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Surfing

  • 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.

    why try surfing Morgan Surfing

    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.

    Related Links: Surfboards • Wetsuits • Wetsuit Accessories

  • The Roxy Fitness Challenge

    Yoga and surfing go hand in hand and with paddleboard becoming evermore popular, yoga and paddleboarding go hand in hand too!  The 16th July saw Roxy and a fair few yoga, paddleboarding and running enthusiasts descend on Fistral Beach for the Roxy Fitness Challenge.

    We caught up with Oceansportgirls instagram follower Agne who attended the event to see just why she took part and the benefits gained from being involved in such sports

    What made you want to take part in the event?

    There is something thrilling about the start of something new. It challenges the mind! The Roxy Fitness Challenge event is all about uniting girls across the globe and celebrating living an active lifestyle. It means all ages and fitness abilities souls are speaking one physical language. It creates a magical atmosphere, inspires physically, emotionally and I wanted to be a part of it. Trust me, its remarkable ;)

    roxy-fitness-challenge Roxy Fitness Challenge

    Do you take part in Yoga, Running, or Paddleboarding and if so why?

    All people are different and that is amazing, it makes us unique and special. But I tend to fall into the "easily bored" category, so my physical routine consists of mixing up yoga, running, group exercises or long walks. I was lucky to have the opportunity to practice yoga with local teachers and founders.  I particularly enjoy outdoor yoga, being in such beautiful surroundings, it's like the sun, wind and sound of the ocean takes you to the only place where life exists at that present moment.
    Running for me is “need to think" time, time when I can reflect on what has happened during the day and a time to let things go.  At the Roxy Fitness Challenge event, I took part in yoga and running. I'm impressed with paddleboarding but haven't tried myself yet. It's on my TO DO list!

    roxy-fitness-challenge Roxy Fitness Challenge

    What advice would you give to other women wanting to take part in Paddleboarding, Yoga or Running?

    I think it's important to keep your mind stimulated, clear your mind and help you to see the bigger picture from a different perspective. A yoga mat is the safest place to succeed or fail, but you have to be open for that, open to falling and getting back up whether its physically or emotionally. Every woman should honor their bodies with these activities; all they have to do is show up and try their best. Grow and most important have fun!

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    the Roxy Fitness Challenge Roxy Fitness Clothing

    We've even got some fab Roxy fitness bits in the shop and soon to be online! Ideal for running , yoga and even paddleboarding! Check back to the site.

    Related Links: Roxy Paddleboarding

  • Max's Trip to Peniche Portugal

    Peniche Portugal By Max Spicer

    A few words from our team member Max Spicer on his trip to Peniche Portugal

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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.

    Cliff Cox Johnty amd Mohamid

    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.

    Cliff Cox Goats

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

  • 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

     

  • Guide to a Summer Wetsuit

    A Guide To Your Summer Wetsuit

    It looks like the warmer weather is coming and with the school holidays not too far away now either, some of you may be lucky enough to be heading west to Cornwall for a week or two! (jealous!)
    One of the main things that is a must on a holiday regardless of where you are is getting into the sea and have a go at Bodyboarding or surfing.
    So we thought we would give you a heads up on what might be ideal for our dear English sea. Below you will find a few wetsuits and bits and bobs that we have picked out and are quite popular amongst our customers and staff to make your time away that bit more awesome!

    What Does The 3/2mm Of Wetsuit Mean?
    All wetsuits we have picked are 3/2mm wetsuits ideal for the summer months. What does this mean you’re probably thinking? It simply means the 3mm part is the thickness in millimetres of the neoprene around the core of your body to keep your organs warmer. The 2mm area covers your legs and arms. The reason for the difference in thickness is simply so the thinner neoprene offers more flexibility so you can carry out the sport in hand with ease of movement.

    Childrens
    Starting with the kids, we have a wide range of colours for the O’Neill Reactors, both in  shorty and full length suits. These offer a full dose of performance for a great value with technology such as FluidFlexTM (improving the movement in the shoulders and sleeves), and an adjustable super seal neck with a YKK back zip to keep the water out and you warm. These suits are an ideal entry suit for anyone that wants to get in the water!

    Some of the O'Neill Reactors Avaliable O'Neill Kid Reactors

    Toddlers
    Sunsuits for toddlers are perfect for wearing on the beach and dipping between the rock pools. They even offer UV protection so just like a rash vest would,  their skin is protected. With a back zip entry, they are a no hassle suit and won’t irritate. These are made out of neoprene and don’t offer the same warmth as a wetsuit would, but are a great all round suit. It’s ideal to get an O’Neill Toddler Reactor if you intend to head into the sea, these are 2mm thick and provide a bit more warmth.

    toddler-sunsuits-and-neopreneshorty Toddler Suits

    Men’s
    If you’re likely to give surfing a go then the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol is ideal. This suit is available in a chest zip or back zip style. Again another high quality suit for a great price. These suits are ultra-light with Rip Curls E4 neoprene offering all the stretch you need in the right places!  A great feature is the batwing system, this has been designed to combat those coldwater flushes (water entry) and get rid of the water so you can surf for longer without getting colder quicker.

    Rip Curl mens Dawn Patrols this way Rip Curl mens Dawn Patrol

    Women
    Finally ladies, there is the Womens O’Neill Bahia 3/2mm wetsuit. This suit was designed for those which wanted to bring beauty personality and confidence to the water. This suit is 100% super stretchy and has flatloc stitched seams so water can move in and out discreetly and most importantly keep you warm!

    O'Neill Womens Bahia Wetsuit O'Neill Womens Bahia Wetsuits a click away!

    All full length suits mentioned above have the right padding and support that your knees need to protect them from friction against the sand, pebbles or your board.

    Some people like to keep their feet warm too! We stock a range of boots and shoes for completing that summer holiday in the sea!

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  • 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 ).

  • Laid - Back since way back | apparel

    Laid Back - Since Way Back | Apparel

    Just in this week is a rather chilled brand; Laid-Back. Born in 1969, this brand is designed with the idea to offer clothing to those that take the more relaxed, care free lifestyle shall we say (fitting perfectly into our shop). Whats so great about this brand is its made by like for like people. We have some awesome tee's available and its gonna be right up your street if you love the vintage wash print! They even feature some classic cars from Ford and GM incorporated into their designs.There are some unique graphics on theses tees so once they're gone, they're gone!

    So click the banner below to get shopping...

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  • Holiday Shop Blog | 5 Top picks

    Top 5 picks for summer 15

     

    With the warm weather upon us and holidays on the horizon, it’s time to think about those all-important essentials to make sure you get the most out of your holiday!

    We’ve picked out five essentials which we feel is a must for any beach holiday.

    holidayshop_11 Flip flops -

    Whether you’re walking through the airport terminal, exploring the local towns or just relaxing on the beach, flip flops are the ideal footwear. We have a wide variety of flip flops to suit any occasion.
    You may have even heard about the Sanuks (back in by popular demand don’t you know), they are super comfy (made from yoga mats) and a favourite here in the Boardriders office!

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    If you’re looking for first time flip flops for the kids that are practical, look good and will stay on, check out the Reefs, sizes 5 right up to 10 come with a back strap so are guaranteed to stay on!

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    Planning on getting in the water, but don’t fancy a wetsuit? No problem, check out the range of UV rash tops available. We have a wide range of colours and styles to suit everyone. Worried it’s going to be too tight? Surf Tees are quite popular amongst our customers, whys that you ask? They are exactly as it seems, a t-shirt style top that offers the UV protection your skin needs (UPF 50+) and won’t cling to you so you can wear it on the beach or out and about. O’Neill offers a variety of different colours in this style.

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    Protect your little nippers from those UV rays, with 50+ UPF protection sunsuits. These are great for the beach or pool as they won’t irritate and give them the freedom they need to still play in the sand or run in the waves. We have a variety of brands available which offer that all important protection.

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    A fun, safe and easy way to enjoy the art that is wave riding. We all started body boarding when young before moving onto surfing and still do from time to time! There are some awesome colours to check out in our body boarding section.

    Remember the bodyboard you choose all depends on your weight and height, so if you’re not too sure what would be best, give us a call (01273 420142) and we’ll pop you in the right direction.

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    4 Sunglasses -

    Of course, the essential of all essentials, great for daily wear wherever you may be. There is a range of brands with a range of prices to protect your eyes. The Vans and Santa Cruz sunnies are a personal fave, but if you want something that more robust then check out the Von Zipper range, these come in some pretty bright colours.

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    Finally, last but by no means least, swimwear. With so many brands and styles, you’re spoilt for choice! O’Neill offer a quirky mix and match range so you can chop and change to suit your mood and Quiksilver have a range of boardies to suit your style.

    swimwearSo there you have it! Make sure your adventure is an epic one with the help of our 5 item guide.

     

    Relevant pages : Flip flops Reefs UV tops Body Boards Sunglasses Swimwear O’Neill mix and match Quiksilver Boardies Sanuk Von Zipper Santa Cruz sunnies Vans Sunglasses Bodyboards Holiday Shop

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