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Intermediate, Surf Trips

Bottom Turn Wisdom with Franco Rivas

Our surf coach, Franco Rivas, shares his wisdom on one of the most necessary surfing maneuvers, the bottom turn. Learn the common mistakes and his advice on advancing your practice.

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Beginner

11 Security Aspects of Surfing

Learn 11 of the most important security aspects to consider before you try surfing for the first time.

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How To Surf

5 Things To Do when you Have 1 Year of Surf Experience

You’ve been surfing for one year. You’ve done a few surf trips, you know how to take-off, stand up and follow a line. You understand more and more how waves break and how to manage your speed.

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How To Surf

5 Things To Know When You Start Surfing

What you MUST know about Surfing before heading out in the Ocean. Surf Ethics, the Proper Equipment, Choosing the Right Surf Spot & more.

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Intermediate

6 Surf Tips To Find & Surf Better Waves

How does that other Surfer always end up Catching Better Quality waves than you?

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How To Surf

5 Things To Do When you have 2 Years of Surf Experience

Get a Quiver. Just having two boards can make a huge difference: a “fish” with a flat rocker for small days, and a smaller board with more rocker for when the waves are better. This will help you catch more waves and progress faster.

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Beginner

How to “Turtle Roll”

The Turtle Roll is a great technique for you to stay in control of your board and not get pushed back too much by the white water.

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Equipment, Intermediate

Different Surfboard Tail Shapes

How different tail shapes change your surfboard’s manoeuvrability. The shape of the end part of your surfboard, the tail, has a key role to play.

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Intermediate

How To Do A Floater

The floater is so practical it’s referred to as the “Pocket Knife of Surfing”. Learn how to do it, and you will be able to pass sections without losing speed!

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Intermediate

How To Do a Proper Bottom Turn

A Step by Step guide to better Bottom Turns: One of the most important techniques of surfing.

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Intermediate

How To Do Cutbacks

Get back to the most powerful, most enjoyable part of the wave: How to change direction with a turn using your surfboard’s rails, going back towards the pocket.

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Intermediate

How To Do Top Turns

A Simple Guide on Top Turn Techniques. Learn how to ride up to the top of the wave’s face and how to turn back down properly.

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Intermediate

How To Duck Dive

Learn to sink your surfboard underwater and dive under waves. Waste less energy passing the break, keeping your paddle power to catch more waves.

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Equipment, Intermediate

The Surfboard’s Bottom Contour

Concaves, Convexes or Flats? Understand what it means to your performance and the different types of surfing conditions they excel in.

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Beginner, How To Surf

What’s a Kook? | Surf Slang

Just because you’re a beginner surfer doesn’t mean you are a kook. Surfers can be kooks at different skill levels. Here is our definition of a “Kook”.