Sunday , 26 March 2017

Author Archives: Hayley Gordon

Learning Languages For Surf Travel


One of the best things about surfing is the ability to travel – and the fact that the hunt for perfect uncrowded waves often includes a trip to a new and different place.  Many of these places that you’ll go will involve a different language or culture – one of the most fun and challenging things about surf travel.  Since ... Read More »

Staph From Surfing


I’ve been pretty lucky in that most of the cuts and scrapes I’ve sustained from surfing have healed quite nicely without incident.  I’ve cut my forehead open and been stabbed deeply by a fin, been smashed by a rail and cut by the rocks and coral. So I was fairly surprised to recently be treated for a small skin infection ... Read More »

Surfing After It Rains: Good Idea Or Not?


It’s winter in Southern California, and with the change of seasons usually comes some rainfall.  A heavy rain after months and months of dry weather is bound to cause problems:  all the junk that has built up over the summer is now being funneled directly into your surf spot.  This can be a boon in certain locations, as rivermouths will ... Read More »

Rounding Out The Quiver: Small Wave Board


I had done the research for weeks. I watched the videos. I read the specs. I looked at alternatives. I went into the surf shop three different times to pick it up and put it under my arm. And then I finally pulled the trigger. A few friends criticized my choice of paying a hefty sum to buy a board ... Read More »

Strange Rumblings In Shangri La – Review


It’s been a while since there’s been a new surf video at the shop that I’ve been excited to purchase.  Globe’s Secret Machine is one of my favorite videos of all time, and when I saw the trailer for Strange Rumblings In Shangri La a few weeks ago I knew that I had to own it.  Directed by Joe G ... Read More »

Buying A Board Off The Rack


A lot of surfers I know turn up their nose at the thought of buying a board “off the rack”.   Too expensive.  Not supporting local.  Not “core” enough to order your own shape.  Valid reasons I suppose; to each their own.  I, on the other hand, have been known to buy a board off the rack here and there.  But ... Read More »