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Kelly Slater: 11-Time Champ

Kelly Slater: 11-Time Champ

Quiksilver pays tribute to 39-year old surfing legend Kelly Slater, who clinched his record-breaking 11th ASP World Title last Nov. 3. The song is Scott Nixon’s remix of Black Flies by Ben Howard.

Rip Curl: Mirage

Rip Curl: Mirage

Rip Curl teamed up with TimeSlice Films to capture “full-tilt surfing action” similar to the bullet time scenes from The Matrix. The effect was achieved by using an array of 30 GoPro HD cameras .

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Wavecave

Wavecave

The Wavecave is a surfboard bag and tent in one. It can carry up to 4 surfboards, and the 12mm foam padding that protects the boards doubles as the bed when the Wavecave is set up as a tent.

Surf Air Inflatable Surfboard

Surf Air Inflatable Surfboard

Designed by Thomas de Lussac, the Surf Air can be carried in a bag, and inflates in 2 minutes using the included pump. It’s made of a fabric that’s been coated with PVC to make it rigid. Video here.

LED Surfboard

LED Surfboard

Now that Argentine professional surfer Aritz Aranburu has modded his surfboard with LED lighting, we can watch him rip the waves up day or night, as seen in this vid here. (Thanks Brandon!)

Dolphins at the Wedge

Dolphins at the Wedge

A group of surfers were lounging at the famous surfing spot in California when dolphins popped up out of nowhere and jumped through the waves. Must have been magical for those who were there.

Flare Surfing

Flare Surfing

As if big wave surfing wasn’t enough, veteran surfer Bruce Irons offers a flair for the dramatic as he rides atop a wave with lit flares attached to his board. Looks like he’s surfing on a lava flow to us.

WaveJet Powered Surfboard

WaveJet Powered Surfboard

Meant to help beginners enjoy and help surfers do away with paddling, the WaveJet has two battery-powered jets that can propel riders at 12mph. It comes with a bracelet remote control/kill switch.

Quiksilver: Moments (Video)

Quiksilver: Moments (Video)

A 24min. long video that’s not nearly long enough to capture the tricks, the atmosphere and the joys of surfing, featuring Quiksilver’s team of surfers. These guys have one of the best jobs in the world.

Surfboard Kickflip

Surfboard Kickflip

The kickflip is a basic trick in skateboarding, but pulling a clean one on a surfboard is another thing altogether. Here’s Zoltan Torkos doing the first surfboard kickflip ever caught on video.

Wavegarden

Wavegarden

The Wavegarden is a safe surfing environment perfect for people of all ages, fitness levels, and skills and is ideal for introducing the sport of surfing to those who do not have access to waves.

Soul Surfer (Trailer)

Soul Surfer (Trailer)

Sean McNamara’s Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. Out in April.

Night Surf at Jaws

Night Surf at Jaws

Mark Visser, with specially engineered LED lighting built into his buoyancy vest and board, became the first to night surf at Jaws off Maui, mainly on feel, in a surreal 2 am session. (Thanks Jonathan!)

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Walk Above Water (Video)

Walk Above Water (Video)

Great camera angles in killedthewind’s sweet video footage of riding above the ocean through progressive strapless surfing, kite wake-skating, and other wind fueled mayhem. (Thanks John!)

Tarp Surfing

Tarp Surfing

The coolest thing about tarp surfing is that you can’t drown. Plus, you can do it anywhere – without waiting for high tide. Heck, you can even do it in a parking lot. Added bonus: no sharks.

Clark Little Photography

Clark Little Photography

Clark Little is known as the foremost shorebreak art photographer, and with good reason: between the adrenaline rush captured in the images and the hyper colors, these photos are insanely good.

Jeff Divine Surf Photography

Jeff Divine Surf Photography

California photographer Jeff Divine has been photographing the sport of surfing for decades. All his work is gorgeous, but we especially enjoy the spirited portraits in his 70’s surfers collection.

Screen Printed Skull Belt

Screen Printed Skull Belt

With a distressed skull print cut in strips and laced through distressed leather, deeply embossed skulls in the strap and an old nickel hardware, this edgy belt is definitely not for prepsters.

Matix Gusto Bigcans Boardshorts

Matix Gusto Bigcans Boardshorts

The Gusto Bigcans Boardshorts by Matix features a built-in cup/can holder, so no matter where you go you can always have a drink close at hand. Just don’t drink and dive.

Phantom Flywire Boardshorts

Phantom Flywire Boardshorts

Hurley teams up with Nike for its Phantom Flywire boardshorts, which now offer 140% stretch (120% normally), welded seams, and a grommet-less waist band that won’t wear or tear.

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H-Bomb Heated Wetsuit

H-Bomb Heated Wetsuit

No WMDs here, but the H-Bomb Heated Wetsuit makes cold water surfing downright balmy: it features back mounted, Li-ion-powered carbon fiber coils that act as heating elements.

Nixon Ground Swell Bag

Nixon Ground Swell Bag

Designed for surfers, Nixon’s Ground Swell Backpack features a water-resistant shell, wetsuit pocket, front organizer, waterproof wax pocket and a padded, reinforced back panel.

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