Best 2019 NEW Surfboards

Best 2019 NEW Surfboards

In 2019 SBS Boards are bringing you the very best in our NEW surfboard range with some brand new construction using our full flex and rapid flex technology aswell as some brand new shapes and designs just for 2019 we have revamped and improved our classic favourites aswell adding more sizes and bigger ranges to our range we know you have come to love. our goal for out 2019 surfboard range is to bring more variety in sizes shapes and styles  as well as more options for advanced and professional riders right to the other end of the spectrum with more choice for beginners.

Our 2019 board have been improved so much that they are now tougher and stronger than ever before using a variety of new construction techniques as well as new materials helping to make our surfboards exceptional quality helping your board last longer and stay lighter with better performance. Take a look at our 2019 surfboard range below and let us know if you have any questions about any of our  surfboards  in the question box below 

New Surfboards 

The Fish Finger

The Fish Finger Is The latest slice of fun in our SBS range and its one of the smoothest fun surfboards we have ever made. The inspiration for this board derived from some incredible retro fish designs we had 10 years back and we wanted to make something just as fun with a more performance element to it perfect for sandbars and beach breaks.

The Fish Finger has a pretty traditional fish outline with its wide point right up front to make catching waves and paddling super easy its then pulled back into a smaller fish tail than most traditional fishes to help with turn quicker and create smoother carves. It’s got a pretty flat rocker compared to most board we make with only a small amount of nose lift which helps this board to rocket down the line in smaller waves.

The main feature of the fish finger is its iconic channel down the centre of the board leaving you with 2 chunkier raised rails helping to channel water towards the tail to generate speed and drive down the line.We would recommend for more skilled surfers they you get a few inches shorter than your traditional shortboard, this should help keep the incredible speed and drive created form the board and still give you that high performance feel when you release in turns.

The fish finger is ideally placed in between your small wave groveler and your performance shortboard for knee Hight to overhead sized surf.

The Fish Finger Features

  • Superfun fish shape  for lose and 
  • High Volume Surfboard
  • Flat rocker/ very stable 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex HD Stringer / biaxial Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a Future Fins Twin Fin
  • Highly manoeuvrable,
  • Wide centre point for stability and paddling 
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Ideal Surfed in anthing from2-6 foot waves

Detonator

 

The Detonator is our ultimate performance shortboard, designed for fast-paced and progressive surfing. Without a doubt our ultimate all-around high-performance shortboard. Its 5 fin set up offers maximum drive and work on the bottom turns but still holds strong with supreme grip in big carves and hacks off the lip. The Detonator allows you to pick and choose from thruster to quads depending on the conditions making this board extremely versatile in big and small waves.

We have increased the volume in key areas and slightly lowered the nose entry rocker to make this board easier to paddle and catch waves, without losing that instant responsiveness for quick rail to rail transitions.

We recommend the Detonator for Intermediate to Advanced surfers, and best surfed in waist high to well overhead surf. Overall the Detonator is going to be a great board for fast passed surfing, really tight carves and high-performance manoeuvres in good surf. 

Detonator Features

  • Hight performance outline
  • Lower Volume Surfboard
  • High performance
  • Full rocker/ ideal for barrels and bigger waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex/wood stringer/ HD Stringer / Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II Five Fin
  • Incredibly manoeuvrable
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Ideal in chest to over head high waves

All Round Surfboards

The Heat Seeker 

The Heat Seeker is our team rider Dan Jeffery favourites boards fasted paced and performance surfing with the added extra of foam makes it ideally paced as a small to median ranage surfboard  is our super fun surfboard for, small to medium sized waves, its fast, light and loose, making pretty much anything surf-able. Ideal for year-round surf in the UK, especially in the 1-5-foot, range. We shrunk down our motivator design and gave it a bit more width and volume, combined with its flatter nose entry rocker and slightly less lift in the tail. The wide point has been brought forward making it like an absolute rocket in smaller waves. The added volume upfront means it can create incredible speed from the get-go and makes the board fly’s over flatter section with absolute ease. Its got a Single concave through the entire board, with tonnes of foam in the center under your chest to help paddle speed and catching waves, as well as giving you the buoyancy and planning speed to get through any flat section.

The outline gives it a really fast, loose and skatey feel,  but when you get it on rail you will feel the board stick to your feet like glue and turn in a moment notice.  Softer rails in the centre move into a harder more foiled rail by the fins, gives you tonnes of traction and control in the turns with enough forgiveness for less than ideal waves.  These features make the Heat Seeker unstoppable in average surf giving you incredible speed and stability but with tighter turns and incredible control in the pocket, This board is really going to progress and push the limits of your surfing. The Heat Seeker is great for any intermediate to advanced surfer looking to have the most amount of fun possible in knee to head high waves. Its perfect for British waves and will be a stable in your quiver all year round. 

Heat Seeker Features 

  • wide and stable/ performance outline
  • Medium rocker and volume
  • Ideal every day shortboard 
  • High performance
  • Full rocker/ ideal for barrels and bigger waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex/wood stringer/ HD Stringer / Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (thruster)
  • Incredibly manoeuvrable
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

The Motivator 

The New and improved Motivator is better than ever and still our most popular selling board and for good reason. No matter what Day or what conditions, you can almost guarantee the motivator going to be perfect for the job. Designed for beginner to advance surfers as an everyday board for almost any wave conditions we get in the UK.
Its design allows catching waves and paddling to become easy and effortless due to its wider nose, fuller rails and additional volume through the deck. This gives you great speed and momentum, whilst still giving you enough control and sensitivity to perform in bigger surf. Its lightweight construction gives it a speedy yet responsive characteristic providing a level of forgiveness in critical manoeuvres. Its Low entry rocker along with single concave allows the board to really fly through the flatter sections of a wave whilst maintaining masses of manoeuvrability in the pocket and smaller surf.   
The Motivator has areas of hidden volume combined with a slightly wide thinner squash tail creating great stability, making it an ideal small to medium wave board that still performs well in the bigger surf. The Motivator is a great everyday shortboard that catches waves and paddles super easy, with enough speed to make average conditions fun.

Motivator Features 

  • Wide and stable outline
  • Medium rocker and higher volume
  • Ideal every day shortboard 
  • Medium- High performance
  • Full rocker/ ideal for barrels and bigger waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex/wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (thruster)
  • Incredibly manoeuvrable
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

The Predator 

The Predator isn’t just some of our team riders favourites its also our third best seller and probably our go to board for more advance surfers in smaller waves. its one of our favourite all rounders because its designed with the perfect balance of high-performance features and modern comfort so can be used in a large variety of waves.

It has a progressive hybrid outline that is shorter, wider and thicker than your average surfboard. Its got plenty of volume and width upfront under your chest, which is then pulled back into a more refined rounded pin tail, giving the board a really unique riding style.

The volume up-front gives it that ease of use when paddling and pumping down the line, whilst the pulled in tail keeps it smooth, fast and responsive allowing you to be more agile in tighter sections of bigger waves.

The Predator is a really fun, fast and light all-around board that’s going to give you the confidence and speed in bigger waves as well as the paddle power and wave count in smaller surf ideal for intermediates – expert surfers.

Predator Features 

  • Hybrid fast outline
  • Flat rocker and higher volume
  • Fast lose and reactive in turns
  • High performance in smaller surf
  • Flatter rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (thruster)
  • Incredibly manoeuvrable
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

The Big Squid 

The Big squid is our perfromance longboard thats is a favrouit of team rider Lewis Stritch who surfed it since 2017 . Lewis has surfed it in all types of condidions fromUk small rollers to bigger more powerfullw aves in morocco. if perfromance longboarding is you cup of team then this board is for you.

The Big Squid is our new-school long board with all the traditional fun features of that old-school smooth style. It has a low entry rocker combined with a fuller outline to create the perfect stable platform for cross stepping and nose riding.

The thinned out, tucked in tail allows for incredible rail to rail control for more progressive and modern off the lip style surfing. The pulled in pin tail performs effortlessly with the fin set up allowing this board to be ridden as a single  2+ 1 or even a thruster for added versatility in different waves. That added smoothness between transitions makes this board fast and loose in the pocket giving you just enough release on more progressive manoeuvres. The single concave flatter deck and rocker line of the Big Squid provide incredible speed and momentum for paddling and riding and the volume displacement gives you the ability to be highly manoeuvrable while being incredibly forgiving.

The Big Squid is made with a lightweight EPS foam and robust epoxy construction making it highly manoeuvrable and on average 30% stronger and 20% lighter than average polyurethane boards. This combination allows for huge advantages when turning, and incredible versatility in different sized waves. The Big Squid Longboard is going to be great for any surfer from beginner to advanced looking for a small wave board or a real performance Mal that’s going to keep you stoked for years to come.

Big Squid Features 

  • Performance outline for more responsive surfing
  • Flat rocker Medium nose entry flatter in the centre
  • kick in the tail 
  • Thinned out tail and nose 
  • Fast lose and reactive in turns
  • High performance in shoulder high and above surf
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/ wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 4 Fin quad + centre 
  • Incredibly manoeuvrable
  • Ideal for nose riding/ cross stepping
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers

The Smoking Gun  

The Smoking Gun is a great addition to surfers who love fast paced surfing with plenty of spray its a  fast and fun board designed for high-performance surfing with speed, drive and power in mind. It’s flatter rocker makes the most of the speed you have, providing you with a huge amount of down the line drive and speed, making mincemeat out of mushier flatter sections. This combined with its pulled in tail helps keeps it loose and responsive in the turns whilst being very forgiving on rail.

The Smoking Gun has a low entry rocker that feeds into a single concave that helps the board get up to planning speed quicker. This concave feed through into a double in the back to help get the most out of your turns and keep your board gripping in bigger surf. We pumped it full of volume to make paddling smooth and easy, with its wide point a little further up the board for more stability under your front foot helping plaining speed and landing Ariel manoeuvres.

When it comes to creating spray and landing aerials the smoking gun is faultless and you will love the instant forgiving feeling you get when laying in to a hard turn or big air. The smoking gun Works well as a thruster or quad in varying conditions and can be surfed in knee high to well overhead surf.

Overall the smoking gun is going to be perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers who like fast passed surfing on small to medium sized waves.

The Smoking Gun Features

  • Small wave shape – Very stable
  • Easy to paddle
  • Flat rocker and higher volume
  • Fast lose and reactive in turns
  • Swallow tail
  • High performance in smaller surf
  • Flatter rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/ Wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 5 Fin 
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

Small Wave Surfboards

The Bull

The Bull is our most fun shortboard in our range for small waves its alos one of our top sellers last year this board expolded in 2018 when we developed our range and hade over 10 sizes avaiable  which means more option for all surfers

The Bull is going to thrive in whatever wave condition it’s in, anything from knee to head high waves and especially perfect in those smaller “mushier” days.

The width and the thickness of the bull means maximum stability while also giving you unparalleled paddle power in the line-up, resulting in you catching more waves easier & faster. It has a slightly narrowed and foiled tail, so it will retain that high-performance responsive feel in the turns, whilst gliding over flatter sections with ease. The Bull is really going to make those smaller days a whole lot of fun.

This is going to be a great transitional board for beginners or anyone who wants to downsize from a longboard to something a bit smaller. This board is also going to be great for surfers that don’t surf so much on a regular basis as well as advanced surfers who want that little extra speed, power and stability in smaller waves. A great all-around entry-level small wave board. 

Overall the Bull is going to be Simple fun and easy to ride, we guarantee this board will make you smile. The Bull comes standard as a 5-fin option because it works well as both a thruster fin and a quad fin setups. This board tends to be ridden most often in the smaller surf, but the versatility in the 5-fin setup allows the bull to work in more powerful waves from anything from knee-high to head high waves

Bull Features

  • Small wave shape – Very stable
  • Easy to paddle/ catches waves easy
  • Quick entry in to waves 
  • Flat rocker and higher volume
  • Fast lose and reactive in turns
  • Squash tail
  • High performance in smaller surf
  • Concaves to help funnel water towards the tail
  • Flatter rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/ Wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (Thruster setup) 
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for beginner shortboarders -intermediate & advanced surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

The Spud Stick 

The spud stick  would be a great addition to anyones quiver in 2019  especial for smaller waves and typical summer surf we get in the UK New construction and refined design mean the spud stick is even better and last longer than ever before 

Those Summer day’s with weak messy surf are tough to get motivated for but the spud stick will fly in anything, it’s designed to catch everything and anything that’s moving. It’s going to make any small surf day super fun and super ripable. It has a low entry rocker allowing it to plane quickly and pick up speed whilst also making paddling super easy. it also has a lot more lift in the tail rocker to allow for hard tight turns without losing speed. The boards wider outline combined with a double concave helps to provide lift in the centre, meaning it’s going to be really fast in small waves but when you get it on edge it’s going to turn just like a normal shortboard.

The wider template also means that this board can be surfed by almost any rider, because of the high volume and performance features it could be surfed by a beginner in One-foot waves, or an advanced surfer in anything up to shoulder height.Really ideal for beginners looking to shortboard or the heavier surfer looking for a little more float and FUN, This board is a must for anyone who loves fast-paced performance surfing !!!    Best surfed in ankle to head high surf and can be surfed as a quad or thruster.

Spud Stick Features

  • Small wave shape – Very stable
  • Laid back smooth style 
  • Easy to paddle/ catches waves easy
  • Wide outline – Quick entry in to waves 
  • Flat rocker and higher volume
  • Keeps speed – Quick in flatter sections
  • High performance in smaller surf
  • Concaves to help funnel water towards the tail
  • Low entry rocker to flatt rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/ Wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a FCS II 5 Fin  
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for beginner – intermediats  as a first shortboard
  • Great small wave shortboard for advanced surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves
  • Very durable and strong 

The Pea Shooter

The peashooter is a great bigginner surfboard for anone looking to get in to surfing in 2019 with its beginner friendly width and length aswella s a high volumme this board is perfect for most beginners looking to progress from a foam board.

The Pea Shooter is our classic new longboard shape with its emphasis on performance and speed, we guarantee it will turn a few heads and keep you smiling. Designed to be a perfect balance between ease of use and performance Pea Shooter is an excellent board for almost any surfer. It’s a great all-rounder making it suitable for all abilities and levels.

A smooth and easy laid back style with tonnes of float making it an absolute dream to paddle and a beauty to cross step. You will find yourself hanging ten with ease.

Pea Shooter Features

  • Very durable and strong 
  • wide and stable/ cruising single fin outline 
  • Flat – Medium rocker and volume
  • Ideal Beginner longboard every surfboard 
  • High volume 73 L
  • Catches waves easily 
  • Great For cross stepping and nose riding
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is a 2+1 setup with FCS II  and a 6-10 inch center fin
  • Light and very responsive
  • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

Mr Whippy  

The Mr Whippy is a great option for beginners and first timers looking for an easy board to learn the surf basics lower volume than a longboards, our Mr Whippy is a minimal shape that is great to progress from a longboard or softboard and start to get to grips with the basics of carving

The Mr whippy is ment to be fun to ride  that why we designed it with two things in mind: paddling and stability. Mr Whippy is going to be a great entry-level board for beginners to intermediates whilst also being really fun as a progressive board for intermediate to advanced surfers in weaker waves.

This board is a lot of things the main one being fun, with a wide outline template and relaxed nose entry rocker, making it incredibly fast and smooth to paddle with practically no effort.
Its flatter deck creates great stability and bucket loads of speed, allowing it ride over flatter sections like nothing else, giving you that silky smooth style of a performance mal. Perfect for those summer days, this board is going to catch anything you throw at it.

Mr Whippy Features

  • Strong Durable construction  
  • Wide and stable/ cruising single fin outline 
  • Medium length -more nonrecoverable than a longboard
  • Flater Rocker and High volume
  • Ideal Beginner  board to progress on to unbroken waves 
  • High volume 40-52 L
  • Catches waves easily 
  • Construction is an EPS Foam/wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Fin system is FCS II  3 fin (Thrister)
  • Light and very responsive
  • Great for Beginner to intermediate surfers
  • Ideal in knee high to shoulder high waves

If you are looking for a new surfboard in 2019 you cant go wrong with one of these from our SBS Range  boards of all shapes and sizes designed for every ability from totally beginner to surfing veterans surfing a t an advanced level. if you have any questions about our range of surfboards or want to know more about sbsboards or details of shipping just message us in the box below and will will get back to you as soon as possible.

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How To Get Sponsored In Surfing

How To Get Sponsored In Surfing

How to Get Sponsored In Surfing

Do you want to get sponsored in surfing? Have you dreamed about slapping those corporate stickers on your board and living the pro lifestyle? Well luckily, today we are going to talk about just that.  How to get sponsored in surfing!

For most surfers, the dream of becoming a pro, slapping a few Quicksilver, Billabong or Rip Curl stickers on your board, jetting off around the world in some far-off location, surfing perfect waves and having a blast seems like an ideal career.

You’ve probably thought “Could I do that?” “Could I get a sponsor, travel the world, surf and get paid for it!?”

That’s the dream right…

So, what does it take to get sponsored these days?

Well, unfortunately, today is a little different to a few years back, before the financial crisis of 2008 really messed with the surf brands cash flow, just as they were becoming mainstream and the money was flowing.

Companies like Quicksilver had a huge roster of pro surfers repping their brand, as well as the talented, young groms with great potential and even half decent surfers, was of epic proportion. After the recession, most companies had massive cuts to their sponsorship teams, a lot of talented pro surfers struggled to find a main sponsor. Even world champion CJ Hobgood faced a challenging last few years on tour barely breaking even and funding himself for the tour.

The glory days of being a sponsored surfer had gone and for good reason.

Why Sponsors will sponsor you?

 If you think of sponsorship as a company’s investment in you, that investment needs to have a return. Giving a surfer discounted gear, free surfboards, clothing and a paycheck all costs money. So how does a sponsor get their money back?

  • Direct sales – Sponsors can help promote the company in the form of direct sales.

Utilising your audience or fans to gain your sponsor new customers, by promoting clothing, boardshorts, surfboards, or wetsuits. This is usually monitored through customers using your discount code (often these discount codes allow for a small percentage of sales made via your discount code, to be paid to you).

  • Advertisement – If you’re a good surfer you will help them advertise their products just by using them and performing well on them in competitions.

Getting video clips helps to advertise their products, so the company can make more sales. But in today’s instantaneous world, if you think competing in a few local events, or even winning, will make a big difference to your sponsor… it probably won’t.

Sponsorship as you once knew it, is a very different game today. If you want to be sponsored, have your boards and wetsuits paid for, you’ll need to seriously rip.

Read through this next paragraph, ask yourself these questions and maybe, just maybe you might get that sponsorship you have always been looking for.

Why do you want to get sponsored?

– Is it just for social status, that you want free stuff, discounted prices, maybe you want a few free surf trips through the year, or want to make surfing your everyday job? Don’t we al

Are you good enough to get sponsored?

– Maybe the easiest one, but a lot of people miss-judge their talents and overestimate their skill level in relation to getting sponsored. If you aren’t the most skilled but have the work ethic and dedication of a champ, they may still consider you as an ambassador.

What can you do for your sponsor?

– It’s great for getting boards, wetsuits, all expenses paid trips and living the sponsored lifestyle, but what makes you worth your sponsor’s investment in you?

 

If you can answer those you are half way there to knowing your answer and what type of sponsorship or ambassador role you could get.

“If you take away anything from this blog, it should be our next set of tips, on how to get a surf sponsor, as we talk about all the things you should do to make a potential sponsor want to have you on their team”.

 

Become a self-promoter.

If you want to be sponsored, a big part of that in today’s world is being a self-promoter or an online personality. Become someone people like to watch, creating interesting content and keeping current. Creating content like videos, pictures, or even just daily vlogging, using social media channels such as; Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to put out your latest edit of surf clips will all help. There’s nothing more important than promoting yourself online and Instagram is a real surf, self-promotion hot spot.   

In surfing Instagram is such a perfect tool to advertise yourself, vlogging via Instagram stories and IGTV can create great engagement with your following because everything is so visual, and surfing is a visual sport. Talking about surfing, posting out your latest shots, interacting with your audience will all help to create a following and your sponsor will love it!

Read through this next paragraph, ask yourself these questions and maybe, just maybe you might get that sponsorship you have always been looking for.

Why do you want to get sponsored?

– Is it just for social status, that you want free stuff, discounted prices, maybe you want a few free surf trips through the year, or want to make surfing your everyday job? Don’t we al

 

Are you good enough to get sponsored?

– Maybe the easiest one, but a lot of people miss-judge their talents and overestimate their skill level in relation to getting sponsored. If you aren’t the most skilled but have the work ethic and dedication of a champ, they may still consider you as an ambassador.

What can you do for your sponsor?

– It’s great for getting boards, wetsuits, all expenses paid trips and living the sponsored lifestyle, but what makes you worth your sponsor’s investment in you?

 

If you can answer those you are half way there to knowing your answer and what type of sponsorship or ambassador role you could get.

“If you take away anything from this blog, it should be our next set of tips, on how to get a surf sponsor, as we talk about all the things you should do to make a potential sponsor want to have you on their team”.

 

Be pro-active.

 If you’re just sitting waiting for some surf company to just turn up to your local beach one day, or ‘spot you’ and say “You rip! Want a sponsorship deal?” You might be waiting a long time.

Be proactive, get out in the world and talk to people who could potentially be your first sponsor. Local shops or smaller local brands are great, as they will be more likely to speak with you about riding with them in return for discounted equipment, or maybe even free equipment.

Start posting out videos and pictures regularly from your sessions, organise to meet up with local photographers or get friends to video you, it all helps that self-promotion. After working hard, building followers and an audience that regularly view what you’re up to on social media or YouTube, start talking to brands about what you can do for them. Tell them how you can help further their brand, advertise them well, or how you can help them sell more products.

A well put together proposal will go down a lot better than just a DM saying, “Will you sponsor me?” Or “If you send me a free stuff, I can post a picture of me using your boards.” Potential sponsors are more likely to take you seriously if you have a realistic proposal, with the intention of trying to work with the company and aren’t just trying to score free products.

Become a social media pro.

 Social media can have its downfalls, but as a surfer looking for potential sponsorships, you need to promote yourself, to help influence other surfers and likeminded people. It’s the perfect way to make a name for yourself and create a large following, who trust your honest opinion.

If you look at the best surfers in the world, they have a large following because of their surfing ability and their personality. Their followers will read, or check what their favourite surfers are up to daily and as a sponsored surfer you can then have your products on show to all your following, which can then translate into more potential sales for your sponsor.

You don’t have to be a top 100, competing, professional surfer to make it in the sponsored world. Lots of sponsored surfers make a living on social media by promoting themselves and their sponsor, which in turn helps keep their lifestyle funded.

Surfers like Craig Anderson, Jamie Obrien and YouTubers like Ben Gravy now make a living from posting out surf clips full-time, because they have found their audience. Posting out clips of daily life, surfing, using their sponsors’ products like; surfboards, wetsuits, boardshorts, wax or even energy drinks, helps create brand awareness and exposure. This extra advertisement can all lead to potential sales and the more sales generated by you, the more likely that brand is going to invest money, time and effort into you.

Make surf videos

Now you might think this is down to others, or someone who can edit, you’re just the surfer…? But having a wide skillset, being a triple threat in content creation, meaning you are the surfer, director, editor and being the distributor gives you a lot of bargaining power with sponsors. You don’t need a super fancy computer or a high-spec camera, but having that skill and using it will greatly improve your chances of getting seen by sponsors and give them more reason to sponsor you.

 I would recommend starting small, using smartphones, free editing apps and learning the basics, after 10 minutes you can pretty much master creating little videos of your weekly surfs. Upload them to Instagram and Facebook, in the story or a post to get you moving in the right direction, once you have a better idea of what works, you may even want to make two different edits, a highlight reel for Instagram and Facebook and one slightly longer more detailed version for YouTube.

Once you have more experience and seriously want to create better quality content, I would recommend getting yourself a decent laptop, camera and some friends or family that can video you from time to time. If you can create interesting content and high-quality footage you are half way there!

If you aren’t a good surfer? Get better.

 Every day we receive emails and messages from people who want to be sponsored, some are just beginners, some of a good skill level and some that don’t even surf but have 20k+ followers and have ‘Influencer’ in their Instagram bio.

A large social following can be beneficial IF it has grown organically and it is genuine, but followers and likes can be bought and that is not going to benefit a brand/sponsor. Thankfully a falsely acquired, large following is pretty easy to spot, if the brand/sponsor looks a little deeper into who the followers actually are, or the type of interaction they receive.

The most important part for us is that you can surf well, or at least have potential and are working seriously hard to improve. Having a tenacious desire to improve and hard-working attitude, can get you further than having all the talent in the world if you are lazy.

What to do now?

 Hopefully, we gave you some useful advice and now you have a few things you can do that might get you talking with a potential sponsor. The more of these you do, the better!

If you’re a surfer who loves making surf clips of themselves shredding, putting out pictures, updates on social media and maybe competing in a competition or 2.Sponsors are going to be way more interested, than if you surf ok, but have no following, audience, videos or even pictures of you surfing.

Remember you might not get the response you want straight away, but if you keep working hard, keep improving your surfing and honing your craft, eventually with enough patience and hard work it will pay off!

If you are interested in learning more about getting sponsored, give us a message below and we can give you more advice on how to get started.

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The Bull “Small Waves Big Fun”

The Bull “Small Waves Big Fun”

The Bull is our super fun small wave surfboard that sits right in between out spud stick and our motivator shortboard slight more refined than our spud stick in outline

1 Packed Full Of Volume

The Bull is our most fun shortboard to date “it does all the work for” just have to sit back and enjoy the ride. The Bull is going to thrive in whatever wave condition it’s in, anything from knee to head high waves and especially perfect in those smaller “mushier” days.

The width and the thickness of the bull means maximum stability while also giving you unparalleled paddle power in the line-up, resulting in you catching more waves easier & faster. It has a slightly narrowed and foiled tail, so it will retain that high-performance responsive feel in the turns, whilst gliding over flatter sections with ease. The Bull is really going to make those smaller days a whole lot of fun.

2 Sizing Down 

This is going to be a great transitional board for beginners or anyone who wants to downsize from a longboard to something a bit smaller. This board is also going to be great for surfers that don’t surf so much on a regular basis as well as advanced surfers who want that little extra speed, power, and stability in smaller waves. A great all-around entry-level small wave board.

3 Flat Rocker

One of the most important design aspects of any surfboard is its rocker and the spud stick is no different and as you can see its rocker its pretty flat Its low entry rocker allows it to plane quickly and pick up speed whilst also making paddling super easy. It also has a lot more lift in the tail rocker to allow for hard tight turns without losing speed. This is great for beginner surfers looking to catch more waves or more advanced – expert surfers looking to get shorter in length to leverage the smaller length to improve weight transfer longitudinally (nose to tail). Advanced surfers will also love the speed power and flow created on small waves to help boost airs and create tight turns even on the smallest of waves.  

Size Guide

Construction

STANDARD

Using our Superfused closed cell foam in combination with a bamboo wooden stringer this will be a familiar feel for many surfers duel lamination on the deck and bottom, for a great strength impact to weight ratio and with an impact resistant foam this means far fewer delaminations and better spring longterm in the lifetime of the board, compared to a standard 4×4 lamination our boards come with 10oz of cloth on the deck to resist the pressure and denting you commonly get on other boards.

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