SURFING IN GENERAL
SURFING IN GENERAL
Wikipedia style website for surfing.
- Official History of Surfing on WIKIPEDIA
A useful link about surfing if you are writing an essay or looking for some solid overall information.
An extensive historical website about surfing history. Must look for a serious historical enthusiast.
Surfer.com is probably the most resourceful webpage online. Worth a visit.
Insight to the world of professional surfing. News, Videos, Rankings and so on, very informative.
- Surfing on REDDIT
An alternative outlook to surfing on Reddit. Very interesting threads and opinions. #r/surfing
- Surfing on the GUARDIAN
News style updates about surfing through the world of the Guardian magazine.
SURFLINE.COM – Surf reports and forecasts, coastal weather and live cams. + MOBILE APP
MAGICSEAWEED.COM – Surf reports, forecasts, swell cams, news, photos videos + MOBILE APP
SWELLNET.COM – Reports, Cams, News, Photos and more. + MOBILE APP
SURF-FORECAST.COM -Spots, Reports, Wind Alerts.
“Stay High” as the slogan goes. Quiksilver is an American-Australian retail sporting company, founded in Torquay, Australia, but now based in Huntington Beach, California. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment.
Boardriders favorite brand. As their logo – A Mountain and a Wave, specializes in the world of free riders. They have always the coolest styles and trends.
Founded in 1969, Australia.
Founded in 1990, The name Roxy was chosen for the brand because it sounded like a punk band or club. No surprises if you know the girls who are into freeriding in any sport. Roxy makes kick-ass cool and individualistic clothing for women. Roxy, as you can probably tell by the logo – is from the sub-division of Quiksilver clothing.
“The search”. By far the coolest slogan is known for a surf brand. Rip Curl specializes in board shorts, wetsuit, gear and apparel in general. Sorry to say – but if you surf, you must have something from Rip Curl.
Founded in 1969 in Torquay Australia, Rip Curl is considered a successful member of the “Big Three”, of the surf industry alongside Quiksilver and Billabong.
Founded in 1973 – Gold Coast Australia. Billabong is a surf company, primarily a clothing retailer that also produces accessories, like watches and backpacks and skateboard and snowboard products under other brand-names. Billabong also owns the skating brand Element, Von Zipper and the list goes on. There’s a great and interesting read about the brand’s history on WIKIPEDIA. Billabong refers to a “creek that runs only during the rainy season.”
A new name in the game.
Vissla’s motto: “Vissla is a brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. We embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. We constantly strive to minimize our environmental impact and protect the oceans and waves that raised us. This is a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality.”
Creator: Paul Naude – Ex-Head of Billabong’s US Operations.
Creatures of Leisure makes a wide range of surfing gear. Quite many figures as brand ambassadors to trust the brand:
MICK FANNING, GRIFFIN COLAPINTO, STEPHANIE GILMORE, JACK FREESTONE, ETHAN EWING, JOAN DURU, MITCH COLEBORN, NAT YOUNG, FINN MCGILL
Product range: Auto accessories, leashes, fins, traction pads, earplugs, boardcovers, bodyboards, essentials and much more.
The founding owner of Chilli Surfboards, Jamie Cheal, did his first top turn on a surfboard at Greenmount on the Gold Coast at the age of 13 and he’s been surfing most days since. Today, Chilli Surfboards are also manufactured and distributed in Japan, North & South America, Europe & Taiwan. Chilli makes a great variety of performance surfboards that are ridden by the best surfers in the world.
Awesome simple style and extraordinary design.
JS Surfboards was started by Australian shaper Jason Stephenson and have grown to become one of the most influential surfboard manufacturers. Jason first surfed when he was at the young age of 5, and shaped his first surfboard at the age of 25. With many years of experience in the surf world, Jason set himself for success when launching JS Industries in Australia.
JS has a great variety of performance boards that are also shaped by many ex-pro surfers.
Founded in Australia by Darren Handley, who had a passion and love for surfing, beginning at a young age of 12. Today DHD surfboards are seen ridden by one of the best surfers in the world.
Great variety of performance surfboards. Another pearl from Australia.
Born in New Jersey, The Channel Islands shaper Al Merrick moved with his parents to Florida, and eventually to California. He started surfing by the age of ten and utilized his years of experience to build the channel islands surfboards. Today he has a full line of channel islands surfboards, which are considered as popular as they come. Most of the world’s top surfers utilize Merrick’s boards.