New to the sport of surfing or just looking to gain a little more info? You've come to the right place! The Surf Station is your one-stop-shop for all things surfing and surfing related. We've got tons of great info on how to select the right surfing equipment for you. Check out some of our great articles below!
How to Choose a Surfboard
When you strip the sport of surfing down to its core, there are a few basic components that make riding a wave possible. You need just a handful of things: a surfboard, a wave, and a willingness to get out there. While this may seem simple enough, anyone who has set foot into the impressive boardroom at the Surf Station knows, there are a heck of a lot of surfboards out there to choose from.
Choosing a board that has just the right amount of float and maneuverability for your specific weight and skill level can be tricky. To find your ideal volume in a surfboard, check out the Surfboard Volume Chart listed below and find your specifications to match the volume.
A good set of surfboard fins can be the difference between a good surfboard and a great surfboard. But figuring out which Surfboard Fins are the right ones for your board and your surfing can be a bit tricky. There's a lot of terms and numbers thrown around so we've created this guide to try and educate you on which set of fins will have you ripping your hardest. Let's dive in!
A good quality surfboard leash can mean the difference between catching more waves, or having to swim back to shore in potentially hazardous conditions. The Surf Station carries all different types of leashes, depending on the type of board you ride and the conditions you are surfing in. The general rule of thumb is that your leash should be at least as long as your surfboard.
Surfing can be a year-round sport if you're willing to brave some colder water temperatures. Wetsuit companies have come leaps and bounds in their wetsuit technology to help keep you warm while in the water. Wetsuits come in many different shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Taking the time to find the right wetsuit and fit for you will ensure a suit that lasts you for years and years.
Living in the Sunshine state, we know a thing or two about sunscreen. That's why, we only carry the best. What you’re looking for in a sunscreen as a surfer is a screen of SPF 15 or more, as this helps to reduce the risk of skin cancer. If you are going to be out in the water surfing, swimming, or sweating on the beach
Finding the right pair of sunglasses can be a bit tricky. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you select the perfect pair! Check out these simple tips below and you’ll be sure to order a pair of sunglasses that are right for you.