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SURFING IN GENERAL

Wikipedia style website for surfing.

A useful link about surfing if you are writing an essay or looking for some trustworthy overall information.

An extensive historical website about surfing history. Must look for a severe historical enthusiast.

Surfer.com is probably the most original webpage online. Worth a visit.

Insight to the world of professional surfing. News, Videos, Rankings, and so on, very informative.

An alternative outlook to surfing on Reddit. Fascinating threads and opinions. #r/surfing

News style updates about surfing through the world of the Guardian magazine.

 


FORECASTS

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.COMReports, Cams, News, Photos, and more. + MOBILE APP

SURF-FORECAST.COM -Spots, Reports, Wind Alerts.

SURF WEATHER – Selection of Surfing Forecasts.

 


SURFING BRANDS

 

QUIKSILVER

“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 always have the most relaxed styles and trends.

Founded in 1969, Australia.

Surf & Snow Product line for Men, Women and Kids:

  • Clothing & accessories
  • Boardshorts
  • Wetsuits
  • Watches
  • Sunglasses
  • Luggage
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Skateboards
  • etc

 

ROXY

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.

Surf and Snow Product line for Women and Girls

  • Clothing & accessories
  • Sports wear
  • Bikinis, swimwear
  • Wetsuits
  • Luggage
  • Watches
  • Sunglasses

 

RIP CURL

“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.

Surf and Snow gear & clothing for Men, Women, Kids

  • Clothing & accessories
  • Sunglasses
  • Wetsuits
  • Footwear
  • Snow gear

 


 

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 exciting read about the brand’s history on WIKIPEDIA. Billabong refers to a “creek that runs only during the rainy season.”  

Surf and Snow gear & clothing

  • Clothing
  • Clothing accessories
  • Wetsuits
  • Bags
  • Luggage

 

VISSLA

A new name in the game.vissla brand

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.

Surf gear product line for Men and Boys

  • Clothing
  • Wetsuits
  • Bags

 

CREATURES OF LEISURE

creatures of leisure logo

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
  • Surfboard covers
  • Bodyboards
  • Surf essentials, and much more.

 


 

VOLCOM

Volcom is a lifestyle brand that designs, markets, and distributes boardsports-oriented products.

  • CEO: Todd Hymel
  • Founded in: 1991
    True to This”
    “Let the Kids Ride Free”

 

Volcom sponsors many talented boardsports rider from all around the world.

Product Range for Men, Women and Kids: Snow/Skate/Surf/Hike/Golf/MTB/Swim

  • Snow outerwear
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Bags
  • Rashguards/Bikinis/Boardshorts

 


VANS

Vans is an American manufacturer of skateboarding shoes and related apparel, based in Santa Ana, California. Vans also sponsors surf, snowboarding, BMX, and motocross teams.

  • First store opened in 1966, California
  • Founder: Paul Van Doren
  • Products: Clothing, fashion, accessories.

I recommend reading Paul Van Doren’s life story as well, it’s rather interesting!

Surf/Snow/Skate Product Line for Men, Women and Kids

  • Shoes
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Bags
  • Sunglasses

 

XCEL WETSUITS

Xcel has been voted Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association (SIMA) “Wetsuit of the Year” by its industry peers three times (2007, 2008, 2010).

  • Founder: Ed D’Ascol in 1982, Hawaii

D’Ascoli laid the foundation that would revolutionize the industry and push the cutting edge of material and design development.

Wetsuits Product Range:  Surf, dive, UV protection, paddle, wake and military wetsuits.

Xcel’s reputation for exceptional product quality is a clear result of an unwavering dedication to research, development, and design innovation. With tropical to cold-water products for men, women, and youth, the brand stresses performance: maximum stretch and durability, sealed-seam construction, and a fit that feels custom-made every time.

Product line for Men, Women and Kids

  • Wetsuits
  • Clothing

 


 

DAKINE

  • Founded in 1979, Hawaii by Rob Kaplan
  • Based in Hood River, Oregon

American outdoor clothing company specializing in sportswear and sports equipment for alternative sports. Dakine also sponsors athletes from the lifestyle and sporting fields of skiing, biking, windsurfing, kiting, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding.

Surf/Snow/Wind/Bike Product Line for Men, Women and Kids

  • Bags & Luggage
  • Surfboard accessories
  • Travel accessories – racks
  • Apparel

 

RVCA

PRONOUNCED: REW-KA
“The balance of opposites”

  • Founded by: Pat Tenore and Conan Hayes in 1999
  • Based in: Costa Mesa, California
  • Billabong purchased RVCA in 2010

Action sports apparel. RVCA sponsors a skateboard and surf team, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors and prominent MMA fighters.

Because of its art focus, RVCA is also associated with the street graffiti subculture. RVCA is involved with various contemporary art galleries such as KNOWN Gallery.

 


 

HURLEY

Founded: 1979
Headquarters: Costa Mesa, California
Type: Subsidiary of Nike
CEO: Bob Hurley

Hurley designs, developes, manufactures, marketing and selling of surf apparel and accessories worldwide.
On May 12, 2004 , the company was sold to Nike, Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

 


 

NIXON

nixon surf watches review

Surf, skate, snow

  • Founded: 1997
  • Headquarters: Encinitas, United States
  • Products: Wristwatches, Accessories, Apparel, Portable Speakers

Currently sold in 80 countries worldwide

Nixon maintains stand-alone retail stores in

  • Berkeley, US
  • California, US
  • Bondi, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Kuta, Bali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

FCS

Founded in 1995, Gold Coast, Australia.
Sporting equipment & FINS

FINS & Finbox range for

  • Surf
  • Longboard
  • Kite
  • SUP

Other products range:

  • Leashes
  • Covers
  • Traction pads
  • Bags & packs
  • Auto accessories
  • Travel accessories
  • Accessories

 

SURFBOARDS

 

CHILLI SURFBOARDS

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.

Great, simple style and extraordinary design.

 


 

JS CONSTRUCTION SURFBOARDS

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.

 


 

DHD SURFBOARDS

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.

 


 

CHANNEL ISLAND SURFBOARDS

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.

 


 

NSP

nsp surfboards

Hawaii
New Surf Porject

Aesthetic value with durability and utility are the main kewwords describing the NSP surfboards.

NSP stands for New Surf Project and this surfboard company has experienced rapid growth from their earlier years to what they are today as one of the leading shapers of high quality epoxy surfboards in North America today.

The NSP surfboard brand has also come to be synonymous with surfing schools and instructors as the go too beginner surfboard brand.

Surfboards range: Grom, Shortboards, Fish, Funboards, Surf Betty, Surf Betty B4BC, Longboards and SUP Boards.

 


 

KONA

Kona Surf Co

Founded: Mid 1970’s
Shaper: Mike Sciarra

Kona makes really good, a wide choice and affordable set of surfboards unlike anyone else out there.

Surfboards range:

  • Longboards
  • Shortboards
  • Hybrids
  • Fish surfboards
  • Midlength
  • Grovelers
  • Groms
  • Softboards
  • Bodyboards

+ Apparel and skateboards


 

LOST SURFBOARDS

Mayhem

Founded: 1985
Location: Irvine, California
Shaper: Matt “Mayhem” Biolos
Category: Shortboards

Lost Surfboards is the largest manufacturer of surfboards in the United States.

The company’s story is rather intersting as they’ve specialized in a one certain niche, while having the best boardiriding background.

Read more from Wikipedia


 

FIREWIRE

Founded in 1974 by Nev Hyman

Today, Firewire designes the following types of surfboards:

  • High Performance
  • Performance Hybrids
  • Hybrids
  • Pure Stoke
  • Longboards

 


 

HAYDENSHAPES

Founded in 1997, Sydney by Hayden Cox

Haydenshapes premium surfboards are sold worldwide in 70 countries, well known for their clean/simple aestetic design.

  • Performance shortboards
  • Hybrids
  • Step-down
  • Step-up
  • Fins / tailpads

 

 


GUIDING

SURF SCHOOL SRI LANKA

A fun surf-school that covers a wide variety of surfing tips on their Youtube channel as well.

SURFSCIENCE

Surfing tips for all levels.

 


MOVIES

GARAGE MOVIES

Best selection of surfing movies found online. NetFlix for surfing.

SURFLINE

Best surf movies to stream online.

 

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