Andy Irons: always in our heart

The surfing world is preparing a global paddle out in memory of icon, legend and champion Andy Irons.

The family memorial services will be held in the "Pine Trees" surf break, Hanalei, Kauai (Hawaii), on 14th November. This is the place where kids meet for the Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic, a competition hosted by the two Irons brothers.

The Triple Crown of Surfing will also be honoring Andy Irons with a paddle out ceremony on Kauai and, later, in Banzai Pipeline.

In the Huntington Beach, Surf City USA, another paddle out is scheduled on Sunday 14th November, at 12.30pm, on the South Side of the pier.

In Florida, the land of Kelly Slater, the Jacksonville Pier will be the stage of a massive paddle out at 2pm, on 13th November. Everyone is invited to bring flowers, photos and surfboards.

During whole weekend and until the end of the year, in every surf peak, surfers throughout the world will be remembering the incredible sporting life of our eternal champion.

There's a tribute photo gallery dedicated to Andy Irons.

Olo of the Sun: 19 feet of pure pleasure

Passion and spirit is what drives Roy Stewart. He's more than a surfer or a surfboard shaper. Stewart is making dreams come true.

That's why this man is developing the "Olo of the Sun", a 19-foot wooden olo surfboard, inspired by the ancient Royal Hawaiian art of pure ocean swell gliding.

Roy Stewart is a purist and spiritual defender of the origins of surfing as a ritual and a sport. The "Olo of the Sun" also links Tarot symbolism and the Solfeggio Frequency 852Hz, the frequency associated with a pure love.

The future 19-foot wooden surfboard will open up new territories which can be surfed. Check out the evolution of the production.

Garrett McNamara: crazy dude | Photo: Wilson Ribeiro

Big wave rider Garrett McNamara and Portuguese surfer José Gregório have surfed the biggest waves seen in Nazaré, Portugal, in the last years.

The 43-year-old Hawaiian athlete discovered perfect conditions for a tow-in surfing session in the town located in the South region of the country. The swell was pumping and McNamara was astonished with the 6-7 metres of water walls.

"I believe that these were some of the heaviest waves ever caught here in Nazaré. They were big, powerful and dangerous. Now I understand what Kelly (Slater) meant when he said that a mistake here could be our last" he told

There's an explanation for these types of waves in Nazaré. Because of the Canyon of Nazaré, a special water channel, waves tend to double their size and deliver amazing surf rides.

The amazing photo above was captured by Wilson Ribeiro.