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WMS Winter Wetsuit Giveaway!!! | WETSUIT MEGASTORE

In Wetsuits on December 1, 2015 at 7:39 am

Want to win a free brand NEW winter surfing wetsuit? Go to WMS website to find out how: WMS Winter Wetsuit Giveaway!

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Ultimate Wetsuit Guide

In Wetsuits on April 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

The ultimate guide to wetsuits now has a shorter video version for people that would rather sit back and watch than read. It covers all the most important thing but it is of course not so in depth as the original guide. So if you want to become a little bit of a wetsuit expert read the guide. If you just want the juicy parts, then here is the video guide.

You will learn about different wetuit models and type, neoprene thickness, stitches, most important features that make a good wetsuit and more… Enjoy!

Xcel Drylock Booties

In Surfing, Wetsuits on April 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

Got new booties and they make quite a difference. Here is a short review of the Xcel Drylock booties, 5mm… if you are thinking of buying them I can give them thumbs up, I’m very satisfied (using them for a few months now). Here is a full review that I’ve made.

How To Check Wetsuit Thickness

In Surfing, Wetsuits on March 23, 2015 at 10:15 am

The thicker the warmer. But how to check how thick in your neoprene wetsuit? Here is how:

How To Buy a Wetsuit – Video Guide For Beginners

In Surfing, Wetsuits on March 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

I started with a series of video guides for people interested in buying their first wetsuit but not knowing exactly what to look for. In this guide I explain everything you need to know before your first purchase: what are wetsuits and how do they work, what makes a good wetsuit and which features are important to have if you want to be as warm as possible. Hope you like it.

How To Wax Your Surfboard?

In Surfing on January 9, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I am on a roll with surf guides, this time one for complete beginners. Again the source of the wisdom is 360guide.info or well…my own head. Things are pretty simple when it comes to waxing but if no one tells you how even the simplest things can lead to disaster:). So how to do it?

Lets pretend we are starting with a clean unwaxed surfboard. These are the steps:

1. Base coat or not? There is a special type of wax called base coat which in meant for that first layer of wax on your unwaxed board. Ii is really hard and resistant. It helps bond the normal wax to your board and it helps create lon lasting wax bumps – this is what you want.

2. Either way base coat wax or not, grab a bar of wax and start rubbing and use the edge not the flat part!

3. How to rub? Make sure it’s nice, even, and that you cover the whole deck without any bald spots. There are 3 ways to do it:

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Use anyone U want, invent your own… I usually start with first one, then continue to second. By this time the base coat has formed bumps and I can take normal wax and finish it off with third waxing technique.

NOTE: Wax temperatures

There is one base coat wax for all temperatures. Regular waxes come in 4 different types: COLD, COOL, WARM, TROPICAL. Use the right one for the temperature you will be surfing in!

Enjoy!

Surfing The Adriatic

In Surfing on January 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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Adriatic sea and some south wind

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First one inside

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Walk down the point

This narrow sea doesn’t often deliver, but there are some hidden gem days and yesterdays was one of them., when we found a cool pointbreak with long peeling waves somewhat protected from the wind. Now we are waiting for the next one…

What kind of surfboard do I need?

In Surfing on January 4, 2014 at 10:23 am
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Shortboards

 

I have made a list and counted around 23 different surfboard types:

  1. Shortboard (Thruster, Quad, Bonzer)
  2. Step Up Board
  3. Step Down Board
  4. Hybrid
  5. Egg
  6. Fish (Hybrid Fish, Lis Fish)
  7. Longboard (Mal) (Log)
  8. Mini-mal (Mini Malibu)
  9. Funboard
  10. Mini Gun / Semi Gun
  11. Gun
  12. Rhino Chaser
  13. Tow Board
  14. Aerial Board
  15. Alaia
  16. Planing Hull and Mini Simmons
  17. Softboard and Softtop
  18. Surfmat
  19. Kneeboard
  20. Paipo Board
  21. Bodyboard (Boogieboard)
  22. (Hydro)Foil Surfboard
  23. Skimboard

An extensive explanation of each surfboard type: http://360guide.info/surfing/surfboard-types.html

Each one has their own characteristics and use. The most common one with intermediate and better surfers is the shortboard. But if you are a beginner then look for mini malibu or hybrid. Any funboard and a longboard are also ok. You need something wide thick and stable so you will catch more waves and be more stable at takeoff. This way you will improve faster.

Don’t get a soft surfboard, they are used in schools and are great for first timers but I would never buy them as my first surfboard.

 

Nazare?! Big Waves This Chrismass

In Surfing on January 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I just came back from Portugal and this is what happened!:)

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The source of these and more Nazare big wave photos is 360guide.info (http://360guide.info/crazy-stuff/surfing-nazare-the-big-wave-raw-ocean-power-show.html)

Bali Surfing

In Surfing on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

It was time for another Bali trip. Yeah! It’s amazing how much Kuta changes every year. It was 2 years since my last visit and – new shopping malls, new hotels, new roads…once quiet dark side alleys are now full of restaurants and cottages. But it’s still fun, water is still warm, waves are still glassy  and yes – it is still crowded:). There are a couple more photos here.

If you have some questions on Bali and surfing there – ask!