GoPro Is About to Make the ASP World Tour and Big Wave World Tour Less Watchable

Written by philoSURFer on February 27th, 2014

In what amounts to just awful news, GoPro has just signed on as an official sponsor of the ASP World Tour and Big Wave World Tour.

For Pipe, Teahupoo and Fiji, we’ll get some pretty awesome first person views. For the rest of the tour, the GoPro views (that they’ll likely keep replaying over the live broadcasts) are just going to suck.

GoPro footage also has the unique ability of making big wave surfing look way smaller than it is. There’s no better way of drawing outsiders in to the world of big wave surfing than to put them in the driver’s seat on an angle that makes the wave look only a fraction of its size.

Don’t agree with me? Go ahead and check out a few examples:

Kalani Chapman surfing Teahupoo. Not so bad to watch.

Kelly Slater surfing Trestles just kinda makes surfing look un-fun. This is the least inspiring footage of Kelly I’ve ever seen.

This footage makes Francisco Porcella’s Jaws experience look like a day at shoulder to head high anywhere.

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Andrew Cotton Rides A Gargantuan Wave – Still Awaiting Laird’s Approval

Written by philoSURFer on February 3rd, 2014


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Kelly Slater’s Komunity Project Signature Fins have arrived!

Written by philoSURFer on November 26th, 2013

The wait is over. After popping up in retail locations in Europe and Israel, the Kelly Slater signature fins by Komunity Project have finally arrived on U.S. soil. They’ll be arriving in U.S. shops in the coming days and are sure to make great stocking stuffers.

Anyone who is a fan of the Kelly Slater signature fins by FCS will find themselves right at home on these. Better still, Komunity Project is also offering a Futures compatible version of each fin. While Futures offered their own variety of the K2.1 fins (the WCT fins), they’ve never offered quad rears that match the original FCS offering. I struggled trying to find a set of Futures quad trailers that came close, but came up dry. Komunity Project has jumped in to fill that void and is offering each of Slater’s templates in a range of techs and colors.

Check in with your local surf shop and keep your eyes peeled for announcements online in the coming days.

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Hydroflex Skateboards are now live on Kickstarter! Back them now!

Written by philoSURFer on October 3rd, 2013

The brilliant minds behind Hydroflex surboard technology have officially gone live with their Hydroflex Skateboards Kickstarter campaign. Sign in and back them today for what’s sure to be a high quality February release.

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Huntington Beach riots explained

Written by philoSURFer on August 8th, 2013

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Anastasia Ashley makes our humpday

Written by philoSURFer on August 7th, 2013

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Huntington Beach goes back to the future with riots

Written by philoSURFer on July 29th, 2013

Oh man, rioting was so much more real back in ’86.

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Roxy vs. Noosa – Who wore it better?

Written by philoSURFer on July 26th, 2013

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Putra Hermawan out-nipples Jordy Smith

Written by philoSURFer on June 25th, 2013

So you finally forgot about those creepy, cross-eyed nipples on Jordy Smith that are enough to make a baby cry and keep a grown man up at night?

Well, take a look at Putra Hermawan’s scary silver dollar surprises.

The horror!

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Wavegarden 2.0, take my money please!

Written by philoSURFer on June 10th, 2013

Wavegarden 2.0 – June 2013 from wavegarden on Vimeo.

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