We've been busy restocking our surfboard range for the coming summer. Now carrying over 100 new & used surfboards including JS Indrustries, Super, BDS, as well as grass roots local shapers Tragic Idol and Beck surfboards. Plus a large range of foam surfboards like Softlite & Softech for beginners to Mullets for shredding on the grovel days. Drop in, relax in the hardware lounge and grab the perfect surfboard for your summer on the sunshine coast. Want to check if we have the board you're chasing? Just give our friendly, experienced team a call on (07) 54937411.
So you've decided to take up surfing. Unless you're a freak of nature in the water like Kelly Slater or know someone with the patience of a saint to teach you the essentials then you're going to want a few lessons to get started.
The sunshine coast has a great selection of schools to choose from. There's options for all ages and skill levels with group sessions plus one-one coaching available through most schools.
Since the conception of the "hybrid" fish surfboard one shape has been forever engrained in my mind. The original JS Nitro got many sunshine coast surfers through the under-delivering surf conditions of spring season and summer grovel days. The humble little fish inspired outline with shallow concaves, flat rocker profile and full rails was the perfect addition to any sunny coast quiver. Suited for 1-4ft weak surf it needed some careful handling in more critical conditions but was a rocket over fat sections and kept up with our fast beach breaks. As all things do there have been changes over the years and today's re-imagining is...
When it comes to getting a surfboard to learn on size does matter. The general rule is the bigger, the better. The reason for this is essentially buoyancy and stability. Greater buoyancy allows you to paddle & catch a wave with less physical exertion meaning you not only catch a wave earlier resulting in a safer take-off but you have more energy to push up in one fluid motion. Once you're up having a larger board under your feet means you don't need to have your weight perfectly balanced because there's enough buoyancy to counter your misplaced weight. Most surf schools carry foam learner boards from 6ft6 up to 10ft in length. De...
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We're proud to be a part of the Dan Thomas Memorial Surf Contest on this weekend (Saturday 15th July 2017) If you're on the sunshine coast and looking for something to do this weekend why not come check out the action on comp day. For more details check out the Surfing Queensland event page for location details, times etc. HERE.
In the world of wetsuits it seems that there's now a limitless supply of options out there. From basic budget to super technical.
Choosing one can leave your head spinning so we're here to walk you through some of the basics as well as our top picks.
These days most suits are 100% stretch(can double its own length) even in basic level suits. Most wetsuits are between 80-100% stretch, any more than that and they can overstretch and are proned to thinning out. If you ever owned one of the first generation Ripcurl E-bombs you'll know what we mean.
The thickness of your wetty will determine not just the warmth but also t...
The surf comp calendar for Sunshine Coast is full of events this year. If you're around on these dates why not go check out a locally hosted event. Check for updates and full event details at Surfing Queensland.