Olo of the Sun: 19 feet of pure pleasure

Passion and spirit is what drives Roy Stewart. He's more than a surfer or a surfboard shaper. Stewart is making dreams come true.

That's why this man is developing the "Olo of the Sun", a 19-foot wooden olo surfboard, inspired by the ancient Royal Hawaiian art of pure ocean swell gliding.

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Garrett McNamara: crazy dude | Photo: Wilson Ribeiro

Big wave rider Garrett McNamara and Portuguese surfer José Gregório have surfed the biggest waves seen in Nazaré, Portugal, in the last years.


The 43-year-old Hawaiian athlete discovered perfect conditions for a tow-in surfing session in the town located in the South region of the country. The swell was pumping and McNamara was astonished with the 6-7 metres of water walls.

"I believe that these were some of the heaviest waves ever caught here in Nazaré. They were big, powerful and dangerous. Now I understand what Kelly (Slater) meant when he said that a mistake here could be our last" he told Purofeeling.com.

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North Shore: where nothing is small

Big Waves are coming to the Big Screen as the North Shore Surf Film Festival makes plans for three nights of film during the big-wave winter surf season. Mokuleia Polo Field will host the festivities, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Waianae mountain range. The Festival will be held on December 3rd, 4th and 5th, with feature and short films, DJ and live music on Sunday Night with Titus Kinimaka and the Kauai Boys.

The North Shore Surf Film Festival will open gates at 5 pm on Friday. There will be food and drinks available to the public along with a VIP Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (VIP includes; food, drinks, preferred seating and preferred parking). On Saturday and Sunday the gates will open at 3:30 pm with an exciting Polo Exhibition beginning at 4 pm featuring Pro Surfer Jaime Sterling and many outstanding Polo Players. During the Festival each evening will screen two feature surf films and selections of short films many of these major award winners and Hawaii premieres.

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