Wetsuit technology has a come a long way since surfers first started exploring colder waters. Today wetsuits are warmer, more flexible, and more comfortable than ever before. Each year brings new advancements to make surfing more enjoyable, and 2016 is no exception. We’ve reviewed our hooded suits and after talking to customers, employees, and team riders, these are the 6 best wetsuits for cold water surfing. Continue reading
If you need a backpack to get your wetsuit down to your local break or need a pack to live out of for a surf trip, we’ve reviewed 7 great surf packs that can handle it all. These are the 7 surf backpacks we’ve found to offer the greatest features and quality. Continue reading
A travel bag is an essential piece of gear for surf trips and finding the right bag for your needs will keep you stoked and cut out a lot of stress. There are a ton of travel bags out there, and with so many different features, materials, and brands it can get a bit overwhelming sifting through pages of bag specs. We’ve saved you the hassle by reviewing the best of the best that we believe will be able to cover any surfer’s needs and budget. Continue reading
I’ve been kiting since 2000 with a passion for waves and the occasional free style session. I weigh 190 pounds and I like to ride powered up. I’ve owned many different kites in the 17M-20M range but when a friend handed my his Zephyr to try, it was love at first fly. I’ve since spread the love to many others who’ve had the same experience. As happy as I have been with the Zephyr, I never stop exploring new offerings. Here are the characteristics that in my opinion, make the Zephyr unique:
Firewire Surfboards is coming out firing for 2016 with a bunch of new boards, a new website and no sign of looking back. With the somewhat-recent majority acquisition of Firwire Surfboards by Kelly Slater, Slater seems to have put in a lot of effort in a short amount of time. With a bullpen of some of the best shapers in the league (Wingnut, Dewy Weber, Daniel Thompson, Dan Mann, Rob Machado, Pyzel, Nev), Firewire has announced 9 new models to round out one of the biggest production quivers in modern surfing. With Lost shapes leaving the Firewire namesake (but going to a good home with Lib Tech), Firewire picks up the slack with a variety of shapes and styles, all with Firewire’s Ecoboard Certified Sustainable Surf ethos.
It is important to note that this list of new Firewire boards do not include the Slater Designs boards which we understand will be made by Firewire, but under the Slater Designs moniker. I’m sure we will address those boards as they are released, but in the meantime we are going to break down these boards into the categories as described by Firewire. As they have yet to be ridden by us, we will hold all opinions until we get them into the water! Here’s some boards to make it even harder to decide what your next new board decision will be.