The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Feel the fear and do it anyway
May26

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Feel the fear and do it anyway

I seem to spend a lot of time in the water debating with myself about what on earth I’m doing. It goes something like this… “Ooh, this looks like a wave coming, oh I’m probably not going to get it, hmmm, I might, ok, yes let’s go, paddle hard Amy, oh, but it looks a bit big, and I’m a bit close to the peak, it’s going to break on my head, arrrggghhhh… [wave goes by and turns out I’m in pretty much the perfect spot] oh no, could...

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The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Surf no matter what
Apr22

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Surf no matter what

Next up in our ‘Best surfing advice you’ve ever been given’ series is one that I always forget to remember… Fortunately I’ve been reminded of it a lot lately, usually while I’m trying to convince myself, rather unconvincingly, that I should go surfing. Go surfing, no matter what. Seems simple enough, but think about the number of times you’ve talked yourself out of going surfing… because you had a rubbish surf last time…...

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How to duckdive like a pro
Mar30

How to duckdive like a pro

Duckdiving has always been my surfing achilles heel… I’ve never been able to do it right, at best I end up getting thrown off my board or dragged back and at worst I’d hit myself in the face with my board.  Yet it’s the most efficient way to get through a set, and I’m bored of getting frustrated at taking longer to get out back than everyone else, so I’ve made it my mission to finally learn how to...

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New surf app helps you find your perfect waves!
Mar20

New surf app helps you find your perfect waves!

You may remember my rant about why surf reports are rubbish from a few months back. My frustration that what the reporters think are good waves are not always what we think are good waves definitely resonated with lots of you. So imagine my excitement when someone gets in touch and says they may have solved the problem! Enter Ben Martin, who’s come up with a cracking idea to help us surfers remember all the important details of a...

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The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Get fit and strong out of the water
Mar18

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Get fit and strong out of the water

So we know if we had our way, we’d all go surfing every day and then we’d all be awesome. But, most of us don’t get to go surfing every day, in fact some people only get to go surfing a couple of times a year. And even if you do get to go more often, I bet it’s not every day… if it was, you probably wouldn’t be reading this because you’d be off hunting for gnarly, double overhead barrels and all that jazz. So if like most of us,...

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