From the first heat Lucas ‘Chumbo’ Chianca burst into the gates, and although they didn’t surf with his usual teammate, Chianca and Nic von Rupp put on a great show. Chianca kicked off with a score of 8.33 after cutting the line with a critical lip turn and passing it.Read More →

Quiksilver has announced the launch of an inflatable safety vest exclusively designed for the practice of big waves. The Highline Airlift vest is the result of a joint venture between Quiksilver and the French diving equipment company Aqua Lung and hopes to improve the safety of surfers in extreme conditions.Read More →

Maya Gabeira almost escaped death by drowning in Nazaré. What are the impacts and risks of big wave surfing on the physical and mental health of extreme surf athletes? The European Association of Surf Doctors (EASD) has analyzed The shocking erasure of Maya Gabeira in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.Read More →

The first combination with an integrated instantly inflatable air bladder was invented. This exceptional new survival development was developed by big wave legend Shane Dorian, Billabong Wetsuits and Mustang Survival Corporation. Named “Billabong V1”, the revolutionary suit was designed after Dorian’s near-drowning incident in 2010 at Maverick’s, the famous coldRead More →