Surfing is not just a sport. It’s a lifestyle, which means there are certain unwritten rules and regulations about style – both in and out of the water.
Here are ten of the worst style faux pas you can make as a waverider. Trust us, we’ve definitely fallen victim to more than one of these in our time…
1) Bad Tattoos
What makes a bad tattoo? Usually a mix of questionable judgment and a stunning lack of intelligence.
Surf themed tattoos do exist and have been pointed out to hilarious effect on Mpora before. What’s not to love about a surfing Jesus, skulls with surfboards between their teeth, surfing dinosaurs and the worst all, tattoos of actual surf logos?
I’m also always confused by parents getting their children’s names inked on their body. Surely their very existence is enough of a reminder? Celtic armbands, their time must have has passed? Postcodes? Japanese Kanji?
With tattoos, there are more questions than answers, always a problem when you are about to mark a permanent stain on your body.
If in doubt, we’d always advise to simply go for the Oxbow logo, ideally at a size that covers your whole back.