If you’ve decided to escape winter and are seeking that endless summer by traveling to the southern hemisphere, here is the ultimate guide to all the latest innovations in surfing so that you are all set to ride those waves like a pro.
An exciting new addition to the traditional surfboard is the electric surfboard, perfect if during your charter the surf conditions aren’t ideal, or if you want to explore local rivers and lakes, as it allows you to still ride along the water even without the need for waves.
A great product on the market right now is the WaveShark Jetboard 2 Explorer. Capable of lasting up to 65 minutes, and with an upgraded powerful motor with 12.5KW, it makes it the perfect board for long-distance riding in both rough and calm seas.
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For the thrill seekers out there, the Swedish-designed Awake RÄVIK 3 is a great choice. Designed for perfectly executing fast straights, sharp corners, and great acceleration, reaching a top speed of 53Km/h it can go from 0 to 50 in just 5 seconds. It can also run for up to 40 minutes.
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If you’re looking to upgrade your traditional surfboard, then the Lib Tech Terrapin is definitely an excellent choice. Designed with the widest point shifted forwards and a long rail line, it allows you to effortlessly glide across the waves and perform perfect cutbacks.
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Another excellent board is the South Bay Board. Regardless of what size you choose this is an excellent choice due to its wax-free fingerprint-textured top deck and HDPE-reinforced bottom deck. The board is very durable with 3 fins placed on the bottom of the board for the maintenance of speed and a round rubber bumper tail for the board’s safe vertical storage.
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For those venturing into colder territories then a custom-made wetsuit by 7till8 is an absolute essential. Their wetsuits are made from Japanese #40 Yamamoto limestone neoprene making them feel both soft and stretchy whilst, thanks to the induvial tailoring, the wetsuit fits you like a glove allowing for a complete range of flexibility and movement.
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Whilst out on the water it’s also important to remember to stay protected from the sun. Surf Durt is a great innovative company that is not only reef-safe but also made from natural ingredients that nourish and protect your skin with antioxidant pigment, so it doesn’t wash you out in the process.
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As you can see, there are a lot of great items on the market right now so you are ready to face the waves this winter with everything you could possibly need. Surf’s up!