"A Wedge To Remember" relives the Hurricane Marie swell

In late August 2014, Hurricane Marie blessed Southern California with a swell that will forever remain in the hearts of local surfers. Joshua Pomer transformed those memories into a film. It was “A Wedge To Remember”, and a surf movie had to be shot. From Newport Point to the Wedge, Malibu to Sandspit, the Hurricane Marie swells impressed wave riders, spectators and media. Large perfect waves hit the Californian shores, bringing the sport’s prominent VIPs. Now, you can relive that day from the point of view of the photographers who covered the magic surfing days.

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The 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will deliver $1.4 million

The 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing season will deliver $1.4 million dollars in prize money. Welcome to Hawaii. The world’s best male and female surfers will compete in three events during the six-week competition period: Reef Hawaiian Pro, Vans World Cup of Surfing, Billabong Pipe Masters. But the Hawaiian leg will also include two ASP Women’s events: the Target Maui Pro, which will crown a world champion for 2014, and the Women’s Pipe Invitational, an ASP Specialty event that will feature eight girls in the caverns of Pipeline.

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What are hurricane-generated waves?

Big wave surfers are storm chasers. They travel the world in search of the largest swells. But what exactly are hurricane-generated waves? Science tells us that the barometric pressure in the eye of the hurricane is lower than the pressure some distance from the eye. Hurricanes are also known as tropical cyclones because they form primarily in the tropics. Asians call them typhoons. High wind speeds associated with hurricanes are able to produce extreme waves. When water rises from the eye of the hurricane and gets influenced by winds, currents and tides, a storm surge is in the making.

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The wipeouts of the year 2014

Welcome to the most spectacular unsuccessful rides of the year 2014, also known as wipeouts. Whether at El Buey or Puerto Escondido, many surfers suffered the wrath of Neptune and Poseidon. The judging panel of the 2015 Billabong XXL Awards will have plenty of work to do. At least, when it comes to analyzing hideous wipeouts. And Latin America has been particularly spicy in this field. El Buey is one of the heaviest waves in Chile. The spot located near Arica has claimed a large collection of surfboards over the past few months. Ask Gabriel Villaran and Marcos Monteiro.

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Hendo is the world’s first real hoverboard

The world’s first real hoverboard has been successfully tested. Discover how Hendo will revolutionize the way you train rotations, spins and reverses in surfing. When Tony Hawk introduced us HUVr, the ultimate “fake” hoverboard, we dared to dream. Now, the dream has become a reality. Yes, there’s an high-tech skateboard without wheels ready to hit the skateboard parks of the world. The Hendo hoverboard rides about one inch off the ground. The prototype is real and it works. It is not a matter of defying gravity; it’s pure science instead. As your weight transfers to the board, you feel a light springy bounce, and you’re immediately bouncing on air.

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