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Surfing A 41.3 Mile Wave

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Surfing a static wave is not as easy as it looks

Surfing a static wave is not as easy as it looks


Gary Saavedra has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The surfer from Panama surfed for three hours and 55 minutes in 41.3-mile wave created by a power boat. Saavedra, the 13-time national Panamanian surfing champion, had been training hard for the “Red Bull Canal Cross” challenge.


The weather conditions were pretty tough. The surfer had to battle 20-knot winds and large vessels that were making the water conditions unstable for riding the artificial wave. Saavedra almost fell and lost his wave ten times. He reached his goal by arriving at the the Amador Causeway, in the southern entrance of the Panama Canal, where more than 30 supporters cheered him.




Surfing a static wave is not easy and can be pretty exhausting. The previous world record was held by Steve King, from the UK, who surfed this type of wave for one hour and six minutes.


Gary Saavedra is the best surfer in the history of Panama. He was born in Chitre, in the region of Herrera. His home spot is Bocas, in Cambutal. Source: SurferToday

2011 Miss Reef Calendar Available

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
The 2011 Miss Reef calendar does not disappoint

The 2011 Miss Reef calendar does not disappoint


Reef is proud to release the second installment of a five-year series of Miss Reef Calendars shot entirely in Latin America.


The 2011 Miss Reef Calendar was photographed throughout the Pacific side of Panama, capturing Reef’s most treasured subjects: exotic beach locations and the beautiful, mysterious and sensual Miss Reef. The 2011 Miss Reef calendar is available now at core surf shops and on


The Miss Reef Calendar is an annual tradition treasured by generations of surfers, young and old. Miss Reef has been a global icon in the surfing community for the past 25 years, and the calendar is a celebration of her, as well as the rich Latin American heritage of the brand.


The 2010 Miss Reef calendar, the first of this limited edition series, was photographed entirely in northern Brazil.


The second installment takes us to the Pacific side of Panama where local Miss Reef’s are the subjects of the calendar, along with the beautiful turquoise waters, pristine beaches and tropical settings of this ideal location. For the next 3 years, Reef will visit a new secret location in Latin America, bringing you the quintessential surfers timekeeper year after year. Source:

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