Surfing How To's
We get many "how to" questions posted on our forum, so we thought that now is about time that we put some down on the main site. Some already exist on the site elsewhere and we'll link to them from here. Most are questions that are second nature to the more experienced surfer and some are essential to the new surfer. Feel free to request a tutorial that you'd like added to the site.
Surf How To Links
How to Wax a Surfboard
We talked about this on the Surfboard Wax 101 page. It also describes how to clean the wax off your board.
How to Make Surf Wax
Want to save yourself a few bob or start up your international surf wax company? Read on.
How to Talk Like a Surfer
This surfing terms page contains surf lingo, not just to help you sound like a surfer, but also to help you understand what those general surfing terms mean.
How to Attach a Surfboard Leash
This is a nice and easy walk through to teach you how to attach the board to your leg. It's full of nice pics and very easy to understand. It covers both the Velcro leash attachment and the sewn loop leash attachment types.
How to Buy a Surfboard
This covers buying both a new or second-hand board and also contains handy tips on what to consider in making the right choice of board. Don't buy a dud; read this first.
How to Buy a Wetsuit
Discover the right wetsuit for you and get the correct size.
How to Surf Safely
The basic rules of surfing will help keep you in check when out on the waves. This handy guide will keep you out of trouble and on the good side of the locals!
How to Make a Surfboard Lock
Secure your surfboard against opportunist thieves by making your own surfboard lock. It is a simple process with cheap parts which could save you a whole lot of money.
How to Install Your Surfboard Lock
First you make it and then you fit it. This is a simple guide to fitting your surfboard lock.
How to Make a Surfboard Bike Rack
Want to head to the beach for a surf on your bike? This guide will show you how to make your own surfboard rack for your bike.
How to Catch a Wave
This is a tutorial aimed at getting that first wave. The article looks at the best waves to start on. It's so simple we don't even look at actually standing up.
How to Paddle
You are never going to be able to surf without being able to paddle. This article will teach you how to position yourself on your board, how to paddle correctly, and how to get yourself sitting in the lineup.
How to Duck Dive
This surfing skill is asked about the most, and it's one that is essential if you want to be a competent surfer.
How to Stand Up
Are you wondering how to get up onto your board? This guide will get you into the waves quickly and bring your surfing on in leaps and bounds.
How to Pack For a Trip
Make sure you go through the checklist and don't be caught short on your trip. Tickets, money, and passport — the rest is garnish!
How to Pack Your Surfboard For Travel
This shows you how to ensure your board arrives in one piece and not two!
How to Make a Skimboard
This guide was put together by Death Frog on the forum. It's great for those small summer surf days.
How to Make an Indo Board
Make your own balance board with this guide from K Mac. It's a cheaper option that buying a retail version.