When people think of surfers the usual old school stereotypes pop up, that we are those chill, beach bum-stoners. Not true! In recent years we have managed to put the majority of these stereotypes to bed and show our true colours as ambitious, hard-working, respectable thrill-seekers, however gang-bangers…surely not! Here at Glassy we love bringing our surfing community together, and the Glassy app is proof of that. It shows us that our community shares the wealth in terms of surf spots with one another and you cannot deny that taking surf sessions around the globe isn’t something that dreams are made of.
“The Mecca of surfing in Europe” and “best wave for pro-surfers” are only a couple of the massive amounts of opinions we have seen being made about the surf from the small town of Mundaka in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. Glassy has its root in Northern Spain therefore this surf spot is pretty important to us but something outrageous is happening there that the world needs to know about, and to us and many others that famous saying about history repeating itself couldn’t be more true.
Its Friday, so hold tight the weekend is coming! Before that though its time for the weekly recap to keep you lot up to date with whats been happening across our surfing community. The same order as always starting off with the longest session leading on to the most popular spot, then is the most improved surfer and finished up with the max swell. So without further ado here are this week’s stats…
The weekend is almost upon us, there is light at the end of the tunnel (like the photo above)! It is time get you completely up to date with everything that has happened within our Glassy community in the past week. The weekly summary follows the same schedule so we shall get the ball rolling with the longest sessions followed by the most popular spot, leading on to our most improved user/surfer and finally finishing up the stats review with the max swell.
Also we can’t forget about the week’s sickest photos sent in by you, members of our sensational surf community!
We’ve all got that one thing in common, yep we all we love surfing! We all probably have a wetsuit, a couple of surfboards, spend more in gas getting to our surfing spot than going anywhere else, and we definitely would like to drop everything when the waves are pumping and just jump into the water.
But, what do you do when your are not surfing? Do you have any creative hobbies? If you do then we would love it if could share them with us and our Glassy community. Whether you enjoy writing, creating art, photography or just feel like doing a bit of freelance reporting send it to email@example.com and become a Glassy Collaborator in our blog.
This is the case of our friend and Glassy Pro Collaborator Meel, a surfer from the Canary Islands who apart from enjoying getting waves is a great artist. Here is an example of Meel’s art work, check it out!
We appreciate everyone that has taken the time to share with us their hobbies and creative side, but sadly we cannot publish everything that is sent in. Also anything that we receive will first get a quick proof-read before being published just to check for a few things like grammar, style…etc.
You own full rights to anything you contribute and you give consent for it to be published on Glassy.pro. You release Glassy.pro of any liabilities regarding your submission and any inaccuracies that appear in the published content will be seen to be author ASAP once they are discovered.
Its Friday and that means its time for the weekly summary of all things Glassy! Same schedule as last time so we are pretty sure you guys know how it goes. Starting of with the longest sessions then on to the most popular spot, next up will be our most improved user/surfer and finally finishing up the stats review with the max swell.
Oh and don’t forget about the added sweetener that we included last time! We will be showing off the sickest surf photo taken by one of our users this week.
Its that time of the week again where we look back on a week of catching waves to see all of the surfing highlights that have been uploaded to GlassyPro over the past 7 days. I’m sure you’re all pretty used to the routine now but this week we have changed it up a little, however to start with here are the weeks longest session, most popular spot, most improved surfer and the max swell.
Once again its that time of the week where we do our roundup of all the things that stand out to us here at Glassy for you, our Users. As usual this week has produced some great results so lets get on with it; Longest session, Most popular spot, Most improved surfer and Max swell.
Following on from last week! We’ve been working hard and scanning through all the data from all over the world trying to find all things impressive and Glassy that have happened this week, its safe to say you haven’t disappointed us! Same order as last time, but if you don’t remember then here is how it works… int he following order; The longest session, the most popular spot, the most improved surfer and the max swell.
So kicking-of with the first SHOUT OUT this week goes to Asbjørn Brevik for topping our longest session leaderboard. The session below was uploaded from the west coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. Sweet, keep going!
Up next is the most popular spot! This week the most sessions racked up came from a spot in southern Portugal and is well known for its fantastic beaches and great surf conditions. A total of 16 sessions from 16 different Glassy users, it must be pretty special!
Most popular spot: Costa da Caparica 16 sessions
Glassy’s most improved surfer is judged on the great philosophy of “Practice makes Perfect!” so the more sessions you upload in the week the more practice you’re getting. This SHOUT OUT for goes to Monkey Surf with an impressive run this week, uploading sessions almost everyday at Ichinomiya, JPN. Congrats, keep it up!
Most improved surfer: Monkey surf with 16h 5m
Last but not least we come to the max swell otherwise known as the biggest surf, which has been recorded by our Glassy Users this week. Its no surprise as we saw the same spot come out on top last week, Iceland is at it again topping our charts with some serious surf. If you haven’t already checked out our Cold-water surfing article then take a peak.
Max Swell: Gardur with 10.7m
Remember if you make it on This Week at Glassy and you’ve uploaded a photo of your surf we will include in the report and show your spot to the whole Glassy Community!
Next week there will be another instalment of “This Week at Glassy” so you have a whole 7 days to get out there and track your surf sessions and maybe your name will appear in next weeks edition!
Remember to #TakeTheNextWave and upload your surf sessions for us to see!
Today we are talking about artificial waves, what’s the deal with them? It’s definitely a trending and well debated topic in the surfing world, we see comments like “Thats awesome!” to “Hey, a wave is a wave so surfing is surfing!” and others that are so negative that we wouldn’t want our Glassy users to be subjected to such bad language. A brief, user friendly description about this kind of surfing would be that artificial wave pools are said to be a breeding ground for Kooks or my personal favourite Kook gardens.