SipaBoard: a self-inflating electric-powered stand up paddleboard

SipaBoard is the world's first self-inflating electric-powered stand up paddleboard (SUP).

Need a portable SUP for those flat summer days? SipaBoards developed a stand up paddleboard that inflates in five minutes. Forget the standard pumps and save 15 minutes of hard work.

The SipaBoard is made out of durable double-layered PVC based material. The top and the bottom layers are held together by thousands of polyester filaments, making the board rock-hard with completely flat surfaces when inflated, while easily folding into a backpack when deflated.

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Lowers Pro: the military veterans will watch the pros | Photo: Kirstin/ASP

The Oakley Lowers Pro 2015 will host a surf clinic for military veterans, at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, on the 26th April.

The surfing contest has partnered with Infinite Hero Foundation and Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) to develop a weekend of activities for veterans. All participants are invited to watch the pros in action at the opening day of competition.

"The Oakley Lowers Pro is located in a prime surf location on land owned by the United States Navy and adjacent to Camp Pendleton," underlines Cuan Petersen, marketing director at Oakley.

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Wet Madrid: surfing in the heart of Spain

Yes. Surfing will be possible in Madrid, the landlocked capital of Spain.

Bienvenidos a Madrid, ciudad de olas. In English, you will say "Welcome to Madrid, city of waves." Although it might sound strange, the truth is that the largest city in Spain will have its own artificial wave park.

The dream - named Wet Madrid - will be built near Feria de Madrid, the city's international trade fair. According to the initial plans, Wet Madrid is the result of a 10 million euro investment.

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