SURFER Approved

8.27.15

SURFER Approved

Downplaying A Perfect Ride

That would have been so much cooler if you hadn't claimed it

While catching the “perfect” wave depends very much on position, timing, tide, cosmos, geomagnetic pull, and other scientific stuff I care not to delve into, it’s the feat of riding that wave “perfectly” that proves to be the hard part. For every [does quick back-of-the-envelope calculation], say, 200 perfect waves that come the average surfer’s

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8.13.15

SURFER Approved

Professionals Being Everyday People

Nobody is above a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Top-tier professional athletes are often portrayed as superheroes. Perhaps it’s because many of them are simply cut from a different cloth than the rest of us. Case in point: Any person that wakes up at the crack of dawn, drinks a kale smoothie, and heads straight to their personal trainer for a grueling workout before starting their

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6.26.15

SURFER Approved

Wax Vending

Forgot your wax? NBD.

Get your hands on some wax rain or shine, day or night. Wait, why do you want wax on a rainy night?

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6.17.15

SURFER Approved

Perfect Heats

Perfect is boring. Except in surfing.

Sure, we want our athletes human and imperfect and dripping with lovable character traits (see: Occhilupo, Mark), but by God we want their performances to be, well, God-like.

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3.9.15

SURFER Approved

The WSL Foots the Bill

World Surf League put its money where its mouth is, and they did it for you and me

This round's on the WSL, hey?

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3.5.15

SURFER Approved

Nixon Mini Blaster

Ultra portable, ultra incredible

Bright green, black, red, whatever. Nixon's Mini Blaster is the go-to beach speaker.

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12.24.14

SURFER Approved

Patagonia Yulex Wetsuit

The eco-friendlier suit that's as cozy as cashmere

In ad campaigns for the Patagonia Yulex suit, you'll often hear people say that the material feels no different at all from regular neoprene. That's not at all true: Yulex suits are much softer and more comfortable than their traditional cousins. It's the cashmere of wetsuit material. Do you like wearing cashmere? Yes. Yes you do.

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12.17.14

SURFER Approved

John Severson’s SURF

You think SURFER is great? You should see this book!

It is a must-have for any surf fan, and certainly any reader of SURFER.

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12.7.14

SURFER Approved

Pro-Lite Quick Strike Day Bag

Because having two boards on the beach is always better

Everyone needs a backup board. The problem is when that backup board is needed most, it’s either collecting dust in your garage or generously sharing its wax with your car’s seat covers. Enter the Pro-Lite Quick Strike.

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7.25.14

SURFER Approved

Hess Surfboards: The Box

Open up a box of fun

The wood grain may make it look heavy, but it's featherlight, glides into waves with little effort, and gets up on rail like a champ.

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