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Boys And Girls Club Surf Day

Last summer we had the pleasure of taking a small group of young people from the Salem Boys and Girls Club out for their first surfing experience. It had a strong impact on them as you can see from the video above. It equally had as strong an effect on us when you hear their [...]

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What Is Surfer's Ear?

Surfing in Oregon has its challenges. Cold water, lots of wind, and more often than not, cool air temperatures. These drawbacks not only make surfing here uncomfortable, they are the formula for a serious auditory disorder called Exostosis, aka Surfer’s Ear. Most of us here know someone who has had to deal with exostosis. Whether it [...]

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Xcel Drylock 5mm Split Toe Boot Review

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” For at least the past 5 years, the Xcel Drylock Split Toe 5mm Boot has been the #1 selling accessory in the shop. Besides some upgrades in the liner and minor changes to the sole, the boot has remained primarily unchanged during that time. Why? Because the boot flat [...]

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Live In The Moment

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” - Henry David Thoreau I recently found this quote and it helped remind myself of why [...]

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2018 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fees

We love to travel. I mean, who doesn’t? Getting on a plane and going to a far flung destination to chase waves is one of the best feelings in the world. However sometimes that joy can be dampened quickly if you incur large fees to take your boards along. We’ve done our homework, and come [...]

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Xcel Comp X Wetsuit Review

Spring is right around the corner and our new shipments of wetsuits are starting to arrive daily. The first brand to hit the floor is Xcel featuring our staff’s favorite Comp X Hooded Wetsuit. Available in either 4.5/3.5mm or 5.5/4.5mm thickness, it was 2017 SIMA Wetsuit of the Year. Simply put, this suit is designed [...]

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Best Hooded Wetsuit Deals: The Most Wetsuit For Your Money Under $300

When it comes to picking out that new wetsuit, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s literally hundreds of options out there, and pretty much all of them claim to be the warmest, most flexible, and best value. Well, we all know that’s not really the case, and sometimes it’s hard to cut through all the [...]

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2017 Moment Of Madness Recap

This year’s addition of the Moment of Madness Shortboard Contest went off this weekend in beautiful fall conditions. Head high surf and sunny skies welcomed 32 competitors from around the Northwest to Pacific City. A bunch of familiar faces joined a couple of new ones to battle it out for the prized “broken board” trophies [...]

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2017 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic & Brewfest Recap & Results

Last weekend’s 19th Annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic and Brewfest marked the start to this year’s Fall contest season. Holding true to the type of conditions that this time of year in Oregon can generate, each day offered drastically different weather. Saturday was blue skies, light winds and warm weather. The swell was tiny but [...]

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