Surfing Mums: kids want to go surfing, too

Australia is one the greatest surfing countries. Soccer is the most popular sport in the land of cangurus, but water sports have millions of enthusiasts.

That's why there are several surfing organizations in Australia. One of them is Surfing Mums. Yes, you've read that correctly. Surfing Mums aims to unite mothers all over the world in the passion for the sport.

Although they don't own priority in the line up, these mothers encourage other to build strong relationships on and out of the beach. Also, women tend to share thoughts, tips, ideas and experiences of being mothers.

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Asymmetrical surfboards: do they really work?

Kelly Slater has been testing asymmetrical surfboards, shaped by Channel Islands. Some say it works, some say it is another way of marketing surfboards. In the last days, Roy Stewart, from Olo Surfer, has strongly criticized the theory behind Channel Islands' new revolutionary product.

"The claim is that moving the stringer will change the axis of rotation of the surfboard. This is incorrect, as the axis of rotation is determined by the surfboard's area distribution and the position of the rider's feet, not by the stringer position", says Roy Stewart in his website.

The avant-garde wooden surfboard shaper says the above diagram explains the surfboard will rotate around the stringer position. "It will not. Leverage cannot be increased by moving the stringer position".

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Surf Books: learn the history and science of surfing

Surf books are the best way to learn about the history and culture of surfing. Classic surfboards, alternative lifestyles, surf memoirs, heritage, and science of the waves have been published in quality reading materials.

When waves are too small or too big, there's nothing like a cold beer or hot chocolate, by the seaside, with a good looking surf book in our hands. Time will pass and you won't notice. There's so much to learn and discover in surf books that you'll be looking forward to get a new one.

Surf books are usually written by passionate surfers or surf journalists. More than the usual surf industry propaganda, books about surfing have something to reveal. A new wave, a new surf destination, a new wave peak, the transformation of coastal regions, history of wave riding and lives of the surf legends.

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