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Not quite sure how to navigate the site? This will get you up to speed in no time.
To fully enjoy the site, you have to be registered. The general public can see most of the content on IST, but to create your own profile page, map the breaks you have surfed, and post content (including classified ads), you must create an account. If you've already registered, just Drop In on the home page.
"How do I add the breaks I have surfed to my map?" is a question we sometimes get. It's pretty simple really - start by going to the All Breaks page and use the map to find all of the breaks currently listed on IST. Just zoom in on the map, click the red marker, and an info bubble will pop up. Just click the "I Surfed Here!" button:
That break will now be added to your map on your profile page, and you will be redirected to the break's page so that you can see what's going on there, post comments, photos, and videos, and start discussions related to that break. You earn karma points for adding breaks, but please don't spam breaks you haven't surfed at - that's a surefire way to get dropped in on, or even blackballed.
There are other ways to locate breaks on the site, such as going to "Breaks" in the main menu or clicking on a break's icon anywhere it's listed in a comment stream, sidebar module, etc. Click around and check it for yourself.
So now you've added existing breaks to your profile, but there are other breaks you've surfed that are not yet listed on IST. Here's how you can add these breaks yourself. Just use the link "Post a New Break on IST".
Before you start entering information, please use the search function to ensure that you are not duplicating an existing break:
Once you're sure you are not duplicating an existing break, just enter the name of the break and a description, and choose the correct region:
Next, find the proper location on the map. There are two ways to do this - either enter the coordinates in decimal format to the 6th place, or just navigate the map by panning and zooming in to the proper location. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, it will control zooming when you are moused over the map. Once you have honed in on the proper location, just click there and the red marker will be placed:
Now just enter as many details as you can about the break, including type of break, bottom contour, crowd level, best tides and wind, etc.:
When you've entered all of the details, hit the blue "Save" button and you're almost done! One more thing... you will be taken to the newly created page for the break you've just added, and now you can upload an avatar for the break. Just mouse over the existing generic avatar and click "Change avatar":
That's it, you're now an IST superstar! (And also the Admin for the break you've created!)
As stated in our Mission Statement, iSurfedThere.com aims to become the internet's number one place to connect with others who share a passion for riding waves. If you see someone's profile that interests you, send them a friend request and strike up a conversation. Who knows, you may make a friend for life!
Got some extra space that you want to offer to fellow surfers for free, for barter, or for cash? List it here.
Our Classified Ads section is all set for you to hook up with other like minded surfers who are offering up space for you to crash on your next trip, whether it's just up the coast or half way around the world.
IST offers many ways to communicate with your friends, including private messages, the Graffitti Wall on every member's page, and (soon to come) live chat. Make some friends and stay connected even when your'e away from the beach.
And that's just the tip of the cleanup set!
Though the site is still officially in beta mode, it is for the most part fully functional and ready for you to explore, enjoy, and add your own personal flavor to its pages. So please, create an account and jump right in! The water is nice and the waves are bitchin!
Here's a little more about what you will see when you're logged in:
Shakas and alohas,
Glen and Vince
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