Wottermen Chronicles

Seavibes Yoga Waterparka January 23, 2017 05:43

If you haven’t already heard, Surf-fur has a new product out this month that is a collaboration with a local yoga brand, Seavibes! All the design elements have the yoga/water women in mind. The extra stretchy 4 way fleece allows unencumbered paddling, stretches, sun salutations and savasanas in the 4-way stretch fleece. It goes where you go. And the cinch-able waist allows for a more custom size for curvy or athletic builds.

Features Include:

Wind-proof

Water-proof

Breathable

4 way stretch fleece

Extra large hood

Hidden changing pockets,

Smart phone device/tech pocket.

Cinched in the waist,

Snap front closure.

The Seavibes brand is centered around a young and well-known Yogi, Jaysea DeVoe. At the age of 12, she completed her yoga teacher training course and became the youngest certified yoga instructor in the United States. Not stopping there, she went on to get her certification as a Stand Up Paddle board Yoga instructor which made her the youngest in the world! Jaysea, now age 15, teaches weekly in her home town of Encinitas, California. She is inspired by the Sea and themes her classes around it. Jaysea has taught Yoga classes as far away as Toronto, Canada and Hawaii. Now, she is an entrepreneur starting her own youthful women’s Yoga/Surf brand called Seavibes and hand-makes beautiful jewelry all inspired by the Sea. Check out the whole line of Ocean inspired yoga wear.

@seavibesyoga or http://www.seavibesyoga.com!


Awesome Surf-fur Customer Review January 23, 2017 05:39

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“Several years ago (3 or 4), I was looking for a replacement for my fleece lined swim parka that did double duty as a barn coat when feeding the horses or out walking the dogs on to to cold Eastern PA days. A web search for swim coats brought up the Surf-fur waterproof and windproof parka. It is long with a hood plus it is waterproof, windproof and roomy enough for an extra down coast underneath when the morning temps dropped tot he teens or beow. It was love at first wear and continues to be my go to warm coat. The material has worn well and still looks almost new after 3-4 seasons of moderately heavy use.

Last Fall, I was in the market for a warm jacket. Since I really like the Original Surf-fur Waterparka, I checked out the website to see if there was anything new. To my delight, the SurfCheck Hoodie had been added and it was available in red! It has been my favorite work (mobile veterinary practice) and play with the dogs coat through the Wimter. It is also warm, waterproof, windproof, wears well and is very classy looking.

Fit: The hoodie is cut narrow around the hips. Think long surfer legs with narrow waist and hips. Consider buying a size up if you are a woman with a few curves. The medium long parka fits me with some room to spare. The medium hoodie measured 34 inches around the hips. It is a bit skimpy for a 5’9″ woman with hips a bit over 34″.

Bottom line: excellent products for work and play in cool to cold weather, whether or not you surf!”


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2015 Winter Swimming Championships Photo Recap March 13, 2015 07:27

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club competed in the first U.S. Winter Swimming Championships on Saturday, February 21st, 2015  in Lake Memphremagog near Newport, Vt. The event drew swimmers from around the world to race in icy water that was below 32 degrees F (brrrr!!!). Want to know more? Check out US Winter Swimming Association and of course the…

Coney Island Polar Bear Club: From Brooklyn to China and back February 18, 2015 06:03

Meet the Coney Island Polar Bears!  They have been putting their Surf-fur waterproof parkas to the ultimate field tests this winter, keeping their club members warm and happy on the beaches of Brooklyn and all the way across the globe in Jinan, China. “You have to qualify to become an official member of our club,” advocated Coney Island Polar…

Part One: A Colorado River Expedition February 10, 2015 07:40

A story adapted from the tales of Gary Mortimer. MEET THE THREE AMIGOS! One day last year, Gary Mortimer was sitting on the beach with his friend Mark Geraghty shooting the bull after paddling around the island at Lake Havasu. Suddenly, Gary had an idea only a true adventurer could inspire: paddle an OC1 the length of the…

Part Three: Brave the Elements Tour February 05, 2015 10:00

Written by Cynthia Issel Next stop was Cannon Beach for the plunge with Cannon Beach Surf Shop. We had a lot of watchers, and not a lot of plungers, which seemed to be the theme at almost every plunge. The shop is ran by Mark who grew up in California during the beginning of the surfing…

Part Two: Brave the Elements Tour January 20, 2015 14:01

Written by Cynthia Issel “The ocean called our souls and we answered with all our hearts.” -unkonwn On the next segment of our tour, we started to feel more like storm chasers. We had braved so many storms in the now leaky trailer (we forgot to attach part of the cover into the wood… sorry El Diablo), and we…

Watch Wotterman Lena Jovanovic break a national freediving record December 26, 2014 08:12

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…

Ottertalks Q&A with Kathy Zuk December 16, 2014 12:01

Clyde the Otter recently laid back in the ocean with owner Kathy Zuk of Central Point, Oregon’s Rogue Aquatics for a special Surf-fur Brave the Elements tour interview. Clyde the Otter: Tell us a brief history of Rogue Aquatics. Kathy Zuk: Rogue Aquatics was established in 2011 but was previously Rogue Scuba.  We still hold the Rogue Scuba name and still offer the…

Ottertalks Q&A with Jeff Powelson December 15, 2014 10:47

Clyde the Otter recently dived into the ocean with Owner Jeff Powelson of Portland, Oregon’s Aquatic Sports shop for a special Surf-fur Brave the Elements tour interview. Clyde the Otter: Tell us a brief history of Aquatic Sports. Jeff Powelson: Our store’s history starts in 1966. We are a family owned business started for the love of diving. Our core statement: To create…