An all-Spanish surf trip across the sandbars of Skeleton Bay
Indar Unanue, Natxo Gonzalez, Adrian Fernandez de Valderrama, and David Bustamante at Skeleton Bay. Certainly not household names, but without a doubt Spanish surfers worth watching in Namibia. In a twist, most of the footage above is shot from the land (instead of POV), where a filmer with a well-oiled tripod and flexible neck captured
The eco-friendlier suit that's as cozy as cashmere
In ad campaigns for the Patagonia Yulex suit, you'll often hear people say that the material feels no different at all from regular neoprene. That's not at all true: Yulex suits are much softer and more comfortable than their traditional cousins. It's the cashmere of wetsuit material. Do you like wearing cashmere? Yes. Yes you do.
Footage from opening day in Half Moon Bay
On opening day at Mavs, the crowd seemed almost as intimidating as the waves. With an overabundance of 9 foot guns and 5/4 wetsuits bobbing in a lineup getting hit by the first big swell of the season, the great spectacle, Mavs at its finest, was live.
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The Boy King John Florence rules the surf world; he just wants the trophy to make it official. The Man. In Portugal. Kelly Slater, after two decades at the top of pro surfing, is still setting the performance bar. The More Things Change Stephanie Gilmore hasn’t let fame and world titles change her at all.
Junior Faria, Brazilian surf journalist, on Medina's impact
It’s official—Gabriel Medina is the new World Champion. For the first time in history a South American holds the WCT World Title. The 20-year-old phenom from the beachbreaks of São Paulo, Medina now joins Kelly Slater as one of the two youngest World Champions ever. He takes home a trophy that thousands of passionate Brazilian
How the Big Three are preparing for the pending showdown for the 2014 World Title