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  • Why Try Surfing

    Why try surfing?

     

    Surfing has been around for hundreds of years, for many a past time to get out in the water and have fun. We are lucky enough to have beaches all over the UK that enable us to take part in such a sport!  As part of our try something new week, we spoke with local surfer Morgan to see why she loves the sport.

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    What made you want to surf?
    I wanted to surf because my dad would go surfing and not see any teenage girls, so I saw it as a challenge to give it a go.

    Why do you love surfing?
    I love surfing because it gives you a feeling like no other, its almost a stress relief and really helped me during my exams at school.

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    Any advice for those wanting to give surfing a go?
    To someone that wanted to surf I would say, enjoy yourself. Everyone has to start somewhere and the more fun you have the better!

    If you think its something you would like to try pop into our shop and speak to a member of our team that will happily put you in the right direction.

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  • Cliff Cox and friends in Morocco

    Cliff Cox travels to Morocco

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    Cliff Cox our team rider and the Brighton Crew have just got back from another epic trip to Morocco – Cliffs not a man of many word

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    We arrived at Anchor Point to our usual house on the beach, just a stone’s throw from the paddle out spot – this was my twenty second year at the Point. It was great to catch up with my many Berber friends the local people of Morocco.

    The waves were pumping and the sun blazing, we had arrived in heaven. The tides were high so we had to wait for the dawny the next day before we could get in and surf.

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    We awoke to freight train right handers and no wind, the boys were straight on it. It was great to be in the water with the boys - the crew were just close mates this year, whereas most years I would also guide or train groms.

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    The trip was eventful, amazing waves, broken boards, cut feet and a few half drownings never a dull day on the “Point”.

    Cliff Cox Baz with his new JS

    Nights were filled with beers, food and the amazing starry skies - no light pollution in Morocco.

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    Our time soon went ten days full of barrels and wipeouts all under the Moroccan sun, living the dream..!

  • Sale

    It's begun, we have launched our Sale, offering discounts site wide (*exclusions apply).

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    With the new year on the horizon we are offering discounts across a whole range of categories so there's something for everyone; guys, girls and the kids. The surf, skate, sup and snow enthusiasts and those wanting to take to the sport first time.

    Will you make 2016 your year of trying something new? If that's a yes and we hope its a yes, let us help you on your way to your new years resolution.

    Get shopping !!!!

  • Christmas Sorted For the Surfers

    Bit stuck on what to get the surfer in your life? We've got Christmas sorted for the surfers.

    There's a whole host of accessories on our website to enhance the surfing experience.

    Do they never no what to do with their wetsuit post surf?

    Christmas sorted for the surfers - Northcore Hook Up Magnetic Wetsuit Hanger Northcore Hook Up Magnetic Wetsuit Hanger

    The “Hook Up” hanger is a versatile rubber coated magnet designed to allow hanging of wetsuits, among other items on flat metal surfaces. The “Hook Up” hanger is great for road and camping trips as items can be hung from cars hatchbacks and doors without fear of scratching the paint work or them falling off as the 65mm diameter magnet has a 20kg pull strain which is sturdy enough to easily support a soaking wet 6mm winter wetsuit.

    Get too cold when they get out?

     

    Christmas Sorted For the Surfers quiksilver-hoody-towelQuiksilver hoody towel

    The Quiksilver hoody towel is ideal for a post surf! Made from 100% cotton this towel is 116cm long and features a pocket pouch to keep your hands nice and warm whilst you discuss the waters events.

    Or never no where to stash your keys?

     

    Christmas sorted for the surfers Extreme Horizon New Key Pod Lock Extreme Horizon New Key Pod Lock

    Try the Extreme Horizon New Key Pod Lock, A weather resistant and tough key pod, simple and quick to use for when you just want to head in the water!

    If your like us and seeing waves on the South Coast can be a real rarity then why not invest in an Indo Board

     

    Christmas Sorted For the Surfers Indo Board Doodle (with Medium Roller & DVD)Indo Boards

    Offering hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. The basic goal is to ride the Indo Board as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground. Designed for fun while exercising the core muscles involved in balance.

    If your still unsure then check out our range of apparel to keep him / her looking good out of the water.  Mens clothing | Ladies clothing


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  • Billabong Pipe Masters 2015

    Billabong Pipe Masters 2015

    On the 8th December it will be that time again where we all gather round our laptops, computers and phones to watch the Billabong Pipe Masters 2015, the 11th and final stop on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.

    Currently siting at the top of the rankings is Mick Fanning with 49,900 points with Filipe Toledo from Brazil just 200 points below.

    Toledo has come a long way, starting the 2015 tour at number 17 out of 34, he has stayed focused and that focus has paid off. This year he has won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (Australia) , Oi Rio Pro (Rio) and the Moche Rip Curl Pro (Portugal).

    In an interview Toledo said "It's my dream since I started surfing and turned professional. I think only my family knows how hard I've been working towards being a World Champion. It's going to be a dream come true if it happens" - World Surf League.

    So stayed tuned for the 8th December to see who will win the title and in the meantime, why not recap Filipe Toledo's win at the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal!

    Related links: World Surf LeagueBillabong ClothingBillabong Wetsuits

     

  • A gap between action sports and the outdoors

    A gap between action sports and the outdoors

    Poler Outdoor Stuff is a brand created to bridge a gap between action sports and the outdoors, recognising that a modern active outdoor lifestyle encompasses them both. Making stuff for the roamers and seekers, gear that is both fun and functional and suited for everyday use in the city as well as your next trip into the wild.

    We've just got in some quirky camping / apparel bits and pieces from Poler ranging from tees, tops and caps, to fold away bags, sandwich makers and 'the Napsack'.

    The shop team have been busy getting it all ready in the shop for you to come feast your eyes on!

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    We've got some items back in by Poler demand and everyone here's loving the Napsack!

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    What is the Napsack?

    The Napsack has zippers at the shoulders, so you can stick your arms out, and a cinch at the bottom so that you can open it up and stick your legs out. Hike it up to your waist, cinch it, and wear it like a puffy coat around the campfire, and then crawl right back into your tent without ever having to leave the warmth of your bag.

    Perfect for summer trips, couch surfing, music festivals, jumping into after snowboarding, surfing or any other activity that brings your core temperature down. Its not too hot for inside and is awesome for wearing around the house in the winter.

    The chest pocket fits a phone and has a pass through hole for your headphones to run internally, and it has pockets like a puffy jacket.

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    Basically... you'll never want to be parted!

    Take a look on our website here or why not pop in and see us! We have all you need for the perfect trip #campvibes.

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    Poler TshirtsJumpers • Hats  • Sandwich MakerNapsacks JacketsBags

  • Starboard Tiki Tour - at Paddle Round the Pier

    Starboard Tiki Tour - at Paddle Round the Pier

    Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier is this weekend and we have a big Stand in the Paddle village with Paddleboardings elite brands Starboard and Red Paddle Company.

    Starboard Tiki Tour at Paddle Round the Pier

    Come and see us on the stand and check out the latest SUP Boards and Paddles – This year Starboard are bringing a demo fleet of Astro inflatable boards for you test and we will also have some amazing event deals too - so you won’t want to miss this… get involved and on the water this weekend at Paddle Round the Pier; Europe’s largest Free Beach Festival.. For more info check out : http://www.paddleroundthepier.com/

    To give you a bit of a heads up if you haven’t heard of the festival, a small group of surfers got together back in the day to bring together and evolve what is known now as the world’s largest free charity beach festival with a whopping 50,000+ visitors on average a year. Over the two days be it on land or in the water (4th & 5th July) there is something for everyone to see and do. The event supports some fantastic charities so come and get involved.

     

     

  • Oi Rio Pro 2015 Low down

     

    Last week, you may or may not have been gluded to your screens to watch the Oi Rio Pro 2015 at Barra Da Tijuca.  What a week it was with the masses gathering to see some of the world’s finest surfers battling it out in the water for that all important spot.

    The men’s surfing saw Filipe Toledo from Brazil go head to head with Bede Durbidge from Australia.

     

    Filipe Toledo - Oi Rio 2015 Champion Oi Rio 2015 Champion, Filipe Toledo - Courtesy of WSL

    Toledo managed to score a perfect ten with a no grab air-reverse and later a 9.87 to secure his win, bearing in mind the maximum score possible is 20, they definitely put on an awesome final with Durbidge scoring a few 7’s along the way too! Toledo was so grateful by the support on the beach and rightly so for a home country win! This leaves him second in the rankings with 25,700 points!

    Crowds at Oi Rio Crowds at Oi Rio Pro - Courtesy of WSL

    In particular the women’s event was exciting with Stephanie Gilmore (reigning champ) absent from the contest with a leg injury, this gave a great chance for Tyler Wright, Courtney Conlogue and Carissa Moore (to name a few) to make their way through the heats and into the quarter finals. We saw Carissa Moore do well in here rounds but was defeated in the semi-finals against Bianca Buitendag where Buitendag scored a total 13.50 taking her through to the finals.

    Oi Pro 2015 Champions - Courtney Conlogue and Filipe Toledo - Courtesy of WSL Oi Pro 2015 Champions - Courtney Conlogue and Filipe Toledo - Courtesy of WSL

    Wright and Conlogues semi-final wasn’t easy either, with the conditions of surf being small it was tricky to really showcase their talents. None the less they made do with what was available and fought through it to see Conlogue win her semi-final with a score of 13.50.
    Having won the Women's Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Conlogue managed to score 7.17 and 7.33 waves in amongst the final helping to boost her score and go on to win the Oi Rio Pro 2015.
    Thus helping her increase her ranking position with 31,700 points putting her second on the board.
    With Moore and Conlogue having two wins each this year already (Carissa Moore; Roxy Pro Gold Coast and Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells beach), Courtney is definitely one to watch as she moves up the rankings!
    The next stop is the Fiji Pro at the end of the month (May 31st ).

  • Rip Curl Search GPS Watch update

    At last we have received some of the hugely awaited Ripcurl GPS watches - The World’s First GPS Surf Watch – We tested a prototype back in the Summer and have been dying to get our hands one since. For those who don’t like gadgets or have spent time in the past trying to set up a Surf Tide watch - The One Touch Auto set up is a dream – All you do is press one button and let the Search GPS Watch do the rest – using Global positioning the watch sets itself to your local time and sets the tide to the nearest Port or Beach.

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    The team behind the innovation at Rip Curl have created a truly exciting gadget/app to help improve and enhance your surfing to make sure that your time spent in the water is well and truly spent!

    rip-curl-gps-watch Rip Curl GPS Watch

    This is a very clever bit of kit, enabling you to track  a range of stats to check out on your watch and mobile app such as:

    • Number of Waves Caught

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    You are now ready to predict time and tide and then track every wave you get, register your top speed and distance and rack up your wave count in each session – Ripcurl team rider Gabriel Medina is renowned for catching a huge amount of waves every time he surfs. Recently at Rocky Point in Hawaii, Gabriel scored 43 waves in just over an hour and a half... that’s roughly one wave every two and a half minutes! Think you can catch more than Medina?

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    • Time Spent in the water

    During a trip to Cloudbreak Fiji, Alana Blanchard surfed a total of 25 hours over 4 surf sessions. From this on average she was surfing 6.25 hours a day. Through knowing this info she could plan a training program to helps her to balance her body and lifestyle!

    alana-blanchards-surf-time-spent-in-the-water Alana’s Stats of time spent in the water and conditions
    • Position in the Line up

    Check out where exactly you are in the line up from take-off to finish, longest ride and the speed in which you are surfing. From this you can compare daily sessions amongst your own records and your friends.

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    • Speed of your surf
    speed-of-surf-rip-curl-gps-watch Mike Fannings speed in the water

     

    • Re-live your sessions

    Back home or at work you can Sync your data to the Rip Curl Search App or Website to re-live your surf with location maps, image sharing and graphic charts which showcase your session  - Show your mates what they missed..!  Using the Ripcurl Search App available for iPhone or from any web browser you can create your own profile, even check the stats from other Ripcurl Pro Surfers at World Tour events across the Globe.  You can access your surf data from all your devices and showcase your sessions on the Ripcurl Search App or direct to Facebook.

     

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    re-live-session-ripcurl-gps-sync Sync via Bluetooth
    • Compare your surf with the pros and your friends.

    You can create a club or group using the App to compete against your workmates, or set one up for your next surf trip. Get insights into how often your friends surf and where they surf, Log stats from every session, you can of course keep your secret spots private too..! It is the world’s first socially-connected global surfing community.

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    The Ripcurl Search GPS is lightweight and has a soft rubber strap so is comfortable to wear in the Surf with or without a wetsuit – There’s no messing with batteries too – the Ripcurl Search GPS watch features a rechargeable battery and can be charged from your PC or Mains

    An ideal Christmas Present for yourself or the Surfer in your life…!
    Prepare to Join The Search.

    *Adapter Needed

     

  • The Pure Spirit, Ocean Sports Boardriders, Grom Comp

    The Pure Spirit, Ocean Sports Boardriders, Grom Comp

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    Just had some words from Cliff Cox on his recent Groms comp – the pictures say it all – what a day well done to Cliff and the Judges for putting something back into local Surfing and bringing on the next generation of Surfers..

    The Pure Spirit, Ocean Sports Boardriders, Groms Comp took place last weekend.
    Waves were 2-3ft, windy but the sun was out and everyone put in a good performance.
    First in the water were the older cadets: Max, Alex, Liam and Alfie who all surfed well with Max Spicer coming home first with some great backhand sprays.
    Next up were the groms: River, Kristian, Morgan and Jack did well in a hard paddle against the rip with River Requina taking the honours.
    For the last division, we all walked to a sheltered beach where the mini groms, girls and boys competed together. Carris, Libby, Abbey, Devon, Curtis, Chay and Jago all went head to head. They all ripped but in the end Carris Hammond triumphed in the girls and Curtis “The Super Grom” won in the boys.

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