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9.16.14

Design Forum

What They’re Riding

Mayhems at Lowers underneath Kolohe, Carissa, Coco and more

It’s no secret that Matt Biolos and his …Lost Surfboards regime hold the key to the Lowers treasure chest, and it’s for that reason you see his sticks under the feet of so many top pros. From Kolohe Andino to Carissa Moore, the …Lost crew is stacked with high-caliber surfers with high expectations from their […]

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8.29.14

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What He Rode: Gabriel Medina

Johnny Cabianca breaks down Gabriel Medina's winning Teahupoo board

There aren’t too many waves in the world you can call similar than Teahupoo, especially at that size. But it was his was his third time competing there, and he's already proven himself in big, powerful waves on the North Shore and Fiji. Gabriel is from Maresias, which is good training ground for hollow and powerful waves. But of course nothing to be compared with the conditions during the finals in Tahiti.

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8.11.14

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What He Rode: Filipe Toledo

Sharp Eye's Marcio Zouvi breaks down Filipe Toledo's winning board from the U.S. Open

Shaper Marcio Zouvi breaks down Filipe Toledo's winning board from the 2014 US Open.

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7.10.14

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In The Shaping Bay

1976 World Champ Peter Townend recreates his classic 1980s "Bi-Fin"

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7.1.14

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In The Shaping Bay

Josh Martin breaks down his father Terry Martin's classic Hot Curl design

My dad began surfing by riding finless planks, but he found them impossible to surf and figured he could make his own board that would perform better. The first board he ever made was the Hot Curl, modeled after a finless design he’d seen called a “Hawaiian Board”. He surfed a spot in Point Loma called Terry’s Slide, which is known as Osprey Street now. It was not much of a surf spot at the time because there was a lot of kelp in the lineup at low tide, but with his finless Hot Curl, he could just glide over the kelp. They were originally made from solid wood, but he and I did build a polyurethane foam version a few years back.

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6.30.14

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Rise of the Stub

Rob Machado and the search for the world’s most versatile surfboard

Rob may have refined the stub, but the truth is that surfers have been experimenting with stub-like designs for decades. In fact, the history of the stub is rich.

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6.24.14

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An Eco-Revolution is Upon Us

Firewire commits to all eco-boards, all the time

For years now, we’ve wondered when the surfboard industry would make a real push to embrace sustainably-made equipment. It looks like a substantial step has been taken.

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6.10.14

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What He Rode: Gabriel Medina

Johnny Cabianca breaks down Gabriel Medina's magic Cloudbreak craft

Gabriel is growing up and because of that I needed to make many changes on this model, but it's still the same concept. Mostly just the volume and the foil changed, but I also changed the fin positions and fin angles for Fiji.

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6.3.14

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What She Rode: Sally Fitzgibbons

Meet the "Next Step" that Sally Fitz rode to the Fiji Pro win

Firewire's "Next Step", a step-up model to take you into bigger and better surf.

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5.22.14

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Enjoy Handplanes

The most fun you can have with fins on

Lewis and Denslow didn't really expect to start a full-blown handplane business. They just had so much fun on their tiny pieces of surf craft, people noticed and wanted in too.

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