Turn your fins into an electromagnetic field. A Western Australian company is currently developing a product that promises to ward off sharks and protect surfers. Will it work? Will surfers buy it?
Twenty year-old Floridian Evan Geiselman stole the show at the Volcom Pipe Pro today, eliminating defending event champion John John Florence in solid 10-foot barrels with the highest heat score of the competition.
They're rising up all over the Mentawai chain. Land camps, that is. And with mod-cons and speedboat access they're challenging the tourist tugs for the white fella's dollar.
During a recent run of surf Cyrus Sutton packed the chariot with assorted equipment - noserider, log, quad - and swung it north on PCH. A long interval swell was pinwheeling around the protected points and barraging the banks on the exposed coast.
Last year Portugal's only WCT surfer, Tiago Pires, missed almost the whole season due to a knee injury. At the end of the year he applied for one of two injury wildcards and received it. "Reading that email," Pires said in a recent interview with the ASP, "was almost like finding out I had qualified for the first time. Just a very positive and joyful news."