Join our crew! Collaborate on our blog

Skills and creative hobbies
Gratisography

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.

Surf’s up with Glassy

Perfect day perfect surf
AlphaCoders

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
ArtSurfCamp

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
Onlinemba

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
HelloBing

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
TheInertia

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
Surfingmagazine

 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
SurfBang.com

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
http://surf.co.nz/

 

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