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  Make sure you’re prepared for a UK summer Although summer is a fickle thing in the UK, something a lot of us runaway from, most of the local troopers have no choice but to stick around, endure the inevitable flats spells, fight the crowds and risk a 2mm summer suit. Surviving summer doesn’t sound too hard, you’ve dared the chilly peaks through winter and hopefully experienced many a session more than worth fighting the cold for, summer will be easy. But the unsympathetic reality is that summer within the UK is hard, a lack of waves above three foot and...
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With the recent general election most of the Great British people seem to have been under stress. Who to vote for? Can you trust them? Do you even understand their policies? I can tell you one thing for sure. It's finished. Result is in, numbers are crunched. So let’s not waste any more time talking about it. Let us move on to a more light hearted subject.   Wipeouts!   Photo: Richard JB Lipscombe   They can be big! Or small. P.s Small ones can still hurt. I've injured myself in 2ft shorebreak, but been able to take a 6ft set on...
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Marathon runners often experience a sensation named 'hitting the wall'. The notion describes a kind of fatigue, a stage in the run where they must make a vital decision: run on, or give up. This can happen at any stage. For me it once in a blue moon happens at 3k, occasionally at 5k and regularly at 10k, legs feel heavy, saliva drowns my mouth and sweat bathes my eyes and upper lip. Tasty. Some people get this at 20k or 40k, same experience, different stage. The most challenging wall that I've hit so far is this one, right now. Five...
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  Dear Captivated Audience. I'm writing to provide the "broke" surfer with a guide. Broke being a flexible word in this article. For me it's broken as in "Ouch my knee bent the wrong way." Also I will include all of you that suffer with "Crap, my only surfboard is broken" and "Crap, I'm stone broke again." My aim is to help all of us to find things to do when broke , broken or broke is included in our status. Being a surfer reading this you will all know there has been a time when one (or all) of the...
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Image source: cargocollective.com Why do surfers make the best lovers?   As we all know, surfers are roughly one  gillion times better in bed than the average human. It’s a phenomenon that’s baffled our brightest scientists for generations. So today we’ll be delving deep, ahem, into this issue and coming to a reasonable conclusion why surfers are burdened with the libido of a drunk, horny T-Rex on steroids.   1. Modesty We don’t like to brag. As you may have noticed. Which is a very attractive quality. Sexual prowess speaks for itself and if ours could talk it would sound like...
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Taking everything but the kitchen sink. Well in my case when I packed to travel the world I think I may of taken the kitchen sink, along with all the kitchen appliances. Travelling lightly wasn't really an option once you've decided to travel with all your toys. Toys being two 8ft SUPS, wetsuits and longboards alongside suitcases that were just within the weight! Taking all your toys comes at a price (literally) in so many ways as the airline will take every advantage of the fact that you have to take your very heavy items by attempting to charge the earth...
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Ten things to do while waiting for a wave   A lull can be a gorgeous sight. A line of patient silhouettes silently bobbing up and down on a glistening seascape momentarily laid flat between sets. It’s the stuff of great paintings and not-quite-as-great poetry. And like a painting or a poem, having it imposed upon you for eight minutes at a time, four times an hour, gets a bit much. We’ve all been there. When you wait so long for a wave that Mother Nature seems less like the raging goddess of tsunamis and more like the old lady in...
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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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  • 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.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    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.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 01 February 2016
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