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  LONGBOARD FINS: Part 1    RAKE vs. PIVOT   By: Brandon Russell  In this short series of articles I’m going to break down the basics of fins specifically longboard fins. Starting off the series with a quick rundown of the differences between pivot fins and fins with more... ( read more )

LONGBOARD FINS: Part 1

RAKE vs. PIVOT

By: Brandon Russell

In this short series of articles I’m going to break down the basics of fins specifically longboard fins. Starting off the series with a quick rundown of the differences between pivot fins and fins with more... (read more)

  SAVING YOUR HAIR FROM THE SEA    By: Siren Williams  Ok, my salty sea people! Over the many years of surfing and being a surf instructor, I was asked many, many times... "How do you take care of your hair, being in the sun and salt everyday?!"  Well, it's been a major challenge. Here are a few things I do to help keep my hair somewhat manageable... ( read more )

SAVING YOUR HAIR FROM THE SEA

By: Siren Williams

Ok, my salty sea people! Over the many years of surfing and being a surf instructor, I was asked many, many times... "How do you take care of your hair, being in the sun and salt everyday?!"

Well, it's been a major challenge. Here are a few things I do to help keep my hair somewhat manageable... (read more)

  A WORD WITH BRANDON RUSSELL     By: Siren Williams  I interviewed  m y husband and questioned him about his experiences as a competitive surfer, a contest judge, a shaper, and asked about his accomplishments, memories of his childhood, his opinion on the new WSL longboard criteria, and lots of other things... ( read more )

A WORD WITH BRANDON RUSSELL  

By: Siren Williams

I interviewed my husband and questioned him about his experiences as a competitive surfer, a contest judge, a shaper, and asked about his accomplishments, memories of his childhood, his opinion on the new WSL longboard criteria, and lots of other things... (read more)

  TIPS FROM THE TOWER    PART 1: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY   By: Brandon Russell  Fresh off the road and back from judging another surf contest (ESA Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Nags Head, NC), I thought it would be a good time to start writing a small series of articles focused on improving heat strategies for competing amatuer surfers. Here's the first installment of "Tips from the Tower"... ( read more )

TIPS FROM THE TOWER

PART 1: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

By: Brandon Russell

Fresh off the road and back from judging another surf contest (ESA Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Nags Head, NC), I thought it would be a good time to start writing a small series of articles focused on improving heat strategies for competing amatuer surfers. Here's the first installment of "Tips from the Tower"... (read more)

  TIPS FROM THE TOWER    PART 2: STYLE AND FLOW   By: Brandon Russell  Nothing is more pleasing to the eye than watching a surfer who makes riding waves look easy. Some surfers are born with it naturally engrained in their DNA. Most surfers, though, acquire a "smooth" or "clean" style and approach to riding waves only after years of practice in the water. Not only will cleaning up your surfing visually stimulate anyone watching from the beach, but if you're a competitive surfer, it will also appeal to a judging panel.   In this part 2 of 'Tips From the Tower', we're talking "style and flow".... ( read more )   

TIPS FROM THE TOWER

PART 2: STYLE AND FLOW

By: Brandon Russell

Nothing is more pleasing to the eye than watching a surfer who makes riding waves look easy. Some surfers are born with it naturally engrained in their DNA. Most surfers, though, acquire a "smooth" or "clean" style and approach to riding waves only after years of practice in the water. Not only will cleaning up your surfing visually stimulate anyone watching from the beach, but if you're a competitive surfer, it will also appeal to a judging panel. 

In this part 2 of 'Tips From the Tower', we're talking "style and flow".... (read more)

 

  THE SIREN'S GUIDE TO NEOPRENE 2017   Get ready for the cold with these unique wetsuit companies from around the world... ( read more )

THE SIREN'S GUIDE TO NEOPRENE 2017

Get ready for the cold with these unique wetsuit companies from around the world... (read more)

  Using a GoofBoard for the First Time   If you're looking for a balance challenge, the GoofBoard is a versatile tool for balance training for the beginner and the advanced. It comes with U-blocks (not shown) for beginners, and the roller for advanced use. You can also turn the board the other direction and use it in a rocking motion. The way shown is the most challenging. Featured: Siren Williams using the GoofBoard for the first time without using the wall for balance. This is 5 minutes out-of-the-box fun! ( Click to View in YouTube )

Using a GoofBoard for the First Time

If you're looking for a balance challenge, the GoofBoard is a versatile tool for balance training for the beginner and the advanced.
It comes with U-blocks (not shown) for beginners, and the roller for advanced use. You can also turn the board the other direction and use it in a rocking motion. The way shown is the most challenging.
Featured: Siren Williams using the GoofBoard for the first time without using the wall for balance. This is 5 minutes out-of-the-box fun! (Click to View in YouTube)