Mevissen 

Mevissen (NeilPryde / RRD), who finished 12th overall in ’07, joins talented freestyle teammates Nicholas Akgazciyan (RRD / Gun), Simon Hurrey (RRD / Simmer) and new signing Cheo Diaz (RRD / North), as the Italian designer label makes a charge on the pro scene for 2008.

Kevin, 25, who’s training hard in Cape Town right, now stated his targets this season are: "To reach the top 3 in freestyle and to just have people say 'hey that guy rides with style'. My training in South Africa's been going really well, especially as we’ve had a lot of wind and waves this year."

"I can’t wait until next week when my coach will comes with my new TwinTips and we start concentrating on freestyle!" This year, Kev not only has a coach who helps him in the gym and with cardio work and video analysis, but a manager too.

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Mormaii 

Mormaii are a true South American, and now worldwide success story. After humble roots, the modern brand’s a result of true passion and enterprise.

Almost 30 years ago, Brazilian surfing character, Dr. Morongo started developing and sewing his own rubber suits in his garage near the PWA contest site in Santa Catarina state in the south of the country.

Demand was huge in this wave-crazed country, and Mormaii soon turned into the biggest manufacturer of neoprene suits in Latin America, whilst importantly never losing sight of the true spirit of wave riding.

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Swell in Ireland

With the North Atlantic in the depths of winter, a series of low pressures has battered Ireland in late January.

And whilst La Niña spoils the party in 'Snow Swept' Maui, the Irish are laughing all the way from the beach to the pub.

Fortuitous wave hunters Finn Mullen (Severne) and Timo Mullen (Starboard / Severne) lucked into three days of mast high mayhem to notch up some all time Emerald Isle action.

Although far from tropical, the heat was turned-up to the max as six metre swells boiled over onto the North West coast.

And it’s not the first time this season either that the do-or-die duo have had rugged Donegal’s powerful surf to themselves.

 

SOURCE: PWA