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Where is the Proper Place To Stand on a Surfboard?

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Where Is The Best Place To Stand On Your Surfboard?   Finding the proper place to stand on a surfboard will come naturally with time but we have some tips for you in the meantime. Stand side on, with your back foot midway towards the back of the board. If you have a tailpad, this is where it should be. Your front foot should be just below  the centre of the board. This will prevent the board from nose diving, and the tail from digging in too deep. According  to the clever bunch at SurfScience.com they have made it easy...

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How Long Does It Take To Surf?

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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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Are Surfboards Shaped Differently Depending On Your Stance?

  Are Surfboards shaped differently according to your surfing stance? No, generally boards are shaped to suit both. It should be pretty obvious if your board is shaped with one stance in mind, as one side will be differently shaped, i.e longer. We call these boards asymmetrical boards, if one side has a long right side it is for a natural, if your board has a longer left it is for goofy footers. If an asymmetrical surfboard sounds like something you could be interested in throw us a line and we can sort something out for you! How to Find...

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Which Type of Surfboard to Buy?

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When it comes to surfboards there are so many different types out there that you may not know what type of surfboard it is and what it does differently. Well in this post we will go through the main types of surfboards for you to get a better understanding of which type of surfboard to buy?           Malibu Mal This is the H63:H71 style of surfboard ridden by the Hawaiian pioneers of surfing which back then was carved wood. The Malibu Mal is the type of surfboard to buy for beginners up to advanced riders usually...

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