Brazilian Surf Institute: surfing is very popular in Brazil

The Brazilian Surf Institute is putting up the largest academic event fully dedicated to surfing.

The 7th edition of the Brazilian Surf Congress aims to promote the development of the wave sport and to produce relevant information for those who want to work and act as a player in this industry.

Sharing ideas and knowledge, stimulating the production of scientific studies and research in the surfing related areas are the main goals of the South American event.

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Bruce Irons: a bright future ahead

Just like the sun and the moon, Andy and Bruce Irons were always very different from each other.

They were both born in the 70s but Andy, the older brother, enjoyed the pros and cons of the spotlight. Bruce would prefer a quiet free surfing session in any world beach.

"I can't stand when I see someone trying to act cool because it makes them look an idiot", confessed Bruce in his sponsor's website. This statement says a lot of the younger brother.

Nevertheless, the anti-hero Bruce Irons was always seen as an icon by the younger generation of surfers.

He was the star of successful movies, ad campaigns and fashion outdoors. Bruce enjoys "hard" contests where big waves underline his futuristic surf.

In 2004, Bruce was Rookie of the Year in the WCT. The Dream Tour's Rip Curl Pro Indonesia was conquered in 2008.

The surfing legacy of Andy Irons may now be a great challenge for Bruce Irons. What will he be doing next? Will he aim higher? Will he set his eyes on the world title, in the post-Kelly Slater era?

Bruce Irons doesn't have any pressure on his shoulders. He just has lot of surfing skills to show to the world. Today, it's his 31st anniversary.

The Oxbow Watermen Experience: no words, just wows

Unique surfers and extraordinary tricks and moves. All the ingredients are cooked to present "The Oxbow Watermen Experience".

The movie features the Hawaiian Oxbow team of Kai Lenny, Levi Siver, Duane DeSoto, Jason Polakow and Laird Hamilton.

These extreme riders were filmed surfing big waves, culminating in the groundbreaking 7th-8th December 2009 sessions, at the iconic big wave spot of Peahi.

"The Oxbow Watermen Experience" is absolutely intense. If you are a fan of the stoke, you shouldn't miss the handover between the legendary Laird Hamilton and the young icon Kai Lenny, and Jason Polakow’s terrible wipe-out.

The ocean tested the five riders' nerves. The results of the challenge are available, for free download.

Check the most complete collection of surf movies and documentaries ever made from the Big Wednesday and The Endless Summer to North Shore and Blue Horizon.