If you want to get away from it all, surfing your days away on as little money as possible, you really need to weigh up the options! There are a number of places where you can happily live for a fraction of the price it would cost you on domestic shores, but to really score good waves and not get caught out by freak weather takes a little research. Luckily it has all been done for you, is just keep reading to find out more about the world’s best cheap surf destinations!
Surfing is demanding on your body, so make sure you give it the good stuff to keep you riding waves for longer. Fruits are healthy, easy to digest, and packed full of energy, making them a great choice of food before you go out for a surf. Here are 8 of the best surfer superfruits to keep your shredding!
It’s that time of year again, when the Supergirl Pro rolls into Oceanside for the weekend of July 28th to 30th, bringing with it some of the world’s best female surfers along with a whole bunch of musicians and other action sports events. Officially the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro, it’s a WSL Qualifying Series 6000 point event, attracting pro surfers from all over the world. This is the 6th year the event has been held, and over that time it has grown into one of the biggest showcases for women’s surfing in the world. Read more
A snapped or broken surfboard sucks. It’s a sorry day when your favorite stick is robbed of its purpose, all that time spent surfing it, reduced to nothing more than toxic garbage… but wait, there’s life after death! Broken surfboards really need to be kept out of landfills, they’re not biodegradable and contain all sorts of nasty chemicals. If you have one then do something with it, just don’t chuck it away and expect it to rot, because it won’t. Here are a few ideas to make your snapped surfboard useful again!
It’s that time again, our roundup of the SurfSection top 5 surf edits of the month! We’ve got surfing in Greece, wave wizardry in Puerto Rico, barreling Burleigh Heads, and we’re still just getting started! Some awesome surf edits have been dropped this month, so many that we can’t fit them all into this feature, just our handpicked top 5, so at least you’re getting the best of the bunch. Now sit back and watch some awesome wave riding from across the world!
When the ocean calms and the waves wither away what are surfers left with, besides a burning desire for more swell? Well a few things actually, specific surf related activities that can help to improve your surfing while you’re not, er, surfing. Here are 5 top surf related activities to enjoy while the surf is flat, and you can be happy in the knowledge that by doing them you’ll be helping your surfing at the same time!
The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang, a World Surf League speciality event, is just around the corner and if the last couple of months are anything to go by the barrels are going to be bigger than ever! The Indonesian surf season for monster swells starts around May and lasts until around October, and so far the surf gods have really served up the goods.
The days are getting longer, the sea is getting warmer, and the time is coming for… summertime surfing road trips! The surf might not be absolutely pumping during this time of year but the mercury will be rising, so pack your longboard and a summer wetsuit (maybe even your board shorts or bikini), gear up your car or van, and get out there on the road!
Every surfer loves an adventure to find waves all to themselves but discovering a new wave is a whole different experience. The limits of surf exploration are still being pushed to this day, and we see more and more of it thanks to more affordable travel and camera equipment. But back in the late 70’s and early 80’s global travel for the everyman was still in its infancy and cameras were bulky and expensive. Surfers always seem to have a knack for overcoming even the biggest obstacles when it comes to getting waves, and a dirtbag crew out of California went out to find their empty lineup in Indonesia.
Matt Wilkinson has snatched the yellow Jeep Leader Jersey from John John Florence by the slim margin of 250 points after placing 1st at the Outerknown Fiji Pro ! Wilko was on form the entire event, winning every heat he competed in. Many tour veterans were knocked out in the round stages, with the rookies and young guns really capitalizing in the scrappy surf at the start of the contest. Now check out the highlights from finals day!