Wetsuit Care

Nothing wrong with buying a new wetsuit, but if you’re constantly needing to, it’s probably a good idea to learn some proper wetsuit care. Step 1: Rinse it out Salt eats away at neoprene. So timing is everything, just like in the lineup. The faster you can rinse the...

Seeing Pro Surfers

I’ll tell you guys about the first time I saw some of the pros in the lineup, like the famous ones. I saw Rob Machado in the lineup at Cardiff Reef in Encinitas (near San Diego), and not gonna lie it was pretty sick. He’s not on the circuit anymore from what I know,...

Pollution

In our world today, the unfortunate truth is that pollution on our beaches is not limited to small pieces of trash. In the United States, oil and tar are two of the biggest (BP anyone?). You hear about catastrophes like in the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or Red Tide,...

The Significance of Combo Swells

We at Learn to Surf teach the significance of swells and the way they bring energy to our coasts. Swells are the transfer of every from wind to water, quite literally. So whether you’re surfing in Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan or Hermosa, or down to La Jolla,...

Weather conditions when learning to surf

Checking out the weather this week, it looks like we have some serious wind and rain coming in. The swell chart looks great: we have a long period south swell coming in (once again!) that is going to hit all southern California​ locations. Bad news this time though,...