear can be pretty expensive. But it is totally worth it to pursue your passion. Still, there are ways to make it easier on your wallet. The main way to do that is by shopping for used surfboards. Here are our top 2 reasons to buy a used surfboard.
  1. Save Money! It's as simple as that! Buying a used board allows you to get a great surfboard for a lower price than a new one. Perhaps you can get a brand you wouldn't have been able to afford. You can even use some of the money you saved to update some of your other gear. Or try out a new style of board with a used one to see if you really like it before making the investment of a new surfboard.
  2. Sustainability The surfing community is generally one that cares about the globe because they appreciate and benefit from its wonders in their craft. Surfing brands and surfers alike are constantly coming up with ways to give back to the community and make surfing a more sustainable sport. One way you can help make a smaller global impact as a surfer is by purchasing a used surfboard. Instead of adding to the resources necessary to manufacture a new board, you can buy a board that already exists. This eliminates the use of those resources and keeps a board in use that might otherwise end up in a landfill. offers a forum for buying and selling used surfboards that will both save you money and help lower your global footprint. For more information, contact us today. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Three Reasons You Need a Surfboard

Riding the waves, the salty breeze blowing your hair, the free-flying feeling you get- we've all wanted to try our hand at surfing at least once in our lives. It may seem daunting, but where there's a will, there's a way to learn.
surfboard - you may have heard about it, you may be interested in it. Here are three reasons, though, why you need one.
  • Surfing is incredible exercise for your body. Have you been trying out different types of exercise and been unable to find one that you really enjoy? Is running not for you, cycling not your thing? Well then, why not give the surf a try? It works every part of your body, and as you spend the entirety of surfing in water, sweat is not a problem. 
  • While it won't be an easy thing to learn, the personal success you feel learning to surf is incredible. Yes, it's hard, and yes, it takes a while to become really good at, but once you stand on that board and ride, there's no feeling like it. It's more than just a workout; learning to surf is an achievement.
  • Surfing will bring you mental clarity. While surfing can be a fun group activity, it can also be a quiet, relaxing time to rest. Being alone with the waves and your board encourages your body and mind to ease tension, maybe even commune with nature a little. The world falls away and gives you the space to breathe.
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