Ultimate Intermediate Surfboard Guide
Ocean Magic Blog
by oceanmagic
3M ago
If you’ve mastered the basics of surfing then you’ll know that not all surfboards are created equal. Different surfboards are designed for different wave conditions and skill levels, and it’s crucial to choose the right board for you and your ability. If you’re an intermediate surfer looking to improve, then read our intermediate surfboard guide for all the hints and tips you need to enjoy the waves more than ever before.  How Do I Know I’m an Intermediate Surfer? The fluid nature of surfing means that there is no clear-cut answer when it comes to determining what level you are at. Unlike ..read more
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Top Surfing Destinations UK: A Guide for Wave Enthusiasts
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by oceanmagic
4M ago
Surfers are always on the lookout for consistent, powerful waves that can provide an exhilarating ride. With a wide range of incredible surf breaks suitable for surfers of all levels, the UK’s surf scene is thriving. Surfing destinations UK – everything from Cornwall to Northern Ireland, and Wales to Scotland, the British coastline offers diverse and exciting surfing opportunities aplenty. On the right day, the waves here in the UK can be as good as anywhere else in the world. You just have to know where to look… Why Surf in the UK? From beach breaks to rocky reefs and gnarly point breaks, the ..read more
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Ultimate Beginner Surfboard Guide 
Ocean Magic Blog
by oceanmagic
5M ago
If you’re new to the world of surfing, you’ll no doubt be pumped to hit the waves and feel that rush which makes surfing a sport loved by so many. We’ve created the ultimate beginner surfboard guide to help guide you finding the perfect surfboard. Choosing a surfboard suitable for beginners is a big decision for every newbie, but the choice can be overwhelming for groms who don’t yet know their Malibus from their twin fins.  Picking the wrong first surfboard is one of the most common mistakes beginner surfers make, so read on as we explore which surfboard is best for beginners and discove ..read more
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Wetsuits: A Brief History
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by oceanmagic
8M ago
Originally developed to protect divers while underwater, the wetsuit is an important piece of technology that was designed to fit like a second skin, protecting against the cold and hazards such as sharp objects and chemicals. Over the years, it has been further developed to suit surfers’ needs too. Today’s modern wetsuit was invented in the mid-20th century. However, the debate over who was responsible has been a controversial topic for decades. A number of inventors were involved in its development, but no one person can take full credit. wetsuits © wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com Diving s ..read more
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How to Protect our Sea, Beaches and Coastlines
Ocean Magic Blog
by oceanmagic
8M ago
We all need to look after our environment, especially the ocean. Protecting our sea, beaches and coastlines is of paramount importance to the future of the planet. Every individual must do their bit to protect our coastal areas, but just how do we reduce our impact on the sea and beaches? There are numerous things we can all do to stop the deterioration of our priceless ocean. Never litter The only things you should leave on the beach are your footprints when you leave! If you have litter, either put it in a public bin, or even better, take it home with you and recycle it. If you see someone e ..read more
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Surfboard Storage: The Ultimate Guide
Ocean Magic Blog
by oceanmagic
8M ago
Surfboards can be costly, but like every high-value item, they can last for years if the proper care is taken. Storing your surfboard properly at home means it will also perform better. To store your surfboard safely, keep it away from the sun: whether you’re keeping your board inside or out, finding a place out of the sun is the key to maintaining its condition. The UV rays will cause your board to yellow, turning its brilliant white colour into an aged creamy-yellow shade. Boards that have been exposed to the sun become weaker and deteriorate more quickly, even before they go yellow. Continu ..read more
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Vitamin Sea: Health Benefits of the Ocean
Ocean Magic Blog
by LucyOM
8M ago
Every surf enthusiast has respect for the ocean, its beauty and its sheer power, but did you know that being in and around the sea can have a really positive effect on your health? The Victorians used to prescribe ‘sea air’ as a cure for major diseases such as tuberculosis, and while it doesn’t necessarily heal such major issues unaided, new evidence suggests that the doctors of days gone by weren’t working in entirely the wrong direction. Naturally Occurring Minerals Fight Infection and Inflammation On average, sea water is 3.5% salt (sodium chloride), and this has a huge part to pl ..read more
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King of the Waves
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by LucyOM
8M ago
The royal family has a long association with surfing, starting with King Edward VIII in the early 20th century. King Charles III is also a long-time surfer and windsurfer, who has enjoyed the waves at beaches all over the world. He is also the patron of Surfers Against Sewage, a charity founded in 1990 to protect the world’s oceans, beaches and wildlife against pollution. Recently, they have spearheaded a campaign against single-use plastics that are polluting the sea and killing marine life. History of Royal Surfers King Edward VIII, who ascended to the throne in 1936, was the pioneer of ..read more
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5 of the World’s Deadliest Waves
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by LucyOM
8M ago
Some surfers are known for their daring feats on some of the biggest waves on the planet. Given the level of skill needed to surf waves of up to 100 ft, it’s amazing more aren’t seriously injured or even killed. Amazingly, data shows the overall risk of injury among surfers is low compared with some other sports. On average, they suffer around two injuries per 1,000 surfing days and most injuries are minor. The main cause is contact with their own surfboard or someone else’s, as this leads to 45% of injuries. Wiping out causes 36% of all injuries, while 18% of surfing enthusiasts are injured t ..read more
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The Rise of Women’s Surfing
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by LucyOM
8M ago
To establish themselves in the male-dominated surfing world, women have faced many challenges over the years. As recently as 30 years ago, the women’s world champion surfer received no prize money and a damaged trophy! The fight for gender equality has been a long, hard road – especially when it comes to big wave surfing. A new documentary, called Girls Can’t Surf, has interviewed a number of female professional surfers. They describe the gender inequalities and blatant sexism they have experienced. As late as 1989, one top surfing event decided not to have a women’s competition – choosing a b ..read more
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