HUVr Board: surfing the streets of LA

HUVr claims to have created the ultimate hoverboard, an high-tech skateboard without wheels that has invaded the streets of Los Angeles. Fantasy or reality?

The future has arrived, they say. The first thing that comes to mind when you see a flying skateboard is "will they do that on surfboards?"

The hoverboard concept introduced by the "Back to the Future" film series brought us a skateboard without wheels. Since then, many companies have tried to emulate the feeling of riding the streets on a self-balancing transportation.


The Gambia: uncrowded waves | Photo: Tony Steele

Gambia and Nigeria have officially joined the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The Gambia is a country located in West Africa. With approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) of coastline, it is bordered by Senegal.

"The Gambia is incredibly excited to become a member of the ISA. We know that our citizens will enjoy surfing and SUP, and hopefully be able to compete on a word stage within a few years," says Alieu Jallow, president The Gambia Swimming and Water Sports Association.


Grant Baker: running away from Jaws | Photo: Billabong XXL/Paul Karaolides

Jaws delivered the last XXL swell of the 2013/2014 winter season. Broken boards, heavy wipeouts and capsized boats added drama to the all-star big wave surfing session.

Monday, 3rd March, 2014. With a giant groundswell traveling from the northwest, the usual crew gathered for the regular challenge. If Shane Dorian's there, the so-called "chargers" must be there, too.

This time, the god of the Sea had shifting plans for the surfing day. Light winds would give place to strong gusts, and the wave face would get from perfect glass to bumpy roads. Nevertheless, conditions changed every hour.