Surfing vs SUP – 12 Differences You Should Know (+FAQ Answered)

surfing vs sup differences

Surfing vs Stand-Up-Paddleboarding can be quite a controversial topic. Many surfers dislike stand-up paddle boarders as they feel they steal all the waves, while stand-up paddlers argue that their boards are more versatile and can be used in more destinations than surfboards. There are several differences between the two sports, ranging from board styles, ideal …

Surfing Twin Fins – Everything You Need to Know (+Helpful Tips)

Surfing Twin Fins

Just like the endless possibilities of surfboard shape and materials, the fins you choose to use will affect your ride, depending on their size, shape, material, and opposition. Twin fins, becoming popular in the early 1980s, were found to provide extra maneuverability and speed when compared to the then-popular single fin boards. Below we will …

Do Surfers Wear Shoes? (+5 Advantages of Wearing Booties)

Do Surfers Wear Shoes

It may seem strange to think about surfers wearing shoes. After all, who enters the ocean with shoes on? Strangely enough, there are special shoes designed for surfing, although these “surf shoes” are not like your common running sneakers. Surf shoes (commonly known as booties) are usually made from the same material as your wetsuit …

Do Surfers Hate Beginners? 14 Things to Avoid (to Not Be Hated)

Do Surfers Hate Beginners

“Kooks” – the dreaded term in the surfing world. There is nothing more disheartening when you are new to surfing and someone calls you a kook. In the surfing world, it is easy to assume that all surfers hate beginners. Surfers do not hate beginners, although surfing comes with a strict set of etiquette and …

Surfing vs Skimboarding: 6 Big Differences (& 4 Similarities)

Surfing vs Skimboarding Differences

Although both skimboarding and surfing involve standing on a board and riding over water, the two sports are fundamentally different. Surfing takes advantage of waves generated by the ocean to propel a rider forward, this is usually done in deeper water and can include massive waves. On the other hand, skimboarding is done in very …

Surfing vs. Windsurfing: 8 Major Differences (& 4 Similarities)

Surfing vs Windsurfing Differences

Although both surfing and windsurfing use the word “surfing”, you may be surprised to know how different they are. Yes, both surfing and windsurfing use a board to ride across the surface of a water body, but the similarities mostly stop there. Surfing requires waves to propel a rider forward, while windsurfing, as the name …

Why Does Nitrogen Build up When Scuba Diving? (Explained)

Why Does Nitrogen Build up When Scuba Diving

Have you heard the term “the bends,” or its more correct name “decompression sickness” before? You might know that these names are used to describe a problem that scuba divers can suffer from if things go wrong. Perhaps, you remember something about nitrogen bubbles and wonder what this is all about. Whether you’re a certified …