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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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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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Why choose an Egg Surfboard?

Why choose an Egg Surfboard?

Great for intermediate surfers Made for fun Easy to balance Long board stability with short board performance Great for riding smaller, less powerful waves For someone first getting into surfing, the huge variety of surfboard types can be quite confusing. (Beginners: read more about the egg and other types of surfboards here.) Whether you're just starting out or you're an intermediate surfer wanting something a little shorter and more manoeuverable, an egg surfboard is a great option.   What is an egg surfboard? An egg surfboard is a type of funboard: a mix between a long board and a short board. Eggs get their name from their rounded, egg shaped nose and their short, almost stubby size. While it is...

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What are the Best Surfboards to Learn On?

What are the Best Surfboards to Learn On?

Authored By DisruptSports

So you want to learn to surf? Well let's go through a list of the best surfboards to learn on and get you started. There are three types of boards that we recommend. And sorry, none of them are a shortboard. To ensure fast progression in surfing, opt for one of these classics, long boards are the best surfboards to learn on.   1. The Mini Mal Mini Mals or Mini Malibu’s are one of the best surfboards to learn on, they’re not as bulky as longboards but are still super buoyant with awesome paddle power to ensure you get out the back faster! The key features of Mini Mals is the manoeuvrability of a shorter stick, but the buoyancy of...

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How Long Does It Take To Surf?

Authored By DisruptSports

How long does it take to surf? Well your first time out on the water it's important to have realistic goals and realise it's gonna take more than a month to be surfing like Kelly Slater. By taking surf lessons, it should take you about three surf lessons to start standing up. If you decide not to take lessons and are learning without an expert teacher, this may take a bit longer because you will be learning through trial and error We definitely recommend taking lessons The more time in the water the better you will get and the quicker...

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