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Portuguese Wave & Food Guide

Portuguese Wave & Food Guide

Portugal is increasingly on the travel radar of surfers the world over, and with good reason; consistent swell and a myriad of great setups in the water, relatively cheap living on land, fascinating history and amazing people at every turn. That is barely scratching the surface, but it was more than enough for me to spend last year living there, and during that time I feel deeper in love with the country on a daily basis. In this post, I will share a bit about the waves and food of Portugal - two of the best reasons I can think of...


Surf Photog Luke Dawson's Favourite Images

Surf Photog Luke Dawson's Favourite Images

Nothing stirs our surf fantasies like a classic photo. In an age where everything is filmed and immediately available, the still image somehow manages to focus the attention in its own unique manner.

While many of us think we are half decent surf photog with our iPhones or maybe even a DSLR, when you see good images, you are reminded of the vast expanse between 'Everyday Joe' and someone who commits themselves to this as a career. One such guy is Luke Dawson, a California native whose shots you have...


The Ultimate Surf Culture Gathering

The Ultimate Surf Culture Gathering

If you're anything like me, you are not only a surf addict, but also appreciate the lifestyle that surrounds it. Im referring to the surf lifestyle and culture that was born out of our beloved pastime. Every culture has art, music which people celebrate and surfing is no different, especially with the upcoming Surf City Festival!

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This year's Festival - the third consecutive year it has been held - will be on 25th March from 12pm until 2am (14 hours long) in Barcelona's Fabra i Coats . I had the...


Gazing into 2017's Crystal Ball

Gazing into 2017's Crystal Ball

Welcome to 2017!

Well, its nearly the end of the month so the time for happy new year and all that jazz is well behind us. There is still more than 11 months to go until we reign in 2018, so what will change in that time for those of us in love with surfing?

I certainly don't proclaim to be any sort of super power wielding future seer, but I have a few opinions. Read on to be enlightened by the mind of Mammoth.

Surfboards

What better place to start than the stick, our crucial water riding craft.

With...


What is Surf Rash and what to do about it.

What is Surf Rash and what to do about it.

Hey Everyone, 

A while back now, a bunch of friendly folk filled in a questionnaire about their experiences with surf rash, and this blog post is a quick update on what that was all about. In short, the research told me that there is a significant problem that needs to be solved, but of course, the first step to finding a solution was to understand the underlying cause.

What the research said

  • On average, the respondents suffered from surf rash almost 40% of the time they surf.
  • The biggest problem is from surfing without a rash vest, followed closely by rashes from boardshorts...