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Why ride a fish surfboard?

Why ride a fish surfboard?

When you first see a fish surfboard, you may be left wondering, “What a strange looking shortboard?” When you look beyond the design, you will notice that is has quite some volume; short, thick, wide, huge tail and that noise… then it hits you that the board actually looks like a fish!   Steve Lis holding his fish surfboard in 1970   Backtrack to 1970, there is a revolution taking over the surfing world. Practically every surfer is coming up with a custom surfboard design. The shortboard was running wild. Wave riding is limited to one’s imagination. Then came Steve...

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Should I Rinse my Surfboard with Fresh Water or Salt Water?

After purchasing a surfboard it is important to keep it in good condition. Things like rinsing with salt water vs. fresh water can make the difference on the length of the life of your surfboard. A question that often arises with beginner surfers is, "Should I rinse my surfboard with fresh water or salt water?" Definitely stick to freshwater, as saltwater is corrosive to the board. When you rinse your surfboard with fresh water it will allow you to keep your board looking as good as new for as long as possible. Also, try and keep your board out of...

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What Should I Wear Surfing?

What Should I Wear Surfing?

Authored By DisruptSports

You are probably excited for your first surfing lesson! But have you wondered, "What should I wear surfing?" While some of us are a bit more hip than others, generally it is important to wear clothing that provides comfort and performance. That being said, if its your first time surfing then a good pair of board shorts and a rash guard will do just fine. In general though, there are differences in what to wear in warm and cold waters.     Surf Gear Guide for Warm Water When choosing what to wear surfing, we would recommend something that is...

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Why Is Surfing Dangerous?

You may have asked yourself at some point, "Why is surfing dangerous?" Surfing has a number of hidden dangers. The ocean can be a dangerous place by nature. Drowning is a possibility, even for professionals. Always pay attention to powerful ocean currents. Waves are powerful enough to slam you into the ocean floor. A surfboard can become a projectile very quickly, as you can become tangled in your leash. When watching experienced surfers cutting through the water, it's easy to see surfing as a sport greatly lacking in danger. So, why is surfing dangerous? Well, the reasons may surprise you. Surfing...

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Proper Surfboard Fin Setup Explained

This post will help you with what the proper surfboard fin setup is and help in determining what the is best fin is for you.     Single Fin Retro Fin set up for short boards and is rarely seen in thema nymore although common for long boards Very little drag Requires smooth down the line surfing Does not work well with abrupt movements Twin Fin Twin fin offers stability and maneuverability as well as being faster than a thruster set up as it has no dragging fin. Normally found on traditional fishes or modern short boards Good for conditions from 1-4ft with skilled surfers able to utilize in bigger swells Works well in choppy conditions Once the size of the waves go 5...

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FCS Fins or Future Fins Bases?

We will take a look and see what the difference is between the two fins to give you a better understanding when deciding on FCS Fins or Future fins bases for your surfboard.   FCS Fins Emerged in the early 90’s Has two tabs at the bottom Used By many pro surfers, including Kelly Slater They are removable fins. FCS now has many different models but most are screwed in place. Although they now have the FCS2, which has no screwing and pops in and out A plus of the FCS fins is that at around 75 kg-80 kg of pressure they will break off and therefore be less likely to damage the fin...

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