Stephan Figueiredo: after the sun comes rain

If you dream of surfing The Wedge in a classic day, you've got to be prepared for salt and pepper. In other words, don't wear a leash.

If there's a special wave in the world, then you can't miss The Wedge, at Newport Beach, California. It's the one we want, and the one we fear. But let's not talk about broken bones. Let's just dream.

And that was precisely what Stephan Figueiredo did. The relatively unknown pro surfer from Brazil had always dreamed of tasting the Newport beast. After one month in California, the swell was coming his way.


Empire Now: bad boy Garrett McNamara

Garrett McNamara is the dangerous villain of "Empire Now," the ultimate New York surf thriller.

Director JR Jensen has used the landscapes and the culture of New York to create a film that combines a fast paced thriller with high-action surf.

"Empire Now" sees Kurt Rist, Leif Engstrom, TJ Gumiela, Brian Pollak, Will Skudin, Balaram Stack, Zack Dayton, Tyler Maguire, Cliff Skudin, and Dylan Stott representing the city that never sleeps.


Webber Wave Pools: a software will imitate Nature

Webber Wave Pools has released new details on the upcoming artificial wave pool to be opened in Queensland by September 2015.

The company founded by Greg Webber published a video titled "Looped Linear," in which we understand the whole behaviour of the wave, and the possibilities for the surfer in each ride.

Unlike the Wavegarden, the Webber concept brings us a circular surf pool with four wave faces peeling across both channels. It doesn't seem possible to get on an endless ride, and only right-handers are available, but there are secrets behind that wave.