GoPro: meet the world of mounts and accessories

Waterproof surf cameras are invading the line-ups. Because we want to capture our greatest surfing moments for prosperity, but also because vanity is a healthy part of surfing.

Sometimes, having a GoPro camera is not enough. There are multiple accessories that can dramatically change the quality of our videos and that open way to fresh new perspectives, from the surfer's point of view or simply down from surfboard level.

Simultaneously, we often feel we're missing small accessories, either because they deteriorate with use or because they will increase the longevity of the cameras. Those headaches are over; we've listed all the mounts and accessories that may be useful to modern GoPro surfers.

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Billy Yeager: making surf jazz music where there are no waves

In 2014, Tommy Tomicello and Chris Von Weinberg founded Surf Jazz Records. Now, they want to prove there's a new music genre emerging from the line-ups of Southern California.

In the past, it was surf music. In the 21st century, it's surf jazz, a blend of contemporary jazz and eclectic musical orchestration. Confused? Listen for yourselves.

The new music label wants to release "a high caliber of easy listening jazz music that combines spiritual and soulful elements reminiscent of nature and the ocean with transcendental vibes."

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Adriano de Souza: free falling to victory at Margaret River | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Adriano de Souza defeated John John Florence to claim the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015, at the Main Break.

The Brazilian surfer rejoiced. The fifth victory of his ten-year career on the Dream Tour had a Hawaiian flavour. De Souza opened the final with an excellent 8.93 for two big carving turns ending with a free-fall drop.

Florence never quite managed to match his opponent's scores, and Adriano kept building his game with another 8.60-point wave. Despite John John's late 9.00 wave, the Brazilian used his last minute priority to his advantage.

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