BT At The Beach
Days soaked in sun, salty hair, long summer nights, tan lines and sandy feet on the shoreline. This is the spirit of surfing. It is inside all of us. All we…
Get to know the different styles of skateboarding, before buying a board
A skateboard deck is more than just a piece of pressed wood. Width, concave and other details make it special. If you want to build your own skateboard or get a complete, our guide spells everything out for you.
Riversurfing and Wakesurfing: What you need to know
No break near you? No problem! River surfing and wakesurfing are rapidly gaining in popularity throughout Europe and beyond. The ideas are simple; certain rivers have breaks in them where you can surf or you can ride behind a motorboat and surf the wake. Both are great for getting your surfing fix when you live far from the ocean.
Which surfboard accessories do I need
You don't need too much stuff for surfing. Surf wax or a traction pad and a leash belong to your basic equipment. For travelling, you should get a surfboard bag. The bag will protect your board and has space for wax, sun cream and everything else.
Everything you need to know about your surfboards' fin systems
The final factor for the behaviour of your board is your fins. They differ in construction, size, arrangement, materials and other factors. The size of the fins is based on your bodyweight.
What is my surfboard made from?
There are different types of surfboard constructions. They affect the surfing behaviour, the weight and the durability of your board. Each has pros and cons, your budget, your surfing style and your surfing level will also influence your decision.
Rail, rocker and bottom shape: Everything you need to know about surfboard shapes
Many factors influence the behaviour of your surfboard in the water. In addition to the tail and the nose, the shape of the rails, the rocker and the bottom shape are also influential. Here is a short overview of these shapes and what they do.
Which is the right size surfboard for me?
The surfboard size is in feet and inches. Length, width and thickness give the volume in litres. The volume determines how much uplift your board has, so it is the most important factor when buying a surfboard. For beginners, the more volume, the better. High volume surfboards are more stable and make it easier for you to takeoff. More volume also means easier paddling. As you advance, you should try boards with less volume. They are more agile and better for faster turns.
How well do I surf?
It is essential that you assess your surf skills correctly to find the right board for you. With the right surfboard, you will progress faster and have more fun on the waves. As a beginner, you might have only surfed a little or not at all. Higher volume surfboards are just right for you. They make it easier for you to get up (takeoff), paddle and give you enough stability to progress quickly. Fun in the water is guaranteed.
Alternatives to neoprene: environmentally friendlier wetsuits
A drawback with neoprene is that the manufacturing process of synthetic rubber is harmful to the environment. Luckily, different brands have developed environmentally friendlier alternatives. With innovative and sustainable technologies, these manufacturers bring a breath of fresh air to the surf industry.
Everything about wetsuit seams and technologies
Seams are becoming more watertight, durable and flexible for more comfortable wetsuits. With high-quality suits, seams are strategically absent from areas that require the most flexibility and clever panelling promotes an anatomic fit. Some wetsuits can also feature insulating and quick-drying linings to ensure the great warmth without compromising on flexibility.