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

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    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...

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    Rip Curl launches all-girls Learn To Surf Days

    By 18 May 2006

    Since 2002, world leading surf brand, Rip Curl has introduced over 10,000 girls across Europe to surfing and the beach lifestyle with their Girls Go Surfing programme. Building on the hugely popular pan-European Learn to Surf initiative, Rip Curl is back...

  • Rip Curl goes green
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    Rip Curl goes green

    By 25 April 2006

    Rip Curl is manifesting its commitment to the environment and developing more Earth-friendly products under the Rip Curl Planet label. This summer, the philosophy behind these products can be summed up as: "For the Planet, By the Planet", since it is...

  • Rip Curl watch promises you'll never miss good surf again
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    Rip Curl watch promises you'll never miss good surf again

    By 15 February 2006

    Rip Curl has launched a new digital watch that allows surfers to set individual tide times for two locations so you'll never miss the surf again. The Guys Titanium Oceantide offers all the usual features such as an alarm, dual time, countdown timer, stopwatch...