How To: Identify wave types

Phil Macdonald and Trent Munro discuss how you can identify wave types for surfing. There are two types of waves: rolling and clenching waves. Rolling waves break far from the shore while clenching waves are more dangerous.

How To: Perform a backside rail grab on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Fix a carbon fiber surfboard

Fixing your Aviso Carbon Fiber surfboard is just as easy as fixing your old poly surfboard. You can remove the drain plug. Dry it out completely. There is no foam to rot or wood to break. If fixed properly Aviso surfboards will keep all of there integrity. This addresses a puncture and a cracked and severely damaged rail.

How To: Perform the sliding 360 on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Go vertical on a surfboard

In this video, surf pro Joel Parkinson gives you his best tricks for getting vertical on your surfboard. Getting vertical basically entails moving your body completely to its side so you are standing on top of the wave. Joel offers some awesome tips and tricks for practicing your vertical turns.

How To: Perform the Quasimodo on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Repair a glassed on fin of a surfboard

Learn how to glass your surfboard by watching this video. You will be an expert after witnessing this master artisan Ian Berenger at work. A glassed on fin is an alternative to fins that sit in boxes like FCS or Future Fins. This is a detail common with classic boards and shouldn't be something you do unless you are an intermediate surfer. Repair your glassed-on fin with these simple steps.

How To: Cutback for bodyboarding

Francisco Pinheiro, Joana Schenker, and Neuza Mochacho demonstrate how to do the cutback for bodyboarding. You need to do the following: get into position, the cuttie, and continue the ride. Cutback for bodyboarding.

How To: Keep your stand up paddle board going straight

When you think of Laird Hamilton, you probably picture him tearing up some ludicrously big wave. But he's got to relax too, and stand up paddle boarding is a great way to do that. It's basically surfing on flat water with a paddle, and in this video Laird Hamilton himself will give you a tip for keeping your board going straight despite the fact that you're only using one paddle.

How To: Perform the coffin on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

News: Hawaiian Surfer Dudes Make Their Own DIY Waves

Anybody who surfs knows there's often plenty of downtime waiting for the perfect swell to come along. So what do you do while you're waiting around? Option 1: Nothing (boo). Option 2: Fabricate your own ready-made waves, via a makeshift current pool hooked up to the Waimea River, one of the longest rivers in the Hawaiian Islands. Kudos to Stephan Figueiredo, Dennis Tihara, Gabriel Pastori, Diego Silva and Felipe Cesarano for their up-and-go-get-'em. There has been some debate regarding possib...

How To: Stand-up paddle more efficiently on your board

Stand-up paddling is sort of a niche spinoff of surfing in which the rider stands up on their board and moves across flat water by paddling. This quick video from an expert in the field offers some tips for improving the efficiency of your stroke when stand-up paddling. You'll be able to paddle faster and longer without tiring. How could that not make stand-up paddling more enjoyable?

How To: Avoid being a Kook while surfing

Basically, a "Kook" is the type of surfer everyone hates. Kooks put themselves and others in danger by their actions in the water. In this video, learn the rules of the ocean and avoid everyone staying far away from you at the beach.

How To: Blow The Tail with power when surfing big waves

Kalani Robb explains how to throw your tail out the back on your forehand with power. This SurflineTv Trick Tip is an insiders instructional on showing us how to blow the tail. Get a deep bottom turn to load up and spring out of the lip. Grab the rail so you don't lose it. Land it and enjoy. Make good timing so you can blow the lip out before it crests. Then you can follow it with a bit of a floater.

How To: Surf inside the break

Andy Bottomley demonstrates how to surf the break zone. You have to remember to paddle well and keep the correct positioning before you start. Approach the wave with the board's nose directly facing the wave. Surf inside the break - Part 1 of 2.

How To: Surf a Front Side Air Reverse

Punt air-reverses like Taj Burrow. This is a super move where you sail above the lip and take off. SurflineTV's got a great set of tips. You can pull on small to head high waves to throw this trick. Make sure you keep the board on your feet. Throw your shoulder into the turn. Grab and spin with a goal to land tail to the beach.

How To: Surf a backside tail slide and recover for shortboards

Dane Reynolds explains how to throw your tail, slide, and recover on your backhand. Thrash it out with style. You need a steep wave that's not too powerful to throw you off. Stomp on your back foot to project into the lip. Then put your pressure on the front foot to throw out your back foot. The sweet spot is between the barrel and the soft shoulder. Check out this how-to surfing video for the right, steep wave for these surfing moves.

How To: Perform the stall on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Perform the rodeo flip on a surfboard

In this video from Surfline, Jamie O'Brien shows you how to perform an awesome rodeo flip on a surfboard while you are in the ocean. Rodeo flips involve flipping upside down and landing back on your feet. This trick is pretty awesome and you will get some expert advice from this tutorial to get you started.

News: Extremely-thoughtless-to-privates Surfing at Latitude 66/33

Latitude 66/33, a.k.a. the North Pole, a.k.a. the new best kept secret surf spot. This past spring, surf photographer and filmmaker Yassine Ouhilal, plus four other surfers, went to the arctic to surf. They began their expedition in Norway, and ended up surfing in beautiful midnight snow showers, riding waves under the incredible Northern Lights.

How To: Perform the cockroach on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Perform a stingray shuffle when surfing

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to perform a stingray shuffle when surfing.

How To: Change positions on a surfboard

Changing positions on a surfboard is one of the hardest things to learn how to do. Get expert advice on surfing techniques in this video lesson. Take action: use proper foot position, shuffle feet to make minor adjustments, and remember that sweet spots are different for every individual. Mike Jones, the instructor of this how-to video, has been surfing since he was only six years old. He was lucky enough to surf the pro tour for a few years before starting his own surf shop and clothing bran...

How To: Shape a surfboard

Surfboard shaping can be a way to make your own surfboard before hitting the waves or a way to earn a few extra dollars at the beach. Learn how to shape a surfboard from a professional surfboard shaper in this free surfing video series.

How To: Fix the dings on a surfboard

So you've been hitting the waves, but it's pretty obvious that your surfboard has been suffering from your enthusiasm to shred. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to repair the dings on your surfboard and get it looking brand new.

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