Mavericks: steep drops in cold water | Photo: Jacobovs

The Titans of Mavericks will be challenging the iconic big wave surf spot located in two miles from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, in Half Moon Bay, Northern California.

Mavericks may be out of the Big Wave World Tour, but that doesn't mean the peak isn't pumping some of the heaviest and deadliest wave faces on Planet Earth.

The brand has been revamped, and Cartel Management invited 56 titans for the initial battles in the big wave arena. Therefore, the cold water spot will feature names like Carlos Burle, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Greg Long, Ian Walsh, Kelly Slater, Ken Collins, and Shane Dorian.


GoPro Hero4: 4K video at 30 frames per second | Photo: GoPro

The GoPro Hero4 hits the market on the 5th October, 2014, with improved image and video quality.

The most advanced GoPro waterproof camera features 4K30 video recording, 12-megapixel photos up to 30 frames per second (fps), built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Protune for photos and video.

The GoPro Hero4 Black Edition comes with a two-times more powerful processor, two-times faster video frame rates and even better image quality than its predecessor.


Floater: crouch on approach and make the swoop happen | Photo: Quiksilver/Chauché

There comes a time in every surfer's journey when the initial round of skills-honing has passed, and a plateau is reached. Your paddling is strong and you have no problem making the waves you want. Rides are fun, you know how to get speed, and you can wipe out with the best of them.

It might sound remarkably simple, but often it's the little things that get overlooked in the surfer's arsenal of tricks, and the floater is a prime example.

Up till now, you've most likely bailed when the wave ahead of you starts to break. This is the game-changing trick that instead allows you to "coast" over that breaking section and keep on going. It's easy, too. Here's how: