Wetsuit repair: you only need wetsuit cement, glue-on seam tape, floss and a needle | Photo: SurferToday.com

Learn how to repair a wetsuit. Whether you're fixing a tear in the neoprene or in the rubber, make sure you're stitching it properly.

You can easily make your wetsuit last longer. Salted water, sun, pee and nails are the worst enemies of your favorite wetsuit. A regular surfer hitting the waves 100 times a year may be forced to replace his wetsuit every 24 months. You don't want that.

With time, stitches will lose their strength and open, but that doesn't mean you need to buy a brand new wetsuit. A proper sew and stitch job will extend the lifetime of your second skin. Make sure you're attacking those rips and tears immediately after detecting the problem.

Read more...

Jamie O'Brien: a board transfer specialist

Jamie O'Brien has taken his signature board transfer to another level. Can you imagine him testing it out at The Wedge, in Newport Beach?

The Hawaiian daredevil can't stop for a minute. His innovative bag of tricks usually involves inflatable toys, beginner surfboards, boogie boards and winch machines.

But what's harder that getting barreled at The Wedge? Maybe a board transfer stunt in the iconic drainer. Still not sure? Let's just hand him the control of the ship.

Read more...

Red Bull Cape Fear: we told you not to wipeout | Photo: Red Bull

The Red Bull Cape Fear will run on the 31st August 2014, at Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia.

Hailed as one of the most dangerous surf contests in the planet, the Red Bull Cape Fear expects waves in excess of eight feet pumping above the deadly "Ours" reef, a spot that only comes to life three or four times a year.

The innovative contest format has been designed by the local big wave charger Mark Mathews. Surfers will contest Cape Fear in two disciplines - tow-in with jet-ski assist and the most difficult task in surfing, paddling into monsters.

Read more...