Glassy-Tips for Beginners

Begginers

“For many folks, surfing is a passion and a romance. It can be thrilling; it can be thrilling. Just like love, one might say.”

 

Surfing is the sport of riding waves. Surfers catch ocean, river or made waves, and glie across the surface of the water until the wave breaks and loses its energy. Surfing is a way of life, a philosophy. It is all about nature, fun, practice and respect.

So you want to learn to surf? Here you will find many tips that maybe can help you in your first steps into this –amazing- world!

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1.-Always, above all things, have fun!

As Phil Edwards said: “The best surfer out there is the one having most fun”.

2.-Learn with someone.

First steps into surf can be (as in any other sport) a bit hard and maybe dangerous to yourself and others! So it is time to get an experienced friend to teach or maybe a surf camp.

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3.-Peace & Love.

Time is not a limit, the limit is just in your mind, so be pacefull with yourself! You will feel really excited once you get into the water but try to be patient and enjoy the experience!

4.-Soft makes the difference.

Did you know that you will be spending a lot of time sitting on your soft.top? If not, it is the perfect moment to know this. Beginings are not that much easy and Soft-tops are good entry boards and safer for eveybody involved.

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5.-Size matters.

Do not start surfing on smaller, shorter boards as quick as possible. Remember point 3.- and be patient and pacefull with yourself!

6.-All together!

Learn to surf with other learners. First steps are always better together, you can learn from others in your same condition and also this places usually have good and small waves to learn better and safer!

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7.-Bend your knees and not your back!

You will lose your balance if your position is not the right. Bend your back is not safe, not balanced and not a good look in surfing’s style book.

8.-Stay perpendicular.

Once the wave has broken you need-have to stay perpendicular to the whitewater. If you don’t, you’ve given all that energy more surface area to grab and your board, pulling you under the water and dragging you toward shore.

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9.-Paddle, Paddle, Paddle!

Practice it a lot, you will need it! The key? Just to find a rhythm and to keep it. Waves can be brave and this requires to be in shape because it will be… quite exhausting the first few times!

10.-Who said Surf Trip?

This is probably the best idea. Friends, surf philosophy, sea, nature, food, good vibes and really good landscapes are waiting for you. It is the best option to learn and live a great life experience.

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How To Care For Your Board

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The Inertia

 

Surfboards are our pride and joy, our babies, each one packed with memories and dope sessions you never want to forget. Unless you’re stacked or a pro surfer you won’t be updating your quiver every couple of months. However beautiful the sea, she is also a cruel mistress which lashes and scrapes at your baby every time you take it out. You can’t protect it forever but you can damn well try. Here are some tips to keep that board of yours pristine.

Once you’ve finished your surf session you’re going to want to do one of two things. Use a beach shower (if there are any) to wash the salt off your board, then bag that baby out of the sun. Washing the board with clean water will reduce salt damage in the long term. Bagging and keeping it out of the sun will prevent dents, weakening of the outer layer and Read more

A sanctum to surf and localism

Surf sanctum
Alphacoders

 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.

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Keep your filthy paws off Mundaka’s shore!

Mundaka
Gonzoo

“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.

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Surf’s up with Glassy

Underwater photo
AlphaCoders

 

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…

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4 healthy energy drinks to improve your surf!

 

Energy filled surf session
AlphaCoders

 

We all know that feeling when you’re down in the dumps and just really don’t want to get up and start the day, go to the gym or commit to a surf session. When you generally just can’t be arsed and physically can’t move….yep personally i get it on a monday. When our energy levels are as low as the flashing “low-gas” light coming from the dashboard of your car, that’s when we usually grab ourselves a sugar-filled, caffeine-stocked, generally unhealthy drink to get our hearts racing at 90 and make us feel less zombie like.

 Next time it’s going to be different and your body and mind are gonna appreciate it massively! With no caffeine or added sugar in sight, these 4 natural energy inducing drinks are going to transform your day and your surf.

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Relief to back pain with Glassy’s 7 easy steps

Perfect surf session
AlphaCoders

Today this article is your little pot of treasure at the end of a rainbow if you suffer from lower back pain! Lower back pain sucks because its a real killer and it can come up out of the blue at anytime! Bad posture and technique from a surf session(s) can lead to it building up slowly without you even knowing, or instantly after a wipeout. We understand how painful it is and therefore today we are going to help you to do something about it.

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Surf’s up with Glassy

Tunnel Wave
Wall.alphacoders

 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!

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A surfer’s mission for optimal nutrition!

Healthy food
Fbtimepass

If you wanna maximise your potential in surfing and in life then let’s get one thing straight taking care of you body isn’t just about hitting the gym a few times a week or surfing/charging some gnarly waves on a few surf sessions each weekend.  The bigger picture is proper nutrition is essential in order to surf, therefore we’ve got to think about what we are putting into our bodies as well. Your insides and your outside work together in harmony so if you start neglecting one the other won’t appreciate it at all, and neither will your surf sessions!

 So here is a quick look at how you can improve not only your surf but your life in general by following these 3 simple nutrition baby-steps.

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Join our crew! Collaborate on our blog

Skills and creative hobbies
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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 social@glassy.pro 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!

Collaborate on our surf blog!
Solar system by Meel

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.