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Surfing Roof Rack Buyers Guide

Best Roof Rack for your Surfboard in 2019

Even if you belong to the lucky few that can live on the ocean shoreline, if you want to move locations and follow the best waves you can find, you will need a roof rack.

While our boards are perfect for their life in the water, they are not what you would call compact, especially if you have a longboard.

That is where a roof rack comes in to secure your board from all sides and make sure that both the board and your car, survive the journey unscathed.

A long time ago, roof racks used to be quite simple.

It was just a couple of rails you had on your car and you’d use paracord to tie the board to the frame.

This was no good for your board because any hard material can scrape away the paint and the polish.

New roof racks are not only soft and protect the board, but are also easily removable from the car. Not to mention that they secure the surfboards much better, as well as on all sides. This means that the type of car you have is not important and that you will be able to drive freely with your boards attached to the top. Read More

Best Skiing Pole 2019

The Best Ski Poles for 2019: All Abilities Covered

Power without control is meaningless.

And if you want to enjoy that huge slope truly, you will need the best ski poles in your hands that you can find. Good quality poles will not only help you make better turns and avoid any death cookies on the way but will also help you get up to the summit.

Thankfully, there is a wide range of ski poles, regardless of your skiing experience and the tracks you prefer.

From basic models that will be perfect for some calm traversing to professional items that will make you the king of the backcountry, poles are available in all shapes and sizes.

And, unlike before, you are now well in your right to ask for the best quality for a reasonable price. Read More

Best ski wax 2019

The Best Ski Wax Options for 2019

Sometimes, you just want to go faster. While beginner skiers often disregard ski wax, it is very important both for those who want to glide more swiftly down the mountain and protect their skis from the damage. Thankfully, there are a lot of good choices out there so that you can pick out the best ski wax options to improve your skiing experience.

Which ski wax you should use depends heavily on how, where, and when are you planning to use it. By all accounts, including one from the International Skiing History Association, ski wax is used to make you go faster, so you should be prepared for the added boost to your performance. Thankfully, using wax also means that you will have better control, as you will be able to cut easier through the snow.

Finally, the wax you will want to use will depend on if the snow is wet or dry, or possibly polluted with dirt or other particles. The best ski wax is the one that will protect your gear in most situations, but it will always be up to you to determine if there are circumstances are right for the wax you will be using. Read More

Best travel laptops

The Best Laptops for Travelling 2019

If you want to bring a piece of equipment with you, on your travel adventures, you have to be witty about it and carefully think what will work out for you best.

You see, very often people make whichever decision is quickest, since everyone is at such a hurry while packing for the trip, and end up with luggage that only represents dead weight.

You don’t want that to happen to you on your trip; especially not if it involves technology!

Although technology is very sensitive, which is one reason why you need to be careful with equipment that you choose, it has also become necessary.

You might want to be able to transfer some photos from your camera whilst travelling, edit them on your laptop and post them on social media or send them to someone.

Maybe you want to browse the Internet and watch movies in your spare time, when you aren’t sightseeing. Either way, you need a good travel laptop. Read More

Best cameras for travelling

The Best Cameras for Travelling Around the World With

Are you going travelling? Is a loved one going travelling?

In this first post in our technology series, we look at the best cameras for taking around the world with you.

We’ve included a range of regular cameras, video cameras and even a dirt cheap option.

We’ve tried to keep it to smaller, more portable options rather than large, bulky DSLRs that will be tougher to take around and will add significant weight into your luggage. Read More

Bodyboards for Adults

Best Bodyboards for Under £35

Bodyboarding is a great, fun water sport that gets you into the sea and riding waves for hours on end.

You won’t need us to tell you how enjoyable bodyboarding is if you’ve tried it before. Most people you give bodyboarding a try love it.

If you’ve always wanted to try out beach sport but you’ve never quite been brave enough to try surfing (or it just isn’t for you), we’d definitely recommend bodyboarding.

As well as being fun, bodyboarding is a great all-body workout that will get your arms and legs moving. Plus, you’ll be having a great time out in the sea under the sun, what’s not to love?!

As with most sports equipment, you can hire bodyboards at the beach, but you can save money and get more out of it if you have your own board.

With that in mind, we’re going to show you some of the best bodyboards for adults that you can buy cheaply online for under £35.

Get your wetsuit on and get to the ocean. Read More

How to read surf reports

How to Read Surf Reports: Surf Report Made Easy

If you’re heading out to the coast for a surf or if you’re going on a specific surfing holiday, you’re going to want to know how to read the surf report.

If you’re unfamiliar with the surf report, it’s basically the weather forecast for the waves. How big the swells are going to be and which direction they’re heading, what time the tides will be changing, what the wind speeds will be like and much more.

You’re going to get a pretty clear of surf conditions for the day when you check out the surf report.

Knowing how to read the surf report is beneficial for two main purposes, fun and safety – you’ll know when to avoid the sea because it’s too rough or the waves are no good and you’ll know where and when you’re going to catch the best waves. Read More

Best Foamie Surfboards

Best Foam Surfboards for 2019

Foam surfboards are a great type of surfboard for getting people into surfing. They’re an ideal beginner surfboard for adults and children alike, being easy to use, fun to learn on and well performing too.

Buying a foam surfboard doesn’t mean that you’re buying a board that you’ll only be able to use for a few times then have to upgrade.

As foam board technology has improved over the last few years, foam surfboards have developed and are now also suited to intermediate surfers.

Don’t get us wrong, if you’re looking to up your surf skill levels and take your surfing more seriously, you’ll probably be looking for an upgrade on a soft board at some point in the future, but if you’re looking for a cheap, fun board to keep you entertained until you feel a hard board is right for you, a foam surfboard is ideal.

Here we’re going to show you some of the best foam surfboards to buy online. We’ll tell you what makes them a good purchase, talk you through the features and also explain some of the key aspects of foam surfboards. Read More

Best Women's Wetsuits

The Best Women’s Wetsuits to Buy 2019

When it comes to buying women’s wetsuits there are three main factors that most of us think of: fit, warmth and price.

This is where we hope we can help you out. This post is going to recommend some of the best women’s wetsuits to buy online that we believe tick those three boxes.

We’ll show the best full length and women’s shorty wetsuit options that are affordable but don’t hold back on quality, keeping you warm and comfortable while surfing or bodyboarding.

As we go through we’ll explain what all the keywords mean so you know exactly what it is you’re looking for.

As mentioned, we’ll give you the best recommendations of full length and short wetsuits, but also explain the key differences and benefits of buying one or the other – you might end up wanting both! Read More

Men's Wetsuits

Best Men’s Wetsuits for Surfing & Seawear

When it comes to buying a new product, most of us are the same: we want the best product for the lowest price. It’s only natural to look to save some money where we can.

This leads to the age-old worry of ‘buy cheap, buy twice’, which is inconvenient at best, expensive at worst.

The same goes for men’s wetsuits (and women’s wetsuits we suppose), especially if you’re new to surfing and you don’t want to buy an expensive suit for your first suit. It’s a safe assumption that you’re going to be looking for a wetsuit that isn’t expensive, but one that will last you a fair few years and many trips to the beach.

Well, we’re hoping that we can help you out here. This post is all about men’s wetsuits, more specifically, good quality men’s wetsuits that you can buy online that are affordable and will do a good job for years to come.

We’re going to recommend the best full length and shorty wetsuits for men, talking you through the benefits of having one or the other, and explaining the key wetsuit terms you’ll read when you go to buy a wetsuit online, so you know exactly what you’re buying. Read More