Surfing Guides

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Can Overweight People Surf?

People come in all shapes and sizes, and millions of people surf each year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, ...
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Do Surfers Wear Life Jackets? (Why Most Don’t)

Whether you’re snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, or kayaking, most sports that take place in the water are done while ...
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Do Surfers Wear Shoes? A Primer on Wetsuit Booties

When you think about what surfers normally wear, you don’t picture them with shoes on. After all, who wears shoes ...
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Why Don’t More Surfers Wear Goggles?

The ocean is salty and full of bacteria that can irritate your eyes. Plus, people pee and poop in it ...
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Should Surfers Shave Their Beards?

You may have noticed that many surfers not only don’t have beards, but their bodies are almost entirely clean shaven ...
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How Often Do Surfers Run Into Each Other?

As vast and spacious as the ocean is, sometimes it feels like surfers are magnetically attracted to each other because ...
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Do Surfers Poop in the Ocean?

A question that you probably already know the answer to but have never bothered to ask is: do fish pee ...
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Why Don’t More Surfers Wear Helmets? (& Why Some Do)

You rarely see surfers wearing helmets. Why is that? It’s easy enough to get a head injury while surfing; you ...
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Do You Need a Wetsuit to Surf?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that most surfers are wearing a wetsuit - whether in pictures, videos, or just by visiting your ...
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Why Do Surfers Wear Wetsuits?

Wetsuits are a crucial piece of gear for any water sport, and surfing is no exception. Every day, surfers don ...

Have you ever seen a video of a surfer riding a huge wave and wondered, “Man, that looks cool. I wonder if I could do that?” Well, probably not right now. But, it’s actually not that hard to get started with surfing and begin riding a smaller wave.

WIth a good instructor, using a huge board, under the right conditions, with some solid balance, you could accomplish this all on your first day. And when you do, it’ll feel amazing. The hard part is what comes after; when you’re addicted to that feeling and want to ride a bigger wave.

Once you’ve caught the surfing bug, you’ll want to surf without any supervision, get your own equipment, learn all the rules and lingo. This will be a big step forwards, and without proper guidance, you will feel overwhelmed.

Out of all the water-based board sports, surfing is arguably the most famous and easiest to get started with. That’s why we’ve written many surfing tips and tricks and compiled them all into this section. Whether you’re thinking of getting started with surfing, or you’re a casual surfer looking to improve your skills, there is sure to be a guide for you.