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“ The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun” - Phil Edwards

Salty but sweet, I´m ready !!

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Vitamin Sea, that´s all they need !!

Let the sea set them free !!

Experiences

Collect moments not things, have stories to tell not stuff to show!!

Sea you soon, right now !!

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You can´t buy hapinness but you can rent a surfboard !!

The ocean is where I belong, I´m in !!

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“It´s all about where your mind´s at” - K. Slater 11 times world surf champion

Today I work in instead of workout.

Ready for us?

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The best kayak tour around

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One key element that significantly influences your surfing performance is the fin set-up on your surfboard. The choice between a single fin, twin fin, thruster, or quad fin configuration can drastically alter the way you maneuver on the waves.

Single Fin: The Classic Elegance

The single fin setup exudes classic elegance and is reminiscent of the early days of surfing. Providing stability and control, the single fin is favored for its smooth, flowing ride. It encourages a more traditional style of surfing, allowing surfers to gracefully trim and nose ride. However, the limitations become evident when it comes to tight turns and radical maneuvers. The single fin ideal for those who appreciate a soulful, laid-back approach to riding the waves.

Twin Fin: Speed and Playfulness

The twin fin set-up offers a blend of speed and playfulness. With two fins working in tandem, surfers experience increased maneuverability and a looser feel on the wave. Twin fins are known for their ability to generate speed effortlessly, making them ideal for small to medium-sized waves. This set-up is favored by those who enjoy a more dynamic, skate-like feel, allowing for snappy turns and creative lines on the wave.

Thruster: Versatility at Its Best

The thruster configuration, featuring three fins, is the most common and widely used set-up in modern surfing. Offering a perfect balance between speed, control, and maneuverability, the thruster allows surfers to excel in a variety of conditions. The center fin provides stability, while the side fins aid in turning and carving through the waves. Thrusters are the go-to choice for surfers who want a versatile board that performs well in a broad range of wave sizes and shapes.

Quad Fin: Power and Drive

For surfers seeking a combination of speed and drive, the quad fin set-up is an excellent choice. It got two pairs of fins set towards the tail. Quads excel in generating speed and maintaining control in critical sections of the wave. This configuration is particularly effective in larger, more powerful waves. Provides surfers with the stability that needed to handle the increased energy of the ocean. Quads are favored by those who appreciate a more down-the-line, high-speed approach to surfing.

In conclusion, the fin set-up on your surfboard is a crucial factor that defines your surfing experience. Whether you lean towards the classic elegance of a single fin, the speed and playfulness of a twin fin, the versatility of a thruster, or the power and drive of a quad, each configuration offers a unique ride that caters to different styles, conditions, and preferences.

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Unlike any other sports, surfing is not starting on your feet but on your belly laying on the board. Before you get up , you also need to make your way to be on the wave. But how to catch a wave? 

In this article we introduce you to the different phases of a wave and discuss how to position and paddle for white water and green waves. 

Phases of a wave:

The bump: 

This is the 1st visible stage of a wave when you see the wave is just being formed deeper from the lineup. Try to identify the wave as soon as possible in a sitted position so you can follow through with your eyes and adjust your position to be at the best location. Ideally we want to be on the peak of the wave.  At this stage the wave already started to roll over but not having any lifting power or enough energy to pick up your board and be ridden. Common mistake with beginners is that they already try to paddle on the bumps so they get tired of paddling the flat and later on they cannot paddle for the actual wave. 

Unbroken, green wave:

The 2nd phase of the wave when it kinda looks like a skate ramp or a nice skiing slope, let’s say in between 70-80 degrees . This is the right moment to start paddling for the wave and later on make your pop up and slide down on the green wall.

When you paddle for this kind of wave timing is crucial. You have to make sure you do not paddle too quickly, otherwise you paddle away from the right stage and the wave will get too steep. If you do not paddle with enough power or long enough you can also miss the wave because you cannot match its speed or get to the other side of the wave. There is a small phase when you actually also paddle down the wave and not on top of it, when you feel the nose of the board is sliding down that’s the right moment to start standing up. You will feel something similar then on the rollercoaster that is quite fun and addictive. 

A pro tip: while you paddle for the wave look behind your shoulders how steep the wave gets so you can adapt your paddling to its steepness. 

Catching the green waves are more for intermediate surfers because it’s difficult timing and synchronicity with your paddling. At this stage many beginners experience nosedives and the frustration of not getting the wave. Best thing you can do is keep on trying and fall over and over again – no pain no gain . To make it less painful you can also watch other surfers and observe how they time and how they position themselves. This can just happen on the beach; you do not need to be necessarily in the water.  You can also have a lesson so an instructor can help you with the right timing. 

The wall – Breaking wave

The 3rd phase of the wave is the one you don’t want to be taking or be right under. When the waves are breaking, it means that their lips come crashing down. When you look back behind your shoulder and you see the lip is breaking down , the face of the wave is being too steep. Just pull back and let the wave break down on its own . There will be more waves and you can nail your timing better. 

The white water – Already broken wave.

This is the last phase of the wave when it all breaks down into white foam. It can be quite powerful when it just starts breaking down but if you position yourself about 10 meters ahead the explosion it’s perfect to learn the pop up. Make sure your feet touch the ground so you can actually see the wave before you start paddling and you are not going to drift on your board laying down. Make sure you paddle hard in the beginning especially to build up the speed and when you feel being pushed by the wave do some extra strong paddle strokes to make sure the foam is not passing under you . 

It’s easy to identify the white water because it is not changing its shape like the green wave and has more energy to push ahead so it’s ideal for beginners to start learning the pop up . 

To catch a wave it’s important to understand and learn how to read them just like we did in the first years in school. It takes time so be patient and enjoy the process to the barrels. 

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In board sports such as in surfing  you must know which is your front foot before you do air reverses and barrel rides or just stand up rides for a few seconds.  In this article we give you a few ideas how to figure out your front foot just in time and do not overthink before your session. 

Because we got two legs that means we got two different variations to stand up on a board. The left foot front we call regular, the right foot front we call goofy! Do not be bothered by goofy we call it this way because Disney’s Goofy was shredding the waves that way. 

So let’s see some simple ways to figure out our front foot.

Kick a soccer ball!

If you have not kicked a soccer ball yet here comes the great opportunity just because of surfing! Whichever foot you put your foot in the moment of kicking is going to be your dominant foot because it needs to handle weight and balance. The foot which you kick the ball with, will be your backfoot since it’s going to be more technical so can help you out with your turns and other movements.

The slide experience!

Make sure this happens in a safe environment where you can actually slide. It’s easy…. just run and slide. During that slide, whichever foot lands on the front is your dominant foot. 

Do stairs!

Imagine that you are in a staircase which just got on fire and you have to run up to the rooftop in order to be rescued by the helicopter . You stand front of the stairs which foot makes the first step to run ahead as quick as possible? 

Be natural!

When it comes to my surf lesson I try to make a trick right in the beginning and tell people “Come on show me how you would ride a wave” In this case people do not overthink on the stance – it comes natural. They put more attention on how cool they want to look with their hands throwing shakkas! So do not stress much just get up! With skiers this excersise not working out very well…with their parallel stance. 

Push!

This is usually my last case scenario on a lesson since I do not like to push people around. For this you can also ask one of your friends to assist you. Just stand up on your board, walk to the edge like you are in a pirate movie. Be pushed down to the sand whatever foot you land first it’s your front foot. 

Actually in 90% of the cases it’s even easier then testing for a minute. Mostly people who right footed have the right foot back , left foot front. For those who are left footed have the left foot back and the right foot front. 

This way or that way…now you have a few drills to be sure how you gonna ride waves , both ways are legit just make sure you feel comfortable and be ready for the action!

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One key element that significantly influences your surfing performance is the fin set-up on your surfboard. The choice between a single fin, twin fin, thruster, or quad fin configuration can drastically alter the way you maneuver on the waves.

Single Fin: The Classic Elegance

The single fin setup exudes classic elegance and is reminiscent of the early days of surfing. Providing stability and control, the single fin is favored for its smooth, flowing ride. It encourages a more traditional style of surfing, allowing surfers to gracefully trim and nose ride. However, the limitations become evident when it comes to tight turns and radical maneuvers. The single fin ideal for those who appreciate a soulful, laid-back approach to riding the waves.

Twin Fin: Speed and Playfulness

The twin fin set-up offers a blend of speed and playfulness. With two fins working in tandem, surfers experience increased maneuverability and a looser feel on the wave. Twin fins are known for their ability to generate speed effortlessly, making them ideal for small to medium-sized waves. This set-up is favored by those who enjoy a more dynamic, skate-like feel, allowing for snappy turns and creative lines on the wave.

Thruster: Versatility at Its Best

The thruster configuration, featuring three fins, is the most common and widely used set-up in modern surfing. Offering a perfect balance between speed, control, and maneuverability, the thruster allows surfers to excel in a variety of conditions. The center fin provides stability, while the side fins aid in turning and carving through the waves. Thrusters are the go-to choice for surfers who want a versatile board that performs well in a broad range of wave sizes and shapes.

Quad Fin: Power and Drive

For surfers seeking a combination of speed and drive, the quad fin set-up is an excellent choice. It got two pairs of fins set towards the tail. Quads excel in generating speed and maintaining control in critical sections of the wave. This configuration is particularly effective in larger, more powerful waves. Provides surfers with the stability that needed to handle the increased energy of the ocean. Quads are favored by those who appreciate a more down-the-line, high-speed approach to surfing.

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Unlike any other sports, surfing is not starting on your feet but on your belly laying on the board. Before you get up , you also need to make your way to be on the wave. But how to catch a wave? 

In this article we introduce you to the different phases of a wave and discuss how to position and paddle for white water and green waves. 

Phases of a wave:

The bump: 

This is the 1st visible stage of a wave when you see the wave is just being formed deeper from the lineup. Try to identify the wave as soon as possible in a sitted position so you can follow through with your eyes and adjust your position to be at the best location. Ideally we want to be on the peak of the wave.  At this stage the wave already started to roll over but not having any lifting power or enough energy to pick up your board and be ridden. Common mistake with beginners is that they already try to paddle on the bumps so they get tired of paddling the flat and later on they cannot paddle for the actual wave. 

Unbroken, green wave:

The 2nd phase of the wave when it kinda looks like a skate ramp or a nice skiing slope, let’s say in between 70-80 degrees . This is the right moment to start paddling for the wave and later on make your pop up and slide down on the green wall.

When you paddle for this kind of wave timing is crucial. You have to make sure you do not paddle too quickly, otherwise you paddle away from the right stage and the wave will get too steep. If you do not paddle with enough power or long enough you can also miss the wave because you cannot match its speed or get to the other side of the wave. There is a small phase when you actually also paddle down the wave and not on top of it, when you feel the nose of the board is sliding down that’s the right moment to start standing up. You will feel something similar then on the rollercoaster that is quite fun and addictive. 

A pro tip: while you paddle for the wave look behind your shoulders how steep the wave gets so you can adapt your paddling to its steepness. 

Catching the green waves are more for intermediate surfers because it’s difficult timing and synchronicity with your paddling. At this stage many beginners experience nosedives and the frustration of not getting the wave. Best thing you can do is keep on trying and fall over and over again – no pain no gain . To make it less painful you can also watch other surfers and observe how they time and how they position themselves. This can just happen on the beach; you do not need to be necessarily in the water.  You can also have a lesson so an instructor can help you with the right timing. 

The wall – Breaking wave

The 3rd phase of the wave is the one you don’t want to be taking or be right under. When the waves are breaking, it means that their lips come crashing down. When you look back behind your shoulder and you see the lip is breaking down , the face of the wave is being too steep. Just pull back and let the wave break down on its own . There will be more waves and you can nail your timing better. 

The white water – Already broken wave.

This is the last phase of the wave when it all breaks down into white foam. It can be quite powerful when it just starts breaking down but if you position yourself about 10 meters ahead the explosion it’s perfect to learn the pop up. Make sure your feet touch the ground so you can actually see the wave before you start paddling and you are not going to drift on your board laying down. Make sure you paddle hard in the beginning especially to build up the speed and when you feel being pushed by the wave do some extra strong paddle strokes to make sure the foam is not passing under you . 

It’s easy to identify the white water because it is not changing its shape like the green wave and has more energy to push ahead so it’s ideal for beginners to start learning the pop up . 

To catch a wave it’s important to understand and learn how to read them just like we did in the first years in school. It takes time so be patient and enjoy the process to the barrels. 

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In board sports such as in surfing  you must know which is your front foot before you do air reverses and barrel rides or just stand up rides for a few seconds.  In this article we give you a few ideas how to figure out your front foot just in time and do not overthink before your session. 

Because we got two legs that means we got two different variations to stand up on a board. The left foot front we call regular, the right foot front we call goofy! Do not be bothered by goofy we call it this way because Disney’s Goofy was shredding the waves that way. 

So let’s see some simple ways to figure out our front foot.

Kick a soccer ball!

If you have not kicked a soccer ball yet here comes the great opportunity just because of surfing! Whichever foot you put your foot in the moment of kicking is going to be your dominant foot because it needs to handle weight and balance. The foot which you kick the ball with, will be your backfoot since it’s going to be more technical so can help you out with your turns and other movements.

The slide experience!

Make sure this happens in a safe environment where you can actually slide. It’s easy…. just run and slide. During that slide, whichever foot lands on the front is your dominant foot. 

Do stairs!

Imagine that you are in a staircase which just got on fire and you have to run up to the rooftop in order to be rescued by the helicopter . You stand front of the stairs which foot makes the first step to run ahead as quick as possible? 

Be natural!

When it comes to my surf lesson I try to make a trick right in the beginning and tell people “Come on show me how you would ride a wave” In this case people do not overthink on the stance – it comes natural. They put more attention on how cool they want to look with their hands throwing shakkas! So do not stress much just get up! With skiers this excersise not working out very well…with their parallel stance. 

Push!

This is usually my last case scenario on a lesson since I do not like to push people around. For this you can also ask one of your friends to assist you. Just stand up on your board, walk to the edge like you are in a pirate movie. Be pushed down to the sand whatever foot you land first it’s your front foot. 

Actually in 90% of the cases it’s even easier then testing for a minute. Mostly people who right footed have the right foot back , left foot front. For those who are left footed have the left foot back and the right foot front. 

This way or that way…now you have a few drills to be sure how you gonna ride waves , both ways are legit just make sure you feel comfortable and be ready for the action!

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One key element that significantly influences your surfing performance is the fin set-up on your surfboard. The choice between a single fin, twin fin, thruster, or quad fin configuration can drastically alter the way you maneuver on the waves.

Single Fin: The Classic Elegance

The single fin setup exudes classic elegance and is reminiscent of the early days of surfing. Providing stability and control, the single fin is favored for its smooth, flowing ride. It encourages a more traditional style of surfing, allowing surfers to gracefully trim and nose ride. However, the limitations become evident when it comes to tight turns and radical maneuvers. The single fin ideal for those who appreciate a soulful, laid-back approach to riding the waves.

Twin Fin: Speed and Playfulness

The twin fin set-up offers a blend of speed and playfulness. With two fins working in tandem, surfers experience increased maneuverability and a looser feel on the wave. Twin fins are known for their ability to generate speed effortlessly, making them ideal for small to medium-sized waves. This set-up is favored by those who enjoy a more dynamic, skate-like feel, allowing for snappy turns and creative lines on the wave.

Thruster: Versatility at Its Best

The thruster configuration, featuring three fins, is the most common and widely used set-up in modern surfing. Offering a perfect balance between speed, control, and maneuverability, the thruster allows surfers to excel in a variety of conditions. The center fin provides stability, while the side fins aid in turning and carving through the waves. Thrusters are the go-to choice for surfers who want a versatile board that performs well in a broad range of wave sizes and shapes.

Quad Fin: Power and Drive

For surfers seeking a combination of speed and drive, the quad fin set-up is an excellent choice. It got two pairs of fins set towards the tail. Quads excel in generating speed and maintaining control in critical sections of the wave. This configuration is particularly effective in larger, more powerful waves. Provides surfers with the stability that needed to handle the increased energy of the ocean. Quads are favored by those who appreciate a more down-the-line, high-speed approach to surfing.

In conclusion, the fin set-up on your surfboard is a crucial factor that defines your surfing experience. Whether you lean towards the classic elegance of a single fin, the speed and playfulness of a twin fin, the versatility of a thruster, or the power and drive of a quad, each configuration offers a unique ride that caters to different styles, conditions, and preferences.

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Unlike any other sports, surfing is not starting on your feet but on your belly laying on the board. Before you get up , you also need to make your way to be on the wave. But how to catch a wave? 

In this article we introduce you to the different phases of a wave and discuss how to position and paddle for white water and green waves. 

Phases of a wave:

The bump: 

This is the 1st visible stage of a wave when you see the wave is just being formed deeper from the lineup. Try to identify the wave as soon as possible in a sitted position so you can follow through with your eyes and adjust your position to be at the best location. Ideally we want to be on the peak of the wave.  At this stage the wave already started to roll over but not having any lifting power or enough energy to pick up your board and be ridden. Common mistake with beginners is that they already try to paddle on the bumps so they get tired of paddling the flat and later on they cannot paddle for the actual wave. 

Unbroken, green wave:

The 2nd phase of the wave when it kinda looks like a skate ramp or a nice skiing slope, let’s say in between 70-80 degrees . This is the right moment to start paddling for the wave and later on make your pop up and slide down on the green wall.

When you paddle for this kind of wave timing is crucial. You have to make sure you do not paddle too quickly, otherwise you paddle away from the right stage and the wave will get too steep. If you do not paddle with enough power or long enough you can also miss the wave because you cannot match its speed or get to the other side of the wave. There is a small phase when you actually also paddle down the wave and not on top of it, when you feel the nose of the board is sliding down that’s the right moment to start standing up. You will feel something similar then on the rollercoaster that is quite fun and addictive. 

A pro tip: while you paddle for the wave look behind your shoulders how steep the wave gets so you can adapt your paddling to its steepness. 

Catching the green waves are more for intermediate surfers because it’s difficult timing and synchronicity with your paddling. At this stage many beginners experience nosedives and the frustration of not getting the wave. Best thing you can do is keep on trying and fall over and over again – no pain no gain . To make it less painful you can also watch other surfers and observe how they time and how they position themselves. This can just happen on the beach; you do not need to be necessarily in the water.  You can also have a lesson so an instructor can help you with the right timing. 

The wall – Breaking wave

The 3rd phase of the wave is the one you don’t want to be taking or be right under. When the waves are breaking, it means that their lips come crashing down. When you look back behind your shoulder and you see the lip is breaking down , the face of the wave is being too steep. Just pull back and let the wave break down on its own . There will be more waves and you can nail your timing better. 

The white water – Already broken wave.

This is the last phase of the wave when it all breaks down into white foam. It can be quite powerful when it just starts breaking down but if you position yourself about 10 meters ahead the explosion it’s perfect to learn the pop up. Make sure your feet touch the ground so you can actually see the wave before you start paddling and you are not going to drift on your board laying down. Make sure you paddle hard in the beginning especially to build up the speed and when you feel being pushed by the wave do some extra strong paddle strokes to make sure the foam is not passing under you . 

It’s easy to identify the white water because it is not changing its shape like the green wave and has more energy to push ahead so it’s ideal for beginners to start learning the pop up . 

To catch a wave it’s important to understand and learn how to read them just like we did in the first years in school. It takes time so be patient and enjoy the process to the barrels. 

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In board sports such as in surfing  you must know which is your front foot before you do air reverses and barrel rides or just stand up rides for a few seconds.  In this article we give you a few ideas how to figure out your front foot just in time and do not overthink before your session. 

Because we got two legs that means we got two different variations to stand up on a board. The left foot front we call regular, the right foot front we call goofy! Do not be bothered by goofy we call it this way because Disney’s Goofy was shredding the waves that way. 

So let’s see some simple ways to figure out our front foot.

Kick a soccer ball!

If you have not kicked a soccer ball yet here comes the great opportunity just because of surfing! Whichever foot you put your foot in the moment of kicking is going to be your dominant foot because it needs to handle weight and balance. The foot which you kick the ball with, will be your backfoot since it’s going to be more technical so can help you out with your turns and other movements.

The slide experience!

Make sure this happens in a safe environment where you can actually slide. It’s easy…. just run and slide. During that slide, whichever foot lands on the front is your dominant foot. 

Do stairs!

Imagine that you are in a staircase which just got on fire and you have to run up to the rooftop in order to be rescued by the helicopter . You stand front of the stairs which foot makes the first step to run ahead as quick as possible? 

Be natural!

When it comes to my surf lesson I try to make a trick right in the beginning and tell people “Come on show me how you would ride a wave” In this case people do not overthink on the stance – it comes natural. They put more attention on how cool they want to look with their hands throwing shakkas! So do not stress much just get up! With skiers this excersise not working out very well…with their parallel stance. 

Push!

This is usually my last case scenario on a lesson since I do not like to push people around. For this you can also ask one of your friends to assist you. Just stand up on your board, walk to the edge like you are in a pirate movie. Be pushed down to the sand whatever foot you land first it’s your front foot. 

Actually in 90% of the cases it’s even easier then testing for a minute. Mostly people who right footed have the right foot back , left foot front. For those who are left footed have the left foot back and the right foot front. 

This way or that way…now you have a few drills to be sure how you gonna ride waves , both ways are legit just make sure you feel comfortable and be ready for the action!

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