The Rip Curl SearchGPS Watch is like no other in the lineup. It is the best technology we have seen come out surf watches. Sync your data to the Rip Curl Search App or Website to re-live your surf with location maps, image sharing and graphic charts which showcase your session.
The Raglan Tidemaster Titanium features Rip Curl's famous Automatic Tide System. The solid titanium construction means maximum durability at a very light weight. Meticulous dial detail displays tide height and direction, moon phase, date, and seconds. The rugged custom screw down crown ensures 200M water resistance.
Heat Bezel-A countdown timer on an analog watch.
Keeps track of time for anything from surf heats to the remaining time on a parking meter.
The new K55 - Tidemaster is the latest edition to Rip Curl's product line of tide watches and has all the necessary functionality as the original analog tide watch but re-designed with a stealthy fresh look to keep you low-profile when you're on The Search for the perfect wave. It features a high grade 316L marine grade stainless steel case to resist any rust or corrosion when exposed to a marine environment, scratch resistant mineral crystal lens.
9 jeweled internal movement for precision accuracy
Our best selling tide watch the Trestles now comes as a signature team rider edition called the Trestles Pro. The (Mick Fanning) Trestles Pro uses our World Tide technology and is packed with local knowledge for over 500 waves around the planet and each spot is pre-loaded with best tide, wind direction and swell size information to help you score the best surf. It has an , and comes with a silicone wrapped 44mm case and silicone strap for our most comfortable fit yet.
"Lowdown II" by Nixon is stronger, smarter and more comfortable than ever before. Pre-programmed with tide info for over 270 beaches worldwide, countdown timer, day and date, wave counter, chronograph and light.
Pre-programmed with tide info for over 270 beaches worldwide
Time your surf sessions right and you don't even have to think. Dissolve your brain in saltwater. With the rhythm of the tide displayed in high-resolution detail, the Supertide syncs you up with the motion of the ocean so you know exactly when to go. Whether you're sitting in the line up at your local break or frothing in your car, stuck in traffic, one exit from the beach, you'll know what you need to know.
Custom Digital Module
Pre-programmed with tide info for over 230 beaches worldwide
The "Brig Tide & Train" is Vestal's surf watch including a digital tide graph that features current tide height and tracks the tide at over 200 beaches worldwide, for the next 20 years. It's worth the $155.The "ED01 - T NATO" by Electric is a simple surf watch with tide prediction, moon phase, calendar, alarm, countdown/heat time, chronograph with 30 lap recall, and light functions. It can be yours for $90.The "Mariner Tide" is presented by Freestyle. It includes sunrise and sunset times to compliment its 150 beaches of pre-programmed tide data. The brand calls it "the perfect surf watch" and can be yours for $84.
Grading CriteriaSurf-likeness - How close the trainer is to emulating the feel of surfingMultipurpose - The ability to use the trainer for other workout purposesCapabilities - Amount of trickability the trainer has
Addictiveness - Our personal review of how much we like itIndo Rocker BoardPrice: $134.95Best For: General balance training
The best aspect to the Indo Rocker Board is that it is a lot of fun. It can even be ridden parallel with the roller if done so very carefully. The motion on the Indo Rocker Board isn't exactly like surfing. The fulcrum point offered by the roller isn't a move used too often by the average surfer while on a wave. It is much closer to advanced lip hits and various aerial techniques. For most surfers, the benefit will come from overall strength development. The ability to make steady movements while remaining in control comes in handy in many of the situations surfing presents us with.
Surf-likeness - ♥♥
Multipurpose - ♥♥♥
Capabilities - ♥♥♥
Addictiveness-♥♥♥♥♥Resistance BandsPrice: $34.00Best For: Strengthening your surfing techniques
Paddling against resistance using a resistance band is another great way to improve your upper body endurance. Try and use a fairly light resistance and if you have a swiss ball that will make a great surfboard alternative to lie on. The great thing about band paddling is that you can do it at home without getting wet, so there are no excuses!
Surf-likeness - ♥♥
Multipurpose - ♥♥♥♥
Addictiveness-♥♥♥SmoothStar SkateboardsPrice: $320.00Best For: Practicing new ticks and cutbacks
Available At: smoothstar.com.au
Well we think we have stumbled on to the next best thing to riding waves!! It comes in the form of a skateboard that is purely designed for a “cross training” tool for surfers to tune up their skills out of the water…. but better yet they are stacks of fun in their own right. We have just taken delivery of the new Smoothstar “Cruiser” model and its super impressive!!
Surf-likeness - ♥♥♥♥♥
Multipurpose - ♥♥♥♥
Capabilities - ♥♥♥Addictiveness-♥♥♥♥♥TRX Price: $195.00Best For: Strengthening your surfing techniques
Suspension training on the TRX has heaps of benefits. It builds superior muscular balance, joint stability, mobility, and core strength helping you perform better in any sport. It also helps improve posture and prevent injuries. Because the TRX weighs less than 2 lbs, sets up in under a minute, and stores in a small bag, you can use it just about anywhere. We've used it at the beach, in the garage and even hooked it to the top of our truck to warm up before a surf session.
Surf-likeness - ♥
Multipurpose - ♥♥♥♥♥
Capabilities - ♥♥Addictiveness-♥♥♥♥
It’s basically two thick towels sewn together but with reinforced openings for your arms and head, plus a small pocket. There’s plenty of room to change underneath, with no more worries about flashing the parking lot. Pick it local rip curl store for only $49.99
1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. This is a scary fact that effect millions of people. There are even charity events like Surf Giving that help people become aware of severity of this type of cancer.
Making sure that you have the sunscreen on is just one part of protecting yourself from skin cancer. Not all sunscreen is created equal, especially for surfers. Sweat proof, waterproof, SPF level, and hours of protection are all key factors that effect your likelihood of getting burt.
So then the dilemma becomes come in from a great surf session to reapply your sunscreen, or stay out there and suffer the pain of sunburn later? It’s not necessarily a bad dilemma to face considering you are surfing, nevertheless it’s frustrating, so finding a great sunscreen that does what it’s supposed to is like gold. It can make the difference between a good and a great surf trip – after all no-one wants to miss a great surf day because they’re too sunburnt from the day before.
So after years of research, and various ridiculous sunburn marks, we have tested most sunscreens and come up with the best sunscreens for surfers. Next time instead of coming in from the best surf session to reapply pick up one of these sunscreens.