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The long period swell from June 7th put a hurting on some of the Newport Wedge locals. And thank god the cameras were there to catch all the chaos that ensued.
About a century ago, the sport of surfing made its way from Hawaii to California’s coast. Since then, almost every area of surfing – design of surfboard, riders, and the industry – have showed drastic changes while the best surfing spots have pretty much remained unchanged. There are numerous amounts of them stretching from Northern California down to Southern California incorporating many different types waves.
Just a little off the Highway 101, Rincon can be found on the edge of the line of Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. On a good day you will get rubbery legs from this lengthy point-break, which is divided into: the Cove, Indicators and Rivermouth. For years, a lot of the progression of surfing took place at this spot and it is also known as the spot that produced popular surfers like Bobby Martinez and Tom Curran.
Rincon, which has a reasonably small beach, perches on
the shoreline’s curve and angled towards waves coming in. This angled coastline provides and ideal setup and waves peel down the beach. This spot is a winter spot with W/NW swells making this plate light up. As a result of the Channel Islands, the summer months are typically very flat.
Rincon’s Best Surfboard
Although there are a variety of different boards being ridden at Rincon, the preferred stick is a shortboard. This wave can become very high performance on the right swell and having a responsive board is key. The shortboard surfboards are generally less than 7ft in length. There are various kinds of shortboard surfboards, including quad fin, thruster, step up and pod. This wave provides plenty of large shoulders to perfect your cutbacks, big turns and airs.
People who are surfing for the first time should be informed in the different types of surfboards available, as this will help to determine the amount of fun that they will have and whether they continue with the sport.
In learning to surf, it's normally suggested that you rent surfboard so you get used to the feeling of being in the ocean with a board strapped to you. Once you have rented the surfboard, it's believed that people are better prepared to buy a board that suits their surfing needs. Learning the different types of surfboards will aid you in selecting the right one for you.
There are various types of surfboards available to people that want to surf, some of these boards are:
Shortboard Surfboards - These kinds of surfboard allows for better wave control and uses a great deal of speed as oppose to the longboard. People are capable powerful turning and cutting back more rapidly so that they can stay ahead of the wave. Having a shortboard allows the surfer to stay in the pocket (where the breaking part of the wave meets the shoulder of the wave) more easily.
Funboard Surfboards - This type of surfboard falls in between longboards and the shortboard. It has some of the characteristics of the longboard, as it is wider and longer than your typically styled shortboard, but the shorter length relative to a longboard lends to better maneuvering. Funboard Surfboards and Longboard Surfboards are similar in popularity.
Longboard Surfboards - This type of surfboard is the oldest kind, as it was the first type of surfboard that people rode the waves on. The physical appearance of the boards was wider and longer and heavier than those used today. The older boards where constructed of balsa and boards could weigh upwards of 70 lbs. If your decision is to ride the waves on a longboard, then you need to choose a board that is suitable for your weight and athletic ability. The long boards are much simpler for learning although many opt for the funboard surfboards too.
There are many surfers who only ride longboard surfboards on the flip side there are people who are die-hard short boarders. In the world of surfing, you will find most people have ridden both styles surfboards and will have both the long and short so as to match the type wave at the time.
Check out the new Equinox Surfboards Models for 2012. Most models will be shipping around mid-April, but pre-order is available today. The 6'10" Hybrid Surfboard - Blade is already available with many in stock. Check out the full 2012 New boards or click any of the links below for details. If you need any help deciding which board best fits your ability level, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|5'8" Egg - Blaster||6'6" Retro Fish - Fire||6'8" Shortboard - Triton|
|7'6" Funboard - Lotus||8'6" Longboard - Burner
||8'10" Longboard - Tree
|6'10" Hybrid - Blade||9'4" Longboard - Phantom