How to Wax a Surfboard
How to Wax a Surfboard

Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners Proper waxing technique is an essential part of your pre-surf prep. Almost everyone has a different style and flair to the way they wax their board.  Whether you take the bare-essential approach or want to wax…


Decreasing Surf. May Gray Weekend. Weather to Improve Next Week | Socal Weekly Forecast

Overview  5/20/22 – 5/26/22: Nothing too noteworthy to report once again swell wise this week. That being said there should still be some fun/rideable surf through the region, particularly for the summer south facing spots. The primary energy in the…


Soft Top Surfing
Best Foam Surfboards

We’ve pulled together a list our top 11 favorite foam / softtop surfboards.  Not only are these boards great for beginners, they are a fun go-to choice to maximize your wave count when the waves are small. Softop surfboards are…


Nearshore Dive Reports

While the surf community likes to see the green, yellow and red colors in our dive reports, the dive community loves to see a lot of dark blue in the nearshore maps. Many divers are also loyal SURFERforecast premium members….


Smaller But Fun Surf This Week | Socal Weekly Forecast

Overview  5/13/22 – 5/19/22: Although nothing too sizable on the way this week, another relatively fun week of surf is in store for Southern California. The first few days through the weekend will be on the smaller side as just…


Swell on the Way | Southern California Weekly Forecast

Overview  5/6/22 – 5/12/22:  Lots of swell on the way this week! The main story for most of the region will be the medium to locally good-sized run of Southern Hemisphere swell topping out this weekend. But we also have…


Spring Mix, Red Tide and Colder Water Temps | S. California Weekly Forecast

Overview  4/29/22 – 5/5/22:  Not as much swell as last week, but we still have a fun spring mix of swells on the way to SoCal this week. We’ll start off the forecast with a fun mid-sized Southern Hemisphere swell…


Smaller Week of Surf, But Further Out Looks Promising

Overview    4/15/22 – 4/21/22:  A smaller week of surf is in store compared to last. Expect less NW energy out there and a bit more south swell in the water. Over the weekend an easing Southern Hemisphere swell from…


NW Wind Swells This Week in Southern California

Overview    4/8/22 – 4/14/22: A much more typical spring week on the way compared to the record heat we’ve seen the past few days. No major swells expected to be in the water again this week, but definitely plenty…


Mix of Swells to Start April in Southern California

Overview    4/1/22 – 4/7/22:  Nothing too noteworthy to start off the month of April, but a fun spring mix of surf is expected to continue through this week’s forecast. There will be a few different pulses of NW swell…


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