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Surfboards, what does what?

In this series expert shapers and experienced surfers will be giving you tips and information on all kinds of surfboard shapes and setups, and how to get the right one for you. 

This week I'm going to have a little talk about the mind boggling 'volume' in surfboards! It's quite a strange thing, volume in surfboards. Some surfers can tell if a board is big enough or has enough float for them just by picking it up and having a good old feel. And there are also guys and girls out there that just buy a board and then find out that it's either too floaty or they're sat up to their necks when they're in the lineup. I get asked quite regularly 'how much volume does this board have?' 'how much volume...
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Most of the time, when making boards for customers, I get asked.... What does this do? What will that do? And to be honest, most of the time, when asking a shaper, you get the right answer.  There are the times when you will ask someone who isn't necessarily wrong, but could lead you down the wrong path of what you want on your next surfboard. From experience, not just as a shaper, but someone who loves riding boards other than my own, speaking to shapers is by far the best thing you can do when it comes to knowing what...
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  • Six Species of Surfer

      Admit it. We're a weird bunch. Here are six of the creatures you'll find yourself mingling with in the line up.   (Illustrations by Andi Pratt. Check out more of his crazy work here and on Instagram.)     And all together:       So which one are you? Or are you a different beast entirely? Let us know in the comments below.   ...

    Monday, 11 January 2016
  • Surfing Valentine's Cards ~ Now you can actually buy them!

      Surfers are sweet. Sometimes salty, but mostly sweet. And to prove it here are some surfing-themed Valentine's cards. You can buy them from our Zazzle shop. Or if you're skint, just copy and paste one of the images below onto your Valentine's Facebook page. If that doesn't do the trick, they clearly have no feelings. Click on any image to view it in the shop.   ...

    Monday, 01 February 2016
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