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Everybody’s gone surfin’


By Lauretta Closser
Online Editor

We’ve all seen those “Sex Wax” air fresheners hanging from car rear view mirrors. At first we think, ”What gives?” only to notice the roof racks on the top of the car and then it clicks. They surf.

The distinct taste of the saltwater on your upper lip and the movement of the ocean are fundamentals that every surfer knows all too well.

“There’s something about being on a board is just different and nothing is ever the same,” said Charlotte Ellis surfer and student in music at Cal Poly.

Among all the beaches on the central coast that The Cuestonian explored, we were able to narrow it down to the top two prime surfing spots, Morro Bay and Pismo Beach.

Looking out you can see who rides goofy footed or regular and you are proud to know what that is.

Waxing your board is just the beginning of every surfer’s journey out into the ocean, it’s best you to wax a home to avoid a sandy mess. If you’re looking to paddle out into the ocean, one of the major decisions you’ll need to make is the board you’ll be taking out, or if you only have one board then I guess you don’t have a choice.

The easiest and the type of board that most people get before conquering the big waves is a longboard. The length of the board provides more stability which is great for someone trying to learn the ropes of surfing.

Longboards are equally as popular as shortboards in the surfing community, but shorter boards are used mainly by professionals because the aerodynamic shape and design of the shortboard allows for better speed and maneuverability for tricks.

Whether you ride, short, long, goofy footed, or regular Surfing will always be unique and special to the individual. So get out in the ocean and Channel your inner surfer.