GoPro Hero4: 4K video at 30 frames per second | Photo: GoPro

The GoPro Hero4 hits the market on the 5th October, 2014, with improved image and video quality.

The most advanced GoPro waterproof camera features 4K30 video recording, 12-megapixel photos up to 30 frames per second (fps), built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Protune for photos and video.

The GoPro Hero4 Black Edition comes with a two-times more powerful processor, two-times faster video frame rates and even better image quality than its predecessor.


Floater: crouch on approach and make the swoop happen | Photo: Quiksilver/Chauché

There comes a time in every surfer's journey when the initial round of skills-honing has passed, and a plateau is reached. Your paddling is strong and you have no problem making the waves you want. Rides are fun, you know how to get speed, and you can wipe out with the best of them.

It might sound remarkably simple, but often it's the little things that get overlooked in the surfer's arsenal of tricks, and the floater is a prime example.

Up till now, you've most likely bailed when the wave ahead of you starts to break. This is the game-changing trick that instead allows you to "coast" over that breaking section and keep on going. It's easy, too. Here's how:


Tyler Wright: big in France | Photo: ASP/ Poullenot

Tyler Wright has defeated Courtney Conlogue to claim the Roxy Pro France 2014, in three-to-five foot waves, at Les Guardians. The ASP Women's World Tour title race is on.

Wright surfer opened the day by eliminating current world number one Sally Fitzgibbons in their quarterfinal clash. In the final, Tyler displayed robust and progressive surfing on the available right-handers.

"The conditions were so fun out there and I just got into a great rhythm. I think my first four waves were all over 9 points, so I was really having fun. I've had a lot of success here in France over the years, and I'm rapt to put another win on the board for this year,” explained Wright.