San Diego Surfing School

In any sport, timing can mean the difference between a beautiful jump shot for the win or a missed field goal for a crushing loss. Learning specific techniques and maneuvers in a sport is, of course, essential.  But often the aspect of a great athlete that is so mystifying is impeccable timing. Surfing is no different. In fact, as a sport...

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The more you learn about the science of ocean waves, the greater your capacity to find them, catch them and ride them will be. Toward that end, what follows is a brief outline of wave formation to help you integrate your knowledge of surfing with your knowledge of waves. Three types of waves There are at least three types of...

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Keeping a low center of gravity is one of the most important techniques to be a great surfer. You might be excellent at paddling out or have your timing down perfectly when riding waves, but if your stance is incorrect, you can still easily wipe out. To achieve a low center of gravity, keep your body in a low, crouched position. According to...

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Surfing is most likely unlike any extreme sport out there. There is a lot you have got to learn before you can hang with the big boys and girls. One thing that sets a Barney from an aspiring surfer is understanding the fundamentals. One such fundamental is learning to pick the right wave. Before we delve too far deep into the depths,...

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Paddling is one of the essential elements of surfing, but it's an integral part of the activity. Novice surfers often don't understand the importance of paddling and how much physical effort it requires. Many a first-time surfer will awake the following day to find their arms feeling like wet noodles. It then becomes apparent just how much paddling can take out...

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Boasting near perfect weather, beautiful beaches, scenic beauty, unique dining, and a lively downtown, San Diego is an ideal spot for a weekend getaway. Actually nicknamed "America's Finest City", trust us, you don't want to miss out on all San Diego has to offer! Check out our advice, tips and tricks, do's and don'ts, and suggestions for a fun San...

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Planning a trip to San Diego? We've got you covered. Here are a few of the most popular things to do; when you're not surfing, that is. Adventures Helicopter tour - get a bird's-eye view of Pacific Beach on this thrilling flight from San Diego GoCar tour - travel around the city at your leisure with a GPS guided tour. This excursion...

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Recent surfing statistics show that:  There are nearly 23 million surfers worldwide. The height of the biggest wave ever recorded was 1,740 feet. The longest amount of time surfing one wave was 37 minutes. The secret to better surfing is picking the right wave. The best surfers in the world have experienced thousands of waves in diverse ocean conditions. Whether you are...

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As a new surfer, or even an experienced one, there is a chance that you may be doing some things incorrectly. There is no need to worry, though; mistakes are natural and a big part of the learning process. Below, you will find the 10 most common surfing mistakes and how to correct them. 1. Using the wrong board Perhaps the...

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