This website is yours!
We as surfers use the internet every day for many things surfing related. Currently, it’s necessary to move around to several different sites, links, apps, etc.. to get what we’re looking for. So, we figured we should build a website with what we think are useful features and bring in writers from all over to kick it off. Then, let the general consensus of it’s users dictate where it goes from there!
There are quite a few surfing websites out there but unfortunately we as “users” have very little input (if any) on what content they give us to consume. While many of these sites are cool, we feel like the surfing community could create something with a much higher level of stoke on it’s own. So, MoStoke.Com is going to rely almost entirely on contribution and suggestion from users. Articles, news stories, pictures, videos, reviews, etc. All mainly created by users of the site. We aren’t limiting that to just the content. The features too. If you want a feature or have an idea for the site let us know or post about it in the forum for discussion. If the general consensus of the community is that it’ll be cool or beneficial, then we’ll build it (or try to). So if you’d like the website to deliver a bar of wax to you in the line up via drone, say so. If we can do it we will (we’ve already decided this one won’t work). Suggest whatever you can conjour up.
We think this will provide really interesting and diverse content and features and also give individuals in the community an opportunity to be heard or seen by an audience. At the same time, providing a little extra scratch to contributors (We’re paying writers)
So here is a breakdown of the site so far. The features we’re starting with and what the idea is behind each one.
MoWaves? – We don’t have the man power or expertise to provide surf forecasting. So we have this page. Here you’ll find a couple of widgets for all the sites that can, so you can get the forecast locally and visit your account on the corresponding sites from one spot. The first time you visit the page you’ll have to select your location, after that, every time you visit the page it will automatically update the current info. We’re currently kicking around ideas to make this better.
The CL Addiction – Not sure about you, but we hit up CL at least once a day to see if we can score that brand new “used once” surfboard that a beginner bought too small or that gem that’s been collecting dust in someone’s basement. This should make that process quicker and easier. You should only have to set your location the first visit to the page. After that, it should update the search results automatically on every return. At this point CL will only allow us the newest 25 listings. We’re working on permission for all of the data, but they’re kinda tight.
Mo Classifieds – Pretty self-explanatory, list any gear your looking to pass off. There’s also a category for “other stuff” feel free to list anything other than surfing related stuff in the proper category. We figure there are some of us that maybe sell art or shape in the backyard or whatever. Feel free to peddle your wares, minus people and drugs of course. Please don’t sell those on Mo Stoke.
Forum – Typical forum, we can bullshit and lie about the size of the waves we shred, talk about boards, get and give advice, etc. Most of us poke around many of the surfing related forums. We’ll be keeping a forum topic specifically for the community to suggest and discuss anything wanted on the site.
Profile – We’ve added a social aspect to the site. Friending, messaging, commenting, etc… You can tell as little or as much as you’d like about yourself.
Board Rack ( part of your profile) – We’re excited about this! Boards are EXPENSIVE and we can’t try them before we buy them. There’s “demo days” but they only occur when it’s flat. Haha. If you’re like us…whenever we see what looks to be a cool shape or hear someone talking about how much they like a specific board, the fury of google searches begins. Unless it’s a super popular board, you’ll most likely only come up with a forum post or two that doesn’t tell you what you really want to know. Or, you’ll find those board review sites which are cool when it comes to specs and stuff, but those people are usually retailers that sell the board, the issue there is obvious. We hope to create a resource of board reviews that will give anyone researching a specific board as much info as possible, from multiple people actually surfing the board. This also gives users the ability to ask other users for more info on a board.
News – Yep… we need to be in the know
Look – Pictures, feel free to post a hero shot of that bottom turn that was really just you falling.
Watch – We have two sections here, Pro’s and Bro’s. Pro’s being videos from the web of guys that get paid to surf. Bro’s section is for user uploads.
Thanks for visiting, and we hope your as stoked as we are about this!
– Mo Stoke Team