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Fall Sky

Summer’s Ending – The Fall Sky

By | Fall Sky, joy of youth, Surfing

There’s something about a “Fall Sky” at the beach.  Have you seen one yet this year?  I saw my first one last week.  Here in the heat and humidity of the late South Carolina summer, a Fall Sky finally arrived.  It’s unmistakable, and irreplaceable… and speaks of the promise of cooler weather, good surf and sparse crowds at the beach.  It also speaks of the promise of football on TV, chilly evenings when you need a sweater and a fire in the fireplace (or fire…

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surfboard leash

And Then My Surfboard Leash Broke…

By | Surfboard Leash, Surfing

So I needed to get in the water for a surf session in the worst way.  It had been a long day at Surf’n Gear headquarters and I needed a good dose of “vitamin sea” to boost my moral.  But, summers on the South Carolina lowcountry coast can be frustrating in the search for good surf.  Unless a hurricane or tropical storm is heading up the east coast we are usually relegated to surfing in onshore wind chop conditions, especially in the late afternoon after…

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surfboard delamination

A Surfboard’s Big Summertime Enemy – Surfboard Delamination!

By | Surfboard Delamination, Surfboard Ding Repair, Surfboard Repair, Surfing

Surfboard delamination… a surfer’s worst nightmare!  In these dog days of summer, what’s the biggest challenge in taking care of your surfboard?  Is it that guy in the crowded line up who keeps dropping in on you?… or stuff that keeps falling on your board where you keep it in your garage?… or your “friends” that keep borrowing your board and bring it back without telling you about the ding that mysteriously showed up on the nose?  Sure, all of those demons are after your…

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Strapping A Surfboard On Top Of Your Car

By | Rack Pads, Roof Rack Crossbars, Surfboard Racks, Surfing, Tie Down Straps, Uncategorized

So you’ve got your crossbars set up on the roof of your car, you bought a set of Rack Pads, hopefully from Surf’n Gear, and now you’re ready to strap your surfboards to the top of your car and head to the beach to catch some waves.  All’s good, right?  Maybe… A big mistake a lot of people make is on how they strap their surfboard to the crossbar racks on the top of your car.  Detailed below and in the video that goes with…

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Reliable and Strong Car Top Crossbars and Rack Pads

By | Rack Pads, Roof Rack Crossbars, Surfboard Racks, Surfing, Yakima Roof Racks

if you read our last Blog report,  you now know how to safely strap down your surfboard or SUP to the top of your car (Fins First!!).  What’s the next biggest threat to having your surfboard fly off of the roof of your car while you are driving down the road possibly causing severe damage to your board and possible catastrophic damage to the cars around you?  If you don’t have a strong and reliable roof rack crossbar system set up on your car, you’re…

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Carrying a Surfboard On Top Of Your Car – The Right Way and the Wrong Way

By | Rack Pads, Surfboard Racks, Surfing, Tie Down Straps

So you just got your first surfboard… or you’ve been surfing for awhile but have questions about how to transport your board safely to the beach without damaging your board, your car or someone else’s car.  What do you do?  At Surf’n Gear, we want to help you understand all of the dynamics of surfing so before you get in the water let’s take a few minutes to help  you understand the “Right Way” and the “Wrong Way” to transport a surfboard on top of…

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