Best Grip Pad for Surfing in 2019

Best Grip Pad for Surfing in 2019

Grip pads, also known as traction pads, don’t just look cool; they are an essential part of your board if you want to make your surf as majestic as possible.

Depending if they are front pads or back pads, they can be made from different materials, and in a cool million patterns, but the goal on all of them is the same:

To make your feet stick to the board so that you will have more freedom to move, change your balance, and push your surf to the maximum.

Thankfully, as materials became cheaper and the quality became better, grip pads are now a much better option than just waxing your board, and there are awesome ones to pick from. If you know just a couple of basic thing about what to look for, you will be able to spend the rest of your time picking out the design that will compliment your board in the best way possible. Read More

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

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.

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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

Best Wetsuit Boots

Best Wetsuit Boots to Buy for Men and Women

Once again we’re going to you show some of the best watersports gear that you can buy online for an affordable price without sacrificing on quality.

This time we turn our attention to wetsuit boots.

Wetsuit boots are often called a variety of names, the most common being wetsuit shoes, wetsuits booties or sometimes even surf shoes. So don’t worry if you’ve heard them called something else before, and forgive us if we use a few of those throughout this guide.

If you’ve ever walked across a pebbly beach without anything on your feet, or you’ve headed into the sea to find out the sand from the beach quickly turns into sharp stones, you have probably thought to yourself ‘I should buy some of those waterproof shoes for next time’. 

You’re not the only one. And that’s why we’re here: to help make that painful under-foot beach experience a thing of the past.

We’re going to show you some of the best wetsuit boots to buy online and hopefully help you understand the differences between the different types. Read More

Best Kids Wetsuits

The Best Kids Wetsuits for Surfing & Playing in the Sea

So you’re thinking about buying your kids wetsuits for a surf trip or maybe a holiday by the sea.

You’ve come to the right place. Here, we’re going to show you our top picks for the best children’s wetsuits to buy online.

If you’re completely new to surfing, bodyboarding or you’ve never bought a wetsuit before and you’re not sure what you’re supposed to be looking for, don’t worry, we’re also going to explain everything you need to know.

We’ll give you a rundown of what all the key terms  mean when you’re buying wetsuits for children, so you’ll know exactly what you’re buying.

Our picks will include high-performing wetsuits that are available for a reasonable price. We’ll tell you why they’re good, how existing buyers have rated them and much more.

Let’s get into it. Read More

Best Beginner Surfboards for Adults

Best Beginner Surfboards for Adults: The Best Boards to Learn on

Now that the temperature’s warming up and the sun is making its presence felt, we turn our attention from the slopes to the sea.

Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world, allowing you to enjoy the sea, sun, sights and sound of the beach while having a great time on your board.

In this post we’re going to look at the best beginner surfboards for adults to equip you for a summer on the waves. We’ll also talk you through some of the basics of buying a surfboard and what to look out for when you’re buying online. Read More