Surf’s up with Glassy

Perfect day perfect surf

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.

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5 apps to make a surfing adventure possible

Surfing trip

A group of us here at GlassyPro have been racking our brains in order to put together this list especially for you, our users! Our plan has always been to make your surfing experiences the best they can possibly be, and this article gives you the chance to make your dreams a reality all from your sofa or maybe from on the toilet (admit it we all use our phones whilst on the loo!).  These five apps are going to help you plan the surfing trip of a lifetime all from your smartphone so sit back, relax (don’t strain) and read on!

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Surfing and meditation give the same sensation!

Surfing & Meditation

Meditation is in right now, everyones doing it. Well almost everyone, if you are a surfer or aren’t a member of our surfing community at GlassyPro and haven’t given meditation a shot then here is a little How-to and a few reasons why you should try it because its as good as surfing for escaping those negative emotions.

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Surf’s up with Glassy

Group Surfing

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.

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Its time to surf the wave of change!

Bad times for Surf and Oceans

Plastic, its one of those love hate relationships and we’ve all had them. In our history on this planet we’ve seen the stone age, we’ve seen the bronze age and now we are seeing the plastic age. I know, I know this “age” doesn’t really have the same ring to it but its definitely made a massive impact on us from both the good and bad. We use plastic for absolutely everything, like bottles for the water we drink and even polluting our oceans that we surf.

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Surf’s Up with Glassy

kelly slater

 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.

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Killing the Earth means killing the surf!

Wave Tunnel

Listen up Glassy Users today is the 45th anniversary of Mother Earth day, if you haven’t heard of it heres a brief description! The 22nd of April is the one day of every year that is dedicated to environmental awareness and honouring the awesome planet that we all call home, with over 200 million people in 141 different countries getting involved last year and its fully endorsed by the UN, we thought we would make our own contribution to spreading the word to our surf community.

“So this year Earth day 2015 is all about the oceans” 

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5 Dangers to be aware of when surfing!

Blair Stewart Surfing


Look at the photo above, looks sweet doesn’t it! We all love surfing and its a truly awesome thing to be able to do but like anything else it does have a few things you need to be aware about. Glassy Pro wants to share with the surfing community as a whole the dangers of surfing, to ensure all of our Glassy User are aware, well-prepared and understand the possible dangers when paddling out into the deep-blue.

In no particular order here are the 5 “most common” dangers surfing;

1. Marine life. Its far form the most prolific danger but we had to mention it first. Sharks are the obvious yet least likely of dangers in the ocean. Warm climate spots such as Australia and some areas of the US for example see more incidents surfing than others but there are also many other much more common types of marine life to be aware of surfing that are less talked about such as; Jellyfish, Urchins, Rays, Sea Lions and potentially Snakes.

2. The Ocean. The ocean itself is also extremely dangerous and can pose a threat to surfers in many different ways. Rips and currents can be powerful and easily drain all of your energy. Surfing is meant to have fun, but don’t expose yourself to extreme conditions if you are not ready for them!

3. The Sea bed. The bottom can be just as dangerous as the waves so be careful! Surfing Coral and rocks bottoms can be super fun, but watch out with hitting the bottom!

4. Your Gear. Your gear is essential and most of it either protects you from he effects of surfing or without you couldn’t surf at all, but a pointy-ended board with sharp fins can cause some serious damage whether its your’s or someone else’s. Leashes are also life-savers and sometimes pretty dangerous so be careful of leash tangles and a leash swivel is a good idea for sure.

5. Weather conditions. One of the biggest dangers when surfing, and it can affect you in the cold and the warm climates. Melanoma in the hot spots and Hypothermia in the cold ones so make sure you’re well prepared for whatever the conditions are, that means sunscreen or thick wetsuits.

Be aware, have fun surfing and #TakeTheNextWave 

Surf’s up with Glassy …

Glassy Surf Spot Map

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!

Longest session:  Asbjørn Brevik 4h 55m in La Punta

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

Monkey Surf Photo

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!

Glasy Pro