Surfers, wax your surfboards: it’s the 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro

The 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro will storm the Banzai Pipeline, on the Oahu’s North Shore, between January 29th and February 8th. A fleet of 112 world-class surfers travel to Hawaii to fight for 3000 Qualifying Series (QS) points and a $100,000 prize purse. The 2015 surfing season is officialy opened in the venue of all venues. The top 16 Hawaiians from the Volcom Pipe Pro will be sent into the $100,000 Pipe Invitational, which serves as the trials for the 2015 Pipe Masters, held on the first day of contestable surf within the event window in December.

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Nathalie Vigia chases her dream in a Volkswagen surf van

Nathalie Vigia dreams of driving her classic Volkswagen Type 2 through Central America. Fourteen years ago, Nathalie got in love with the Volkswagen surf van while visiting Australia. She saw people cruising around and chasing waves with surfboards on top of the vehicle. When she finally bought a green Volkswagen Type 2, Nathalie named her “La Caribeña” (The Caribbean). “I use it to drive around the little town where I live, and to go surfing with my clients. It’s nice to see so many tourists making pictures of the bus and waving ‘hello’ or giving me thumbs up!” explains Vigia.

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Things we can learn surfing small waves

No matter where you live, or where you move to in the search for big, juicy waves, there will be days when the surf… well, just isn’t up. On these days, a surfer has a choice to make. Do you sit out the day in a vague haze of depression, watching videos and compulsively checking surf forecast? Or do you grab your fish or longboard and have some fun in the small waves? The small waves are where we all get started; the place where we constructed our surfing foundations. Here, we obsessed over the minute details of our stance and posture; we relentlessly practiced our pop-ups until we were confident; we figured out ways to generate speed with what little momentum was on offer. Each little victory gave us a thrill and before long, we were hooked.

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Ricardo dos Santos: a candle in the waves

Ricardo dos Santos lived 24 years doing what he loved most. Surfing. From Australia to the United States, surfers, friends, fans and sports enthusiasts are still recovering from a state of shock and profound sadness. Ricardinho, the Brazilian surfer from Praia da Guarda do Embaú, was not an average surfer. He excelled in surfing, and he had his greatest professional moments inside the barrel. But he died at the hands of people who can’t understand the meaning of life and health. “Lack of education, poverty, and drugs don’t make for a good mix and make life challenging in this country, one of the most beautiful and scariest places I’ve been,” underlines Kelly Slater.

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