Welcome to Tribal Surf! This field guide is for the newly initiated to get the most out of this community website. This is just enough to get you started on your path to tribal enlightenment. However this is hardly the full scope of what Tribal Surf has to offer. Over time and after meeting more tribal veterans, you’ll find other ways to make use of Tribal Surf some of which we may not have even thought of. Tribal Surf is yours … prepare to get tribal …
Now that you have gotten your feet wet, here are some answers to other common questions about Tribal Surf and the functionality of this website. You may want to check back once in a while as we add or change stuff in here. And if you don’t find answers to your own questions, always feel free to contact us. We’ll get back to you once we’re out of the water.
Tribal Surf is an online community of surfers. It is a place where surfers can organize outings, share stories, post videos and photos, and meet other surfers. Equally important though is what Tribal Surf is not. It is not a dating site. It is not an affiliate site; there is no Tribal Skating or Tribal Macramé. This is a website started by local surfers for local surfers.
O ke kai ku’u ha is a Hawaiian phrase loosely translated as The ocean is my breath.
First off, no, we are not a devil worshiping group and you won’t find any pentagrams or upside crosses here. It’s simply an artistic choice and a rabbit skull just didn’t seem to have the same impact.
It doesn’t. We do have ads here and there but that’s barely enough to cover the cost of hosting the site never mind the time and effort to maintain and keep the site active. Tribal Surf was never about making money. But with that said, please turn off any ad blocking programs and consider checking out ads that interest you to help fund Tribal Surf. You like how we did that?
If you run a surf club or surf team or some form of surfing organization, you are welcome to use Tribal Surf as your staging grounds. For starters, you would want to start your own group and invite everyone into it. From there, you’ll have your own events calendar, media galleries, forum section, and your very own point break! I lied about the point break.
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a “zine” is a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter. And, yes, I just googled it to make sure.
Absolumundo! Anyone and everyone is invited to contribute to the Tribal Zine. Just contact us and let us know what you’re thinking. All articles would however be subject to our stringent tribal editorial standards. This whole laid back beach bum thing is just front, so you know.
We are always looking for people to feature, gear to review, or topics to school you on. And we aren’t always looking for the latest and greatest up and comer. On the contrary, we are looking for those unassuming surfers that do a lot for our community. Or to review that gear you just invented and need to get the word out. Just contact us.
Our mission is to support surfers. If you are a shaper, surf shop owner, or run any sort of business having to do with surfing, we’d be more than happy to help you out. Just let us know. However, this doesn’t mean you’ve got a license to spam the crap out of our community with your website links. If there’s one thing that annoys us almost as much as big egos, it’s spammers for whom we treat with absolutely zero tolerance.
We’ve tended to avoid the obligatory links page at Tribal Surf. I guess we’re just old fashioned in the sense that we still think content is what people deserve and not cross-links with just any site. With that said, if you are a surfer wanting to advertise a surfing site, let us know and we’ll work something out. And we won’t even ask for a link back.
Nothing. When we say Tribal Surf is free, we mean free. Here’s the full on legalese in our Terms and Conditions. The short of it is, we don’t try to make money elsewhere like by selling your information to third-parties. We’ll leave all that douche baggery to Facebook.
Last updated October 31, 2016.