Tim Boal: 'hey, are you a robot?'

Helicam International teamed up with Extreme Sports photographer Dom Daher to shoot aerial photos of world class surfer Tim Boal. Click here to view the 'Making Of' video showing a behind-the-scenes look at how the pictures were taken.

The helicopter was launched from the pier at Hendaye, France.

In the end of the day, the crew added a flash device to capture intense surfing in rare conditions. Is this the future of pro surfing photography in international contests?

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Simon Anderson: three is the magic number

This year marks the 30-year anniversary of legendary Australian surfer and shaper Simon Anderson's seminal Thruster surfboard design. On August 14 & 15 Sacred Craft will honor Simon Anderson during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks.

"Simon Anderson's surfing suited single-fins, but the events at the time were all being won on twins. Frustration led him to consider a weird-looking mix -- three smaller fins, one set three inches from the tail, the other two set 11 inches up and on either rail a la the twinnie," explained surf historian/writer Nick Carroll.

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The Doolin Point: Irish pearl, do not touch

The Doolin wave peak, in Ireland, is threatened by the construction of a €6 million pier planned by the Clare County Council.

The Irish surfers may have reasons for concern as the best wave spots of the country might disappear - Doolin Point and Crab Island.

The West Coast Surf Club and Irish Surfing Association are launching a petition for everyone to sign their protest.

Surf tourism is a very relevant activity in the area of west Clare and this pier will certainly change many lives.

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