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Surfboard Fins

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Surfing Blog | Comments Off on Surfboard Fins

Surfboard Fins

Surfboard Fins The surfboard fins are a type of hydrofoil that is mounted near the tail end of a surfboard. The reason behind surfboard fins is that it gives a board a lateral lift, stabilizing the surfboard and it’s path. The type surfboard fins can vary greatly depending on what type of board, and what each individual surfer prefers. Besides a variation in the number of fins, there are also many different things that can change from board to board and fin to fin.   Surfboard Fins Configurations There are two major types of surf board fin configurations: a skeg and rail fins. A skeg...

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Surfing Waves

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Surfing Blog | 0 comments

Surfing Waves

Types of Waves at Encuentro A very common system of measurement of waves to a surfer is using one’s body part compared to wave height.  You’ll hear surfers often say “it’s waist to chest” or “head high”.  Of course if you are new to the sport it this is weird way of measurement.  From whose head is it “head high’?  Wen we are speaking of waves in these terms we are referring the a dude (or chick) that is 6 feet (1.90cm) tall.  So “head high” waves are about 6 feet.  Check the illustration below for an visual of wave height...

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Surfing Exercises

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in surfing tips and tricks | 0 comments

Surfing Exercises

Surfing Exercises There are specific surfing exercises surfers can do in order to make themselves more agile, stronger, and better able to surf to their fullest. Surfing is a sport just like any other, and it requires it’s participants to stay fit. Before performing any exercises, however, a surfer must always warm up. Warming up helps to reduce injury to your muscles. Below are a thorough warm up routine and a number of surfing exercises you can do to help your surfing performance.   Surf Exercises-Warm Up Routine  Start by doing a single leg balance reach. Keep one foot flat on the...

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How to Pop up on a Surfboard

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in surfing tips and tricks | 0 comments

How to Pop up on a Surfboard

  How to Pop Up Timing+Position+Direction+Speed= Pop up Learning how to pop up on a surfboard is not easy.  First, it takes a few tries to even get out to the waves.  Don’t worry, this is normal.  The water even though it seems to be moving evenly, but it’s very unpredictable.  Try to think of it like this, get into the water’s mindset.  Feel the water, your body 65% water after all.  The ocean has a rhythm.  You will feel it.  Clear your mind and realize that you aren’t surfing against the waves, but with the waves.  Once you’ve found this learning how to...

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How to Duck Dive

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in surfing tips and tricks | Comments Off on How to Duck Dive

How to Duck Dive

 So you Want to Learn How to Duck Dive Young Grasshopper? A duck dive on a surfboard can be difficult for new surfers. The hardest thing is learning how to time yourself just right, because if you don’t, then everything gets messed up. The movements of a duck dive should be smooth, with the motions flow one into the other seamlessly.  Follow these steps below, and you will be well on your way to duck diving like a pro. Just remember that practice makes perfect. Steps to a Duck Dive When you see a wave approaching, paddle hard at the wave to build up your speed. When the wave is just a...

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Surf spots in Cabarete

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Surfing Blog | 0 comments

Surf spots in Cabarete

Surf Spots in Cabarete There are many surf spots in Cabarete, Dominican Republic and the surrounding area of the North Coast.  The best quote I have heard about surfing in the Dominican Republic is that if you have a car, then you can have a wave to yourself.  I will say that this is a surfer’s paradise.  There are consistent waves in the chest to head high size and quite often it is big and thumping. There area from Puerto Plata east to Playa Grande has 16 identified surfing spots, varying from regional classic to standard wave quality. The biggest waves come in March, when the region...

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