January 15th, 2012
Ever since Steven Spielberg unleashed Jaws onto the world back in 1975 Sharks have had a really bad press. Throw in the yearly world news hysteria of ‘Man gets eaten by shark on holiday’ and you have a climate of fear built up around the Shark that is massively undeserved.
For if you dig just a few inches under the worldwide annual mortality stats you’ll see some shocking comparisons that beg the question, who has the most to fear – Man or Shark?
December 27th, 2011
The land of love, France, boobs are the inspiration for the European wetsuit.
New York, Matt Wilkinson cashes in with the dollar bill wetsuit.
In San Francisco, peace and love is all around the flower power.
Wilko debuts his signature wetsuit series with a leopard skin, at Jeffreys Bay.
Sunny Portugal, Wilko helps the local fishermen sell their fresh sardines. Source: SurferToday
December 26th, 2011
Naish Mana Air: a SUP in a bag
It had to be marketed. Naish has unveiled Mana Airs, the inflatable and super rigid Stand Up Paddleboards that can fit into a portable bag. Yes, it’s true.
Naish Mana Airs are designed with extra thickness and width for unmatched firmness and stability. They are incredibly stable, durable and compactable for traveling paddlers riding in whitewater, rocky bottom flatwater or surf conditions.
Olympic skier, Resi Stiegler, tested the freedom of being able to carry her Naish Mana Air inflatable SUP board around on her bike at home in Jackson, WY – finding lakes and rivers to cruise on before race season starts in full force.
The Mana Air 6” is hands down the most rigid, stable, performance-oriented inflatable SUP board on market. The Mana Air 4” is for lighter riders and for paddlers needing the transportability of an inflatable board while on a budget. Both the 6” and the 4” come complete with a high-pressure gauge pump and a durable canvas carry case.
In the near future, we will be carrying a surfboard in our pockets. Any doubts? Source: SurferToday
November 11th, 2011
The funboard and hybrid fish surfboard are perfect for the surfer who needs a board to tackle multiple types of waves and conditions. Designed to be wide and thick for stability and ease of paddling but shorter in length for great maneuverability and rocket-like response as you turn up and down the wave.
Both types of surfboards could be called transition boards as they could be used to transition from a longboard to a shortboard. Great for surfers of all levels.
November 2nd, 2011
Artificial waves: boats can give a helping hand | Photo: Ryan Williams
The Webber Wave Pools have announced the launch of the first commercial artificial wave model for theme parks and resorts.
Greg Webber, the man behind this Australian project, has been working hard on the concept since 2002. He has been testing the breaking waves produced by a boat wake in a river and then tank testing and computer modeling the final design.
Webber worked through the research and development phase with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in order to fine tune the commercial concept. Clear blue water, perfect waves, size of your choice, no crowd and no sharks.
This unique surf pool will provide unlimited and infinite rides in waves that can reach one meter per 10m of pool diameter. The waves break constantly around a circular island within a doughnut shaped pool. Each hull continuously generates 2 waves. The more hulls you have, the more waves you will get.
Full US patent has been awarded to Liquid Time Pty Ltd, the company behind Webber Wave Pools. The Australian brand is already open to installment proposals anywhere in the world and will be a serious competitor to Wavegarden. Source: SurferToday