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Do Anti-Shark Devices Work?

Do Anti-Shark Devices Work?

The mosquito is responsible for an average of 725,000 deaths each year, the freshwater snail, another 10,000. And the shark? About 10. Even so, surfers and beach goers alike fear these underwater predators and look for anti-shark devices to protect themselves. But, do these shark repellents work? By the end of this post, you'll know what works and what doesn't...

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4 Board Types to Add to Your Surfing Quiver

Board Types to Add to your Quiver

To an outsider, surfboards may seem like they're all built for the same purpose. This could not be further from the truth. If you aim to ride different kinds of waves, you'll need different types of boards.

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How to Embrace the Surfer Lifestyle

Surf Lifestyle

When you picture a surfer, do images of Fast Times at Ridgemont High's Jeff Spicoli or Patrick Swayze's portrayal of Bodhi in the original Point Break come to mind? There is certainly a stereotype historically associated with surfers, often the bleach-blonde California space cadet that would rather spend the day taking bong hits and riding waves rather than doing anything of "substance." This stereotype has always been misguided, and these days it's incredibly outdated.

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Do Fins Make a Difference?

Fins in Surfing

  It is unclear whether or not the first documented surfers used fins on their surfboards. We do know that the art of surfing has Polynesian origins and was first described to the rest of the world in 1769 by Joseph Banks on the HMS Endeavor, on the third voyage by Captain James Cook. Surfing was part of the Polynesian...

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Pros and Cons of Surfing In a Wetsuit

Wearing a Wetsuit when Surfing

How does a wetsuit work? By keeping you wet, of course! When the suit gets soaked, it traps a thin layer of water between you and your suit. Your body heat warms that water and the suit traps in the heat to keep you warm. Pretty neat, right? So now that we know how it works, the question is, do...

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