American fashion designer Thom Browne developed a wetsuit line inspired by the traditional menswear suit. We had already seen a wetsuit for business meetings. It was launched in 2015 by Quiksilver Japan. But now, Thom Browne changes the paradigm with a wetsuit that looks like an executive suit. The neoprene model, available in medium and large sizes, could be yours for $3,900. Do you find it expensive? Well, blame it on “haute couture.”
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The $3,900 wetsuit that looks like a business suit
Bede Durbidge announced that he will retire from the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour in 2018. The Australian surfer will put an end to his pro surfing career as an athlete, possibly after the 2018 Margaret River. But he has big plans for the future. “I’m very excited to take on the role as the elite program manager for Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre (HPC) and will be working with the best Australian surfers and their coaches heading into the 2020 Olympics,” stated Bede Durbidge.
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Bede Durbidge: goodbye WSL, hello Olympic Games
Why do you surf? How do you explain the need to catch waves on a regular basis? We look at the most common reasons why people love surfing. It’s the sport of the kings and an ancient form of getting back to shore after a fruitful fishing session. But, what is surfing for you? We all know surfing is an old practice that became a sport and a pastime in the 20th century. Yet, there’s more to it that can’t be described. Surfers regularly feel the need to get back in the water. How do you explain that? Is that an uncontrolled desire a formulation of the brain? Why does surfing make us so happy with life and ourselves?
I surf because…
The Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC) filed an application to transform the Leemore surf pool installed. The artificial wave park owned by the World Surf League (WSL) plans to run a year-round operation open to the general public from 6 am to 11 pm, in Northern California. The Surf Ranch developed by Kelly Slater and his engineers aims to host six yearly surf competitions with live music and a camping site.
Tomas Tudela has taken out the 2017 Maui and Sons Arica Pro Tour, at El Gringo, in Chile. Arica’s most famous surf spot delivered flawless left-hand barrels. In an all-Peruvian final, Tudela defeated Alvaro Malpartida with a competent display of tube riding in five-foot surf. “This contest was incredible, and I’d like to thank everyone that made it possible to become a QS3,000. It was an amazing opportunity for the Latin American surfers and winning here in Arica means so much to me.
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Tomas Tudela conquers the 2017 Maui and Sons Arica Pro Tour