Better Fitness 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A majority of people in the Western world work in an office. There are perks to working the 9 – 5  lifestyle, such as a steady income, offic...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Surfers need strong upper bodies if they want to be able to make the most out of their time in the water. Conditions looking average?Don't h...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

How often is it that by the end of a long wave we suffer from “jelly legs.” Though nothing outrageous happened on that wave, even if you wer...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

When thinking about surfing, it is easy to think of training those larger muscles groups. The shoulders, the legs, the back. But it is impor...

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Better Nuitrition

Thursday, September 8, 2016

In any factory, it’s important to keep your machine well oiled and working properly. In this case,
the machine is our...

Monday, August 15, 2016

People often believe that to improve your surfing all you have to do is surf. A lot. While this rings many elements o...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We all know that it is important to drink water. The whole “drink 2 litres a day” situation has been played over and...

Saturday, May 21, 2016


How does a surfer become Vitamin D deficient?


How does that even happen?

If your burning up your nutrient supply ge...

Monday, May 9, 2016



Just like a car runs on gas, your body needs fuel to get you from a to b. Would you pour coke into your car before...

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Better Surfing

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Olympic-level aquasports park looks to Kaiapoi location.

A group previously proposing a world-leading aquasports park for the Christchurch residential red zone is turning its sights to Kaiapoi due to the efforts of Enterprise North Canterbury.

The WHoW Charitable Trust is looking to co-locate whitewater, surf and cable wakeboard parks in one location alongside the Kaiapoi River in the residential red zone.

WHoW Trust chair, Tony Joseph, says investigating Kaiapoi makes a lot of sense.

“Enterprise North Canterbury approached us asking if we would consider Kaiapoi. The case they put to us was compelling. That, cou...

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Seventh Wave Canterbury Surf champs presented by Southern Wahine is on this weekend, south side of the New Brighton Pier.

As an ole salty sea gal who competes in the senior  woman’s division, I find it quite refreshing to be part of competition that is solely run for females by females, with a little help from some awesome guys.

Rather than beligerant lads sniggering as the senior ladies paddle out for their heats, the reception to seniors at an all women's comp is quite the opposite. The paddle out back past the pylons is met by a wave of hooting and cheering from the top of the pier.

The Canterbury Women’...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Born in 1964 Jodie Cooper is a former champion surfer with a list of titles a mile long.

These include winning 13 international surf events.

Before her retirement from the professional circuit, Jodie was ranked among the top 5 female surfers in the world.

There is even an award named after Jodie.The Western Australian Female surfer of the year.

Jodie is a life member of the association of professional surfers and in 2001 was inducted into the Western Australian Hall of fame.

Last year a guy riding a surf mat allegedly attacked Jodie Cooper at Lennox Point.

If you have surfed Lennox point on a better than average d...

Slater's Wave Machine Could Revolutionize Training

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Surfing in the cold is hard work. Not only does cold water surfing bring physical challenges, but is also strains us mentally. It can be really difficult to motivate yourself to jump into freezing waters, but as we all know, the feeling after a surf is always worth it. These tips aim to make surfing in the cold far less daunting, allowing you more time in the water.

 Amazing shot by Chris Burkard

Get changed at home or out of the wind

Getting changed at home offers you the luxury of doing so in front of the fire or heater, an experience you could almost call pleasant (assuming your wetsuit is dry.) If you...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Now, first and foremost I am going to start this article off by clearing something up. 


In surfing, every split of a second counts. Wether you are paddling into a wedgey shorey, or jumping up onto a fat two ft wave, without a quick and confident pop up, the potential of each wave is compromised instantly. Though many of us get up “fast enough,” popping up in the blink of an eye, consistently, will give us a huge advantage straight off the bat. Magically, the drops become mellower, the first turn much easier to anticipate and all of a sudden you just seem to hav...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Entering the surf through a rock jump is a very quick and direct way to get to the waves. It usually saves both energy and time, and often can allow instant access to the best part of the break. Rock jumps aren’t all butterflies and rainbows however…they can be dangerous resulting in broken bones, broken boards and shattered dignity.  Below are some tips to ensure you and your board enter the surf, scratch free.

Stay Low

When scuttling across the rocks, keep low. This ensures a lower centre of gravity meaning you are much less likely to slip over. Have one arm out ready to grab onto rocks or other objects...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Surfing with friends is undoubtedly more enjoyable than surfing on your own. It is special to be able to share such moments with those close to you. In years to come, you can recall on “that time” when you scored perfect wave after wave. However not only does surfing with a friend provide you with pleasant memories, but surfing with a friend that surfs better than you will actually improve your surfing. Dramatically. Below a 4 reasons why you need to find a surf partner who rips.

Understand their patters and habits

By surfing with somebody who is above your level, you can watch and learn the tricks of the trad...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Want to add some flair to your top turns? Not sure exactly how? The Surf Box analyses this turn surfed by Coco Ho. Follow along if you want to push your surfing to the next level.


Step 1

Approach the wave and look at where you want to go. Point your leading arm in this direction also, whilst having your back arm behind you, ready to swing.

Step 2

As you approach the section you want to hit, have your arms open kind of like a bird in flight, and your chest faced towards the lip.


Step 3

When you have decided to start turning, punch your back arm towards the shore. It will help if you are looking forward (towards t...

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