Ricardo dos Santos, Puerto Rico: don't worry, everything's going to be fine

Welcome to the most spectacular unsuccessful rides of the year 2014, also known as wipeouts. Whether at El Buey or Puerto Escondido, many surfers suffered the wrath of Neptune and Poseidon.

The judging panel of the 2015 Billabong XXL Awards will have plenty of work to do. At least, when it comes to analyzing hideous wipeouts. And Latin America has been particularly spicy in this field.

El Buey is one of the heaviest waves in Chile. The spot located near Arica has claimed a large collection of surfboards over the past few months. Ask Gabriel Villaran and Marcos Monteiro.

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Hendo: it's true, it's real, it's an hoverboard

The world's first real hoverboard has been successfully tested. Discover how Hendo will revolutionize the way you train rotations, spins and reverses in surfing.

When Tony Hawk introduced us HUVr, the ultimate "fake" hoverboard, we dared to dream. Now, the dream has become a reality. Yes, there's an high-tech skateboard without wheels ready to hit the skateboard parks of the world.

The Hendo hoverboard rides about one inch off the ground. The prototype is real and it works. It is not a matter of defying gravity; it's pure science instead. As your weight transfers to the board, you feel a light springy bounce, and you're immediately bouncing on air.

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Bethany Hamilton: she surfs like a girl | Photo: ASP

World surfing hero Bethany Hamilton will be featured in "Surfs Like A Girl," a two-part biopic scheduled for 2015.

Surf filmmaker Aaron Lieber is a busy man. The director from Southern California is preparing to launch the "untold story" of Bethany Hamilton, a pro surfer who has been inspiring millions of youngsters.

Today, Bethany Hamilton is a brand. When she is the water, she rips and wins competitions. When she's on firm land, the Hawaiian sells books, films and products.

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