Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Surfer

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Surfer

by Derek Dodds December 03, 2016

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Wetsuits Are Nasty - Patagonia's Attempt To Clean Them Up

Wetsuits Are Nasty - Patagonia's Attempt To Clean Them Up

by Derek Dodds November 18, 2016

Unless you were born with the karmic grace of Hawaiian ancestry, it is likely that you squeeze into a neoprene tuxedo before descending into the magical blue green briny deep. You know what I am talking about—that smelly black morass, semi-dry lump of love that keeps you warm and snugly while being tossed around the waves. The piece of gear no sane California surfer goes without—the wetsuit.

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Surf and Yoga Retreats Nicaragua with Feathers and Fur

Surf and Yoga Retreats Nicaragua with Feathers and Fur

by Laura Topolovich November 11, 2016

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Surf Talk Radio Interview With Derek Dodds

Surf Talk Radio Interview With Derek Dodds

by Derek Dodds October 08, 2016

Derek Dodds, Founder of Wave Tribe, talks about surfing, surf travel and what it's like to be an underdog in the surf industry.

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October 50 Instagram Post

October 50 Instagram Post

by Derek Dodds October 04, 2016

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Wave Tribe Attempts To Move Van With Leash

Wave Tribe Attempts To Move Van With Leash

by Derek Dodds July 07, 2016

Wave Tribe got the crazy idea that they could move Seth's van with their recycled surfboard leash. See this crazy footage that show the incredible strength of the world's first recycled leash.

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Wave Tribe Donates Bags To Ride For Cancer

Wave Tribe Donates Bags To Ride For Cancer

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016

"The boards came through the trip without a mark on them." ~Scott Paynton, Ride For Cancer

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Surfing Is Like Wasabi

Surfing Is Like Wasabi

by Derek Dodds July 29, 2015

You turn off the bottom and head straight for the foam section and you pop your fins out the back. You perfectly execute a re-entry and move towards the open shoulder like a Michael Jackson rendition of 'Sea' Thriller.

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Wave Tribe Partners With Surfers Against Sewage

Wave Tribe Partners With Surfers Against Sewage

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2015

Surfers Against Sewage is widely recognised as the environmental charity that helped significantly improve bathing water quality standards right around the UK.

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Wave Tribe Supports SurfAid International

Wave Tribe Supports SurfAid International

by Derek Dodds October 17, 2014 2 Comments

Wave Tribe is donating some gear to support their Surf Aid International.

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Eco Surf Artist

Eco Surf Artist

by Derek Dodds October 15, 2014

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KZOZ Wave Tribe Radio Interview: The Ecology of Surfing

KZOZ Wave Tribe Radio Interview: The Ecology of Surfing

by Derek Dodds August 21, 2014

Shell Beach Surf Shop owner Stu Silvani arranged this interview with Wave Tribe founder Derek Dodds on the Jeff and Jeremy morning radio show broadcasting live on 93.3 KZOZ in San Luis Obispo. This interview explores surfing, ecology and freedom. The interview is in two segments, 14 minutes in length.

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Travel Report Southern France 3 Below Zero

Travel Report Southern France 3 Below Zero

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2014

The sea can be so devastating, it is amazing that the thing that give us all such joy as surfers in our lives has the power to also destroy life—maybe that's why we are so attracted to it, like walking the edge of life and death.

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Wave Tribe Donates Boardbag & Customer Jumps For Joy

Wave Tribe Donates Boardbag & Customer Jumps For Joy

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2013

Because now that I'm 'The Luckiest Guy in the World'...having won your bag...Wave Tribe and Shell Beach Surf Shop is all I need to know to set my family up with the best equipment, and product knowledge and experience.

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13 Things that Describe Wave Tribe

13 Things that Describe Wave Tribe

by Derek Dodds July 08, 2012

13 Things that Describe Wave Tribe is a list of our core and essential characteristic. We look at this list weekly to remind us what is important.

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Surf Ambassador Mercedes Visit to Mavericks

Surf Ambassador Mercedes Visit to Mavericks

by Derek Dodds July 07, 2012 1 Comment

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Did Steve Jobs Surf?

Did Steve Jobs Surf?

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2012

The founder of Apple got cancer a few years back and recovered and gave a very moving speech to the Stanford graduating class. It is really worth watching:

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North Shore Beach Clean-up - Sponsored By Wave Tribe

North Shore Beach Clean-up - Sponsored By Wave Tribe

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2012

We I just participated in the Da Hui beach cleanup in honor of Andy Irons we picked up trash from V-land to Haleiwa and had a really good time.

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Wave Tribe Donates To Local Elementary

Wave Tribe Donates To Local Elementary

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2012

Wave Tribe aims to raise awareness around environmental issues by supporting local schools, business, and individuals.

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New Surfboard Bag Handle Design

New Surfboard Bag Handle Design

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2012

We get excited about change here at Wave Tribe and one of the design changes that we made to the new generation Wave Tribe hemp bags involved upgrading the handles and handle stitching.

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Wave Tribe News Ted Talks and Hookers

Wave Tribe News Ted Talks and Hookers

by Derek Dodds July 07, 2011 1 Comment

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Wave Tribe Goes to Canada (And Jimi Hendrix's Grave)

Wave Tribe Goes to Canada (And Jimi Hendrix's Grave)

by Derek Dodds July 05, 2011

Seth and Rory (Wave Tribe Rep Crew) deliver Wave Tribe's HEMP surfboard bags and recycled leashes to The Northernites, our distributor's in Canada.

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Wave Tribe Coming To France

Wave Tribe Coming To France

by Derek Dodds July 07, 2010

My time in southern France is coming to an end, we surfed some epic waves and made some great progress on launching Wave Tribe in Europe with my new partners J&J (new website coming soon with all ecological surf products for Europe).

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Wave Tribe Instituto ilhas do Brasil

Wave Tribe Instituto ilhas do Brasil

by Derek Dodds July 07, 2010

I really must say that I got impressed. Everyone liked the leash and wanted to buy them. They were impressed with the quality of the product, the design, etc.

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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.