There are many confusing words in surfing! Words that mean something very different in the real world!:)
So when a surfer says that it is Corduroy! they mean that the swell lines are really good and stretching out to the horizon this would usually mean the wind is offshore or very light also which is good!
As you can see the corduroy lines in the image above on the west coast of the Algarve are very defined!
Corduroy jeans have very even lines in them and surfers in the 60's and 70's wore corduroy jeans a lot.
"Corduroy to the horizon dude"
This is a good statement (apart from dude!) and means the surf is PUMPING!:)
Above a video of Michael Peterson Surfing
When asked how he kept winning surfing compititions
“I Could Say, But I Won’t Say.”
Watch this video one of the most stylish surfers ever to live! carving beautiful lines on Californian walls!
Taylor is in his late 40's, pretty amazing stuff!!:)
"If you're having a bad day, catch a wave."
Why do we find surfing so therapeutic?
Surfing is such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life! We all have some kind of stress in our every day life that we would like to just leave behind even if for just a few hours.
Surfing has a great way of keeping us in the moment! Our fight or flight mechanism is held at bay and we can really experience a flow state which is a very nice feeling.
The exercise in its self releases good chemicals into our body which also gives us a natural high, surfing is fun and very rewarding and motivation is easy to find! Unlike going to the gym
"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun."
Video of Taylor and Mike having fun surfing at Meia Praia beach in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
It doesn't really matter how big the surf is! If you go in the sea with the right attitude and the right equipment you can almost always have fun!:)
Surfing is a way of life not a sport! If you really want to know what it's like to live in the moment! Learn to surf!: