Sustainability & Surfing Content To Get You Stoked
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As an ocean activist I’m always on the lookout for organisations which are doing ocean conservation and cleanup work. I’ve stumbled across Ocean Generation who are actively involved in these things and well worth check out and donating to, if you can.
The Evolution of the Surfing Fin
TLDR; Surfing’s history is rich and in the UK it dates back to the 1700s when Captain Cook’s crew saw the Haiwaiians surfing. Equipment has changed a lot over the years from riding ‘wooden coffin lids’ in the late 1920s through to modern day high performance fins and fiberglass surfboards. Surfing fins have also evolved from rudimentary shapes and styles to refined edges and clear outlines that are waterproofed with fibreglass. As surfers we need to recognise those that have come before us, to continue advancing our sport and developing the equipment we use.
Opinion Piece: Surfings Debut At The Olympics
So it’s been a great debut for Surfing at the Olympics in Japan, despite all the pessimism that me and others may have spouted before the games, conditions weren’t abysmal especially at the end and it showcased our sport in a positive manner.
One Tree Planted
Community led projects that provide jobs, shelter, squester carbon from the atmosphere and provide health & wellbeing benefits through the One Tree Planted organisation.
Can Wavepools Help Improve Your Surfing?
I must admit I wasn’t convinced by wavepools at first. It took me a few visits to get used to it all: the queuing, the pressure when it comes to your go, and what to do on each section. But once I got out of my head and just started surfing naturally I found myself enjoying my session a lot more.
My Chat With Derek from WaveTribe
Few months back I had the privilege of talking to Derek Dodds, founder of WaveTribe in on his podcast Saltwater High. For those that don’t know, Derek and is the founder of a very successful sustainable surf brand most known for its hemp based board bags and socks. We talked about a range of things from how I got started with Shaka Surf to some of the challenges of running an online business and being a surfpreneur.
Volunteering To Fight Plastic Waste
Let’s face facts the pandemic has exposed some ugly truths about our society, and one of those ugly truths is that a lot of people think it’s ok to leave their trash/litter for others to deal with. I’m sure we’ve all noticed the increase in plastic pollution in our local areas, not to mention the increase in disposable face masks just recklessly discarded on the ground, or beach, leaving others to have the dilemma of whether or not they should pick it up and dispose of responsibly.
What Type of Surfer Are You?
From the cliched blonde, sun kissed always at the beach stereotype to the more contemporary video analysis, high performance coached aspiring pro surfer, the types of surfer in the lineup today are numerous.
IWD 2021 Women in Surfing
On this International Women’s Day we doth take our caps off to all the lady sliders, the frothers, big wave chargers, or just aspirational who make our lineups less testosterone fueled. We take a look at how far women's surfing has come in the last few years.
Five Tips For Beginner Surfers
It’s time to learn to surf. The European summer is approaching fast. It’s time to head to the beach for healthy, open space and the fresh, bracing ocean after the torrid winter. If you’re going to learn to surf, here are five tips that will dramatically improve your chances of success at this wonderful sport and pastime.
How Sustainable Are Wave Pools
Sustinability and Wave Pools Go Together Like Kelly and World Championships
How To Make Your Own Surf Wax
Ever wondered how to do this? You can read our full write-up over at Surf & Mind
Shaka Surf Sponsors The Web Series
We're stoked to be one of the official sponsors if this fantastic, dynamic surfing event.