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Why A Broken Surfboard Is Bad For The Environment

Why A Broken Surfboard Is Bad For The Environment

March 31, 2019

A surfboard is the most essential equipment that a surfer has. Because what else would we be surfing on? The broken board can be repaired, or if not, thrown out. And that’s where the problem lies.

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Why Swimwear Rash Guards Can Be Dangerous For The Ocean

Why Swimwear Rash Guards Can Be Dangerous For The Ocean

March 24, 2019

Originally used to protect the skin from the chafing caused by the wax we put on our surfer boards, it’s now being used by anyone needing protection from the sun, sand or the chafing from neoprene wetsuits. But now, it seems that there’s a new reason why using it may not be beneficial for the marine environment. Here’s why rash guards can be dangerous for the ocean.

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Can Our Beaches Survive Climate Change?

Can Our Beaches Survive Climate Change?

March 17, 2019

If someone told me decades ago, back when I first started out surfing, that beaches could become endangered sites, I would have scoffed at the idea. I mean, it’s a nice idea for a dystopian surfer novel, sure, but the probability of it coming to reality would be nil. Or so I thought, then.

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Plastic Kills: The Deadly Six that’s Wiping Out Marine Wildlife

Plastic Kills: The Deadly Six that’s Wiping Out Marine Wildlife

March 03, 2019

I’d say it’s timely particularly when the world’s marine wildlife and the ocean are at the forefront of the negative impact of climate change.It’s also an opportunity, as the global organization noted in its website, to highlight “critical issues and values of marine wildlife.”

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Why Beach Clean-Ups are Important

Why Beach Clean-Ups are Important

February 25, 2019

Why is this so? It’s because we are naturally drawn to the water. Being close to the sea, lake or rivers makes us not only happier and calmer but also more emotionally healthy. And as I found out, this is backed up by research. What's a Beach Clean Up? And how to organize one?

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When Surfing Waves Turn Into Clean Energy

When Surfing Waves Turn Into Clean Energy

February 17, 2019 1 Comment

I was surfing online when I caught news of this interesting initiative. The Maldives government, in collaboration with a Japanese technical institute and a corporation from Tokyo, is testing a prototype that captures energy from surf waves along the shoreline to produce electricity. Want to know how they turn surfing waves into clean energy? Read on.

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The Ultimate Guide on How To Lower My Carbon Footprint - Surfer's Edition

The Ultimate Guide on How To Lower My Carbon Footprint - Surfer's Edition

February 04, 2019

Surfing as an industry has often been labeled these days as toxic. From the latest neoprene wetsuit to the most popular high performing polyurethane surfing boards, these are the by-products of burning fossil fuels. And as we now realize, it’s not a good thing. Here’s my ultimate surfers guide towards lowering one’s carbon footprint.

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Things You Can Do For Trash Free Seas - The Ultimate Guide

Things You Can Do For Trash Free Seas - The Ultimate Guide

January 28, 2019

What can you do to achieve trash-free seas? It’s an important question that we need to ask ourselves today. That’s because we’ve reached the point where plastic is no longer a necessary convenience but a deadly complication. Global production of plastic has now tripled from around 100 million metric tons in 1989 to over 335 million metric tons today. Alarmingly, it’s not being recycled!

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Are Sunscreens Safe For The Ocean?

Are Sunscreens Safe For The Ocean?

January 21, 2019

As surfers, we all know how indispensable a good sunscreen is to our lifestyle. Out on the waves, we face the full brunt of the sun’s energy so it is always good sense to apply sunscreen in order to protect our skin.For white-skinned bros, our pale skin makes us even more sensitive to the burning rays of the sun. We all know how painful a sunburn can be but it’s also ugly.

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What Legalizing Hemp Means For The Surfing Industry

What Legalizing Hemp Means For The Surfing Industry

January 13, 2019 1 Comment

What a way to greet a new year, bros. Just last month, President Trump signed a new farm bill into law which includes, among its provisions, the legalization of hemp nationwide. That’s industrial hemp and not marijuana, folks.

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How to Make your Surfing Travel Plans Eco-Friendly

How to Make your Surfing Travel Plans Eco-Friendly

December 10, 2018 1 Comment

For surfers, most especially, it’s around this time of the year that we’re free to take a surfing trip. We’ve been known to disappear at the drop of a hat to go to distant places around the world to catch the perfect swell. But for those of us who are holding a job for most of the year, December is the only ideal month to go out and chase that wave.

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What El Niño Means for Surfers and Our Planet

What El Niño Means for Surfers and Our Planet

December 02, 2018

Remember those early days when El Niño was becoming a buzzword and we thought that it wasn’t as dire as scientists thought it would be? As it turned out, the El Nino is a double -edged sword for surfers. It creates more big storms, resulting to bigger swells, but it can also bring about the wrong winds which can be dangerous for surfing.

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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.