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Garrett McNamara 90 foot wave surf world record filmed on GoPro camera (video)

Garrett McNamara 90 foot wave surf world record filmed on GoPro camera (video)

By 14 November 2011

Professional surfer Garratt McNamara broke a world record when he successfully rode a 90 foot wave in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal. And Pocket-lint has since learnt that the on-board camera footage of the feat was captured using a GoPro digital... >>

Tech'ed up surfing splashes down

Tech'ed up surfing splashes down

By 4 April 2011

Spanish wave specialist Pukas has unleashed a super high tech surfboard, in partnership with Tecnalia, which it states is the "first high performance surfboard in the world". And whilst the board won't turn you into Kelly Slater overnight, it will help... >>

Star Trek uniform wetsuits available

Star Trek uniform wetsuits available

By 31 December 2009

If you fit into both the Trekkie and surfer categories, then we have the perfect wetsuit for you. From Roddenberry, the suits are modeled after the uniforms from the original Star Trek series. With pricing from $435 (about £270) depending on thickness,... >>

VIDEO: Sneak preview of Beeb's next high-def nature series

VIDEO: Sneak preview of Beeb's next high-def nature series

By 7 May 2009

A teaser clip for the forthcoming "South Pacific" BBC series has been released, and even on YouTube's video player, looks pretty sweet. Press play now to see the HD super slow motion video of big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12-foot monster barrel... >>

Surfers and boarders get new training option

Surfers and boarders get new training option

By 16 January 2009

A new sport called Brush Boarding is hoping to grab the imagination of boarders and surfers looking to train away from the beach and snow. Created in Devon in the UK, Brush Boarding, according to its creator Kyle Dent, is an X-training activity that can... >>

Power Surfboard available for the lazy

Power Surfboard available for the lazy

By 8 April 2008

Although most "proper" surfers will no doubt think this is like, totally bogus, the lazier among us can now enjoy the surfing experience without braving the ocean waves. Equipped with a 9.5 horsepower, 4-stroke gasoline propeller engine, the Power Surfboard... >>

Surfboard with built-in GPS and two-way radio

Surfboard with built-in GPS and two-way radio

By 9 July 2007

Only a concept at this stage, designer Marco Torres has created a surfboard expressly for geeks. The board has built-in GPS, a two-way radio and a display that could show tide info and weather alerts. A bit more high-tech-tool than Aloha-cool for your... >>

The eco-friendly Patagonia Patrol trainer

The eco-friendly Patagonia Patrol trainer

By 24 January 2007

With a leather heel that easily collapses for quick conversion into a slide style, the trainer is both eco and surfer friendly! Featuring leather that comes from ISO 14001 registered tanneries, the insoles contain 15% recycled EVA; outsoles contain up... >>

Rip Curl launches the H-Bomb heated wetsuit

Rip Curl launches the H-Bomb heated wetsuit

By 26 October 2006

Rip Curl’s H-Bomb is the world’s first power heated wetsuit. It’s a wetsuit designed to keep you super-warm by positioning a source of heat on your upper back. This heats your core allowed warm blood to circulate to your extremities. The heat is... >>

Burton Snowboards hit the waves with Channel Islands Surfboards

By 4 July 2006

Channel Islands Surfboards' Al Merrick today announced that the company has been acquired by Burton Snowboards. The founders of each company, Al Merrick and Jake Burton Carpenter, forged an agreement over the fact that they share a similar mindset and... >>