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See you in the lineup – Greg Kroleski signing out

Hey surfers & fans of SurfScience.com – I have some news that is both exciting & a little sad. After three wonderful years I’m hanging up my SurfScience hat and heading on to new projects.

I have LOVED being a part of this community growing into what it is today and am so appreciative for all of the awesome people that have helped along the way. I’ve gotten a chance to sit down and talk with tons of great folks who’s brains are libraries of surfing know-how. It has been my pleasure to help gather that information and try to present it to all of our online readers.

While at SurfScience I was able to help out in many aspects – from marketing to product design and algorithm planning, but one of my favorite parts was writing articles for all of you. A  few of my favorites include:

Indo Board Workouts for Surfers

April Fools 2010 – California Surfbaord Permits

How to Choose the Best Surfboard for Your Waves

I’m excited to see how SurfScience continues to grow and what new projects the rest of the team puts into action. There are a lot of cool ideas in the works!

So, farewell from the digital world, next time I see you will be out in the lineup – catching waves and yew-ing all the way to the shore!

Surf Scientist for Life,

Greg Kroleski

Apple, I Think You Owe Surfing Some $$$ (Also Thanks for Making iOS5)

Most of the time my blog posts are about exciting things in the world of surfing, but today I have a bone to pick. That bone is with Apple Computers, who I feel is a bit out of line.

Let me start by saying, I like Apple. I think they are a great company doing great things and making very cool computers. This post is mostly in jest, but… seriously, there are a TON of surfing pictures on Apple’s website and someone needs to call them out for not having any relation to the sport or culture of surfing.

Background Info: Yesterday Steve Jobs announced a bunch of cool stuff that Apple will be releasing soon including, iCloud, OSX Lion and iOS5. Very exciting things for lots of fan boys everywhere.

While I was checking out their site I noticed a picture of a surfer. Sweet I thought, a surfer.

apple computers surfing

"Oh sweet, a surfer"

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Happy Halloween From SurfScience.com

It is Halloween which mean I get to get out my old Ninja Turtles costume and once again become Raphael for a night.  Though I wear it more than once a year, Halloween is the only night I don’t get strange looks for it.

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Rusty’s Tail Design Article on Surfline

The Squash Tail

The Squash Tail

Rusty just did a blog post over at Surfline about tail shapes.  A pretty good read that we noticed was very similar to what we had put together…  Not saying he copied us but we’re keeping an eye on you Rusty!

Seriously though it was a great article, Rusty knows a lot and we learned from his expertise.  If you want to check out the articles here are the links.

Rusty’s @ Surfline: Tail Shapes

SurfScience Version: Surfboard Tail Shapes

So what do you think?  Did we do a good job?  If you happen to know Rusty or maybe Al Merrick, let them know we’d be happy to let them write a guest article on rail shapes, rocker templates or even what they had for lunch.

TK8 & Tom Curren at the Lido

We just went to see the new surf movie  TK8 at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach.   There was some sweet surfing, but what made the night was live music played by this guy.

The Legendary Tom Curren

The Legendary Tom Curren

Not only does Tom Curren rock at surfing, but he plays a mean riff.  The band was jamming out to the surfing on screen, matching up the pacing with what was happening.  There was free food, a raffle with a brand new Double Helix board from Channel Islands and a whole bunch of swag from Fringe.  All around a pretty sweet experience.

This was the last night of the TK8 tour with live music, but if you get a chance, check it out or go buy the DVD.  Unlike the big production surf videos, this one is pretty down to earth with a lot of surfing at Rincon and So Cal beaches.  No names are dropped but you’ll see the likes of Curren, Slater and Dane among others all ripping it in fairly ordinary waves.  Makes you realize how much room for improvement there is.

Surf Without Waves

We’ve been up to some cool stuff that should be making its way to you fairly soon.  We’ve had a few interviews with surf coaches and some of the guys inventing new ways to get your surf stoke on.

We talked to the guy behind the Carveboard, Joe Gerlach. We got to try it out and we were pretty stoked on the way it rides.  Stay tuned for some new articles about surfing technology that can help you get better even when there aren’t waves.

It feels just like making huge cutbacks

We also talked to some guys making big progress on a flowrider.  This isn’t quite surfing, but hey its pretty cool right?  We’ll have more pictures on SurfScience.com soon.

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