Laird Hamilton was one of the first watermen to test the kites developed by the Legaignoux brothers. This is how he lived the early years of kitesurfing. When kitesurfing was born, Laird John Zerfas was already an accomplished wave surfer. His stepfather, Bill Hamilton, was a phenomenal and highly respectedRead More →

Guinness World Records confirmed this. Nuno “Stru” Figueiredo has officially surfed the biggest kitesurfing wave in the world. On November 8, 2017, the kitesurfer from Porto, Portugal launched his kite in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, and sailed one of the most dangerous beach breaks on the planet. The wind wasRead 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 →

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 →