Coco Ho: the water's cold without wetsuit | Photo: ESPN The Magazine's 2014 Body Issue

Coco Ho appears naked on ESPN The Magazine's 2014 Body Issue.

The 23-year-old wave rider born in Honolulu, Hawaii, joins Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, and Maya Gabeira, in the list of surfers who dropped their clothes for ESPN's Body Issue.

"I think I always admired the athletes for stripping down and portraying strong bodies as beauty - not as sexy nude shoots. I really do see the integrity in ESPN as a whole and think of it as something so prestigious, like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I've always wanted to be a part of," explains Coco Ho.

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The Rampant by Roy Stuart: the world's most expensive surfboard

A Kiwi surfboard shaper has designed the world's most expensive surfboard.

Forget the "Baywatch" surfboard, auctioned at eBay. Roy Stuart says he used advanced hydrodynamics to produce a very unusual surfboard. The Rampant 10'6'' apparently allows surfers to reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.

For "only" 1.3 million dollars, you'll get an extravagant wooden plank that weighs 31 pounds (14 kilograms), coated with a 23-carat gold dragon inlay.

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Westood: the surf pool will be built near Junction 27 of the M5, in Mid Devon

Westwood will be the third artificial surf pool installed in the United Kingdom.

A surf park with its own beach in a man-made lagoon will be built near Junction 27 of the M5, in Mid Devon, in the Southwest of England.

The surf park is one of the seven leisure attractions that will be connected in Westwood. In the center of the project, the Westwood Reef will pump artificial waves for surf enthusiasts.

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