You may ask who is behind this surfED OUT craigslist OFFERING nothing for sale. We are surfers, just like you. A group with decades of collective surf life. Naturally we are after the best quality products FOR OUR MONEY AND TIME. Wetsuits that keep warmth and fins that transform your session. There's too much shit on the internet, so we decided to fill the gap. To give the people this Molotov cocktail of gear reviews. No fluff, just subjective realism.

We’re not telling you what to do, just how to do it better.

Naish Hydrofoil

Naish Hydrofoil

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Has everyone questioned hydrofoils as much as we have ? At first we thought "No!", more stand up paddle enthusiasts. But we’ve come to an understanding that they are pretty fucking radical. We were persuaded by watching two schrapers showcase their new found stoke for foiling. 

Ryan Hurley and Pat Towersey

Ryan Hurley and Pat Towersey

Ryan and Pat were laughing trying to get into the water without looking like kooks. The mossy jetty rocks and awkward mass of the hydro foil attached to their shortboards weren't making it easy. As soon as they started paddling out we realized that it just looked like they were paddling normal shortboards. The foil sits under the surface just like a thruster fin setup until, of course, they catch a wave and gain enough speed for the power of the wave to stand up and propel them upward on a foil plane. As we heard after the session it is no easy task to control the speed and power of the foil. It requires a lot of strength from your back leg to keep the foil steady from bucking. Pat said his normal surfing stance of being crouched low is not as effective and easy on a foil. His best foil stance is more straight legged and vertical than his standard  surfboard approach. The foil harnesses and creates a lot of energy for a surfer to play with. If you push hard through a turn theres a sensation of the foil pushing back at you with equal force. That is where the value of foiling lies. On days otherwise deemed flat, unrideable and shitty, a foil will allow one to harness some energy from the ocean. 

Ryan's setup of a 3M adhesive mount instead of a routed fin box attachment.  See how strong it is  here . 

Ryan's setup of a 3M adhesive mount instead of a routed fin box attachment.  See how strong it is here

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Vissla North Seas Suit 3/2

Vissla North Seas Suit 3/2

Billabong V1 Inflation Vest

Billabong V1 Inflation Vest

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