Sunday, July 31, 2011

SURFING LEGENDS RIPPING IN BRASIL

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Simon Anderson


Tom Curren


Derek Ho


Ian Cairns


Luke Egan


Occy


Gary "Kong" Elkerton

Michael Ho

Mr X, Glenn Winton


Shaun Thomson

The Super Surf Masters in Aproador Brasil, we need more to come.
Enjoy the ride!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

THE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD MAKE FLATNESS FUN

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Surfer Beach Aguadilla, PR. 7-30-11

When is flat the SUP make a sad day a happy day. Enjoy the ride!



Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

REMEMBER LARRY BERTLEMANN BOARDS?


SurfboardLine.com | Personal Quiver | Larry Bertlemann from Arico Productions on Vimeo.

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Larry Bertlemann, the legend, talk us about a collection of some of his famous surfboards and the story that each one hide. Enjoy the ride!




Friday, July 22, 2011

SUP IN ICELAND, SHORT MOVIE


Iceland - Stand Up Paddle from Blueline - Santa Barbara on Vimeo.

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We Islanders sometimes forget the blessing of warm water waves. Cold water for us is like another planet. This video shows what cold water surfing means. To see some variation in our blog and show what this sport make us to reach, enjoy this video and enjoy the ride!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Single, Twin, Thruster or Quad, the Pilot is what counts!


Josh Kerr in J'Bay ep.3 from rustyintl on Vimeo.

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Josh Kerr show us that multifins just cause drag. Rusty mixed modern designs with only one fin. See this video and will change your state of mind. Is the indian not the arrow, enjoy this ride! 


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

EPOXY/EPS THE SMART DECISION?

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Meet Your Shaper: Fletcher Chouinard from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.

This is a topic that nobody can answer, pro and cons vary depending your state of mind. My opinion, more durable, longer lively feeling , very light and more cost effective. PU less durable, superb flex, dampening feeling, better weight in offshore winds and bigger waves, early dead feeling, soul tradition. Very personal decision, in sliding feeling is all. In PU or EPS enjoy the ride! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

THE MAGIC OF HULLS BY MARC ANDREINI

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Marc Andreini is one of those shapers that sets appart. His magic comes with Hulls wave sliding machines. This creations based in Simmon's personal theories shows hydrodynamics as a reality. Effortless rides with maximal wave energy in use. CNC machine is unable to reproduce this lines and width distribution, to produce a unique feeling. Only some have the capability of creating this slide. Enjoy the ride!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

VONSOL DREAM QUIVER

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Sean Mattison and his vast experience in fish evolution has developed the missing link between the performance board and the fish. Single to a dobble barrel concave, flute wings for release and quad combination,  rules. His association and collaboration with Hynson has pay its dues. This is a dream quiver. Enjoy the ride and surf, life is too short!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

TOM CURREN STARTING THE FISH RESURRECTION




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                                      Tom Curren on a Fish from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.

History said that after Tom Curren was filmed sliding in a Steve Lis style fish, this wave machine was resurrected. After some net surfing I found it. Do not miss this video and enjoy his ride!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ADRIANO DE SOUSA, THE FIRST LATINAMERICAN ASP CHAMP?

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This week J-Bay will show its perfection to the top 32 in the battle of surfing supremacy. This year we are fortunate to have a latinoamerican Brasilian surfer as the leader. Adriano De Sousa has been showing that the high performance surfing do not belong to the " Gringos" or the " Aussies". Adriano is making clear that latins have the talent and the "cojones" to rule in this sport. During the Rip Curl Somewhere in Puerto Rico I had the pleassure meet him and speak not portuguese, but clear and fluently spanish with him. This guy is representing us proudly and have an unanimous support from our culture.
This is the year of Adriano, enjoy the ride!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

GAS CHAMBERS, PUERTO RICO TOP 100 WAVES IN THE WORLD BY SURFER MAGAZINE


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The Alternative Surf Culture is proud to announce that Gas Chambers has been selected by Surfer Magazine latest Big Issue as one of the top 100 best waves in the World. This position Puerto Rico as a priviledge destination in world class surfing and crowning again this blessed island as the Hawaii of the Caribbean. Visit us and enjoy our waves and enjoy your ride!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

THE STORY OF ONE BOARD


Story Behind The Board from Arico Productions on Vimeo.

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This video is a reunion of some Hawaii legends reunited for a Pipe single fin desing. The pilot, Shane Dorian. Do not miss this video. Enjoy the ride!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

NOSTALGIC PHOTO FROM THE KING IN RIP CURL SEARCH SOMEWHERE IN PUERTO RICO

Kelly Slater, Puerto Rico. Photo: Ellis

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This is a picture of the King sharing some moments with a child in Middles Beach in Puerto Rico. This event will never be forgoten in our lives, the time in history when the Kelly Slater made won his 10th World title and also the Rip Curl Search event. More important consolidating Puerto Rico as the Hawaii of the Caribbean. Enjoy the ride!

Friday, July 8, 2011

FLASH BACK-QUADRATIC FORMULA BY MONCHITO SHAPES

H: 6'4", N:14",W: 20", T: 15, Th: 2 5/8


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This board is 100% hand shape by Rincon local shaper "Monchito", which I posted previously. But I love this foto due to the first impresion of a new board. Better in chest to head high waves. This guy makes superb longlasting boards. Enjoy the ride!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

EGGY DOUBLE SOFT WING SQUASH

5'10 x 20" x 2 9/16 double soft wing squash

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This beauty is a product of Nestor Ramirez, master shaper from Puerto Rico. Very rare specimen for an Egg, with a double soft wing squash tail. This addition will bring a diverse spectrum of waves and conditions. Enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MHL CUSTOMS BRING SOME CHILLI TO PUERTO RICO!

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About Chilli

The founding owner of Chilli Surfboards, Jamie Cheal, did his first top turn on a surfboard at Greenmount on the Gold Coast at the age of 13 and he’s been surfing most days since. In his late teens Cheal moved to Sydney and started working at a surfboard factory sanding boards and sweeping the floor of its shaping bays for a buck. In 1995, aged 22, Cheal shaped his first board. When he eventually took his creation to water he was more than a little surprised… it actually worked! “It was a total fluke” He laughs. “I shaped about 20 more after that first one and they all went like wet towels.
He knew it wouldn’t be a walk in the park, however, with that first gem in mind, Cheal persevered with the shaping gig and not long after it all started to pay off. Two years on Chilli Surfboards was born in a small factory in Brookvale, 10 minutes drive from North Narrabeen. Back then Cheal made one board per week and to keep money coming in he also finished boards for Aloha & Webber Surfboards.
In the years that followed the demand for Cheal’s boards grew and each week he produced more. He was able to quit working for other craftsmen to concentrate on his own designs. Pretty soon some of Australia’s best surfers were riding Chilli Surfboards to victory. It wasn’t long before surfers on the ASP World Tour started knocking on the door of Cheal’s shaping bay asking for boards too. In 2004 Andy Irons rode Chilli Surfboards in his successful campaign to claim a third world title. Andy will be sadly missed.
Cheal loves seeing the best surfers in the world ride his boards but would take just as much pride in seeing one under your feet. That’s why he’s worked hard to create a model range that has something for everyone. Check them out on this site and find your next dream board.
These days Chilli Surfboards operates out of a factory in Warriewood – a little closer to those perfect Narrabeen waves – and has established a reputation for extraordinary quality control and unparalleled customer service. Chilli Surfboards are also manufactured and distributed in Japan, North & South America, Europe & Taiwan.

We will have the priviledge of having Jamie Cheal in Puerto Rico next august, who will shape some boards on his stay in the Island. Thank's to MHL Customs . Enjoy the ride!
Email: info@mhlcustom.com 

Phone: 787.609.619

Chilli shapes Puerto Rico... from Chilli on Vimeo.

Monday, July 4, 2011

TONY ALVA SHOWING THE REAL MEANING OF LIFE


Pass The Bucket with Tony Alva from Off The Wall TV on Vimeo.

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     Sometime we judge people for what they have not for what they are. Life is better when we keep it simpe as it is. Felling the satisfaction serving others without the intention of receiving something is the most purest action. Enjoy this video as I enjoy it. Never forgot to enjoy the ride!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

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Manuel Caro (MANDALA) Alternative Wave Vehicles


Meet Your Shaper: Manny Caro from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.

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   Manuel Caro come from a new breed of wave craft sculptors that continue with the basic priciples of Simmon's hydrodynamic theories. Also influenced by Lis  fish and the tuition of Frye and Rish Pavel. This new San Diego generation will continue the essence of the fish in a modern configuration. Enjoy the ride!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

SUNSET IN PUERTO RICO



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This picture remind us the beauty that sometimes we forgot. Enjoy the ride

Friday, July 1, 2011

THE RENAISSANCE OF THE FISH BY RICH PAVEL


Meet Your Shaper - Rich Pavel from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.

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     As you have seen after Steve Lis and Skip Frye the renaissance of the fish with a modern phenotype was reborn. Rich combined the hydrodynamic theories of a unisone mix of curves concaves and high aspect quad fins, divided product of the keel fins ending in the superb Speed Dialer. Enjoy the ride!