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Jeff 'Doc' Lausch embraces stringerless foam

5th Aug 2014

An industry that has seen little technological innovation in the last sixty years is on the brink of being changed forever. Varial Surf Technology (Varial) has introduced its latest surfboard, a new foam material called Varial Foam, made from an advanced aerospace formula and a new chemistry to surfboards all together.

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Shark deterrent wetsuits push for marketplace

4th Aug 2014

Surf entrepreneurs Hamish Jolly and Craig Anderson have paired up with The Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia to develop wetsuits that make beach goers look less like seals, and more like other tasteless ocean dwellers.

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Patagonia gets behind plant based rubbers

1st Aug 2014

Patagonia would like to call your attention to a new ad we're running for the next iteration of Patagonia’s plant-based Yulex wetsuit for Fall/Winter 2014 in select publications this fall. The ad states: WE HAVE THE BEST WEED IN TOWN (and we’re giving it away)

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Mick Fanning owns J-Bay perfection

21st Jul 2014

A thrilling Finals day at the J-Bay Open, stop No. 6 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), saw Mick Fanning (AUS) crowned event champion in epic conditions at Supertubes.

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Lemonyip Living Premier Friday June 6th, Major Tom's Bar

5th Jun 2014

Lemonyip Living, a journey deep inside Ricardo Christie's NZ bubble of surfing and enjoying what NZ's coastline has to offer.

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Billy 3rd, two kiwi's in the QS Top 10!

26th May 2014

Billy Stairmand has placed third at the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime event in Brazil early this morning (Monday 26th May) elevating him to fourth in the world on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series.

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What to do with your old wetsuits, recycle them!

29th Apr 2014

There comes a time in a wetsuit’s life where it becomes used beyond repair. Materials damaged by the UV rays and the elasticity that once made it a good fitting suit destroyed by salt water and the elements leaving you with something thats as practical as a teabag to keep you warm.

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Richie Lovett releases inspring autobiography 'The Big Sea'

8th Apr 2014

Former ASP World Championship Tour competitor and cancer survivor Richie Lovett has released a book titled The Big Sea. The book, which is co-written by distinguished surf author Sean Doherty, tracks Lovett’s colourful life from his grommet days at Manly Beach, the tour, battling cancer and adjusting to life after professional surfing.

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Hughsey's Shave for the Young People

9th Mar 2014

In partnership with Canteen NZ Luke is doing his part to help, support and raise awareness towards those diagnosed with Cancer, particuraly towards the youth of NZ. His fundraising page "Hughsey's Shave for the Young People' is an event where he is raising not just sponsorship and funding for Canteen, but also awarness around the topic so people become more aware what those diagnosed are going through.

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Why you'll see more World Tour pros wearing GoPros

27th Feb 2014

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) announces that GoPro is now the exclusive camera sponsor for the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) and the ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT).

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Futures launch new leash plug design

25th Feb 2014

Futures presents a brand new product to the surfing world, the Futures Leash Plug. The leash plug has been around 40+ years, but it has never been as innovative as this one claims Futures. The Futures leash plug is a pre-laminate leash plug with a flange, which vastly improves the strength of the plug.

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TAB announces Surfing backing

25th Feb 2014

From today people can back their favourite surfer on the professional World Tour of Surfing, with New Zealand surfing’s governing body Surfing NZ and the sport here in general standing to benefit.

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Billy Jumps to Eighth on WQS

24th Feb 2014

Billy Stairmand has nudged his way into the ASP World Qualifying Series top ten after his fifth placing at the Toyota Surfest completed at Newcastle, Australia over the weekend. Stairmand is now ranked eighth on the WQS after the first five events of the year.

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FCS keyless fin system takes the win at SIMA

19th Feb 2014

The award recognizes the best surf hardgood accessory product in 2013 featuring the most exciting innovation, design and appeal. Accessory products such as fins, leashes, boardbags, and other hardgood accessories are all considered for the prestigious award.

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Mick & Tyler named Surfers of the Year in Oz

13th Feb 2014

It was huge night in Manly with Australian Surfing Awards honouring Mick Fanning, Tyler Wright and others. Also on tap was the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award which went to Luke Shadbolt.

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