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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.

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.

Bosch DIY Series: Fixing A Rail Ding

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

ASL DIY! Wrapping Up May 10

OK surf kings, May 10 is done and dusted. The results are in…and while they didn’t add up quite the way that mad original forecast chart suggested, the storm did form, it did sling a lot of swell at the coast we expected it to sling at, the winds were good (better than expected actually), and many disgustingly sick waves were ridden.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf, Part 6

Here we are within five days of Touchdown, and the whole combo is still flaring away out there in Forecast Land. Big pressure gradient, high over Tassie, low on top of NZ, wind to buggery and back.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf, Part 5

The forecast continues to firm in the direction of Mega Bombshell.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf UPDATE


With less than a week till Our Magic Day, the forecast chart is growing more and more certain of itself. Strong low in the eastern Tasman Sea, strong high over Vicco-Tassie.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf Part 2

Boom. The forecast wheel’s spun again. May 10 now looks like the crazy swell monster we’d spotted two days back.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf

Hi there kids! Ever wonder why there’s so much surf forecasting going on these days – but nobody ever tells you HOW?