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LiveHeats: the surf-inspired live scoring system software

6 часов 22 минуты назад

Times have changed, and technology has evolved. Remember when there was only one company providing live scoring systems for the ASP World Tour? Those days are over.

With the advent of the internet and digitalization of everything - tangible (phones, watches, TVs) and non-tangible (apps, software, cloud software) - judging a surf contest became a smooth and effortless task.

At least, judges can focus 100 percent of their attention on matching the competitive criteria to each surfer's performance before throwing scores for each ride.

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The story of Jack's Surf Shop

9. Август 2022 - 17:05

Jack's Surf Shop was founded in 1957 by Jack Hokanson at the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California.

It all started with a simple vision.

When Jack took his kids surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier, he realized all local surf shops were selling boards but not wetsuits.

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RC surfer: the remote radio-controlled wave rider

3. Август 2022 - 15:06

Who said toys are only for children? Meet the latest fast-growing hype in water and wave sports: radio-controlled (RC) surfing.

Are you finished with your surf session? Are the waves too small to paddle out? Are you bored to death in front of a flat ocean?

A radio-controlled surfer, also called a remote-controlled surfer, might very well be the plaything you didn't know you wanted. So, what exactly is it?

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How to do the Huntington hop on a surfboard

1. Август 2022 - 15:04

 Yes, it's not the most elegant move surfing offers, but it could be useful on several occasions. Here's when and how to make good use of the Huntington hop.

The Huntington hop is a functional surfing technique that allows surfers to get past a small and/or mushy wave without losing its speed and momentum.

When well executed, the Huntington hop will extend a ride and may even get the surfer into a clean wave or bigger section a few yards ahead.

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Everything you need to know before buying an inflatable SUP

28. Июль 2022 - 15:19

Tired of watching all your friends hit the water with their inflatable stand-up paddleboards (SUP)?

Don't want to keep renting a paddleboard because you want to enjoy an adventure any time, on your terms?

It's time to break free, and summer is the perfect time to invest in your very own all-year-round inflatable SUP.

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The best surf spots in Estonia

28. Июль 2022 - 11:05

Believe it or not, Estonia has the 30th longest coastline on the planet. But are there any rideable swells in this Baltic Northern European nation?

At first glance, one could expect Estonia to be home to low air temperatures and strong and gusty onshore winds.

Although that image may be partially correct, it is also true that water sports - and wave-riding sports in particular - are actually a reality.

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Punta Roca: the crown jewel point break of El Salvador

22. Июль 2022 - 17:42

Punta Roca is one of the world's finest high-performance right-hand point breaks and a dream surfing destination for regular-footers.

With only 1.5 million people in El Salvador, crowds are kept to a minimum, except around larger metropolitan centers.

The area west of Puerto de La Libertad is an excellent place to search for totally empty waves.

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My first surf instructor assignment

21. Июль 2022 - 14:39

My best friend was the son of an admiral. The admiral was stationed for two years in San Diego, and that's how I met his son, Billy.

Before they moved to San Diego, they lived in Panama. It was in Panama where Billy learned to surf.

I don't remember how we met, but I'm almost sure it was through a mutual friend. It was at the start of the ninth grade.

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The best surf changing mats for your wetsuit

19. Июль 2022 - 14:40

Surf changing mats are one of the most valuable accessories a surfer can get, and they can increase the lifetime of your wetsuit.

It's a durable, portable, waterproof item that improves pre and post-surfing experiences and makes them more enjoyable.

Whether surfing summer or winter waves in high or low latitudes, the wetsuit changing mat makes it more comfortable to get in and out of your neoprene.

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How to learn to surf in the whitewater

18. Июль 2022 - 18:01

You've learned how to paddle a surfboard. So, what's next? The next step is to spend a week, or at least a few days, learning to surf in the whitewater.

"Riding the soup" at a surfing area conducive to learning is the fastest way of getting up on a surfboard for the first time.

But before we continue, you will need a detailed explanation of different types of waves and how to recognize good beginner whitewater waves for learning.

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10 exciting surfing destinations around the world

14. Июль 2022 - 18:03

Bikinis, baggy board shorts, and bleach-haired surfers taking on the big waves of Hawaii. The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the rom-com, girl-power-filled movie "Blue Crush."

What better way to ride the waves of nostalgia than to get out into the ocean this summer?

Below are some hot destinations for surfing, whether you are a beginner or have dreams of becoming a Pipe Master like Anne Marie.

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Porcella and Dupont win 2022 Ride of the Year

8. Июль 2022 - 18:08

Justine Dupont was named the surfer of the year at the 2022 Red Bull Big Awards.

The French big wave surfer won two major divisions at the event that celebrates big wave surfing accolades.

The surfer from Bordeaux claimed Ride of the Year and Biggest Tow for her performances in Jaws (August 13, 2021) and Nazaré (January 8, 2022).

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How to install soft roof racks and strap surfboards to a car

5. Июль 2022 - 14:42

Soft roof racks are handy, but it's critical that they're correctly installed on top of your car and the surfboard is safely strapped. Here's how to do it.

Thanks to their neoprene/silicone buckle covers and pads with textured grip, your car and your board won't get scratched or dinged.

Also, the best soft racks for surfboards feature a textured grip on the pads' bottom so they won't slide around.

So, how do you get your surfboard to your surf spot if you don't live near the beach?

Whether you're about to start a surf trip or simply driving to your favorite surf break, there is always a comfortable way of carrying the surfboard.

If you're getting to the beach all by yourself, you can always place your shortboard in the passenger's seat or fold your back seats down, lay your board inside, and drive.

In this particular situation, all you need to do is use a board sock or travel bag, so the wax doesn't melt all over your car's interior.

But if you're traveling with a friend or partner, with bigger boards, or your car is too small, you can't fold down the back seat,

And, for obvious reasons, it's never a good idea to take a surfboard inside the vehicle against the windshield.

Not only is it illegal, but it's always dangerous.

So, surfboard car racks are always the best and wisest option, and they only take about five minutes to install.

They're safe, won't occupy space inside the car, and will not reduce road visibility.

Furthermore, they allow you to carry up to three surfboards or more, and they work on any car, even if it's a two-door vehicle.

Padded roof racks are one of the most popular and helpful traveling items a surfer can get for their car and can be used with or without socks and bags on your surfboards.

Installing a Soft Roof Rack 101

Installing a universal soft car rack and tying down one or more surfboards securely on top of it is quick and easy. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open all four doors of your vehicle;
  2. Lay one pad above the front seats and the other above the rear seats on the car's roof, centering them between the driver side and passenger side;
  3. Make sure the pads are straight and aligned and far enough apart for added surfboard stability;
  4. Wrap the straps through the vehicle's four doors and straighten them;
  5. Double-check to see there is no coiling or twisting of the straps;
  6. Push the heavy-duty metal buckle with your thumb and thread the straps through top-down;
  7. Pull the straps back away from the buckle and get them as tight as possible until the slack is gone;
  8. Adjust the position of the pads on top of your car while there is a bit of slack in the straps;
  9. Knot the very end against the buckle for extra security;
  10. Let that strap dangle inside your vehicle or tie it up near the roof of the car;

If you have a two-door car, the steps are the same.

All you need to do differently is place one pad as far forward as possible and the other as far back as you can over the front seat.

Because you won't be able to space the pads too far apart, this will only work with shortboards.

One thing to pay attention to at this stage is to check the pads' placement.

Ensure your pads are not too close together.

Otherwise, your board can teeter and wobble backward and forward once the car gets moving and the wind starts hitting the equipment.

If you have an antenna in the middle of your car roof, position the pads to either side.

Strapping a Surfboard to Car Racks 101

Now that the roof racks are correctly installed, it's time to strap the surfboard:

  1. Lay your surfboard on top of the soft pads with the deck side down and with the fins facing forward and up, i.e., with tail in the front;
  2. Place the metal buckles in the center of the board;
  3. Slip the straps through the metal buckles bottom-up;
  4. Make sure the straps are flat and straight with no coiling going on;
  5. Knot the ends close to the metal buckle for extra security;
  6. Secure the loose ends inside the vehicle and close the doors so that they don't fly while driving;
  7. Pull on the boards to make sure they're secure;
  8. Pull all loose straps into the vehicle and close the doors;

If you hear a humming or vibrating sound while driving, it's probably a loose strap.

So, if that happens, make sure straps are all pulled inside the vehicle tightly, or try giving them a half/full twist before putting them through the buckle and tightening them.

If you're traveling with more than one board, remember to lay your longest board first, followed by the smaller ones.

A common mistake surfers make is to put the surfboard on top of the car with either the deck side up and/or fins in the back.

Having fins in the front and facing up will somehow block the board's upward movement.

In other words, if the board starts sliding out, the straps will catch the fins and may prevent the board from falling or flying away.

Also, remember not to put the outside roof straps into the clasp via the top side. Otherwise, if you pull them, they will come out quickly.

You've got to put them through the buckle bottom-up before tightening them as much as possible.

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Electric SUP: why you should get a motorized paddleboard

4. Июль 2022 - 18:42

The watersports industry is giving birth to all sorts of toys and gadgets, and the electric mobility revolution provided everything from personal submarines to underwater jetpacks.

But one invention caught our eye and made us wonder - is this a joke or a stroke of genius?

Lo and behold: the stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) segment is being popularized with the electric stand-up paddleboard or e-SUP.

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The Right: the monster Western Australia wave

28. Июнь 2022 - 17:41

The Right is a mammoth reef break located one mile (1.6 kilometers) off the coast of Walpole in Western Australia. It produces a wave that is only comparable to the anxiety levels it raises.

It is big, dangerous, fast, unpredictable, and brutally heavy. There's nothing mellow and obvious here.

Welcome to The Right, one of the most challenging waves on the planet and one of Australia's top 3 slabs, alongside Shipstern Bluff and Cape Fear/Ours.

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7 things every new stand-up paddleboarder needs to know

24. Июнь 2022 - 17:48

You're new to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and you're excited to get out on the water. You have so many adventures ahead of you.

Paddleboarding has quickly become more popular than ever.

From lakes to streams to marinas, there are so many places to ride and explore. In fact, it's a hobby you can enjoy as a leisure activity or an exciting adventure.

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The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2022

21. Июнь 2022 - 17:33

It's time to grab the towel, the boardshorts and bikini, and your all-around surfboard. The 10th edition of the Summer Surf Gear Guide is here.

Summer days: you're pretty welcome.

After two very difficult years that kept people locked inside their homes, it's time to get outside, breathe fresh air, and visit the world's natural sanctuary.

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Sipa All-Rounder Drive: the smart e-SUP for everyone

21. Июнь 2022 - 11:30

The electric revolution is taking over water sports. Here's why an electric-powered stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is more exciting and useful than you'd think.

The rise of electric-assisted sports equipment started with bikes before moving to surfboards, skateboards, and other activities.

Initially, we wondered why we would need motor power in something that was supposed to be physically demanding.

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