Mercedes-Benz: a German surfboard manufacturer

Garrett McNamara has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to shape special surfboards for the waves of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.


Grey, black and futuristic. Garrett McNamara has unveiled new war equipment for the battle of big waves, at the Nazaré North Canyon.

The "MBoard Project", a partnership between the Hawaiian big wave charger and the German automobile manufacturer, has produced a limited edition of four special surfboards.

Mercedes-Benz has named the surfboards "The Silver Arrow of the Seas". Mcnamara is anxious to test the planks in the so-called Storm Brigid, a giant swell that is expected to hit Europe between 1st-2nd February, 2014.

"The wind will be a bit strong on Saturday, but Sunday we might get a good swell, not with the best angle, but it might be surfable", explains McNamara.

"I am looking forward to testing the technology behind the boards, because when you're surfing the waves of Nazaré, you'll riding faster than ever. I am happy they've built boards for riding fast".

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