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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

The History of the Banzai Pipeline

  Image Credit: Wave Length Surf Mag Pipeline isn’t just the defining wave of the North Shore or Hawaii as a whole, it’s the defining wave for the surfing world. No wave is as ferocious, picture-perfect, or universally sought after as Pipeline. A good wave at Pipeline can change a surfer’s life. Pipeline is the…

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May 7, 2022

Our Favorite Summer Surf Trip Destinations

When spring turns to summer, the last of the large north swells hit the Seven Mile Miracle on the North Shore, we begin to catch the travel bug. While there’s still plenty of Oahu surf during the summer, Pipeline and the other flagship North Shore waves go dormant. During the summer, we sail, paddle, hike,…

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May 7, 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

The JOB Surf Experience Surf Trip Gear Guide

  Summer is just around the corner, which means the southern hemisphere’s swell season is near. Many surfers spend the summer months chasing swells in Latin America, Tahiti, Indonesia, and other far-flung southern hemisphere hot spots. During the summer, the North Shore is relatively calm. There’s still some surf, but nothing like during the winter….

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March 19, 2022

WSL European Update: The Tour Heads to Portugal

Image Credit: Visit Portugal There’s nothing like spring on the Iberian Peninsula. Temperatures start to rise, and large north swells leftover from winter continue to send mighty surf across the North Atlantic towards European shores. While the water may still be palmy, the air is relatively warm, and the days are pleasant. The Tour’s first…

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March 16, 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

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February 18, 2022

2021 Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing Recap

As we mentioned in Our Oahu Surf School’s Guide to Winter on the North Shore, this year’s Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing was once again held digitally. In the past, the Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing was awarded to the surfer who performed the best across the CT events at Haleiwa, Sunset, and Pipeline. This year,…

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February 9, 2022