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World tour surfer on choosing a board shape

World tour surfer on choosing a board shape

At times our locals that come down to our coastal surfs spots are surprised to see the conditions are getting way better as each seasons is passes. Our surf has picked up since those choppy winters and overcasts rains. That's the season understated fact about these areas. They have these perfect times with good point breaks and onshores which make up most of the areas best surf spots. They get as high as a 5ft. At those times you better be on the look out because they bring overcast storms.Our locals are more surf enthusiast and without a doubt could...

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Massive Maverick’s: The Beast Awakens

Massive Maverick’s: The Beast Awakens

   Maverick’s is a wave unlike any other. It’s cold and deep and dark and terrifying and beautiful. Its history is a story better than nearly any other in surfing–Jeff Clark’s early days there have become surfing legend. Although the story is usually told that Clark kept the wave secret for 15 years, he actually tried to get a few friends to surf it with him. There was no one crazy enough to try, though, and for more than a decade, Clark surfed it alone. That all changed on January 22, 1990. Led by Clark, David Schmidt and Tom Powers...

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Kai Lenny Hydrofoil Surfing

Kai Lenny Hydrofoil Surfing

If you’re over the whole foil thing, this might change your mind. You’ve seen Kai Lenny surf a SUP in the open ocean, and then use a shortboard foil on a wave in Fiji, but this…this concept is pretty out there for most of us normal humans to wrap our minds around. The Maui kid used his 5’6″ shortboard rigged with a foil to surf open-ocean swell on the nearby “Maliko Run,” a designated downwind run from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha Beach (or even Kahului Harbor if one is feeling it) on the island’s north shore. Only the run is usually plied...

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How to put stickers on a surfboard

How to put stickers on a surfboard

Stickers and surfboards have always traveled together. You don't need to be a pro surfer to get famous surfing insignia on the tip of your all-round board!

The problem is that surf stickers hate wax, sand, water and salt. Surfboard decals are fragile; they require careful hands and patience. That is why you should find time to get them properly glued down. And remember: quality surfboard stickers are made of vinyl.

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Picking The Right Board

Don’t ride what the pros ride. A lot of surfers make this mistake and it’s easy to see why. “These pros rip, so I’m gonna ride what they ride.” Do yourself a favor: if you’re riding a model that the best surfers use, add volume accordingly. What works for Kelly and SeaBass at Tavarua might not work as well for you at, say, Huntington Beach.

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