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We currently have over 1,000 surf related links in our database. Our Search feature is designed with the links categorized to narrow the results returned to make it faster and easier to find the site you are looking for. Sites in the USA are categorized by the State, other countries searched will return all the links in a category for the country chosen.
Latest Link Added Surfing in Fuerteventura
If you are just bored and looking for a little humor check out the various surf stories we have. The Neverending Surf Story is a ficticious tale about surfing centered around a family of surfers. You can add a chapter to the story to keep it moving in almost any direction.
How many times have you heard "Dude you should have been there....", the Dude Stories are just those. Of course you never know just how much they are stretching the truth, just as when someone is telling a tale of how it was and you weren't there.
Surf Stories, tales of surfing experiences, we all have them. Some are true some may be total fiction. Who knows, decide for yourself.
Each section is as unique as the tale tellers are. You can add one of your own if you would like to share an experience or just spoof the world.
As we have said from the beginning this site is "For Surfers By Surfers". We are open to and welcome suggestions from our visitors to improve this site for everyone. There is another of our easy to use forms to anonymously send us input. We do not collect or distribute any personal information about our visitors, We respect your right of privacy.
I was sitting at my PC one Sunday evening after our weekly day at the beach with my bro and our tribe. I mentioned that I had the task of learning how to script ASP so I could be the tech support guy for websites on Windows servers using this language. The rest of my group at work had sites with banner ads, click through links, and other get rich quick gimmicks. I did not want anything like that, my site had to be free, no adds or other junk, just a site people could enjoy. Bro said, since most of your tribe is just now learning to surf why don't you build a site about surfing so they can find information about surfing and learn how to get better. Not a bad idea, we could spend more time on our boards and less time pushing people into waves and coaching. So that night RippinH2O was born and my Bro became the co-founder of the site. I bought the name and built a page with links to surf sites, then started on the database with more surf links. As time went on we would talk with other surfers about the site and almost all of them said "why don't you do this or add this", which gave me the idea of making the site interactive with live content. This is when I coined the phrase "For Surfers By Surfers", it must of been a good one since I see it on many sites and even some surf shops use it or the reverse, By Surfers For Surfers, for which I take no credit for other than someone reversed my phrase to make it their own, can also be found on many surf sites. I have no problem with anyone using "For Surfers By Surfers" since one of the main concepts of this site is to be free, just as surfing is and should be.
Our Surf Lingo page came from watching Surf Ninjas with the kids one rainy day, they all started calling each other "Wax Boy". I asked how many words or terms have we heard over the years, were they all real or made up for a movie like Cowabunga or Wax Boy. Either way even some of the made up ones became a part of the surfing culture. I built a page with a dozen or so terms we came up with, added a form so other surfers could add theirs, and it has become our most popular page with over 700 terms. The Surf Lingo page has inspired themes for corporate events and some of the terms have been added into publications. The surf links database grew to almost 2,000 links over the years as surfers, shop owners, shapers, and others added links to it. My last chore of revising the site was to check the links to ensure they were all still good and surf related, which resulted in about 800 good links, and yes I looked at every one of them myself. Each good link I went to lead to more surf sites growing the database to more than 1,000 surf related links. The search function was changed to be based on catagories of type and location, narrowing the returns to be more specific to what the visitor is looking for eg: if someone is going to a state or country and wants to find local surf shops the return would be only surf shops for that area with links to the website, detailed information, including listings of those without websites.
Over the years this site has been and continues to be a labor of love both for the sport of surfing and building websites. It is still free from any advertisements or other money making schemes, I never have nor do I intend to make so much as a penny from it. I sincerely wish you enjoy the site, add surf links, stories, surf lingo, and feel free to use the form below to send my your comments or suggestions. Thanks for Droppin' In, this may be the only place you won't get yelled at for it.
Your comments and suggestions are important to us, input from our visitors will help make this a non-commercial portal for those interested in our sport. Throughout the site are convenient comment forms like the one below, for you to enter your suggestions. The forms will email your comments to us without launching your Email client. This will keep your comments totally anonymous. We respect Your Right to Privacy