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Longboard Surfing Tips | Shaka Surf BlogAugust 10, 2020

Longboard Surfing - The Basics First of let's get a few definitions out of the way with. What classifies a longboard as a longboard and how does it differ from a shortboard? A longboard generally is a single fin surfboard with a large rounded nose, its length is typically between 9 and 12ft. A longboard differs from a shortboard, which generally has 3 or 4 fin placement, and is a lot shorter…

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Shaka Surf Sponsors The Web Series | Shaka Surf BlogJuly 27, 2020

We're stoked to be one of the official sponsors if this fantastic, dynamic surfing event. Here's the official PR blurb: South Africa – The upcoming Rip Curl E-Pro virtual surfing tournament has garnered so much attention that the event organisers have opened up a standalone women’s event. This South African virtual surfing event – part of the global Surf Web Series – is set to kick off on 1 August…

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Will Smaller Virtual Events Replace The WSL | Shaka Surf BlogJuly 20, 2020

So it's official, there's gonna be no surf events for the rest of 2020 as the WSL announced last week that due to COVID-19 they are cancelling remaining surf events. I'll be honest, I wasn't actually too disappointed with this news, I make no bones about it I have gone off watching the surf events put on by the WSL. I even wrote about why WSL events are not the superbowl. But, what I love about…

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Are Shark Attacks Linked To Climate Change? | Shaka Surf BlogJuly 15, 2020

It's hard not to act surprised when you hear the news of the latest shark attack. As surfers it's a risk we have to accept, we're always entering their territory. But there's always things we can do to minimise the risks such as wear known detterents for sharks. Now it's dubious just how effective some of the newer market technologies are against all kinds of aggresive sharks such as tigers, bulls…

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WSL - Surfing Events Are Not The SuperBowl | Shaka Surf BlogJune 24, 2020

For a while now this has been playing on my mind and I'm sure I'm not the only surfer that has tuned out to the WSL events in recent years. When it was still the ASP I would tune in and watch the world's best surfers rip Bells Bowl or get shacked in Tahiti, even if that meant getting up at 4am or watching late into the night. Now, I'd rather just watch some old highlight reels than have to tune…

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New Sustainable Surf Products | Shaka Surf BlogJune 08, 2020

New Eco Surf Fins - Limited Editions We've been very busy bees during the lockdown period and have been working hard on some new designs. One design we're particularly stoked with is our new paisley eco surf fin, which is a special one-off design and we have limited stock left: Price: $109.99 - Save 20% With STAYATHOME20 Buy product online: Eco Paisley Single Fin 9" Like all our fins we sell on…

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What Kinds of Trash Do You Find At The Beach | Shaka Surf BlogMay 14, 2020

The War on Waste It's well documented how much trash 🚮 are washing up ashore onto previously pristine beaches. You've probably noticed it when you've been strolling along the beach, the amount of discarded cigarette butts, fishing nets, plastic trash of various forms, toys, foam, even bits of surfboards can sometimes be found. It's depressing and it's damaging not only the natural ecosystem but…

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Surviving The Lockdown | Shaka Surf BlogApril 28, 2020

Just a Little Bit Longer Is something we've probably been all telling ourselves, whilst surf media outlets still pump relentless content of new and old videos of endless barrels and strike missions 🌊. Whilst, we all have to obey the rules and stay indoors dreaming of what it's going to be like our first session back in the water. Of course, many surfers are taking this restriction on what they…

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Purchasing Power | Shaka Surf BlogApril 03, 2020

🌱Now Is The Time To Make More Sustainable Choices🌎 We all have tremendous purchasing power and the day to day descisions we make have enormous ramifications for the global world. We've see it with 🦠COVID-19 how easy access to cheap flights has helped this become a global pandemic. We've seen how vulnerable global supply chains are, when the two global superpowers of China and US struggle we all…

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