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Surf Gear and Surfing Accessories

Whether you’re new to the surfing world or a veteran of the waves, you know that while the surfboard is the main component of the game, there are several surf accessories you use to properly enjoy this amazing sport. Check out this quick list of surf gear every surfer needs to elevate their ride. • •

Fins – Surfboard fins or skegs are hydrofoils mounted at the tail of a surfboard to improve directional stability and control through foot-steering. Bags – Surfboard bags are either temporary or long-term storage devices for your surfboard that can come in a variety of materials from soft to hard, and serve to protect your board from dings, scratches and natural elements. Socks – While they can literally look like socks or not, surf socks are tight-fitting slips that cover either all or most of your feet and help keep them warm while providing some extra traction while riding the surfboard. Leash – A surf leash is a urethane cord that attaches the ankle of the surfer to the tail end of a surfboard. The leash is secured to the surfer's ankle by a Velcro™ strap and provides an ample amount of stretch to give the surfer some freedom yet absorbs the force attributed from waves. Traction Pads – Surfboard deck grip (or traction pads) are used as a replacement for surfboard wax to help a surfer stay on the surfboard. The grip is applied to the clean deck of the board permanently using the adhesive backing of the grip.

As a bonus, if you haven’t heard about Finatic.com where you get to choose from a huge selection of surf fins, order them, try them out, and return them if they aren’t everything you ever wanted… now you have. It’s basically a place to test drive surfboard fins in real life! You can also read countless reviews of surf fins from others across the planet to help decide which fins you want to take for a ride next. Go check it out.

Surf Gear and Surfing Accessories  

Whether you’re new to the surfing world or a veteran of the waves, you know that while the surfboard is the main component of the game, ther...

Surf Gear and Surfing Accessories  

Whether you’re new to the surfing world or a veteran of the waves, you know that while the surfboard is the main component of the game, ther...

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