waves, culture, aphorisms

New Ramp for Flatwater Jumping

I saw on facebook that vikteam’s Julien “wesh” Taboulet and my fellow umi-rider Thomas Traversa set up a new type of ramp in the south of France. The ramp has no slot for the fin, but instead uses thick bristles. To ride up the ramp, the riders needs shallow but very long fins. This allows […]

Surfism vol II

This one is probably the most important survival rule for dealing with the sea, and, of course, can be extrapolated to life. I’ve seen countless tourists standing in the shorebreak at Ho’okipa with their backs to the water; every time a wave broke, they would get smashed into the hard sand. And even though they […]