SBOX: surfer's black box | Photo: ZigZag Magazine

In the future of surfing, the speed of surf rides will be one of the top issues of performance and judging.


That's why there's a new technology hitting the wave peaks. SBOX is the company behind this GPS tracking system tested in the Xcel Pro Showdown at Supertubes, South Africa.

Windsurfers and kiteboarders are already using similar ways of measuring speed. In the next months, surfers will be able to watch how they performed in 3D terrain digital maps. The speed records, the highest aerials and the trajectories.

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Charly Martin: too shy to appear

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Europe will be sanctioning its first Regional Specialty Event with the 6.0 Cash For Tricks this summer, a series of four events taking place in Europe and bringing a new, fresh and progressive format of competition to its calendar.

Aiming at pushing the boundaries of progressive surfing by gathering a pool of both ASP professional athletes and local rising talents, the 6.0 Cash for Tricks events will see an explosion of flying maneuvers and spectacular surfing, with incredible every trick being rewarded with cash.

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Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece: the proof of the tragedy

Laird Hamilton and wife Gabrielle Reece have visited the Gulf area affected by the BP oil spill.

The waterman was granted permission to fly over the disaster and to get in touch with the infected waters.

Hamilton and Reece had the opportunity to understand the dimension of the tragedy with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) staff members.

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