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  • Finformation: Basic and next-level guide to how fins work

    DESIGN: Surfboard fins are both fun and inherently confusing. We all have a general working knowledge of template, rake, foil and surface area and how that translates to the way the fins work. But there is always more to know. For those of us who have become stuck in a knowledge vacuum on fin design, we present the below guide which features the latest finformation in both a BASIC and NEXT LEVEL presentation.

  • Filipe Toledo edges out Frederico Morais for JBay victory

    WSL CT: Filipe Toledo has won the Corona Open J-Bay today after besting 2017 CT Rookie Frederico Morais in the Final. Stop No. 6 of 11 on the 2017 Championship Tour was graced with flawless conditions, resulting in barrier-breaking performances by the world’s best surfers, eight perfect 10-point rides and no shortage of drama.

  • JBay event off the hook until shark puts damper on things

    WSL CT: The world's best surfers have been breaking performance barriers over the past several days with a flawless swell gracing South Africa's Jeffreys Bay for the Corona J-Bay Open

  • Creators: Patrick Trefz finds our collective water connection

    CREATORS: Patrick Trefz is a surfer and photographer from Santa Cruz who has built a solid portfolio of images from his global travels. As comfortable in the wilds of Alaska as he is in the sidewalk sophistication of a Biarritz cafe, Patrick’s work is born out of travelling. He’s taken his visual sensibility and branched into film with projects like “Thread” and “Idiosyncracies”. With his latest project “Surfer’s Blood” his technical chops had to increase tenfold in the editing bay to attain the vision he had in mind. The new film is launching this month.

  • Summer wetsuits from Body Glove, Volcom and Rip Curl
    9 Summer Wetsuits Tested and Reviewed

    22 June, 2017 - REVIEWS: What type of wetsuit do I need for summer? For those of us who will surf in water temps this season ranging from 62 degrees farenheit on up to 75 degrees, we’ve reviewed a sampling of suits ranging from a 3 mil shortsleeve full suit, to a 1.5mm (millimeter) long sleeve surf shirt from brands Volcom, Body Glove, 7Till8, Patagonia and Rip Curl.

  • Taylor Steele & Proximity: More aged wine than energy drink

    16 June, 2017 - FILM-PROXIMITY: We recently spoke with the man who stamped the blue print for the modern surf video. Taylor Steele, the creator responsible for the decades-long genre of quick edit surfstar- focused shot-from-the-beach videos set to third-wave punk rock and interspersed with tepid comedy sketches, has moved on. He moved past this a while back with “Sippping Jetstreams,” “Castles in the Sky” and Rob Machado’s existential angst bio “The Drifter.”

  • Matt Wilkinson takes huge win at Outerknown Fiji Pro

    15 June, 2017 - WSL CT: Matt Wilkinson has won the Outerknown Fiji Pro after an action-packed Finals Day that saw the world’s best surfers battle in pumping waves at Cloudbreak. Wilkinson’s win comes after a hard-fought Final against 2017 CT Rookie Connor O’Leary, and triumphs over 2017 World Title contenders Michel Bourez and Julian Wilson.

  • No losers today as Round 4 run in clean surf at Cloudbreak

    14 June, 2017 - WSL CT: The Outerknown Fiji Pro decided the first four Quarterfinalists today after the completion of non-elimination Round 4 in clean four-to-five foot waves at Cloudbreak.

  • Fioravanti upsets Florence at Outerknown Fiji Pro

    13 June, 2017 - WSL CT: The Outerknown Fiji Pro saw sensational upsets today in the remaining eight heats of Round 3. After a series of lay days, the event recommenced in dramatic fashion to witness the world’s best surfers battle in the four-to-five foot waves at Cloudbreak.

  • Clip with new views of Wavegarden's Cove design drops

    12 June, 2017 - SURFPARKS: Wavegarden has just dropped the latest edit featuring their new Cove technology. There was much excitement surrounding the company when they began testing their innovative systems in the Basque Country in 2005. Since then they've launched systems in Wales and America with plans in the works for Spain, Scotland, Australia and elsewhere around the globe.

More News

Erwan Blouin was on fire today . Credit: © WSL / Amezaga
Junior Pro Sopela narrows field to final 12 in pumping surf
Surftech partners with Bloom for enviro-friendly SUP designs
JBay Loggers Classic ©Kody McGregor
Lower Point JBay delivers for specialty logger contest
Queensland names state SUP and Paddle champions
Finisterre creates Wetsuit Recycler job in push for future
Lennix Smith © Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles kick off in fun surf
Watch Dan Malloy's groundbreaking film about nuclear power
 Vahine Fierro reached excellence today in Sopela. Credit: © WSL / Masurel
Junior Pro Sopela gets busy with marathon day of action
 Manuel Selman (CHL) on his way to the Quarterfinals. Credit: © WSL / Pablo Jimenez
Swell drops, El Gringo gets more dangerous at Arica Pro
Where's the cheapest place to take surf lessons?
Paad Traction makes market by cutting links in supply chain
Zouhir Selyann on his warmup left hander. Credit: © WSL / Masurel
Junior Pro Sopela finds stoppy-start pattern for Round 2
Watch Dan Malloy's groundbreaking film about nuclear power
 Vahine Fierro reached excellence today in Sopela. Credit: © WSL / Masurel
Junior Pro Sopela gets busy with marathon day of action
 Manuel Selman (CHL) on his way to the Quarterfinals. Credit: © WSL / Pablo Jimenez
Swell drops, El Gringo gets more dangerous at Arica Pro
Where's the cheapest place to take surf lessons?
Paad Traction makes market by cutting links in supply chain
Zouhir Selyann on his warmup left hander. Credit: © WSL / Masurel
Junior Pro Sopela finds stoppy-start pattern for Round 2

Videos

Bryce Young goes right on a trippy asymmetrical shape

Global paddle outs honor the life of Jack O'Neill
Shark attack survivor turned shark conservationist Mike Coots
Ouch! The Best of Kookslams for 2017
Bodyboarder gets (really, really) launched in Cronulla
Jordy Smith on South African surfing and his namesake event

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Matador Freerain24 Backpack keeps stuff dry
Dock & Bay towels use microfiber to pack up small
FCS ll AM Twin + 1 Channel Islands design for twin finsFCS Fins
Lifeproof Aquaphonics waterproof Bluetooth speakers
Nomadix eco-friendly travel towels made with 100% recycled material
Wade Goodall signature Vans line hits retail shopsVans