SALTY VS FRESHWATER SURF

We all have clear where the surf is born, but his salty origins have derived along the time and nowadays, you can find big level freshwater exclusively surfers… Rivers, lakes and the waves swimming pools, that have given the turn to the world turning into a true viral phenomenon, are the main spots of these surfers. We go in to analyze his breaks and the conditions in which they surf to decide what would remain us.

If you think in the surf, you think in the sea, the sand of the beach, the rocks of the reefs, the tubular waves breaking on these and inevitably, in the salt.
Which surfer doesn’t know the marine salt smell? Which surfer hasn’t noticed his body full of salt after a bathroom?… which surfer doesn’t have surfed in the sea?

Of course, we don’t go to tackle in the origin of the surf from the point of view of today because it is more than clear that the first surf was salty and that this has developed that the immense majority of the sportsmen that practice this sport, they do it in the sea. However, is unavoidable to receive surfer videos in lakes by the Internet, in rivers and in the first place of course, in the blessed swimming pools of waves. All these no salty surroundings have shown that they don’t have at all that envy to the ocean in which they joint. His waves can become fast or slow, interminable or short route, tubular or soft, static or with movement…. The big variety of conditions that these paces offer us deserve an attentive glimpse.

 


First, to initiate the discussion we would like to separate the surf in lakes for two main reasons. The first is that the way in which they form his waves is very similar to the one of the sea and thus it doesn’t need special attention or results interesting to compare. And the second of them comes in relation to the first and is that because the waves form the same but with swells of a lot of lower quality, the conditions that develop aren’t so suitable as in the rest of the no salty places.

Munich Airport

Therefore leaving sideways this appearance, look to the rivers surf. People said that there was it surfed less than ten times but that go there with a cork and take some waves in the river was an only feeling… Like this wave, you can found a lot of all around the world, I would say that an incalculable number of them. All that needs is a discharge the sufficiently strong as so that it breaks against a rock at the bottom of the river and that this positioned to create a foam with a bit of wall. And already it is, here you have it, to practical effects, an interminable wave. The most famous I would say that, by the number of visits in Youtube, carries it to him the wave of Munich on the river Eisbach. The other day precisely I saw a video of Mick Fanning surfing…

Mick Fanning surfing in Munich, Germany

Mick Fanning surfing in Munich, Germany


The other hand, also in the fluvial world, have the waves change of the tide that does that vary from time to time and attending strictly to the lunar periods, the rivers that receive them see to break huge waves in occasions with very good quality. In Alaska or in the Amazons, doesn’t matter, these true phenomena and natural shows happen unobserved by the majority of the world, so only affect, in grave occasions, to the communities that in a first hand receive it. The big problem that a priori can put him put into this practice is that you have to square it with a Swiss precision. Imagine you fail or seeing the wave break that goes to be able to surf while minutes and minutes… would be even until painful.

Surfing Amazonas

In addition to these two types of waves, of course, all the rivers have that remain exposed to big swells in the coasts in which they end and that receive waves that go river up of the significant way and that depending on the bottoms of the sedimentation, create surf waves or not.
A perfect example of this is the Urumea river in Donostia.

Urumea surfing

But of course, it wasn’t in the lakes where you could find better conditions, neither in the rivers by his frequency… once again the human arrived to invent something that would change the surf freshwater and that later would completely revolutionize the industry; the waves swimming pools. No, we aren’t speaking of the also viral videos of a giant swimming pool with many Asians with floats doing a human wave of humans spread in solar cream. We’re speaking about the waves swimming pools that allow carrying the surf to places where never before could have arrived. Of the blessed swimming pools that seem taken out of the most perfect dreams. Tubes, rip walls, sections to practice cutbacks… all have space in these artworks of engineering that hypnotized so many minds.


The competition organized by Kelly Slater the last month in his swimming pool broke the Internet, in this are all of the agreement. But it has been, the Wavegarden group those who have carried the thread conductive in the waves swimming pools development. What remained that left of two palms and half that saw to shatter to Medina does a pile of years? Those first videos of the left being surfed by surfers like Owen Wright, Aritz Aramburu or Mick Fanning gave the turn to the world when all even seemed a dream. Perfect waves in a swimming pool with an uncle giving him to the button when you want to? As practically yes. Little by little they were developing new prototypes with his corresponding viral videos until arriving at the last version, the Wavegarden Cove. This swimming pool is able to produce a big variety of waves and especially, being his more valuable attribute; they can consecutively surf waves in a seconds frequency.

 


These swimming pools have completely revolutionized the surfing industry since it’s the best road to arrive up to now into an unattainable public; the coast surfers with few waves or interior surfers. The future of competitive surf could also find a sweet answer, especially with the east entrance in the Olympic games.

 

The pro surfers that want to train when there aren’t waves, people that don’t have time to go to the beach and go to the swimming pool would be easier for them, people that prefer to pay and surf alone perfect waves… Is undeniable that this phenomenon supposed to be a before/after in the freshwater surf world, even in the surf world in general.

The freshwater surf shows only some characteristics and that they can resemble the ones of the surf regarding the satisfaction that it produces. Magic waves changing the perception of surf who people have in some seconds, or in some minutes. But freshwater surfers that wish surf in salt water exists, also the salt waters that don’t lose the opportunity to surf his own secret wave in a river when this decides to break. The waves swimming pools have arrived to change the sport and carry it to places and now unknown levels up. It would be a bit counterproductive, having already made the study, comparing both confronted surf types.

It’s clear that sea surf can’t be simulated by another way, and that the first base in the freshwater surf. But nowadays, with an unprecedented historical level change and without an apparent signal of braked, until the most related nature practices can find alternatives that improve the development of the sport and of the people that practice it.

MEET THE LIFT E-FOIL

Today we are going to talk about the new motorized surfboard, Lift e-Foil.

Regardless of what Jetson says, that Lift e-Foil was made to boost the rider taking the wave, this surfboard was invented to furrow the sea.
At first glance, we can see that it’s funny and easy to handle it, like a PlayStation with the joystick, but after trying it, we don’t believe it will be a competitor of surfboards, but rather with Paddleboards, cause you probably only search to navigate, not to do exercise.

In this case, we’ll leave the mechanical rowing system to add a touch of the 21st century, (laziness and electrical engine go hand in hand)
In our opinion, its perfect to rent or test if a friend has it, but in the long run, we would prefer to maintain the body exercise of having to row, and at the same time the satisfaction of moving forward with our own body

Now, we’re going to let you read the Features and choose by you’re own. Features and images obtained by LiftFoils 

Superior Lithium Battery Technology

Custom lithium battery built for a rugged marine environment. Coupled with performance and convenience, offers the most comprehensive safety components on the market. It lasts up to an hour -depending on rider weight/speed- and is enclosed in a corrosion protected, IP67 waterproof housing that allows it to be transported and installed safely. The battery is also easily replaceable and rechargeable. Just plug it in and go.

 Features

    • Battery Management System (BMS) with Redundant Safety Features.
      Equipped with a BMS that protects the battery against overcharging, overcurrent, excess voltage, deep discharge, short-circuit and overheating. In addition, all safety-related components contain a duplicate backup system.
    • Waterproof. 
      Fully submersible to IP67 standards keeping the internal components protected from moisture and corrosion.
    • High Energy Density. 
      Lasts approximately one hour riding at 15 mph.
    • Easily Interchangeable and Rechargeable. 
      Recharge time is 2.5 hours. Just plug it in and go.
  • Weight: 30 lbs.

Wireless Hand Controller

With complete control in the palm of your hands, you can easily adjust your speed for an effortless, smooth ride. By simply pressing the throttle you can go up to 25 miles per hour or automatically shut off the engine by releasing the lever. Rich content such as speed and battery charge percentages are displayed on the screen. Also floats and comes with a strap to keep it secured to your hand.

Features

    • Wireless Bluetooth Technology. 
      Every time you press the lever, the controller gives a wireless signal to the board. The motor then reacts instantaneously to adjust your speed.
    • Magnetic Actuator. 
      The trigger uses magnets and a hall effect sensor to control throttle actuation leaving the internal components sealed and completely waterproof.
    • Safety. 
      The hand controller commands the motor. The motor will automatically shut off by simply releasing the lever; if submerged in water; or outside a distance of 10 feet.
    • Display Screen. 
      Speed and battery charge percentages are displayed on the screen.
  • Automatic Power Regulation. 
    In the event of a low battery, the controller will automatically throttle you back to a low power setting allowing you to get back to shore safely.

Silent Electric Motor

Designed to be an extension of you. Unlike gas engines, electric motors have no lag and deliver maximum torque on command. This instant response allows you to have complete control over the motor. There is no delay from rider input to motor output making your ride not only safer but exhilarating.

Features

  • Motor Controller. 
    A Computer runs our electric motor. Programmed to set the perfect accelerations, decelerations and speed outlets so you get the most stability out of your ride.
  • Silent Electric Motor. 
    Lots of energy in a compact space allows you to travel swiftly through the water without the irritant noise created by gas engines.
  • Submersible in Water. 
    Every component is double sealed against the elements and uses high-end corrosion resistant materials.
  • Hydrodynamic Torpedo Design. 
    Pierces through the water smoothly with minimal drag.
  • Ducted Propeller. 
    Offers the best thrust to energy ratio over a variety of speeds. This helps to conserve battery power and maximizes thrust for an exhilarating ride.

 

Board & Foil Design

Lift set out nine years ago to create the best foils on the market. The knowledge gained from designing numerous foils through refinement and innovation pioneered the new smooth, easy to use hydrofoil featured in the Lift eFoil. It strikes the perfect balance between stability and maneuverability so you can lean, carve and edge with ease. A unique feeling that combines the sensations of surfing and flying all in one.

Features

  • Full Carbon Construction. 
    Both board and foil are built with an advanced carbon fiber construction.
  • Waterproof Hatch. 
    The hatch houses all of the electronics including battery and motor controller. It’s easily opened to activate the system and replace or charge the battery.
  • Wings are Interchangeable. 
    Lift specializes in different rides. With the e-Foil, you can swap out different wing designs for different flying sensations.
  • Breaks Down Into Individual Components. 
    The eFoil is easily assembled and taken apart. It breaks down into three separate components: board, motor/ mas, and wings. Each component comes with a bag/carrying case for proper storage and transportation.
  • Board, Foil and Motor Weight: 30 lbs.

RESPECT LOCALS, OR GO HOME

The Surf localism has been always a controversial subject.

There are very different points of view, you could find people who think that locals only its okay or not.

There are people who support and practices it and on the opposite side, the others who complain of all type of “property” in the waves.
We are going to speak about this phenomenon that exists for years in the beaches from all over the world.

There are many complains in Spain, where surfers of specifics zones, call themselves ” locals “.

Many surfers have learned, developed, established friendships and love the nature of one concrete beach. Even, bank on of the type of wave, we see different characteristics, having specific forms to speak reporting where the breaker come: closed wave, roller wave, of windy beak, wave in an alone direction, urban wave, shore waves, valley…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Positive venue.

We can say that a positive localism exists when is that opened that surfers share the waves they usually take with any foreigner, respecting preferences, the nature and the norms of coexistence/protocol inside and out of the water. A localism that establishes days of cleaning the beach, classes, and festivals that defends the sea from urban projects, extends the surf spirit.

 

 

This localism doesn’t consider themselves as owners of the specific beach. They take care of the ” Beach Health ” and they wish that other people also do it. They understand that’s because of the development of the sport and his overcrowding users, the internet has made impossible to have a beach where you and your 10 friends could surf alone, like a few years ago. They also understand that they themselves will visit other waves and the same welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aggressive venue.

The increase of surfers, the overcrowding of the most known beaches especially in summer, the surfers that don’t respect the basic water behaviour rules, the boom of the surf-schools ( The bulk of professional and no-pro that simply explode human livestock to obtain profits without imparting the security and natural concepts) , the “Human Bullets” that goes on the surfboard without respecting the others and with dangerous speeds , creating sometimes climates very negative in the beaks.

We can find continuously discussions, even fights, that are a sad but true reality in beaches of all the world.
It is a fact that surfers don’t live in a parallel universe so, these attitudes could be a reflection of the bad behavior that currently human society in general have.

Individualism, competitiveness, selfishness, the “everything can be done”, the “first “ I”, the aggressiveness, the requirement of immediate satisfaction above norms, are bigs constants that don’t only exist in the surf , but in the society where we live is unavoidable that surfers have bad behaviour in the water as they would act in a problem of traffic or in a discussion with the neighbourhood. Until the surf pros lose their control and transmit a sportive attitude not only to surf but all kind of the sport.

The pipeline, Hawaii, with his feared “Black Trunks”, Silver Strand in California, Mundaka in the Basque Country, The Quemao in Canaries islands, Rodiles in Asturias, Doniños in Galicia, The Barceloneta in Cataluña, Australian waves, Brazilian… The list of places that sometimes suffer conflicts is infinite.

In front of this phenomenon of localism surf and his reasons, we also have possible solutions, and there are so many questions: The venues protect his zone?  or they are appropriating of her? Who is local and who not? Does it justify the violence and threats? The concept of “venue” really exists? What has caused these problems? There is a limit, there is a remedy?

 

We expect that the good manners win and the practice of the surf gone good behavior to all over the world. Is it possible?

We encourage you to share your point of view to this reflection sending freely opinions and contributing to improving the situation.

Respect, and Aloha!

BEST SURF DOCUMENTARIES

We’re going to speak about the 60 most influential documentaries in the surf world.

First of all, some of the professional surfers of these documentaries have exerted of double in some films of Hollywood, as it is the case of Laird Hamilton that bent to Kevin Costner in some scenes of Waterworld, film directed in 1995 by Kevin Reynolds.

Coming soon this 2018. If you want to support Gaps Sabuero in this surf film project, don’t hesitate to send him a message thru his Facebook page, facebook.com/gapssabuerophoto.

There you have all the covers.



  1. The hunter of giant waves, to the edge of the impossible of TVE

    Spain 2017 – 29 min
    Axi Muniain, a Zarautz surfer launches to the conquest of the perfect wave in the Spanish and Portuguese coasts. It will find it?


  2. Looking for the perfect wave of the program 21 days

    Mexico 2016 – 120 min. With Adela and diverse Mexican surfers.
    During 21 days Adela furrow the waves of the beach of Zicatela, in the search for the perfect wave to break it, always accompanies of big figures of the Mexican surf.


  3. Andy: The untold story of Andy Irons of Steve and Todd Jones



    USA 2016 – 90 min. With Bruce (Andy’s brother), Lyndie (Andy’s wife), Andy’s parents, Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and other members of the Billabong team.
    This documentary explains the complete history of the thrice champion of the world of consecutive form, Andy Irons, as anybody before had explained it, with the intervention of familiar and friends. 90 minutes of homage to one of the maximum referents of the surf worldwide.


  4. Double Barrel Of Switch Board Half

    Australia/Peru 2015 – 90 min. With Angie Davis and Harold Koechlin.
    Narrates the adventures of the Australian journalist Angie Davis and the Peruvian surf guide Harold in the north of Peru, trying to be aware of the environmental problems that attack our coasts.


  5. The McNamara Surf Trip


    Portugal 2014 – 51 min. With Garrett McNamara.
    Visits the Portugal coast beside Garret McNamara and discovers all his secrets.


  6. Discovering Mavericks

    of Josh Pomer
    USA 2013 – 76 min. With Jeff Clark, Jay Moriarity, Peter Mel, Flea, Shane Dorian, Mark Foo, Brock Little and Mike Parsons.
    Explains the true history of Mavericks, these deadly and famous waves.


  7. Spirit of Akasha

    of Andrew Kidman
    Australia 2013 – 80 min.
    Presented as a new reference, mix between surf, music and cinema, this film and his soundtrack was made in homage to the 40 years of ‘Morning of the Earth’, the documentary directed in 1972 by Albert Falzon that changed forever the vision that the world had of the Surf.


  8. Surfing Your Dreams

    of Fernando Lebrija
    Mexico 2013 – 80 min. With Alex Edda, Erendira Ibarra, Javier Álvarez, Kelly Slater, Brian Conelly, Coco Walnuts, Rob Machado.
    Explains the history of 2 fellow surfers that decide to do a trip to the best surf beaches of Mexico, beginning in Oaxaca and finishing in Drop California, where will find with one of the most powerful waves of the world.


  9. Sine Qua Non: The Psychology of Big Wave Surfing 

    of Richard Yelland
    USA 2012 – 23 min. With Greg Long.
    An intimately relate that leaves to the nude the thoughts of one of the most fearful surfers, Greg Long.


  10. Raw: The Movie

    of Mark Brightwell and Cohan Banfield
    USA 2012 – 55 min. With Michael Hopkins, Dean Bowen, Owen Wright and Wipeouts, Dean Bowen, Ryan Hipwood.
    Winner of the best photography prize in the 2012 surf film festival of New York, presents a community of professional surfers practising surf in diverse parts of the world. It includes a new vision in the realisation of documentaries of surf, that combines the surf, the cinema and a conscious use of edition, synchronising vision and audio to perfection.


  11. Free Aloha

     of Alex DePhillipo
    USA 2012 – 5 min. Kalani Chapman, Flynn Novak, TJ Barron, Bruce Irons, Keali’i Mamala.
    A short film of surf filmed in the coast north of the Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii.


  12. Storm Surfers 3D

    of Justin McMillan and Christopher Nelius
    Australia, Austria 2012 –  95 min. With Tom Carroll, Ben Matson and Ross Clark-Jones.
    Narrates the ambitious project of the surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll, to look for and conquer the most radical waves of Australia and record the adventure in 3D.


  13. The Endless Winter To Very British Surf Movie

    of Matt Crocker and James Dean
    The United Kingdom 2012 – 90 min. With Mitch Corbett and Mark Harris.
    The history of how in the United Kingdom have developed some of the scenes of surf more unusual and colourful of the planet.


  14. Nike 6.0 Women’s Surf Movie: Leave to message

    of Jason Kenworthy
    USA 2011 – 23 min. With Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Laura Enever, Coco Ho Monyca Byrne-Wickey, Malia Manuel.
    An entirely starred film by surfers of Hawaii, Australia and California that shows like this generation of women surfers has changed the world of the surf.


  15. A Deeper Shade of Blue

    of Jack McCoy
    2011 – 90 min. With Moses Goods, Mick O’Brien and Jamie O’Brien.
    A documentary on the deepest roots of surf: in the subconscious, in the ancient tradition, in the art of the construction of tables of surf, in the constant research of the man to reach a lucky relation with nature.


  16. Innersection

    of Dan Norkūnas, Kyle Buthman, Graham Nash, Aaron Lieber, Ryan Moss, Sean Benik, Ryan Kenny, Harley Ingley, Jordan Ahern, Will Skudin, Damon Meade, Zach Hill, Patrick Trefz, Lachlan McKinnon, Tim Boydell, Elliot Leboe, Jeremy Koreski and Damien Robertson
    USA 2011 – 71 min.
    With 20 short surf films of 20 international directors in which we can see some of the best international surfers.


  17. Eat Pray Surf

    of Ulf Lennart Wahl and Lucas Steinbrecher
    Germany 2011 – 27 min.
    Two surfers speak about the life in Bali and what means for them the surf. One of them is an Indonesian natal, the another emigrated from the United States. His histories are entirely different.


  18. Surfing and Sharks

    of Julian Watson
    2011 – 55 min. With Lungani Memani, Andrew Lange and Avuyile Ndamase.
    In the 1000 km of wild coast between Durban and J.Bay, in South Africa, every year in June the waves reach his higher beak and is then when they celebrate the surf competitions with a big marine biodiversity, including some species of sharks.


  19. Dark Fall

    of Alex DePhillipo
    USA 2010 – 72 min. With Dean Randazzo, Sam Hammer, Andrew Gesler, Zach Humphries and Clay Pollioni.
    DePhillipo follows with his camera during a year to the best surfers of New Jersey until the most remote places in the world.


  20. God Went Surfing with the Devil

    of Alexander Klein
    USA 2010 – 84 min. With Mateo Olsen, Arthur Rashkovan and Gil Keren.
    An impressive look at the conflict between Israel and Gaza through the surf.


  21. Lost in the Ether of Andrew Kidman

    Australia 2010 – 58 min. With Dave Parmenter, Michael ‘MP’ Peterson, Wayne Lynch, Michael Mackie, Sage Joske, Simon Anderson, Terry Fitzgerald.
    The fifth film of Andrew Kidman brings like main subject the exploration of the process of design of tables of surf that initiated in ‘Glass Love’. The main point of difference is that in this new film centres in a determinate design, the shapers, showing all the process of creation.


  22. The Ultimate Wave: Tahití of Stephen Low
    2010 – 45 min. With Michael Hanrahan, Kelly Slater, Raimana Go Bastolear, Kalani Miller.
    Filmed in Tahití and in the islands of the French Polynesia, impressive sample scenes of surf in the only paradise of the Peaceful South.


  23. Julian Wilson’s Scratching the Surface

    of Matt Beauchesne
    USA 2010 – 46 min – With Julian Wilson, Dane Reynolds, Taj Burrow, Dusty Payne, Mick Fanning.
    Narrates the adventures of these champions of the surf during a year, visiting the best and more beautiful places for practices it of the surf in the world: South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, California, Hawaii, France, Spain and Brazil.


  24. The fibre of glass and Megapixels

    of Craig and Derek Hoffmann
    EE. UU. 2010 – 48 min. With Scott Aichner, Brent Bielmann, Brian Bielmann.
    In Hawaii, the best surfers, photographers and film-makers share his point of view on what means and what needs to live the dream of the surf.


  25. First Love

    of Claire Gorman
    Australia, USA 2010 – 52 min. With Jess Laing, Nikki Go Dijk, India Payne.
    Documentary on the first steps of 3 young women to turn into professional surfers, his passions and his dreams.


  26. Melali: The Drifter Sessions

    of Taylor Steele
    USA 2010 – 2 CDs 35 min. With Rob Machado
    Documentary mounted with the scenes that didn’t go in ‘The Drifter ‘, on the Rob Machado adventures in India.


  27. Storm Surfers: New Zealand

    of Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius
    Australia 2010 – 46 min. With Shayne Baxter, Tom Carroll, Ross Clarke-Jones, Doug Young.
    These experienced champions of surf confront the gigantic waves of New Zealand and… To a big Antarctic storm.


  28. Keep Surfing

    of Bjoern Richie Lob
    Germany 2009 – 94 min. With Dieter Deventer, Walter Strasser, Quirin Rohleder, Florian Kummer, Gerry Schlegel and Eli Mack.
    Fascinante looked to the legendary community of surfers of Munich, a group of 6 very different characters that share the passion for going against the current.


  29. The Present

    of Thomas Campbell
    2009 – 75 min. With Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Chelsea Hedges, Dan Malloy, Devon Howard, Sofia Mulanovich, Chris of the Muslim, Alex Knost and Rob Machado.
    Last film of Thomas Campbell, after ‘The Seedling ‘ and ‘Sprout’, in which it carries us by the wonderful and spectacular west waves of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Sumatra and  Java. The best surfers and the best waves with a spectacular soundtrack.


  30. The  Drifter (I)

    of Taylor Steele
    USA 2009 – 60 min. With Rob Machado and Kelly Slater.
    A trip in solitude by the Indonesian islands out of the typical surf routes of Rob Machado by Bali, Sumbawa, Java and Lombok, for practice surf ones of the best waves of the world, but also is a trip of rediscovery of one same, to go back to order the preferences in the life and know what is important and what not. Better Film of the Film festival of Surf of California and of the Festival Ombak of Bali.


  31. My Surfing Lucifer

    of Kenneth Anger
    USA 2009 – 9 min. With Bunker Spreckels, Ellie Sylva, Spyder Wills.
    This short film explains us the short life of the legend of the surf Bunker Spreckels, stepson of the actor Clark Gable.


  32. Still Filthy

    of Jarrod Tallman
    USA 2009 – 48 min. With Taj Burrow, Andy Irons, Dave Rastovich.
    21 years after ‘Filthy Habits’ this sequela arrives, that equates to the first shows us a surf world, with music and dirty habits.

  33. Last Hope

    of Andrew Kidman
    USA 2009 – 86 min. With Albert Falzon, Jon Frank and Monty Webber.
    A Collection of Cinema and Music of 16 original short films inspired by the sea of Jon Frank, Richard Kenvin, Albert Falzon, Patrick Trefz, Michele Lockwood, Monty Webber and Andrew Kidman.


  34. Bustin’ Down The Door

    of Jeremy Gosch
    The United Kingdom 2009 – 96 min. With Wayne Bartholomew, Ian Cairns, Tom Curren.
    In the winter of 1975, in Hawaii, the surf suffered a revolution. A gang of Australians risked and created a culture, an industry and a sport that in the actuality cost trillion dollars.


  35. Waveriders

    of Joel Conroy
    Ireland 2008 – 80 min. With Cillian Murphy, Kelly Slater, Richard Fitzgerald.
    The never explained history of the implausible Irish roots of the phenomenon of the surf all over the world.


  36. One Track Mind

    of Chris Malloy
    EE. UU. 2008 – 44 m. With Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew, Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Tom Curren, Mark Occhilupo, Mick Fanning.
    Explores the technical side and the ambitious character of the most competitive individuals of the surf and his impulse to jump the limits in search of the success. Filmed in 16 mm, the most influential modern surfers explain histories on his best tables, the others surfers, the storms and the waves.


  37. Water Man

    of Jeff Hornbaker, Don King and Sonny Miller
    USA 2008 – 49 min. With, Dave Kalama, Gerry López, Rob Machado.
    A trip in a ship with some of the most influential surfers of our time through the Indian Ocean.


  38. One California Day

    of Jason Baffa and Mark Jeremias
    Japan 2007 – 96 min. With Joel Tudor, Chris Malloy, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Jimmy Gambo.
    Filmed in 16mm, examines the subtle differences that make California as the only place for the surf, through a visual trip by the Californian coasts of the leading surfers.


  39. Surfwise

    of Doug Pray
    USA 2007 – 93 min.
    The inspiring and tumultuous history of the Dr Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, a surfer of 85 years, defender of the health and a guru of the sex; of his wife Juliette; and of his 9 children.


  40. Fueled: Big Wave Surf Documentary

    of Curt Myers and Eric Nelson
    Australia 2007 – DVD 90 min.
    A trip around the world with the best surfers and his spectacular figures on the bigger and dangerous waves.


  41. Separate Volume

    of Matt Goodman
    USA 2006 – 109 min. With Brian Conley, Aaron Cormican, Nathan Fletcher…
    The different forms to understand and face the surf of the leading surfers.


  42. Sipping Jetstreams: An Adventure in Taylor Steele and Dustin Humphrey life
    USA – 2006. With Dan Malloy, Ozzie Wright, Timmy Curran, Mike Losness, Kalani Robb, Shane Dorian and Kelly Slater.
    Video and book of surf with a photographic trip of discovery and adventure of 2 years from the markets and Marrakech “zocos” to the blue of the Atlantic in Barbados; of Japan to Cuba, Italy, Hong Kong, and Egypt.


  43. Single Fin Yellow

    of Jason Baffa
    USA 2005 – 110 min. With Tyler Hatzikian, Beau Young, David Kinoshita, Daize Shayne.
    A table of surf yellow travels by the world and is mounted by 6 surfers. A long meditation on the value of the exploration, the adventure and the share with the friends.


  44. Sprout

    of Thomas Campbell
    USA 2005. With Joel Tudor and Dan Malloy.
    After ‘The Seedling ‘, the second surf film of Campbell resulted in the same of elegant and gathered to surfers very diverse. In 2009 it filmed ‘The Present ‘ on the same line ecléctica: Jazz, folk, pop, beach and surf.


  45. Hawaiian Surf Stories

    of Jimi Berlin
    USA 2005 – 233 min. With Ben Aipa, Tom Curren, Shane Dorian.
    A documentary on the surf and the local surfers in the coast north of Oahu (Hawaii) in the decade of 1990.


  46. A Brokedown Melody

    of Chris Malloy
    USA 2004. With Tom Curren, Gerry López, CJ Hobgood, Rob Machado and Kelly Slater.
    DVD 55 min.
    With a big soundtrack of the singer and composer Jack Johnson, shows us beautiful images of surf in several places of all the world: Chile, Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, Tahití, Polynesia French, Indonesia…


  47. Riding Giants

    of Stacy Peralta
    USA 2004 – 110 min. With Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll, Jeff Clark, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Brian L. Keaulana, Titus Kinimaka.
    Along the documentary assist to a part of the history of the surf, from his primitive roots in the Polynesia, going through his discovery and renaissance to beginnings of the 20th century, and finish with the moment of his development in the coasts of California in the years 40.


  48. Blue Horizon

    of Jack McCoy
    Australia 2004. With Andy Irons, Dave Rastovich, Kelly Slater.
    2 years in the best surfers of the world life.


  49. Global to Surf Movie

    of Joe Cheshire
    EE. UU. 2004. With Cory Lopez, Shea Lopez, Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson.
    Filmed in Europe, United States, Africa and Central America, shows the best surfing of the planet.


  50. Glass Love

    of Andrew Kidman
    Australia 2004 – 111 min. With Joel Fitzgerald, Derek Hynd, Wayne Lynch
    Shows the relations between parents and children in the surroundings of the surf.


  51. The Atlantics: Flight of the Surf Dogs

    of Ray Hollowell
    Australia 2004 – 56 min. With The Atlantics, Jamie O’Brien, Waikiki Beach Boys.
    The Australian band put sound to the surf, accompanying to the spectacular images of this documentary that has the presence of some of the best surfers of the world that make amazing feats on the waves of Hawaii, Kea and Pal.


  52. Billabong Odyssey

    of Philip Boston
    Australia 2003 – 88 min. With Ken Bradshaw Ken Collins, Brian L. Keaulana.
    Action and emotion in this documentary that records to the best surfers in a trip around the world in search of the biggest waves that nature can offer.


  53. Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon

    of Bill Heath
    USA 2003 – 26 min. With Ross Clarke-Jones and Carlos Trick.
    A history of the improvement and courage of these 2 legends of the surf in the river Amazons.


  54. Step Into Liquid

     of Dana Brown
    USA 2002. With Taj Burrow, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama.
    A documentary on the surf world with fantastic images.


  55. Strapped: The Origins of Tow-In Surfing

    2002 – 28 min.
    During years the surfers have seen the enormous waves breaking in the external reefs, but the size, the height and the speed of these waves were too big for teams and technical of surf conventional. In 1992, 8 surfers created ‘Strapped’ with the aim to develop a strategy that allowed them to break with security this barrier. This is the film of this history.


  56. The September Sessions

    of Jack Johnson
    USA 2002 – 40 min. (60′ in the special edition of 2004).
    With Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Rob Machado – Several champions of surf travel to the coast of Sumatra to look for his beautiful waves and relax  of his agitated life of professionals of the surf.


  57. Surf Adventures 1-O of Arthur Fontes.

    Brazil 2002 – 90 min – With Carlos Trick, Danilo Grilo, Eraldo Gueiros.
    Documentary of the best surfers of Brazil, surfing in the best beaches of the world: Hawaii, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa and California.


  58. Lost Across America Vol II – The Decline of surfing civilization

    USA 2001 – 120 min. With Aaron Cormican, John Robertson, Cory Shea, Flip Bellinzoni
    Shows the lives of those surfers that have not achieved to attain a brilliant career in the world of the surf.


  59. Surf Crazy 

    of Bruce Brown
    USA 2001 – 71 min.
    The second film of the veteran surf cinema producer Bruce Brown, in which a group of surfers travels to Mexico, California and Hawaii to do surfing and live absurd adventures.


  60. Momentum: under the influence

    of Taylor Steele
    USA 2001 – 45 min. With CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Paul Roach, Dan Malloy, David Rastovich, Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson.
    Produced by Taylor Steele, is a surf documentary about the rhythm of music punk-rock, translating us to his first surf documentaries of the 90′.

BUYING SECOND HAND BOARDS

Are you decided to buy?

If you say yes, you would first have to know where to look for.

They exist online platforms devoting to buying and selling surf articles, these places give you a quality guarantee that other places don’t since previously his team has examined the product for later put up for sale it. You can also find another skilled web where users put announcements to sell his products, perhaps you find some offer but BE CAREFUL, look for them in your geographical zone, is better to see them before to ensure that the board is in good condition. You can also find surf material in buying apps and marketplaces.

Further, what you can find on the internet, you can also attend to the surf schools cause in occasions they put up for sale previous season surfboards or even to technical shops, they sometimes sell secondhand or exhibition products in a very good condition that can interest you.

Which type of surfboard you want

It’s important to have clear what we want. If we’re noobs in the surf world but we want to do it, first we’ll have to know which is the most recommended surfboard type for the initiation process.

Investigate

If you are a beginner, before starting with the search, you have to make a small investigation, asking friends who know about surf or on the internet. Learn some technical details so you could choose the best surfboard for your needs. You’ll have to take account the buoyancy, the stability and other characteristics that a surfboard have to gather for those who are initiating. On the other hand, if it isn’t the first time that you buy a surfboard and you have clear the wanted model, go fully to the research.

If you are already advanced and decided to change your beginner board, improve your technician and adapt you better to the waves with which you are used to surfing, be careful to accommodate you with something that really wasn’t looking for by the search time and prices.

Surfboard Conditions

Now is time to dive into the network to find the best available offers and begin to compare them. For this, you’ll have to consider the photos and characteristic that the vendor offers us, even asking for more information if we think is necessary. The images will be the keys to detect imperfections so, start to negotiate the prices value and do comparisons.

Clean: To analyze the board in depth and check that isn’t damaged, you’ll have to see the board totally cleaned with paraffin, cause they could hide flaws like small cracks that are filtering water and could be too late.

Colour: It’s very important to observe the board color cause it can give us some tracks of his condition. In case that you see that board colors are yellowish, can be a sign of a long sunlight exposition that can have damaged his solidity. If we see changes in the tonalities, can mean that it has already been repaired, in this case, you have to check that these repairs have done properly and if don’t exist flaws in the treated zone under the painting.

Firmness: You have to check his firmness of equal way. For this, with the board placed looking to the floor, we’ll have to push softly at the center to observe if it doesn’t sink with ease downwards, also can check it tightening by both sides toward the center. If the table sinks, don’t buy it, surely in little time it going to splitting and force you to buy a new.

The dents don’t have to concern you too much, is very common to see dents that appear on the feets zone because of the hits that receive with our knees because of not dominating the takeoff maneuver.

Marks and fissures: The marks are a very worrying thing to take account, they can make leaks to the interior of the table and this will do that it lose solidity and even can break. Therefore it’s precise that you fix well in the point, the tail and the board signs of surfing.
Also, review the fins is very important cause they could be cracked or oxide.

Repairs: We can detect them cause the repaired zone going to be with a different color, so we owe to fix us well in each detail.

Touch: Until the moment, all the councils were visual aspects, but once made all the previous check we will have to use the touch. There are flaws that can escape to our sight but that with this last check will go out to the light. Pass the hand by all the surface in search of rugosities an, in an equal way go through it all the singings in case it existed some crack that hasn’t seen. It loans special attention to the zone of the keels and to the two extremes of the table, nose, and bottom.

Once you have made all these checks, will be able to be safe that you are buying a table in perfect conditions to begin to ride the waves on her.