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Longboards – Pros & Cons.

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There are different types of surfing boards – they can be long and short, wide and narrow, for big and for small waves. Obviously, each board has its advantages and disadvantages. Today we are talking about longboards, their pros and cons.    Read More

Surfing Warm Up!

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Surfing is a positive emotions provider. Surfing is an energy charger. But it also demands a serious physical training from all of us. It is a must in surfing to be fit. Why? Because only then you will be able to paddle efficiently, catch the waves, have a confident stand on the board, turn and, after a while, perform even more complicated tricks and moves. And surf fitness is what we need! Another essential here is a proper warm up before every surfing session. If you miss this part, be aware that in this case you risk the efficiency of your surf training and run the danger of being injured. Read More

8 reasons to enjoy a crowded line-up.

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Oh yes! You do all your best to catch and to ride your wave. However, sometimes there are circumstances that are more powerful than your ambitions and efforts are. A crowded lineup is one of them. Can you find anyone who really enjoys surfing in a crowd? The answer is obvious – no.

But there are always some buts. And here are some of them.  Read More

Surfing and Yoga

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In today’s Little Hints and Tips we are talking about yoga. Sveta Osipova revealed the secrets of magic connection between yoga and surfing.

Sveta Osipova: As one of my friends always says, “Keep calm and do a downward dog”. Why? I can think of at least two benefits here. Firstly, your blood goes different direction and who knows? Some bright ideas might come to your mind! Secondly, such a weird pose as this will definitely embarrass and confuse your opponents. Double profit! Read More

Paddling out efficiently

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It is always a wonderful, thrilling moment when you are at the surf spot – you are looking forward to that couple of hours you are going to spend riding the waves. However, reaching the lineup might be not that easy; it is particularly true for those who are only making their first steps in surfing and are not experienced enough. And at such moments your thrill and excitement can turn into frustration and resentment – here they are, beautiful waves, so close to you, but you are unable to reach the lineup! You are paddling, and fighting whitewater – but failing nevertheless, it looks like you are not moving at all and cannot go through the surf zone.  Read More

How to alienate the lineup – 5 easy steps

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It is practically a mission-impossible-task to find an empty lineup; usually we have to surf with at least a couple of dozens of other surfers. And the situations when somebody behaves weird or rude getting on everybody’s nerves can only make it worse. Even more though if this freak surfer is … you! So, what actions can turn you into a surfer who is hated by the entire lineup?

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