The holidays are here, and The Orange Peel is too! We've spent a great deal of time getting it ready for you and we don't want you to miss out. Order by Dec 15th and get your Orange Peel by Christmas.
You can now order online right here! We have shipped out all of our Kickstarter orders and we're ready to start fulfilling your orders! Just head over to our online shop and get yours in time for Christmas!
When the time came to manufacture The Orange Peel, we had to make a call. It was an easy one to make though, and we decided to move forward with making The Orange Peel, and it's packaging right here in the USA! Being invented, designed, and made in the USA made this project so special to us and to so many people. We are proud to be able to make that choice and support local graphic designers, manufacturers in New York, and printers in Washington state. Keep up with us on Instagram to see more, and to get your hands on The Orange Peel soon!
Peel Surf Co. is all about getting new stuff to make our surf game better, but we never thought there would be a science behind choosing the right fins! We're all familiar with the first part of the article, asking about fin boxes, and I'm sure most of us wish we could have a universal fin but hey, it comes with the territory. What we DIDN'T take in to account was thinking about how much we weigh, our surf style, and how many fins we want. Surfer.com lays it out in detail here.
We're a little biased here, but we're all about the redheads at Peel Surf Co. The Inertia recently outlined some stuff about the things we face as redheaded surfers in the wild, and we were intrigued. While we see the occasional sunburn on our shoulders, we tend to be careful since were familiar with these issues. Check out the article here!
No, not Billabong... billboard. You heard us right! Rareform is a company who epicycles the cynic used in billboard into sweet board bags for us to use to keep our sticks safe. Not only are they getting the cynic from those giant billboards out of the landfill, they're getting us some sweet looking gear! Check out the article from surfer.com here!
Breathe in, breathe out. Now take a second to think about how you bend and move during a surf session? Its a lot of different angles and muscles involved isn't it? After reading this article about different yoga poses that could help you surf longer sessions we were determined to find out if they worked. We've been trying some of the suggested motions and once surf season hits again here, we'll see how we do! Check it out here in the meantime!
So put this down on the list of things we never want to see or encounter...
Via The Inertia, see the full article here.
Akbar Salubiro went missing Monday after we had gone to harvest palm oil. “They didn’t find him (Akbar), but the villagers saw an unmoving python in the ditch,” a local villager told BBC Indonesia. “They grew suspicious that maybe the snake had Akbar. When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake.”
The Associated Press reported that one of the man’s boots and tools had been found near the snake. Pythons, in this case a reticulated python, eat large mammals by squeezing them to death and then swallowing them. Attacks on humans are rare. In fact, according to the BBC, finding documented cases of pythons killing humans is nearly impossible.
Watch that video with caution! EEK!
So we're big fans over here of getting custom boards made, but sometimes you want to get something thats covered in good vibes, or you can just throw around without worrying about dings. Thats where getting second hand board some in, and they're a part of the eco conscious options available to surfers. Our buddy Harry at Surfvault actually did a fantastic writeup with mpora.com about how to buy used, and what to make sure to look for when buying a second hand board. Some of his great tips are below! Check out the rest of the article here.
When it might be a good time to buy?:
- When you’re not really sure what you want, and have limited disposable income. By going second-hand you can experiment fairly cheaply with different designs and dimensions as you hone in on the elusive perfect board.
What to look for!:
- Discolouration may simply be the result of sun damage, which isn’t disastrous but looks ugly and means the outer layer will be weaker than it once was. Alternatively, especially if the discolouration’s limited to one particular area, there may be a leakage nearby.
- “Look out for painted horizontal stripes across the middle or the nose of the board,” warns Harry. “This is a sign that they have been creased or snapped and the repair has been hidden under a bit of paint or posca pen.” Paint jobs over the glass will feel courser than normal paint jobs, which are applied to the foam blank before glassing and are thus left with the same smooth finish as the rest of the board.
A new way to keep your grip? While we're trying to make sure the surf industry is as responsible as it can be with it's wax use, reading Tom Keyes article in The Inertia about a wax alternative, we were intrigued. We've seen some stuff on the market, but when Tom said he tried it we liked the feedback he gave. He tried Van Der Waal Surf Grip, and seemed to like it saying that he liked the grip better than standard wax which surprised us! He is based out of the UK and was wondering how well it will do when he is bootless in the warmer waters, but seemed to think it was a good possible alternative. Only time can tell if wax is going by the wayside, but until then, you can use The Orange Peel to get the best life out of it and keep it off of the beaches!
We've been long time followers of Riley Elliott and are fascinated by his knowledge of sharks and willingness to get into their element to teach us more about them. Recently he did an expose on Mako sharks, teaching us more about their tendencies, how to be sure you approach them out in the wild (tip: don't!) and why we all need to make sure that the shark populations live long and prosper. Check out his Instagram @RileySharks and his website here for more awesome shark related stuff! We <3 Sharks!
Thank's to you guys the Orange Peel is finally becoming a reality!
Whats the biggest, baddest wave you can think of? You probably thought of Jaws, didn't you? Now when you're out in the water, you're all "omg I'm in the water attached to this giant floaty surfy thing connected by WHAT?" and you look down and its a thin piece of plastic and you think "crap, that can break really easy can't it". Well, Dakine has figured out how to settle your anxious mind by making a leash that can withstand the pounding of Jaws, even if you're surfing in little lake Cocoa Beach. Check it out here.
We all rely on fossil fuels which effect our environment in more ways than one, but researchers are doing their part to make sure that we can live a cleaner and better day with our pristine outdoors. Researchers in Argonne National Lab have created a sponge that can soak up 90 times its weight in oil, and you can find out how here.
We've all seen Owen Wright come up over the years as a big name in the surf community. While some may know, others aren't aware of the incident that nearly took him sway from us. Owen was surfing at Pipeline in 2015 when he went under, getting a concussion that he almost didn't come back from. He was rehabbed by with sister and wife and we didn't see him at all during the 2016 season. Then he surprised us with taking part in his first pro event in almost 2 years at the Quiksilver Pro event in Australia and we were stunned when he took home first place. Surfline has an interview with him catching up over the last few months and seeing what comes next for big surfs greatest comeback kid!
When Hawaii joined the USA, there was an influx of surfers heading to the island chain to catch a wave. The cost was huge to get out there, so it made sense that people wanted to get the best of the best. What they didn't expect was the Hawaiians response to others surfing on their turf. Read here how Hawaiians came to know and work with the mainlanders who wanted in on some of the magical Pacific Island swell.
We know how to do Spring Break here in Florida. We're pros when it comes to the beach, sun, sand, and surf. What we love to see though are some other sick places to spend your week of freedom while getting some time in the water, and Surfer.com has complied a list of places to go that won't break your piggy banks heart. Check it out here. Let us know in the comments if you've ever been to any of the places listed!
We're Florida born and raised here at Peel Surf Co., and we know how iconic some of he breaks on the East Coast are. We love seeing the history behind some of those more famous ones, and getting the stories from long time surfers about those badass waves. Surfer Magazine wrote an article about Sebastian Inlet, one of the most famous surf spots in Florida... Check it out here.