A Surfer's Guide to Reading the Waves

Recognising the perfect wave adds an extra skill level to a surfer's repertoire, as they decide in an instant which to catch and which to let go.

The Birth of British Surfing

When four teenagers started riding the waves at The Cribbar reef, off Newquay's Towan Headland, 92 years ago, they paved the way for the 500,000 Brits.

Surf's up this Christmas!

In fact, for hundreds of surfers across the UK, it'll be a case of, "Surf's up this Christmas!" as the promise of mild weather is set to lure us outdoors and to the beach.

5,000 Years' Surfing

The world's surfing population is estimated to be between 23 and 35 million, according to the Surf Industry Manufacturers' Association.

Surfing Therapy for War Veterans

For many military veterans, returning from war zones can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of PTSD can be varied, and veterans may feel disconnected from loved ones and emotionally numb.

Surfing: The Health Benefits

Did you know that as well as being an enjoyable activity, surfing has many physical and mental health benefits?

The International Surfing Association

Surfing is about to make its world debut on the Olympic stage - thanks to the dedicated campaigning of the International Surfing Association.

Nigel Semmens: Surfing Champion

Nigel Semmens, a champion surfer from Cornwall, has spent more than 40 years making high quality surfboards.

Skin Cancer

Scientists are warning surfers to protect themselves against the effects of the sun - as they are three times more likely than non-surfers to get the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma.

Surfers’ Sunglasses: A Brief History

Surfers' sunglasses are an important accessory - not only as a fashion item but to ensure eye safety. Surfers are prone to eye problems, due to increased exposure to the sun.