How-To

How-To

We will make you a better surfer. That’s the promise behind each issue of Surfing Life, and here you’ll find a truck-load of resources to help you along the way.

The Truth About Your Ruined Knees

A look into the vast world of surfing and knee injuries. Part one.

Technique: The Classic Pro Turn

On automatic, somewhere in north-west Sumatra.

Stretching The Truth

Breaking down the generic pre-surf warm-up, and why it just doesn't work. But, what does?

Training For Red Bull Cape Fear

With Mark Mathews.

How to Survive Being Held Under At Nazare

Three monsters later, Andrew Cotton gives away his secrets.

How Bethany Hamilton Actually Surfs

A video explanation.

Technique: Finding Your Place

In surfing, place is everything. Place is vital. 

Technique: Jack Freestone

This is the heart of surfing. And you could do this move tomorrow. You’ve just gotta see it.

Wiping Out At Teahupo’o

Mick, Bede and Kai talk us through their worst wipeouts, and what the hell happens when they disappear underwater.

Five Surfing Injuries You Probably Don’t Want

And what NOT to do when you get 'em.

How To Land An Air Drop

Even though this is an instructional video, please don't try this at home.

Addiction Medicine

Your foolproof guide to dealing with coral cuts, brought to you by resident doctor Joel Menzies.

Building A Surfboard, Episode Five: Glassing, Sanding & Finishing

The final touches you'll need to do before taking your newly shaped stick out for a shred.

Building A Surfboard, Episode Four: Fin Placement

In part four of our Building A Surfboard series Richard Harvey shows us where to place those fins.

Building A Surfboard, Episode Three: Fine Tuning the Blank and Bottom Layer Glassing

In part three of our Building A Surfboard series Richard Harvey shows us how to fine tune a surfboard.

Building A Surfboard, Episode Two: Plane Shaping

In part two of our Building A Surfboard series Richard Harvey shows us the second step of shaping your own board.

Building A Surfboard, Episode One: Selecting A Blank and Preparation

In part one of our Building A Surfboard series Richard Harvey shows us the first step of shaping your own board.

Shapers Series: What Not To Tell Your Shaper

Ben Wallbridge of Wallbridge Surfboards tells us what's better to be left unsaid when ordering a surfboard.

Shapers Series: What To Tell Your Shaper

The mastermind behind Riley Balsawood Surfboards explains what is useful to tell a shaper when ordering a surfboard.

How To Surf Pipe With Kelly Slater

Ride shotgun with Kelly Slater during the Billabong Pipe Masters.

Bosch DIY Series: Fixing A Nose Ding

The third episode of our DIY series is a walkthrough on fixing a nose ding.

BOSCH DIY SERIES: FIXING A TAIL DING

The second episode of our DIY series is a walkthrough on fixing a tail ding.

Secrets From The Shapers

Who's riding what in Fiji.

Bosch DIY Series: Fixing A Rail Ding

Surfing Life and Bosch bring you the first part of the DIY series, Fixing A Rail Ding.