Wottermen Chronicles

How To Surf For Beginners May 23, 2016 11:49

Summer is right around the corner and you may be planning a trip to the coast with a surf lesson on the agenda! You don’t want to ruin your first experience by going out and getting hurt or hurting someone else so check out our updated “How To Surf” video for the beginner surfer to be…

The Best Changing Robe/ Parka May 19, 2016 14:37

“First listen, then learn, then practice.” Yogi Teabag If you have ever had the pleasure of drinking a delicious Yogi Tea, I am sure you have noticed the really profound saying on the paper tab attached to the end of the string. The other day, mine had the above saying on it. It made me…

Wottermen’s Creed March 07, 2016 18:52

“Water. The unbending, addictive force that consumes our thoughts, constantly beckoning our souls to seek it out. Once we have given into its pull and are in it’s embrace, it awakens our inner otter calling upon us to test the boundaries of everything we are and everything we want to be. It allows us to step away from the…

Cold Water Surfing Through The Lense Of Chris Burkard February 11, 2016 13:41

Cold water surfing has become a bit of an obsession with all of us at Surf-fur. We have been getting some pretty RAD photos from customers who have braved major elements in icy line-ups (see instagram account @surffur). We want to be them, but at the same time, we are momentarily glad to be sitting…

Frequently Asked Questions February 04, 2016 13:46

Here are some new and old FAQs about our products that we hope will enlighten and inspire you to get out there and brave the elements! Q What is a Waterparka? A: A Waterparka is made only by Surf-fur. It is a unique, multifunctional coat designed for surfers, divers, swimmers, and any water sportsmen. The…

The Many Uses Of Surf-fur January 28, 2016 18:16

We get a lot of our awesome Wottermen sending us photos in places all over the world doing their thing in Surf-furs. We live for these photos! This post is dedicated to those Watermen who BRAVE THE ELEMENTS and remain calm and awesome in any type of weather and any temperature of water. Keep living…

Surf-fur Parties With Polar Bears January 26, 2016 16:32

Our favorite Polar Bears, the Coney Island Polar Bear club, is at it again this Winter. They laughed at the forecast for a snow-filled, below-zero Saturday morning and went for a short swim with not much more than some booties and swim suit. Of course they had their Surf-furs for protection. Here is a photo…

The Lone Swimmer December 04, 2015 16:12

Two of our styles were recently reviewed by the “Lone Swimmer”, an Irish open water swimmer who writes a popular swim blog. The name arose because of the Open Water Rule Number One, Never Swim Alone. However, most of his swimming was alone. He began to share information and knowledge to every level of swimmer on his…

The Pacific Garbage Patch Problem Solved …By a 20-year old Inventor November 26, 2015 12:07

On a planet where everything is connected, the health of our oceans is intimately linked to social and economic well-being. About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year (Jambeck et al., 2015). Part of this accumulates in 5 areas where currents converge: the gyres. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic…

El Nino Explained November 19, 2015 16:26

Every three to five years, driven by a reversal in the trade winds, an El Niño, a huge bulge of warm water under a blanket of tropical storms, hits the western most extension of South America, burying the cool Humboldt Current and dropping heavy rains on Peru and Ecuador, often around Christmas–hence the name El…

Highlights From The Winner Of The Pacific Coast Championship November 05, 2015 14:35

by Richie Balta The Pacific Coast Championship was held in Central California at Cambria beach. Eighty competitive divers from along the whole Coast of California showed up to compete. It was by far the biggest PCC in the history of this meet. Ryan Moore and Scott Blumer called me two months ago asking if I…

Riley Elliott, The Real Shark Man October 30, 2015 20:14

Riley Elliott a.k.a the Shark Man is at the other end of the ‘get some better work stories’ spectrum and Surf-fur is very excited to announce a new partnership with Riley as the newest member of our elite tribe of Wottermen. As a surfer, spear-fisherman, free-diver and scuba diver, this classic Kiwi bloke has always been…

Watch Surf-fur Wotterman Lena Jovanovic break a national freediving record October 26, 2015 14:58

We are proud to announce our partnership with Lena Jovanovic-Balta as one of our newest Wottermen.  Freediving is a dangerous sport that requires a precise and relaxed approach. Wotterman, Lena, knows this all too well. Watch as she breaks the national record for Serbia during the Vertical Blue 2014 Competition. Watch it here Lena is…

Rigs to Reefs: Looking For The Silver Lining Of Offshore Drilling October 08, 2015 15:38

Names: Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson  Occupation: Co-founders, head explorers for Blue Latitudes // Project Scientist We are two San Diego natives, and aren’t your typical diving duo, diving on active Oil Platforms off the coast of California to explore the artificial reefs growing there with a goal to conserve these unique ecosystems by…

Lobster Bisque by Hawaiian Spearfisherman/Freediver Kim Werner October 01, 2015 10:57

Growing up on a farm in Maui with her freediving father taught Kim Werner how to live a sustainable lifestyle. The family lived in small house where she following her dad out to the ocean while he hunted daily. Fast forward many years and she became a trained chef which brought her back to her family’s…

Looking For Marine Biologists September 21, 2015 10:39

If you share in our ocean trivia geekiness, you would have liked or shared our posts about various sea life on our social media pages. We scour the Internet for crazy new stuff we have yet to see as well as look for information on our favorite sea life. If you have any suggestions or would…

Grain Surfboards: Locally Grown – Hand Built September 17, 2015 14:38

When we first saw a handmade Grain wooden surfboard on Instagram, we were mesmerized. The craftsmanship and smooth wood finish was just like buttah. A few months later, we weirdly enough found ourselves only miles from the farm where all the magic happens. We decided to drop in and bug them and they couldn’t have…

Hypothermia: A Cold And Warm Water Hazard August 27, 2015 13:06

In this post, we will explain the definition of Hypothermia and how to stop it from ruining your watery experience. If you just want to get right to the point, go get yourself a Surf-fur Waterparka and make sure you wear it before and after immersion in water (any water below  75 degrees can cause Hypothermia)…

Surfer’s Ear – Wear Earplugs All Year Long! August 05, 2015 17:00

Now that we got your attention with this gross photo, read the article about Surfer’s Ear by our guest blogger, Dr. David Baglow. However, don’t be fooled by the title. Surfer’s Ear should be called Watermen’s Ear because even divers and swimmers can get it! Anyone who’s ears are exposed to cold water consistently and over…

The Three Amigos Hit The River Again! Part Two July 12, 2015 20:04

From Hoover Dam into Lake Mohave By Gary Mortimer It was mid-February, the weather had been mild and the decision had been made to paddle on the Colorado River from the Hoover Dam and on through Lake Mohave. After researching the options of getting to the river right below the dam, we hired an outfitter from Boulder City, NV to…

New Surf-fur Distributor in Australia! June 15, 2015 05:57

Abyss Scuba Diving is a family owned and operated PADI 5 Star Dive Centre that is located central to Sydney’s best dive sites. With a reputation second to none in the Australian dive industry, they are the only PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC) in New South Wales (NSW). They offer learn to dive…

How To Prepare For A Swim Meet or Waterpolo Match June 04, 2015 18:40

Most people think that being indoors or covered by a damp towel is enough to keep you warm and prepared at a swim meet or waterpolo match, but this is exactly the opposite way to prepare for the race of your life! You need to stay warm, hydrated and nourished through out the whole day.…

The Best Post-Paddle Protein Drink May 22, 2015 15:27

Three months ago,  I finally decided to join an outrigger team. It’s an ass kicking workout with 5 other people in a skinny boat powered by aloha spirit!  Its as close to feeling like you are part of the ocean as surfing or SCUBA/free diving. The boat sits deep in the waves and every paddle…

Wotterman Ambassador Program Launching This Week! May 04, 2015 14:19

Warmth Ambassador Program The Surf-fur Warmth Ambassador program is extended to unique individuals in various water communities who embody the Wotterman lifestyle and live our culture. We value their community involvement and dedication. We want you to apply to be the newest member of the Wottermen Ambassador Team and work with us to spread the…