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Articles written by: Ian

Rhys Barfield Talks Sharks, Beaches and Surfing Tips

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At only 16 years old, Rhys Barfield has already has an impressive CV, with 3 Under 18 Welsh Championship wins, represented Team GB during the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships and picked up by Quiksilver at only 11 years old! This week Urban Surfer had a quick catch up with the man himself, Rhys Barfield. What does a typical day of […]

Buying your first surfboard?

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Surfboards are like cars, as soon as you buy one the value drops dramatically. So unless you already know that you’re fully invested in the sport and interested in becoming the next ISA Surfing Champion, you should maybe just hire one, or buy a second hand one. This is probably the best advice anyone could give you, […]

3 ways Star Wars has changed our lives.

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Lets face it, we’ve all lost a day or two watching this epic saga! Star Wars fans… It’s changed our lives, moulded us into the people we are  today, given us countless hours of enjoyment throughout our childhoods – and  even through adulthood. How many of us desperately want a car that is like the Millennium Falcon, […]

Happy Birthday Tony Hawk!

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Happy Birthday Tony Hawk! Can you remember what you got for your 9th birthday? Tony Hawk can. At the age of 9, Tony received his first fibre-glass skateboard. This was the beginning of the future; the start of greatness. However, it wasn’t an easy ride for him. The first time he stepped out onto his […]

Gold Skateboard selling for $15,000

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Seriously, what do people think of this skateboard? Could this be the beginning of the next generation skateboarder? Personally, I’d definitely buy this: if I had the money too – I’m starting to turn a little bit green because I know I haven’t! It would be a sweet conversation starter that’s for sure! Me being […]

English National Surfing Championship

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As the May Bank holiday steadily approaches, it’s starting to come to that time of year again when the English National Surfing Championship gets under way down at Newquay’s Watergate Bay. What better excuse than that of the sunny bank holiday weather to go and watch the next generation of surfers fight it out against […]

5 Reasons Surfing Sucks?

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Surfing sucks? – Okay, before you put me in front of the firing squad, just hear me out – this is written from personal experience… If you’ve been reading my blog posts recently, you’ll all know I’m a huge fan of the waves, and have been lucky enough to follow Kelly Slater all over the […]

The Culture of Surf

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I don’t know about you guys, but the modern surf scene can be a chaotic community. Diverse crowds, stupidly busy beach traffic all mount to an increasing urban environment. I’ve recently been doing some digging around the internet and have came across an American artist by the name of Damian Fulton. I’m rather ashamed to […]

Epic Fails

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So I had a spare minutes in the office this afternoon and naturally found myself searching through Google for prank videos, which soon converted to Skate/Surf videos, and then the natural evolution of this would be to look at fail videos. I soon found myself in stitches watching these guys doing some insane stunts as […]

Axel Cruysberghs’ Crazy Moves

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It’s pretty safe to say that Axel Cruysberghs has some pretty crazy moves. Check him out in this awesome video, brought to us by etnies. The footage below has been filmed all over the world, taking a full year to complete.