Kailua, Hawaii (Vocus) September 23, 2009
Surfers all over the world know that surfing is more than a hobby or a sport -- it's a way of life. TheSurfingSite.com was created to unite these kindred spirits from every coast and share their collective knowledge with budding surfers.
While surfing is a mysterious and awe-inspiring feat, The Surfing Site makes it accessible to regular people, empowering those who only dream about it to actually go out and try it. You don’t have to be in perfect shape, or have any prior experience, to feel the thrill of gliding across the water.
The Surfing Site contains everything a beginning surfer needs to know about surfing in one easy-to-navigate web guide. In addition to providing information about surf travel, surf beaches and surf breaks all around the world, The Surfing Site offers “learn to surf” tutorials, equipment guides and surfing tips.
Travel and Destination Guides
The Surfing Site's Surf Travel Guides target wave-rich areas throughout the world, and are focused on helping you plan, travel and experience some of the world's top surfing destinations. They provide helpful tips on where to find the best local surf breaks, where to stay, where to eat, and any additional information that would be helpful to the surf traveler. The guides are written by real surfers who have actually been to the places that they are writing about, so this is a true insider's guide to surf travel. The surf travel guides are accompanied by photos taken by the actual writers.
Surfing Spots Around the World
The Surfing Site’s Surf Spots section covers every continent on the globe, and all the islands in between. In the Surf Spot pages, sorted by geographical location, you'll find valuable information on surf breaks and beaches. No matter where you’re going, you’ll be able to find out where to catch the best waves for your skill level. For example, if you're traveling to Oahu, you can learn when and where to catch either the biggest waves, or the small, mellow waves that are suited to beginners. Surf Spot information also includes what type of board to bring or rent, air and water temperatures, whether you'll run into crowds or hostile locals, and whether you need to watch out for sharks or sharp rocks.
Directory of Surf Schools and Camps
This website provides the largest Surf School Directory ever compiled, with a list of schools that numbers over 500 (and counting). If you’re looking to take surf lessons, there is no better place to find a school in your desired location.
Whether you are new to surfing and need lessons, or have some experience and want to improve your skills, you can find a surf school that's right for you at The Surfing Site. If you operate a surf school or camp, be sure to visit the site and see if you are listed. There is no charge for a regular listing, but premium listings and banner ads are also available.
In the Surfing 101 section of The Surfing Site, you'll find out how to choose your first surfboard, how to transport your surfboard, how to read a surf report, what to wear when you go surfing, and much more. Beginners can browse “how-to” articles and instructional videos before venturing out for their first lesson.
Surf Videos and Photos
View video demonstrations on how to paddle out and pop up on your board, buy your first surfboard, wax your surfboard, transport your board, choose a wetsuit, and much more. Photo galleries sorted by location include surf videos and photos submitted by users of The Surfing Site. You can also browse galleries featuring some amazing Professional Surf Photography. If you're a pro surf photographer, visit the Videos and Photos section to find out how you can get your own gallery on The Surfing Site. The Surfing Site also welcomes video and photo submissions from Surfing Schools and amateur surfers: anyone with a passion for surfing!
The Surfing Site LLC
The Surfing Site LLC has three websites in its online portfolio. TheSurfingSite.com is a comprehensive guide for beginner surfers, and includes a comprehensive directory of surf spots and surf schools around the world. TheSurfingBlog.com reviews all things related to surfing: boards, apparel, accessories, surf trips, and more. TheBigWaveBlog chronicles big wave surfing on Oahu’s North Shore, providing historical information as well as current blog posts, videos and photos. All the writers and photographers on these sites are active surfers.