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The 9 Best Surfboards for Beginners in 2020

The 9 Best Surfboards for Beginners in 2020

We’ve rounded up a list of the 9 Best Surfboards for Beginners below.

Before we begin let’s cover some of the basics…

Should I Buy a Shortboard or Longboard? 

Generally speaking, the longer the board, the more buoyant and stable it is. This makes longboards easier to learn how to stand up on and ideal for beginners. The trade-off, however, is that long boards tend to be more difficult to steer and duck-dive (an advanced manoeuvre to duck under waves).

We recommend finding a board that is long enough to be easy to stand up on but not so long that it feels like you’re riding a tree!

Which Length Surfboard is Good for a Beginner?

If you weigh less than 85kgs (187 pounds) and are less than 6’1” feet (185cm) tall… 

7ft surfboard

The 14 Best Surf Photographers on Instagram in 2020

The 14 Best Surf Photographers on Instagram in 2020
We've put together a list of the best surf photographers on Instagram in 2019.

Who Will Win at the Sydney Surf Pro in 2020?

Who Will Win at the Sydney Surf Pro in 2020?

The Sydney Surf Pro is receiving more publicity than ever before and event organisers are expecting thousands of spectators to descend on Manly Beach this weekend for the competition. With 10,000 qualifying series (QS) points and $25,000 in prize money up for grabs, surfers from around the globe will be fighting hard for the win.

We’ve broken down who we think will come 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both the men’s and women’s events below.

Who Has Qualified For The Olympics For Surfing So Far?

Who Has Qualified For The Olympics For Surfing So Far?
With the 2019 WSL Championship Tour now complete, the first 10 men and 8 women qualification spots have already been filled. The next chance to qualify will be at the 2020 ISA World Surfing Games on the 8th May 2020 where 4 men’s  and 6 women’s spots are up for grabs.

Preventing Shark Attacks! How Do SMART Drum Lines Work?

Preventing Shark Attacks! How Do SMART Drum Lines Work?

Scientists have developed an ethical shark attack prevention system known as a SMART drum line. SMART stands for “Shark Management Alert in Real Time”.

SMART drum lines are deployed along the coastline around 500m from shore and alert local authorities when a shark has been caught so that experts can arrive at the scene and release the shark back into the wild.

6 Ways Climate Change Affects The Ocean

6 Ways Climate Change Affects The Ocean

Luckily for us, our oceans have been absorbing most of the heat but at what cost?

1. Increased Sea Surface Temperature

2. Coral Bleaching

3. Fish Migration

4. Rising Sea Levels

5. Ocean Acidification

6. Coastal Flooding

Who Will Win At Pipeline In 2019?

Who Will Win At Pipeline In 2019?

The final stop on the Men’s WSL Championship Tour is the Pipe Masters in Hawaii.

So what will this year have in store and who will win?

We’ve broken down who we think will come 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Which Wetsuit Thickness is Best for Australia?

Which Wetsuit Thickness is Best for Australia?
So you're about to purchase a wetsuit and you're not sure which thickness is right for Australian water temperatures. The right thickness depends on where in Australia you're surfing and what time of year.

What's The Best Warm-Up Routine for Surfing?

What's The Best Warm-Up Routine for Surfing?

The best warm-up routine for surfing. Don't risk injury this summer. Do a proper warm-up before you get in the water. We recommend a routine that addresses your body's overall mobility. Select 6 exercises from the list of 10 below. This will form a 15-20 minute routine.

The 16 Best Local Custom Surfboard Shapers in Australia

The 16 Best Local Custom Surfboard Shapers in Australia

Before you go forking out cash for your next factory-made generic shortboard, consider grabbing yourself a silky, hand-cut board from one of these local custom boardshapers.

In no particular order, please see our list below of the 16 best local custom surfboard shapers in Australia.

Everything You Need to Know About Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch

Everything You Need to Know About Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch

How much does it cost to surf at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch? Where is Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch located? How does Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch work? How much did Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch cost to build?

Who Will Win At Teahupo'o in 2019?

Who Will Win At Teahupo'o in 2019?

Next stop on the Men’s WSL Championship Tour is Teahupo’o, Tahiti! Now famous for being one of the heaviest waves in the world, the WSL contest at Teahupo’o is both a test of bravery as well as surfing precision.

So what will this year have in store and who will win?

We’ve broken down who we think will come 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.