Response Dry Glove 2: warm hands, pumped heart

Are you a cold water surfer? If so, the Response Dry Glove 2 is for you.

Yona Belfort and Sam Palmer wanted to solve a classic problem. And having great waves in freezing waters is a classic problem. That is why they developed a grippy, featherweight latex glove that goes over a fleece liner, all sealed at the wrist.

The Furnace Response Dry Glove 2 offers improved dexterity over other paddling gloves on the market while allowing users to paddle for much longer without getting fatigued by soggy neoprene gloves.

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Mick Fanning: four Bells in the pocket | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Mick Fanning conquered his fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title, after defeating Adriano de Souza in the 2015 final.

The Australian and Brazilian surfers finished their tenth match-up with the same heat total - 15.27 points each - but it was Fanning who celebrated because in a tiebreak situation the highest single-wave score (8.17) wins the clash.

It was the first time a World Championship Tour final has ever been tied. Fanning is now tied with Kelly Slater and Mark Richards with four Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach wins each, the most in the event's history.

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Jaws: will it pump for the Big Wave Tour? | Photo: Red Bull

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the schedule for the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour (BWT). Mavericks, Dungeons and Nazaré are out of the equation.

There will be five events in the American continent, a stage set for Hawaii and a stop in Europe. The 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour has no big surprises in the pocket for the second season under the WSL umbrella.

"The enhancements made to this upcoming season are designed with one goal in mind - run as many events as possible in the largest surf on offer. We’re excited about the addition of Puerto Escondido and Lincoln City as full-fledged members of the 2015/2016 BWT season," explains Peter Mel, BWT Commissioner.

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