Surf fiction for kids and young adults
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
8M ago
Surf books for kids and teens Wanna get kids stoked on reading and surfing at the same time? Browse these bodacious books written with groms young and old in mind. Mop Rides the Waves of Life by Jaimal Yogis Jaimal Yogis has written some of my favourite surf fiction for grown ups. With the illustrative talents of Matt Allen, Yogis has created a visually joyful, soothingly mindful and linguistically gratifying surf book for kids. Mop is a sensitive and fun-loving little soul who’s finding school hard-going. With a sage-like steer from his clever mom, Mop studies the wisdom of waves and learns ..read more
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Meet Ingrid Nuss – Fine Artist and Surfer
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
10M ago
Ingrid Nuss – the artist behind this J Bay print Meet Ingrid Nuss, a fine artist and surfer who literally lives in Wilderness… …a town in South Africa, along the legendary Garden Route. Her art blends surreal imagination, natural inspiration and surfing fervour with an African vibe. A bit of background 'Wonder' – Artist Bio: Ingrid Nuss from Ingrid Nuss on Vimeo. Ingrid’s love of nature and creativity were cultivated on family camping trips between the Cape and Namibia. Always sketching the surroundings she loved, Ingrid studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, and graduate ..read more
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Edge Of Somewhere by Kris Farmen
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
10M ago
Edge of Somewhere by Kris Farmen Edge Of Somewhere by Kris Farmen is an easy-reading, truly unique and thoroughly enjoyable surf infused novella. Like the sound of that? Buy a copy on Amazon now or read on to find out more. Meet the surfers The two main characters are: Charlie Deacon – born and raised in Alaska where he learnt to surf on Kodiak Island. Graduated in computer science and briefly became a pro surfer. Currently spending summer working on a US National Science Foundation base in Antarctica, and the winter season surfing Oz and Taz. Amy Glanton – also born in Alaska and a surfing ..read more
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Coastlines Wetsuits Review and 15% off
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
11M ago
Blend in to your surroundings like a surfing ninja with Coastlines Wetsuits Image source: Coastlines Wetsuits Looking for an understated, super-comfy, and totally toasty wetsuit? I genuinely recommend New Zealand’s best kept secret: Coastlines Wetsuits. Perfect for UK and North European waters, the Coastlines Insulator series conceals a soft and smooth merino wool lining so it feels like you’re wearing posh pyjamas. No bull, just wool Coastlines wetsuits inside and out Image source: Coastlines Wetsuits Kiwis are well known for their easy-going, no-nonsense, outdoor-loving attitudes. Coast ..read more
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NEW Longboarder Magazine!
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
1y ago
The New Longboarder Magazine – Volume One Think surf mags are a thing of the past? Think again. A salty crew of exceptional longboarders are on a mission to unite a global cross-stepping community and celebrate their thriving culture. To find out more we asked the founder a few questions. Interview with Longboarder Magazine founder Chris Thomson Chris Thomson with toes on the nose 1. For those that don’t already know, who are you? My name is Chris Thomson, I’m based in Newquay, Cornwall and am a dad to Dylan, Summer and Joel. I’m 42 and started surfing at the age of 9 on the Isle of Wight ..read more
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How to teach your kids to surf
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
1y ago
One way of doing it Photo via Visualhunt Every surfer mum and dad wants their kid to surf. But it can be a difficult mission, especially if you surf in cold water. To help you teach your kids to surf and avoid the mistakes I’ve made, here’s some tips and advice I’ve gathered along the way. Ten tips for teaching kids to surf 1. Teach your kid to swim. The earlier the better. It’s great quality time, could potentially save their life and will help them become confident surfers. 2. Lower your expectations. Unless you get paid to surf it’s unlikely you’ll have the time, skills or lifestyle to tr ..read more
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The Amazing Surfbots – children’s book review
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
1y ago
Meet The Amazing Surfbots Encourage your kids to surf and read with The Amazing Surfbots, written by Sascha Utecht and illustrated by Luis Peres. It’s mentally exhilarating, visually stimulating and subtly educational. Buy it now on Amazon, just in time for Christmas! The Surfbots Emmi and The Amazing Surfbots ready for action Meet Curly, Mick & Duke, the super hero surfbots from far, far away, they’re the world’s only robotic surf coaches. With their human friend Emmi they live by the motto: water, air and land, the Surfbot Rescue Team will lend a hand! Curly is clever, quick-witted ..read more
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Dewerstone Life Shorts 2.0 review
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
1y ago
Dewerstone Life Shorts in their element I’ve been wearing these bad boy boardies for a while now, so they’re tried, tested and wholeheartedly recommended. If you’re looking for a new pair of boardies that actually work well in the surf and give you a warm sustainable glow of satisfaction – buy a pair of Dewerstone Life Shorts 2.0. Intelligently designed for active outdoor use Dewerstone life shorts in cool original designs Dewerstones Life Shorts 2.0 are lightweight, stretchy, made from recycled material and feature original cool designs. What I think sets them apart are these three featur ..read more
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Girls Can’t Surf – Documentary
Surfer Dad
by Andrew Norton
1y ago
Girls Can’t Surf – an inspirational documentary Wait! Before you start writing angry comments and social posts about how I’m a sexist, misogynistic pig … …Girls Can’t Surf is a feature length documentary about how a group of female renegade surfers changed the surfing world forever. It’s a stunning and inspirational true story and it’s in cinemas from 19th August 2022. I highly recommend you go and watch this. Not another boring documentary It’s the 1980s, the ‘golden age of surfing’! For the men at least. The film follows a band of female surfers who wouldn’t accept the status quo and achi ..read more
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Surfing Senegal: Atlantic gifts from Dakar – Updated
Surfer Dad
by A Surfer
2y ago
View Larger Map Senegal sits under the Sahara desert, with its most western point and most densely populated region centred on the capital city Dakar. It’s here you will find un-crowded breaks for all abilities and experience sub-Saharan Africa in full force. Brought to light by the granddaddy of all surf travel movies ‘Endless Summer’, Senegal has had its world-class waves exposed and made famous, but it’s still not attracted the same crowds as Morocco further north. Surprising, as it’s easily accessible from Europe and North America, but great if you want to avoid crowded line-ups and frust ..read more
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