Have you ever dreamt of looking down at your surfboard while you’re catching a wave, only to see a giant picture of your own face staring back at you? Well now you can! Thanks to Headline Graphics in Encinitas, California, surfers can now order boards with customized, high res, imagery using their exclusive HG Photocloth. As far as the technology goes, HG has developed … [Read more...] about Custom Artwork is Now Availiable On Surfboard With HG Photocloth
It’s possibly one of the most overlooked surfboard designs in the history of wave riding. The asymmetrical surfboard, a design theory that has its roots in the idea that a surfboard should be as easy to surf on your backside as your frontside. Why aren’t most surfers frothing at the thought of getting their hands on one these boards? Perhaps it’s because of the funny way they … [Read more...] about Asymmetrical Surfboards: Dead in the Water or a Thing of the Future?
Whether we speak out about it or not, there’s always a looming thought in the back of a surfer’s mind... Could this be the day I come into contact with a shark? If your living in Western Australia, the thought is more likely to become a reality than anywhere else in the world. Thankfully, two professors from The Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia, Prof … [Read more...] about Shark-proof wetsuits? SAMS Cryptic Technology
Dig the Beach The best thing about beach shots is that you and your camera stay dry. This is a major upside for amateur surf photographers who aren't quite confident enough to get in among the action and shoot from the water. Rest assured that you don’t need a ridiculously expensive telephoto lens to get a good beach shot. Try walking up and down the beach for different … [Read more...] about 5 ways to improve your surf photography
Ever feel like your surf leash is holding you back? Dragging you down? Whatever other struggle related synonyms you can think of. Well it’s not all in your head. Your leash can have an effect on your surfing. It all comes down to basic hydrodynamics - the thicker the lead, the greater the drag. And the faster you go the more it increases. Some surfers claim to feel it more than … [Read more...] about Feel the drag – Is your leash affecting your surfing?