Writers Wanted!

The Surfing Handbook only recommends products we like and use, period. Sometimes we get an affiliate comission from links, but this helps us keep the site running!

Get Published!

We are in the process of expanding this blog and want make it a focal point on the internet for thoughtful, fun, and creative surf writing.

Have you taken a surf trip recently and feel like writing about your adventures?

Do you have an opinion on some equipment you’ve used recently?

The Surfing Handbook is looking for writers!  Please let us know what you would like to write about.  Send your proposition or idea for an article to [email protected]

Photos to accompany articles are strongly encouraged but not necessarily required.


  • You must have decent writing skills and good control of the English language.  You don’t have to be Shakespeare, but good grammar and sentence structure is important.
  • You don’t have to be an advanced surfer, but you must love the sport and understand the culture.

What Topics Are You Looking For?

  • Anything that would fit under the categories that we have on the site!  Product reviews, video reviews, board reviews, travel stories, editorials, even cartoons.
  • The aim of this blog is to give people a forum for real world experiences by everyday surfers.  A lot of the magazines focus on pro surfers and glossy boat trips.   We want to know about YOUR surf trips – the misadventures, the horror stories, and the times where you scored big.
  • We discourage specific spot naming, unless you’re talking about Pipeline or something.


  • Your writing becomes our full copyright permanently and you should not post or sell it elsewhere.  Full credit is obviously awarded to the author.


  • We are currently working on our payment rates.  Individual rates can be negotiated at this time.

Sign Me Up!

  • Please send us an email to [email protected] with a sample of your work and what you’d like to write about.

Hayley Gordon

Hayley is an avid surfer and the founder of this website. She splits her time surfing between Encinitas, CA and Montauk, NY.

One Comment

  1. How is the writing blog going? Are you still looking for writers? I am interested in talking to someone about submissions, but I need to understand the copywrite part of the above legal information.

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