FCS II: is there a revolution in the making?

Michael Heath is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Surf Hardware International, the brand behind FCS fins.

Heath has previously worked for some of the major global brands in the action sports industry such as O'Neill, Hurley, Nike and Rip Curl.

With over 18 years of experience, Michael Heath will be leading Surf Hardware International through a new growth phase, largely underpinned by the launch of the new FCS II system.


Band-e Amir: a paradise for SUP enthusiasts

Afghanistan has joined the International Surfing Association (ISA) as its 82nd member nation.

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a landlocked country located in South Central Asia and part of the greater Middle East, is officially part of the surfing world.

Although Afghanistan has no ocean waves, the country has a small population of surfers who have come together and travelled for surfing.


Ross Clarke-Jones: the weight of the world over his shoulders | Photo: Storm Surfers

How big is the largest wave you've ever surfed? If you're proud of a wave's height, it's time to take a look at the weight of the waves you can't escape.

Getting pounded. We know how it hurts. Whether we get caught on the inside or we miss an unexpected wave set, it's always tough to feel the weight of the salted water on our head and back.

When a wave breaks, it loses part of its energy. But until then, those liquid curtains will not wait for the rider's lucky escape, in order to fall over the flats. It's heavy stuff, no doubt about that.