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12.24.14

SURFER Approved

Patagonia Yulex Wetsuit

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.

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12.24.14

Videos

Massive Mavs

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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12.23.14

Photo Blog

Joel Parkinson, Indonesia

Photo: Jason Childs

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12.22.14

Photo Blog

Kalani Robb, Indonesia

Photo: Todd Glaser

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12.22.14

Magazine

In This Issue

Check out the February Issue, on newsstands now

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. […]

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12.19.14

Features

Gabriel Medina: Brazil’s First Champ

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 […]

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12.19.14

Photo Blog

Pat Gudauskas, Caribbean

Photo: Chris Burkard

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12.18.14

Photos

The Waiting Game

How the Big Three are preparing for the pending showdown for the 2014 World Title

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12.18.14

Photo Blog

Nias, Indonesia

Photo: Pete Frieden

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12.17.14

Photo Blog

Pipeline, Hawaii

Photo: Bryce Lowe-White

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