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This is an incredibly common question! With surfing there are many factors that come into choosing a board that confuses most new surfers making it difficult to purchase the right board. Narrow your mind and narrow your search, no new surfer is going to be Kelly Slater straight away and thats just life. So forget concaves, forget rails, forget tail shapes and keep it simple. You should be thinking "what will help me catch more waves so I can get more experience so I can be the best surfer I can be". Lets begin! Softboards, Longboards & Mini MalsThey may look...

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So you finally rode your first wave and are hooked on surfing! Chances are, you probably rented or borrowed a board and now you want one for yourself? This guide will walk you through selecting the best surfboard for your needs, and what factors go in surfboard selection. What is your experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced? Beginner: You have never tried surfing, or maybe have gone just a few times. You want to get into it abit more and finally invest in a board of your own. If this is you, then you need a longer-size board (such as...

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The surfing popup is essentially an explosive pushup. This is how you get from paddling position on a surfboard to standing on your feet! The pop up is also one of the more important things to learn when beginning to surf. So if you’re not sure on how it’s done or maybe you just need a few more pointers, this blog will give you the low down! When done correctly the pop-up will be one fluid motion, meaning you are required to have some upper body strength. If you’re able to do 8 normal push ups or 12 -14 knee...

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5 of the best stand up paddle board spots in NZ New Zealand is home to some of the world's most magnificent views, best beaches, nice weather and the cleanest water. We are lucky to live in such a place as no matter where you are in the country you are no more than 1 hour away from any coast. We are truly blessed. So…. why not take the advantage of exploring the beautiful untouched coastline via SUP(stand up paddleboard) board? Here i’m going to share 5 of the best spots to SUP in the country! (no particular order btw..)...

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When it comes to choosing a surfboard there are many different types of surf fins setups to choose from. They each come with their own set of benefits that will ultimately change the way they move and feel in the water. Choosing the right set-up for you will ultimately depend on where and how you want to surf as well as the type of board you are buying. Here is a list of the different types of set ups that you will find and what they will do to improve your ride. Single Fin The single fin setup is commonly...

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