Airwave: Troy Bottegal has patented his inflatable surf reef

It's not a mistype. You've already discovered inflatable SUPs, not it's time to fine-tune your local beach break with the ultimate reef. With air-filled bags. Got it?

Troy Bottegal's idea seems too good to be true. But, in theory, it's makeable. "Airwave" is a 20-meter wide, two-meter high sail-like structure that will be "glued" to the ocean floor.

As a result, we may enjoy artificially produced A-frame rides anywhere, anytime. Bottegal eco-friendly surf reef is planned to be removable and possibly replaced, if necessary.


Punta Galea, Spain: Jamie Mitchell draws a high line | Photo: ASP/Robertson

The second half of the 2014/2015 Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) has kicked off on the 15th October and runs through February 28th, 2015.

The competitions on the Southern Hemisphere are over. As a result, only one event has been run. The Billabong Pico Alto crowned Makua Rothman in 40-foot waves.

Now, all hopes are on the Northern Hemisphere swell cycle, which basically means winter season in Mexico (Todos Santos), Spain (Punta Galea) and Hawaii (Peahi/Jaws).


2015 Miss Reef Calendar: hot from the Baja California peninsula

The iconic 2015 Miss Reef Calendar is released on the 3rd November, 2014.

The colorful almanac for your surfing year has been photographed in the Baja California peninsula. Miss Reef is a planetary success for 30 years.

After traveling through Ecuador, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Panama, the beautiful bikini models are now discovering exotic and sophisticated trends, stemming from Reef's Latin American roots.