Posts Tagged ‘SURF’

February 15th, 2014 | By | 16 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Fins

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What’s in a fin? Aside from being those knifey things that stick out of your board and slice through the water (and hopefully not your skin), there are a lot of components to fins. Here are a few basics to focus on when deciding on a fin system for your board: (more…)

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February 8th, 2014 | By | 276 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Longboard Paddling Technique

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A longboard isn’t called a log for nothing. Even maneuvering a heavily glassed 9’0 noserider makes a petite little lady like myself feel like I’m coasting on a 300 year old redwood tree. For how fun they are to ride, they sure can be challenging in terms of getting around, especially getting around waves bigger than 4-5 feet. Save yourself the frustration of getting caught on the inside with a few simple paddling techniques… (more…)

February 2nd, 2014 | By | 310 Comments

Surf Training with Alana Blanchard Improve Your Surfing with Alana's Trainer, Summer.

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It’s a typical winter day on Kauai.  It is 70 degrees, windy, rainy with a bit of sunlight shining through the clouds.  Alana walks in the studio. I ask her how she is and how the surf is.  She answers, “Fun but a bit blown out.”  She’s an optimist I know and will usually make the best out of every situation.  She says I’m ready for “a really good workout”.  I know what this means; Alana is one of my strongest clients.  And I’ve been doing this for 12 years with all levels of professional athletes.  She is amazing.  She is an animal…this will be a tough workout.  Here is her workout: (more…)

February 1st, 2014 | By | 35 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Whether you’re learning to surf or are a total veteran, there is nothing quite as good as having a lineup to yourself. The only way to become a better surfer is time surfing- literally standing up and riding a wave. Paddling around to scrounge for waves will make you stronger but time on your feet is what you really need to improve your surf skills. (more…)