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Q&A How can I secure the car key while surfing?

I had a near miss yesterday as I tried a strategy of a fellow surfer: I buried my mechanical car key in the sand, put my bag on top of it, and went surfing. A few dogs on the beach must have shifte...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by miguelmorin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get out of thicker wetsuits efficiently and quickly?

I've always had a problem getting out of thicker wetsuits (4/3 mm and above, chestzip with/without hoodies). I would like advice from anyone who has tips getting out of these types of thick wetsuit...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by qxzsilver‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair a surfboard leash?

My surfboard leash broke at one end and I'd rather repair it than buy a new one. How can I repair it?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by miguelmorin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are surfing spots that are equally safe as Peniche (Portugal) but with somewhat smaller waves?

Last September my wife and I went surfing in Peniche (Portugal). We took a beginners course there. We had a lot of fun but I found the greenwaves and their strength when they come crashing down on ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by koteletje‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a soft board or a hard board better for a beginner surfer?

I'm starting to get my first surfboard lessons and wanted to get my own. Should I start off with a soft board or a hardboard?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user18397‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the options for stopping wetsuit booties becoming water logged?

Whenever I surf with wetsuit booties on, either the boots themselves become waterlogged or the leg of the wetsuit fills with water. I've seen people use tape. Is this an effective method? What tape...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by br3w5‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Any swim goggles that may be beneficial for a surfer?

I took a surf lesson and got the following: Splash/ sand in the eye in an abrasive way that put me out for 20 minutes and was bothering me for few more days Bright tropical sun Pros / cons of h...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Alex S‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Indicators of good Atlantic Ocean surf conditions

When researching surf conditions, what weather cycles indicate good overall conditions for a North American Atlantic Ocean-based break?

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Learning to Surf in Goa - Your advice

I am travelling to Goa in March and I am mostly crazy about water. Elementally, closest to it. Started swimming an year back and still a very naive swimmer but mostly comfortable with it. I want t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Simran kaur‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I guess the size of a shark by the size of its dorsal fin?

Is there a relative scale to which one can estimate the size of a shark by looking at its dorsal fin? I know it will differ from species to species, but is there a general guideline maybe for each...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by morne‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to react to a shark attack

There was this story around Mick Fanning this year. He was attacked by a shark in a surfing tournament. In 2015, Fanning survived an encounter with what is suspected to be a great white shar...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions

There are many surfing fin designs available for modern surf boards. What are the criteria for selecting: Tri-fin Bi-fin Mono-fin No fins And why would I want to have larger or smaller surfing ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What makes a good surfing location?

Obviously it is hard to surfboard without any decent surf. I know in England the best surf is near the South West, Cornwall and Devon being famous for it (Woolacombe and Newquay), but elsewhere I'...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do surf report terms like "fading WNW swell" mean?

I'm confused about whether these headings refer to the direction of the source of the wind/swell, or the the direction they are blowing into. My understanding is that they are talking about the sou...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by gunit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fitness for surfing?

What exercises can I do at home to get fit for surfing? I would like to improve my fitness so that when I travel to a surf break I'll be able to enjoy myself rather than just being exhausted.

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by WW.‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Nose-diving when catching a wave on a longboard

I tried surfing for the first time recently on a yellow foam longboard, the type typically used for teaching as it is less likely to damage you if it hits you on the head ;) I started out just try...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Mr. Boy‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Putting electronics inside a surfboard?

I want to put some electronics inside of a surfboard. What would be the best way of doing this? Just cutting a hole, put electronics in and then cover with like foam, epoxy and glass fibre?

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Lightvvind‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Best time to buy used (wind-)surfing equipment

I am wondering if there is a best time to buy used surfing equipment. Is there any time when the offered variety will be greatest or when the prices will be lowest? Would that be just after season ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Surfing competitions, no commentators

I was just thinking, how great would it be to be able to have a surf spot (live or not live) streamed directly to my PC, with no distracting voice over. I could have it on my desk while I work, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Andrea‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I as a beginning surfer consider when buying my first longboard?

I'm a beginning surfer, and I want a longboard. How do I select one? How much should I pay? What is good width and length, etc.?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Antonvh‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A old windfinder forecast googlemap

On www.windfinder.com they changed the forecast map. now it looks like this: before, it had much more details, and you could zoom in it to find out the perfect spot for the forecasted wind direc...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by rubo77‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Need Help Choosing A Surf Board

I really enjoy surfing and would say that I am intermediate level or definitely over the beginner curve. Anyway I am looking at these 4 boards right now and need to know what experience you guys ha...

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by GrooveChampion‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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