John John Florence: does he look scared? | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Kelly Slater scored a Perfect 10, and Jay Davies eliminated Mick Fanning. The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015 couldn't be crazier.

Local wildcard Jay Davies is living the best days of his professional career. After eliminating Gabriel Medina, the fearless Australian sent the ratings leader Mick Fanning home with a 16.83 two-wave heat total in Round 3.

"That was just so fun, every bit of it. On that wave I just really had to forget about all the other heats I've surfed out here where I've pulled back and put my head down. It was the steepest take-off and I just wanted to give it everything I had. I thought I was going to come off but luckily I didn't," said Davies.

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Scotland: perfect waves, very cold waters | Photo: Scottish Surfing Federation

Scotland and Finland are the 95th and 96th member nations of the International Surfing Association (ISA).

Surfing is growing fast thanks to Fernando Aguerre's ambitious plan to take the sport into the ultimate stage: the Olympic Games. And the 100th mark is right around the shoulder of the wave.

Scotland offers world-class waves and breaks in challenging cold water conditions. Strathy, Melvich, Sandside, Brimms Ness, Shitpipe, Thurso East, The Spur, Ham, Tang Head, Gills Bay, Skirza Harbour, Keiss, and Ackergill are some of the multiple Scottish surf gems.

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Chest zip wetsuit: hard to take it off

Wetsuits are fragile. In order to make our second skin last longer we need to know how to put it on without tearing the neoprene. Learn how to take off a chest zip wetsuit without help and without looking like a kook.

Putting a chest zip on is almost as difficult as getting it off, especially when it is slightly wet. Sometimes we're just too tired and cold, and we need to speed up the process. As a result, the wetsuit suffers and begins losing its core qualities: flexibility and strength.

High-end wetsuits are tested to resist our impatience, but we should know how to keep in good shape. You don't want to replace panels and start sewing every hole you find.

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