Kelly Slater will launch his own surfboard company. The 11-time world surfing champion has named it Slater Designs. The world of surfing saw his new logo for the first time in Round 1 of the 2015 Billabong Pipeline Masters. Slater rode a 5’10” Banana model shaped by Greg Webber, which featured the new Slater Designs sticker. The Floridian will launch his brand new surfboard company in the Surf Expo 2016, in Orlando, but Slater’s planks will only hit the mass market by April.
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What do Laird Hamilton, Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning, Alana Blanchard, Anastasia Ashley, Masatoshi Ohno, Ricardo Christie, Paige Hareb, and Maz Quinn have in common? The answer is pretty simple: an Air New Zealand board safety video. “Surfing Safari” was filmed at four legendary surf breaks: Malibu, Gold Coast, Raglan and Piha. Apparently, airlines are increasingly competing for the most entertaining in-flight safety video entertainment.
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Here, we have the Sage Erickson and Dimity Stoyle taking on the bountiful island of Bali. Watch as the girls strut their stuff and tear apart the Indonesian surf. And when these girls are at their best, they both look pretty unstoppable. Read more →
Reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) took a giant step towards a fourth title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the Final of the J-Bay Open in simply sensational waves at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. Read more →