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Shaper Jon Pyzel wins stab in the Dark contest second year running - this calls for a promo!
Shaper Jon Pyzel wins stab in the Dark contest second year running - this calls for a PROMO!For those that are unaware of the Stab in the Dark contest, it's a simple but crucial idea. 12 reputable shapers from around the world are chosen to commission their 'best high-performance surfboard based on a height and weight'. Of course, like any tool, a surfboard is subjective as it depends on many factors. Therefore to keep it fair every year, a different pro is chosen to be the judge. Once the commissions are complete, the pro goes out are tests them out at their chosen beach.  The boa..
Channel Islands Surfboards Flexbar Technology
FlexBar Technology     This week we had the chance to have a first look at the exciting new technology from Channel Islands, the Flexbar. We see many boards here at Zuma Jays and Channel Islands Al Merricks are always something special, but these are impressively different. In laymen’s terms they are essentially a custom epoxy board made in the USA Channel Island Factory, but they then split the blank and and add a composite foam right throughout the middle of the board. It is then sandwiched back together and glassed using Entropy/Super Sap epoxy resin. Out of all of the ep..
Trip the Light by Oli Adams
A couple of seasons chasing waves and weather around Ireland, Scotland and England.       Shot on RED Digital Cinema Produced,   directed and edited by Oli Adams   Supported by Cskins Wetsuits, Creatures of leisure and Sexwax   Filmed by Matthew Ham, Timmy Boydell, Micky Corker, Olly Fawcett, Roger Sharp Sam Buckle, Greg Dennis   https://vimeo.com/186236226 ..
600 Polystyrene Bodyboards, collected from 3 beaches, in 1 month
In recent months you may have noticed the fantastic initiatives taking place in and around Bude,  Our amazing lifeguards started The Plastic Movement, we have Martin Dorey who founded the '2 minute beach clean' movement, the cleaner sea project was initiated here, the widemouth task force and so many more passionate people working hard to put the spotlight on the critical situation we've put ourselves in, and doing whatever they can to highlight it to the general public.       We recently met Neil Hembrow who runs the BeachCare programme of Keep Brita..
How to Prone Paddleboard Part 2:
Getting Started with Jack Bark . ..
How to Prone Paddleboard: Part 1
The Basics with Jack Bark . ..
Surf Travel Essentials
Whilst we love our winter sessions there is nothing quite like getting away to warm water, and sunny shores to recharge the surf stoke batteries. Here at Zuma Jay we not only love getting ready for our own surf trips, but helping customers plan theirs.       We are always being asked what to take on a surf trip, so with this in mind we asked our very own Nigel to give us a run down from his amazing recent trip to Morocco.   In Nigel’s blog we are going to take a look at some of our surf travel essentials, so you too can make the most out of your trip. &..
Miss Reef Calendar 2016
    The new Miss Reef Calendar has just arrived in store, for this year's Miss Reef calendar, the young nomadic photographer Kate Bellm was unleashed into the jungles of Costa Allegre for her wanderlust interpretation of Just Passing Through     Bellm was born in the UK and got her establishment in Berlin. She's now working in Majorca, and shooting every corner of the world from the gritty to the glamorous. She took an edgy perspective but retained the mystery of Miss Reef. The final result was twelve months worth of youth culture-driven pop art of Miss Reef..
New Zuma Jay Board Room
New Zuma Jay Board Room      It's been a very busy few week here at the shop, What with the new Zuma Jay website, new live advert free Bude and Widemouth surf cameras and now a sort of new board room!   Over the years the board room has moved around the shop starting life in the main room (Now the wetsuit room)                                                                  &..
Advert Free Surf Cameras
Advert Free Zuma Jay Surf Cameras and Surf Report, Now Live ​   Here at Zuma Jay not only have we just launched our brand new, and improved website we would also like to introduce you to our new Advert Free HD Surf Cameras. Where you can check out if the surf is pumping, at both Widemouth Bay and Bude, without taking a step out the front door. Our Surf Check Cameras will always be advert free, so you can see what the surf is doing as soon as you click on the page.   With the launch of the cameras we have also put in place a new surf report page. Providing you with bo..
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