Surf, the sport of the kings, or if we attend to what Noel Gallagher thinks, the sport of idiots!

Maybe you're a king or an idiot ... or both and you're wondering if this post is for you, or maybe you do not feel identified with either of the two descriptions. What follows is a mini guide for beginner surfers, with a brief introduction to the family of board sports, such as skateboarding, snowboarding, golfboarding, etc. Obviously, this mini-guide does not contain "everything you need to know" about surfing, but maybe, it does contain about 40% of what you need to know along with a selection of non-essential information.


The history of surfing has not too humble beginnings in Polynesia where it was closely linked to the social class and only the nobility had exclusive rights over the best surfboards and the best waves. With the discovery of Polynesia in the 18th century, surfing was banned, along with various traditions, because it was considered immoral. In the first half of the 20th century, it had a resurgence thanks to the Olympic champion swimmer Duke Kahanamoku and, in the second half of the century, continued to rise thanks to the counter-culture. Nowadays surf water is good for health and more since the entrance of the internet era in which the information on how and when to go surfing is available to all and free of charge.


What you will undoubtedly need is a surfboard and, preferably, one of the form and size suitable for your particular needs, which will depend on a number of factors. The boards have keels, usually three, and are attached to the board at the bottom to provide stability and traction. Another basic element is the invention, a strap that is tied to the ankle and attached to the board and prevents when we fall the table goes off.

And, unless you're a committed nudist and have an unusual resistance to friction, you're also going to need some kind of swimsuit, ideally, one for surfers to avoid chafing/slipping. However, the reality for Galician surfers or surfers in Galicia is the need also a neoprene suit that isolates you and allows you to perform the movements that a surfer makes on the board, often the suit extends from the head to the feet. Also in these latitudes sometimes it is also convenient to wear boots, gloves and neoprene hood.


The waves are generated by the wind that blows in the high seas and, as a general rule, the more offshore the better the quality of the resulting waves will be generated. In optimal conditions, or "clean", when the waves reach the coast the wind blows back to the sea, this happens for example in offshore directions.

The wavy lines, that is to say, the waves, rise near the shore and, eventually, break. The steeper the slope of the seabed the steeper the wave will be when it breaks. When this happens there is a hollow tube inside which an expert surfer will move like a fish in the water while a mid-level surfer will surf the "open face" of the wave, this surfer will require the wave to break right or left. However, in the beginning, it is best to learn in foams, that is, in waves that are already broken. There are different types of waves, but as a general rule for beginners, waves that break on sand are preferable to those that break on rock for obvious safety reasons. Check out surf water promotion.


If you have never surfed before, it would be unwise not to invest in a surf course with a qualified instructor, under whose direction and vigilant eye you can not only improve much faster, but also have much less chance of drowning. The better you know how to swim the faster you will evolve, however all the hours of swimming in the pool that you have do not replace the experience and respect you have for the sea, where there are added elements such as waves, currents, wind or tide that can Surprise the most expert swimmer in the pool. Do not be ashamed to ask the lifeguards about the potential dangers, which will vary from beach to beach. Being rescued by them later would be even more embarrassing.

The presence of other surfers can also be a danger to you as well as you can pose a danger to other surfers. The most important thing you must learn before going into the water to surf is the surfer code, which we will talk about at length in a specific post. As a summary, do everything possible to always have the table with you unless you are absolutely sure that no one is behind you, also, in the beginning the most common is that you use a foam board without hard outer layer, these tables apart from Being easier to handle can prevent damage. As a rule, do not paddle beyond the peak where the highest level surfers are, since you could be a nuisance and, in addition, could cause an accident.


Surfers are to some extent a kind of homogenous group with a tendency to be selfish bastards: territorial and resentful of the hordes of newcomers. Invest a little time in learning the surfer code and you will see that more than selfish bastards we are majetes!

The biggest surfer of all time is, by far, Kelly Slater, who has won eleven world titles - the first with just 20 years and the most recent with 39 years - and at 44 he still competes with the best surfers in the world . Some consider them the best sportsman of all time, better even than Muhammed Ali, Michael Jordan or Usain Bolt.


Most surfers have never participated in any type of competition and many do not even believe that competitions are attractive to the viewer as they can be difficult to follow and often conditioned by bad conditions. However, they can be addictive once you know what to look for and very exciting when the waves cooperate.

The world championship, organized by the World Surf League, consists of 11 events each year, begins in Australia and ends on the Hawaiian island of Oahu where the most important tournament of all, the Pipeline Masters, is held. The surfer with more points at the end of the season is crowned as world champion. The competitions, which are broadcast live online, follow a format of eliminations in which 36 surfers start competing with each other in series of two or three. The maneuvers are scored over ten by the judges, with the two best scores being added to the overall score.

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Somehow, I Ended Up With The Best Roommate Known To Man

I've truly been blessed.


College can be a very stressful experience to prepare for. From orientation to selecting your classes for the semester, your responsibilities quickly pile up. On top of all that, you also have to find somebody who you will be sharing a room with for your first year of college.

After not sharing a room with my sister for several years, I was worried about going back to splitting a living space with someone else. Immediately after I finished submitting my application to finalize my commitment to Temple, the stress of finding a roommate sunk in. Rooms in the residential hall I wanted were filling up quickly, and I still didn't have a roommate.

I was trying to find a roommate, but everybody seemed to already have their living situation figured out. However, one day, I received a message from a girl named Tori. Little did I know, she would become my best friend. I saw her profile prior to on RoomSync, an app for finding roommates, so I was really excited when she messaged me.

We didn't meet until move-in day, which made me a little bit anxious, but right from the start, everything clicked. We have lots of similar interests and living standards. Even though our majors are totally different, hers being biology and mine is English, that didn't stop us from being friends and enjoy spending time with one another.

In just the first weekend, Tori discovered that I hadn't seen a lot of movies that I should have seen growing up. From that point on, she created a list of various movies, and every weekend we watched at least one movie together. I don't think she has shown me a movie that I haven't liked yet, and I'm so glad that we started this tradition.

On top of movies, Tori has also expanded my music taste, which is a very hard thing to do. I couldn't be happier that she introduced me to Dean Lewis and Noah Kahan and then persuaded me to go to their concert in October with her. In general, she has got me more into music and is increasing my knowledge about music overall.

As well as going to a concert together, we also recently went to see my favorite Youtubers when they came to Philly. When we found out that Cody Ko and Noel Miller were going on a comedy tour and coming to our city, we immediately planned to buy tickets. It was a night full of laughs, and I'm so happy I got to spend it with her.

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Having a random roommate who is also your best friend is rare. I've heard a lot of horror stories about random roommates, but I honestly can't picture not being friends with Tori. Along with being an amazing roommate, she is incredibly selfless and caring. Her focus is always on helping people, and I admire her for all the hard work she puts into everything she does.

Being surrounded by people in the College of Science and Technology, I know it isn't easy. Because I have a strong dislike of science, I give major props to Tori and her friends in CST. I'm so happy she is studying something she's truly passionate about and will love doing in her future career. Whenever I meet people that want to pursue a career in science or the medical field, I immediately give them immense credit. It's extremely difficult to take that career path, and I'm already excited for Tori and her ultimate success.

College is a time for making new friends that will last even after you stop going to school together. Even though I'm only in my second semester, I know I can trust Tori with anything, and she'll be there for me when I need her. I also know that she'll be 100% honest with me when I need guidance or advice.

I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to Tori for messaging me to room with her. My college experience has been incredibly positive thus far because she has been with me through it all. I'm extremely grateful for the way things worked out because I couldn't have asked for a kinder roomie.

Thank you, Tori, for not just being an incredible person and roommate, but my best friend as well.

P.S. I can't wait to bake with you in our apartment together next semester!

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Exclusive Interview with Electro-Pop Singer Jade Alice

Electro-pop singer-songwriter and producer Jade Alice epitomizes today's pop music, as demonstrated by her latest single, "In Too Deep"; the song effortlessly transforms from a languid track with full, angelic-sounding vocals to a roof-raising dance track.


Who are some of your musical influences?

At the moment it's Lennon Stella, Billie Eilish, Joni Mitchell, ABBA and Daniel Caesar!

If you could collaborate with any artist who would you choose?

I would love to work with Billie Eilish, she creates the most beautiful vocal arrangements around her voice, and that's something I really try to focus on in my songs too. She is just so cool. She's completely her own person, and she has this maturity in the way she commands the words of a song. I think we grew up in similar ways, having our families involved in music and I feel very connected to her in a weird personal way haha but that just goes to show how personal her songs are!

"In The Deep" what's the song really mean to you?

It's the feeling of when you see someone for the first time, and your attraction to them is so obvious,but you don't feel self conscious about it. Everything just becomes exciting and you're like a kid with no inhibitions. I get a similar feeling with dance music, so I wanted to have a dance element in the song to enhance this feeling of euphoria and love.

What do you hope people take from your music when listening?

The main thing I hope for is that they see themselves in the songs, and not me. That they take something from the song, realize things about themselves and how they're feeling. I hope I can empower people to feel good about themselves!

Any new music updates you like to share?

Yes! I have another single coming out on December 4th called 'Work This Out'. It's in collaboration with another Melbourne producer called Motaki!

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