Bodyboarding isn’t just about polystyrene bodyboards with a dolphin on the front. It’s so much more than that!  It's a hugely respected sport. Professional bodyboarders use high-end boards + materials, paired with a set of sport-specific fins. It's about riding waves fast, performing airs, rolls and...

Surfing is a whole body workout that can be pretty demanding on our bodies. Our muscles can feel totally destroyed after a long session if we’re not doing the right thing out of the water to stay surf fit. So whether your local spot has...

If I had a pound for every time, someone told me they’d lost their confidence in the surf - I’d be somewhere on a luxurious Maldives boat right now! ;)  Since starting Women + Waves I’ve been trying to understand why so many of us (myself...

Women + Waves have teamed up with British professional surfer and surf coach Alan Stokes, to give you the pro tips on how to master a cut back. Don't know what a cut back is - let me explain. What is a Cut Back? For a normal...

THE PERFECT FRONTSIDE BOTTOM TURN   Turning is a fundamental part of surfing, no matter what level you are. Whether it’s learning your first turns so you can manoeuvre around someone, to mastering your bottom turn and snappy top turn.  ~ LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO The most important...

Rip Currents A common subject we get asked about. It’s really important to be able to spot and manage rips to stay safe, but also they can become a benefit as you gain experience. In its simplest form, a rip current is a body of water moving...

The DIY face mask for surfers! This simple skincare technique could be your saviour to hydrate and nourish your skin! Whether it's summer or winter, our skin really takes its toll, therefore, it's time to up your skincare game! As a surfer or an ocean lover, you'll experience...

Want to create your own surfboard bag? This is the perfect rainy day activity for any surfer! It's also a great way to recycle any old material that’s just lying around. Check out our easy peasy method below to create your own: WHAT IT CAN BE USED...

BOOST YOUR BREATH HOLD! It's not often we give ourselves the chance to sit down and practice the art of breath-holding. It takes plenty of patience and it's a delicate skill to master. However, if you can take just 10 minutes out of your day to...

By James FisherSo you’ve made the awesome decision to have a bit of ‘you’ time. In the sunshine, catching waves in paradise. The countdown to sun-kissed faces and salty hair starts now. There’s just one more important (and hopefully straightforward) thing to do. Book your...