San Diego Surfing School

The world is fascinated with surfers, but most people have a lot of misconceptions about what surfing entails. Whether you're already a surfer or just thinking about learning, you're going to hear these misconceptions at some point. Here are 14 myths about surfing, where they might have come from, and some facts to help you set the record straight: 1....

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Some people may ask the ironic question, "Do I need to wear a rash guard while surfing?" Well, let’s put it this way. When you are out coasting the waves, below the seagulls - you are open game to the sunlight and its torrid flirtation. If you are paddling on your waxed board under the sun’s rays and reflection, there's...

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In ancient Polynesia, natives surfed on rudimentary surfboards, and no -- they didn't have fins. Then again, surfing for those ancient Hawaiians and Tahitians mostly involved riding a wave straight into shore, without much of the fancy maneuvering that comprises the sport as we know it today. (The only maneuvering they could do was done by dipping their foot into the water!)....

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Although surfing has a long and storied history, it is not immune to change. As you may imagine, there are many startups aiming to take the sport to the next level. While there are several noteworthy companies, here are six startups that'll change the surfing industry for the better. Surf Shop Box Surf Shop Box is a startup that provides premium apparel and accessories for surfers....

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He's one of the youngest surfers ever to win a Pipeline Masters; he's an actor and producer, award winner, and loads of fun too. Meet Jamie O'Brien, also known as JOB. Embed from Getty Images   Jamie has been fortunate in his personal life as well as his professional life. He was lucky enough to grow up near the Banzai...

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Once you've mastered surfing basics, you may wonder what you can do to become a better surfer. Make these seven small changes to the way you surf, and you're sure to see and feel the results.  1. Wax your board correctly.  Remove any old wax, then apply a base coat using small spirals. After that, use the wax, making sure...

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Skateboarding helps with balance, body-eye coordination, and stamina - that's a fact. But, if you're a skater, will skating help your surfing? While one sport is water-based and the other is based on concrete, many believe the skills of one sport are transferable to the other. But are they? First, in order to understand if the skills or transferable you...

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If your dog loves the ocean, you may have already discovered the joys of surfing the waves with your canine companion. Dogs can make great surf buddies", but some dogs are making a downright heroic splash riding the waves. Check out these surfer dogs who are making a difference: Embed from Getty Images A Service Dog that became a Veteran's...

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The holiday season is here in San Diego, and we're blessed to live in a beautiful place with excellent year-round weather. The water remains perfect for surfing over the holidays, and it's also a great time to check out the wonderful holiday events happening in San Diego. Here are several must attend holiday events in San Diego, CA:  Now through...

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