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Gwen Carbone has been putting together some great little videos lately. In this one she explains how to tie-down a board on your roof racks. Just a couple of little points I would add. Putting your board inside is OK for short, low speed trips to the beach, but I would highly recommend, for safety sake, that for highway trips you put it up on the roof racks. I  had a customer come in to the shop who told me about a bad car accident he had, with a fibreglass board inside his car. He still has fibreglass splinters in his...

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This product line and sport is likely to be the next big thing in watersports. Already taking off in Hawaii, look out for it as summer approaches in Australia. But what exactly is it? Surfwing or Windwing, are generic terms for new wind harnessing devices, that are used when standing on some sort of board (most often using a hydrofoil) to propel you along with the ultimate aim of catching waves. It's sort of like kitesurfing, but there are no lines and control bar. It's sort of like windsurfing, but there is no mast or boom.It's sort of like something...

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The simple formula for getting the right size paddle board is double your weight to the volume. i.e. if you weigh 100kg you should get about a 200 litre board. The process for choosing the right shape (or style) board is more complicated than that, because it depends on the intended purpose of the board and the skill level, experience and age of the person buying the board. This is why we would much rather you come in to the shop for a good chat about what you need rather than you just clicking on something online and hoping for...

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Why you should and shouldn't buy a cheap stand up paddle board!

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