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Lowers Raid 2012

Check out this insane group of surfers who create havoc in the second annual Lowers Raid of 2012! Do you think it would be fun to dress up in a crazy costume and screw around on a perfectly good day at our beaches?

LNF: LOWERS RAID 2012 from LastNameFirst.tv on Vimeo.

Great Workout For Surfers | Training with Ian Walsh

Check out this great workout for surfers. Ian Walsh brings you this video of a simple yet effective workout routine to keep you in shape and conditioned for surfing.

EZIA Surf Training with Ian Walsh from EZIA Human Performance on Vimeo.

Firewire Dominator Review

For quite some time I have been in the market for a new shortboard that would surf well in the smaller southeastern North Carolina conditions. I was looking for a board that would be easy to surf in small 1-3 foot mush as well as head high hurricane swells.  After talking to a few people and doing some research I finally decided to purchase a 6’ 0” Firewire Dominator with the Rapidfire technology… and so we bring you the Firewire Dominator Review
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Wrightsville Beach | Top 20 Surf Towns

Our very own Wrightsville beach was featured in National Geographic’s top 20 surfing towns in the world!
Check out the full article at Nation Geographic’s Top 20 Surf Towns 
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Maya Gabeira | ESPN Nude

ESPN magazine recently released its “Body Issue” witch features nude photography of renowned sports women and men. The issue is intended to admire the hard work that the athletes have put into there bodies and appreciate the human physic…

Maya Gabeira was one of those athletes, she is also a surf and for that she deserves a spot on this blog!
so sit back in awe (or just gawk) at the beauty and potential of the human body 😉
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Quad vs Thrusters – Fin Setup

Quad vs Thrusters

What is the difference between tri fin and quad fin set ups? This is a huge question that is coming up more and more often as we now see new surf boards with 5/4/3 fin set ups. The 5/4/3 setup is a setup that has 5 fin boxes that allows a surfer to choose between 3 fins or 4. Question is, which set up is right for you?

Let’s start by identifying the performance difference between these two setups. The tri fin, or thruster, setup is the classic fin setup. It features three fins creating the shape of a triangle, one stabilizer fin in the back and two more in front of the stabilizer close to the rails. This setup is made for speed control; the center stabilizer fin creates drag which is an important action for controlling your speed. The quad fin setup is used to be more maneuverable and faster than a thruster setup. Believe it or not the quad fin setup is less restrictive than a thruster which really helps for quick accelerations when taking off on a wave. Also another benefit over the thruster is its more maneuverable and turns quicker and feels more “skaty”, or loose, due to the lack of a center stabilizer fin. Read more

Awesome iPhone Apps for Surfers

If you are one of the many people in the world to own an iPhone, you should consider checking out some of these great apps for surfing.
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Firewire Addvance Review

Just recently, I traded in a board for a new Firewire Addvance at Sweetwater surf shop. I was looking for a good board for less than stellar conditions that I could still have a good time on and I found that the Addvance is a perfect for smaller mushy waves, as well as bigger conditions. I own the 6’6”, the shortest size available, and I am loving it. Its a perfect board for southern North Carolina conditions. My 6’6” is 21 ½” wide and 3” thick which makes it quite a floaty board, but with it being incredibly floaty it paddles like a Read more

GoPro Surf City, NC

Check out this awesome video our buddy made with his new GoPro Camera in Surf City, NC!

Giant Waves | Shipstern Bluff Surfing

Found this video of some crazy waves at Shipsterns.

Shipstern Bluff Surfing in Tasmania, Australia.
Credit for this video goes to David Otto for filming and editing.
See more at his website shipsterns.com

shipsterns from Dave otto on Vimeo.

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