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  • The Chris Craft Community
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    Community for sites offecommunity info on flyfishing for trout in North Carolina. If your site is solely commercial & doesn't atleast offer some type of free info on fly fishing in NC, don't apply.

  • i surf with friends Blogcommunity
    A blog community for isurfwithfriends.com members who blog about surfing. So join up for free at isurfwithfriends.com and add your surf blog to our blog community.

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  • Hang Ten Dude! Surfing Explained

     

     

    Surfing is an outdoor water sport and mainly refers to a person or a boat riding down a wave and thus moving downward, and gathering speed in the process. Most generically, the term refers to a surface water sport in which the person surfing is standing on a surfboard and is carried along the face of a breaking ocean wave, which is called the surf. Surface-boards or surfboards as are popularly called, can be used on rivers or on standing waves as well, wherein both are sometimes referred to stand up surfing, thus distinguishing it from body boarding; in which the only the surfer’s upper body is partially raised from the surf board and he / she doesn’t stand up on the board itself. In both the cases the surfer has to balance against the rising waves, depending on wave size and direction and on wind conditions.

     

    Some surfing related sports such as paddle-boarding or sea kayaking does not require waves; wherein other derivative sports such as kite-surfing and windsurfing primarily requires wind for power. Knowing a surf break is one of the most important skill, where one must be quite sensitive to each of following factors:- 1. Each break is different, 2. The underwater topography of one place is different from the other, 3. At beach breaks, even the sandbanks change shape with time. This is why Surfing is regarded more of a Life-style thana true sport. Nowadays, with technology advancement surf forecasting can be easily predicted with simulation being done to depict the near accurate size and direction of waves swells moving around the globe.

     

    A surfer first eye a rideable wave on the ocean horizon and then measures the approximate speed of it and then tries to match the same by paddling or towing in. Then as the surfer starts to move forward along with the wave, he/she jump up on the feet and proceeds to ride the wave with face down, with continues efforts to stay ahead of the breaking part of the wave. Sometime surfers starting as beginners face this problem of not being able to judge the wave and catch on it properly, wherein an expert would be able to ride on a difficult wave than that of others.

     

    A true surfer’s skill is tested on rough waters in his / her ability to control the board and catch and ride challenging and rising waves along with their maneuverability of difficult turns and carves. The degree of difficult maneuvers like ‘cutback’, ‘floater’, ‘off-the-lip’, determines the level of expertise of the surfers who sometimes execute these to extreme heights, as a surfer over-rotates and re-enters in a backward flip or do it in similar fashion with rotation or continue over-rotation to be in the forward direction again. Thus in true spirit Surfing is indeed a part of ‘lifestyle’ than just being a surface water or body-boarding sport.


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