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The DirtBag Co. Guide to Dealing with Airline-Damaged Surfboards
So, the airline damaged your surfboard. Now what? If you’re traveling with boards, there’s nothing worse than landing for day one of your surf trip to find your quiver punctured, or worse, in pieces. The dread and anxiety that comes with opening your boardbag after a long flight is what drove us to create the Dirtbag, the world’s most padded surfboard bag.
Convenient Europe Surf Trip Ideas
A surf trip to Europe is so much more than just a surf trip. It’s a visit to the old world where history, art, and nature meet in force. It may be difficult to convince your significant other to tag along on a typical surf trip south of the border, but surf travel to Europe is an easy sell for most.
The Best Fall Surf Travel Destinations Around the Planet
Beyond a change in seasonal flavors and décor, fall also brings the beginning of winter swell season without the frigid air and water temperatures we usually endure during powerful north swells. While it may be hard to leave home as crowds dwindle and swell rises, fall offers some unique surf trip opportunities where the traveling surfer who doesn’t mind a bit of neoprene can skip the summer madness and enjoy some of the world’s best northern hemisphere waves.
Surf Literature 101: Our Favorite Surf Books
Surfing is often misrepresented in the media and literature. Every so often, someone gets it right, and it usually has a transformative effect on the landscape of surfing. Take two seminal surf films, for example, Gidget (fiction) and Endless Summer (documentary). Both films took the nation by storm and brought surfing and the surf lifestyle to the forefront of pop culture. A good surf film is rare, and a good surf book may be twice as rare. Too often is surfing portrayed in cliché-ridden, campy storylines that don’t have the technical accuracy. Rarely do filmmakers or authors nail the lingo,...
Barrels vs. Turns: Here’s Which Surf Travel Destinations are Best for Each
There’s an age-old debate in surfing about what's considered a perfect wave? Is a perfect wave hollow and punchy, providing the tube rides of a lifetime but not the occasional guillotining? Or does a perfect wave peel endlessly and offer a blank canvas to surfers who can draw whichever line they see fit for hundreds of meters