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Summer surf essentials

It’s summer time and the living is easy, especially if you’re kitted out with these summer surf essentials: Sun cream In the words of Mary Schmich, and music of Baz Luhrman: ‘Wear sunscreen. If I … Read More...

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Best spots to surf in Europe

Want to surf the best spots in Europe? Find out where to go, when to visit, what to take and why you should try dried cod below: Norway Destination: Stavanger Surf: Kvassheim Go: Mar-May, Sep-Nov Wetsuit: All the thick neoprene you can … Read More...

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Surf Goggles

I’ve been swimming a lot recently in an attempt to keep surf fit. One of the things I like about swimming is being able to see underwater. That got me thinking... why don’t surfers wear goggles? It'd be fantastic to see through the sea spray as you take a … Read More...

Summer surfing

Summer surf essentials

It’s summer time and the living is easy, especially if you’re kitted out with these summer surf essentials: Sun cream In the words of Mary Schmich, and music of Baz Luhrman: ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would … Read More...

Hollywood Beach Florida

Psycho Tropics Review

Wouldn’t it be nice to win the lottery, surf all day and drink all night? Oh, and occasionally play guitar in a band. Danny Teakwell does just that and is living the dream, or so it appears. In hope of seeing a long lost sweetheart, he reluctantly attends a … Read More...

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Father’s Day Gift inspiration

Most men “aren’t bothered” about Father’s Day gifts, so gathering intel on gift ideas can be a challenge. Socks, Lynx gift sets and giant Toblerone’s will get a smile. But if really want to impress your dad on his dedicated day, here’s some … Read More...

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Surf fashion for over 30s

Today’s young surfers wear super slim trousers, t-shirts with insulting slogans and redneck trucker caps. All fine if: you’re skinny, happy to be hated and want to look like a trucker’s love child. Tragically uncool If you’re over 30, do not attempt … Read More...

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FACT: You can surf in Dubai!

It’s true. I actually surfed in Dubai and it was lush. Before leaving for Dubai, I casually kept an eye on the surf forecast. It was mostly flat with the occasional 0.5 to 1m blip. My expectations were low. Two days after I arrived a blip was forecast … Read More...

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Surfing World Records

To ride the biggest wave is widely accepted as the ultimate world record in surfing. But few of us are blessed with the bravery that possesses Garrett McNamara. Fortunately this infographic depicts a few others that are within the grasp of us mere … Read More...

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Ban surfing on TV

I don't mean ban all attempts at hanging ten on your 42" flat screen television, that’s a worthy challenge. I mean ban all surfing from adverts and mainstream TV programmes. Why ban surfing on TV Surfing in adverts and mainstream TV misrepresent … Read More...

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International Festival of Surf

International Festival of Surf: 19-22 March, Newquay from Approaching Lines. Woohoo, it’s bigger, it’s better and it’s back in Newquay. So here’s what you need to know: Event: Approaching Lines International Festival of Surf presented by Reef Date: … Read More...

I sunk your battle ship crew

WIN cool stuff from I Sunk Your Battleship

WIN a crew sweatshirt, beanie and stickers from the UK streetwear company: I Sunk Your Battleship. How To Enter To enter this fantastic Surfer Dad giveaway, all you have to do is: • View widget below • Login to Facebook or enter your email • Click … Read More...

Bruce Greif

Pier Rats Review

Pier Rats is now in my top 3 surf books ever, and I’ve read a lot of surf books. Pier Rats has been written for salty old sea dogs and teenage groms. It has the surfing insight and emotion of Breath by Tim Winton, but without the kinky sex. It … Read More...

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5 New Year Resolutions for Surfers

At the start of each year we all say to ourselves ‘this year I will surf more’. But you need to be more specific to succeed. I’ve thought about my surf failings and have come up with the following New Year resolutions. Hopefully they can help you and me … Read More...

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Surfing Charity Gifts at Christmas

Struggling for ideas about what to buy your favourite surfer this Christmas? Struggle no more. Surfing charities offer loads of Christmas gift ideas from t-shirts to teddy bears, or simple gift subscriptions. Buy your stocking fillers from one of these … Read More...

Hannah Fraser Mermaid

Mermaids are real

No really, mermaids do exist! And if that’s not awesome enough, they’re helping save our oceans. An inspired few female professional freedivers have combined a passion for diving, modelling, art and ocean conservation, to become full time … Read More...