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What is Surf Expo?

Surf Expo is the largest and longest-running water sports trade show on the planet and gathers the world’s leading surf, skate, swim, resort industry and beach lifestyle exhibitors. The first edition of the Surf Expo was held in 1976, and since then it became an influential business gathering. The trade show runs twice a year – January and September – in Orlando, Florida. The three-day, laid-back event attracts around 30,000 professionals, who negotiate deals in the over 2,500 colorful booths of gear and apparel.

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What is Surf Expo?

Taylor Jensen claims the 2017 WSL Longboard Tour

Taylor Jensen has been crowned the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) World Longboard Tour champion. The American longboarder secured his third world title after defeating Edouard Delpero in a thrilling surf-off heat, in Jinzun Harbour, Taitung, Taiwan. Jensen was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Taiwan Open World Longboard Championship, and had to wait and see what his French rival did.

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Taylor Jensen claims the 2017 WSL Longboard Tour

Tyler Wright claims the 2017 WSL Championship Tour title

Tyler Wright is your 2017 World Surf League (WSL) women’s champion. The Australian surfer secured a back-to-back Championship Tour (CT) title after reaching the semifinals of the Maui Women’s Pro, and watching her direct opponents – Sally Fitzgibbons and Courtney Conlogue – fall early in the competition. “I have just been having the best week, and I cannot explain how much this week has meant to me. All through the year, there have been little ups-and-downs, but to be at this moment right now in the position. I was happy before I won and I am just as happy now,” expressed Wright.

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The different types of surfboard tails

Surfboard tails have a direct impact on key surfing moments such as acceleration, control, maneuverability, drive, speed, stability, hold, and release. Get to know the basic tail designs. There are six fundamental surfboard tail shapes and seven hybrid or alternative designs. The most common shapes are the squash tail, the square tail, the pin tail, the round tail, the swallow tail and the asymmetrical tail. The tail of a surfboard has a massive impact on the way we ride a wave. Each shape will behave differently when you take off on a wave, bottom turn, accelerate down the line, and control the surfboard on the face of the wave.

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The different types of surfboard tails

Why is Banzai Pipeline the ultimate surfing wave?

A beautiful chaos, the ultimate surfing wave, a freak of nature, the advanced surfer’s testing ground, a specialty wave, the premier tube riding arena, and, ultimately, the Mecca of surfing. A lot has been said and written about Banzai Pipeline. The steep, fast Hawaiian barreling wave breaks almost all year round on the North Shore of Oahu, south of Sunset Beach, north of Log Cabins, and right in front of Kamehameha Highway. Banzai Pipeline is one of the biggest, heaviest waves on the planet. Despite only lasting around seven seconds, a ferocious Pipe left will always spit its spray.

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