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JOB Surf Experience Surf Tips: Mastering Bottom Turns

Image Credit: Blue Magazine Turning is vital to progressing as a surfer. If you’re an intermediate surfer looking to improve your on-wave performance, mastering the bottom turn to top turn combo will help you take your surfing to the next level. In surfing, most maneuvers are designed to get the surfer back in the pocket…

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May 21, 2022

JOB Surf Tips: How to Generate Speed While Surfing

If you’ve ever been in the water with a professional surfer, the first thing you’ll notice about what separates them from the rest of the lineup is the speed they surf. From take-off to kick out, professional surfers carry exponentially more velocity into and through the wave than their civilian counterparts. Learning to generate speed…

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April 19, 2022

The Do’s and Don’ts of Surf Fitness

Even in Hawaii, we have small and flat days when paddling out is more of a chore than it should be. On the North Shore, the swell drops significantly during the summer, and many surfers (even the pros) who are used to the pumping winter waves choose to pursue other vocations. For those long stretches…

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April 19, 2022

The Argument for Soft Boards: How Soft board Surfboards Will Revolutionize Your Surfing Experience

There seem to be two types of surfers, surfers who hate soft boards and surfers who love softboards. If you’ve been paying attention to the JOB Surf Experience site or Jamie’s YouTube channel, you know we occupy the latter category. Soft boards haven’t always been accepted in lineups, but now they’re popping up everywhere. Beyond surf…

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April 4, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Surfboard Fins

    If you’ve ever experimented with alternative shapes and fin setups, you know how drastically different one fin set up can ride verse another, even in the same board. For decades, surfers only rode single fins. The single fin itself went through several iterations before its modern variations. The first surfboards were finless and…

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March 16, 2022

The Anatomy of a Surfboard Explained

As we’ve discussed at length, there are many types of surfboards surfers use in different conditions. In small waves, surfers choose to ride longboards or high-volume shortboards/ fishes. The extra volume in both designs gives surfers added float and paddle power to get into weaker surf. In steep, more powerful waves, surfers ride high-performance shortboards that have…

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March 2, 2022

Surfing Fundamentals with JOB Surf Experience: How to Duck Dive and Turtle Roll

Navigating the lineup on bigger days can be tricky, even for experienced surfers. When the surf is a bit more powerful than you’re used to, paddling out becomes exponentially more difficult if you don’t know how to turtle roll or duck dive. For those who don’t know, turtle rolling and duck diving are ways surfers…

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February 9, 2022

Paddling Out: How to Master the Fundamentals of Surfing

As we’ve said before, surfing is approximately 90% paddling. So, it’s no coincidence that the best surfers in the world are also the most efficient paddlers. To navigate a lineup, you need to be able to read waves and understand surf etiquette, but ultimately, it’s your paddling ability that will determine the type of session you have. If…

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January 24, 2022

Surf Etiquette 101: Understanding the Unwritten Rules of the Lineup

  For new surfers, learning to surf can be a bit intimidating. If the crowd factor at your local break isn’t enough to keep you out of the water, the fear of getting in the way or angering the locals will surely keep you on dry land. While no surfer likes to see swarms of…

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January 15, 2022

Wave Reading 101: Our Oahu Surf School’s Guide to Wave Selection

The best surfers in the world have an uncanny ability to read waves and predict what the ocean is going to do at any given moment. If you watch a heat at a premier surf contest, like the Billabong Pipe Masters, you’ll notice the surfers scurrying around left and right chasing tiny bumps of swell that…

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January 14, 2022