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NO AVERAGE JOE | JOE GRODZEN PROFILE

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HONORING THE PROFESSIONAL BODYBOARDER

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THE SOUTH

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STYLE & POWER

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THE BODYBOARDING INDUSTRY IS A SLEEPING GIANT. COMATOSE BUT READY TO AWAKE AT ANY MOMENT. It’s going to happen, well, eventually. So the bodyboarding industry wakes up. Imagine it. All of the bodyboarding loyalists will file into comfortable positions at the multi-million dollar corporations. All of the aspiring professionals will instantly start receiving livable salaries and comfortable travel stipends. All the photographers and videographers who have sweated for their passion will exchange jars of pennies for brief cases of cash. All of the bodyboarding world will be able to re-live those glory days that the old schoolers have spoken of. Life will be so dreamy on the boogie. Sounds appealing, sounds exciting, sounds like what we always wanted. Unfortunately, that’s not how the market works. Especially ours. It’s not that bodyboarding isn’t bound for greatness. Bodyboarding is one of the most radical sports in the world, and it has, ironically, progressed so rapidly over the past decade despite its financial straits. It’s that our industry cannot sustain its potential until it gets with the program.

Think about it. So the giant wakes up and is hungry. Now imagine companies spoon millions of dollars into its hands. Where would it all go? If there isn’t infrastructure then all of it would slip through the giant’s fingers. So which program does the bodyboarding industry need to get with exactly? The media. Surge is dedicated to re-building bodyboarding media from the ground up. From traveling professional, old schooler, underground, to aspiring grom, you make up the sport. Each issue has been pieced together with your photographs, your written contributions, and your ideas and feedback. So, in essence, you are the media. So let’s get with the program. Let’s make bodyboarding sustainable so that when this giant wakes up there is a bright future for it.


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Neo’s Perspective: Changing Etiquette in the Lineups By Neal “Neo” Miyake Surge challenged me to write about how etiquette has been changing for bodyboarders. This article gives my narrow, myopic, and very personal perspective from nearly 35 years of bodyboarding all over the world. Coincidentally, I’d already done a related article in 2003 entitled “The Unwritten Rules of Surfing.” [Link title to: http://web.archive.org/web/20031203023322/ http://www.aroundhawaii.com/leisure/reviews/neal_miyake/2003-10_turosurfing.htm] Back then I wanted to show that the rules of surfing are vague, typically passed down in the lineup by example from generation to generation. I documented my own thoughts and some thoughts of others on surf lineup etiquette. But times have changed. In many places bodyboarders are looked down upon by standup surfers, giving some an inferiority complex (See the insightful Surfline.com article “Bodyboarder vs Surfer Rivalry”.) [Link title to: http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/whoknows.cfm?id=1137] There is a distinct stereotype, primarily coming from Southern California I feel, that tries to relegate bodyboarders to the bottom of the waveriding food chain. You’ve heard it before, “It don’t count unless you stand up.” Frustrating having to deal with that sort of mentality right from the start. However, in Hawaii, most notably on the North Shore of Oahu, I believe it is a lot different. Some bodyboarders are afforded begrudging respect due to the hero-

ics of superfreak riders like Stewie, Hubb, and the many talented internationals just to name a few. The rest of us marginal riders reap the benefits of their hard-earned work. One frustrating thing is when international visitors come to the Islands and bring along their prejudices. That is when contrasting attitudes clash, sometimes to violent effect. Some visiting riders come expecting to get their share of waves, sometimes at the expense of others. It’s no wonder locals speak fondly of “early season” and “late season” sessions because that’s when it is less crowded, with most waveriders tuned to the same rules of courtesy. Interestingly, I actually think the new waveriding scapegoat is the stand-up paddlers (aka SUPs, sweepers, janitors). Because of their ability to catch so many waves and get in so early, all the other waveriding disciplines are collectively frustrated with them. It is actually amusing seeing much of the ire originally reserved for bodyboarders now being redirected towards SUP riders. But even between bodyboarders there are etiquette issues. As previously mentioned I’m from the old school where there was a strict hierarchy in the lineup back in the day with people ready to dish out verbal and sometimes even physical retaliation for getting out of line. For better or for worse, this disciplined me as to how to act in the lineups I frequented. I’m not advocating bullying or localism—I’ve been on the receiving end way too many times. However, I do recognize that crowd control is an integral part of the lineup dynamics.


My good friend Ron McAdams used to be one of those enforcer-types at certain “guarded” reefbreaks in La Jolla, California. He’d cherish and protect them with uncommon vigor (some say to a fault). The unintended consequence however was that order in the lineup was maintained and waveriders were respectful of hierarchy. But since he moved to Hawaii, I heard from other people that courtesy at those La Jolla reefbreaks has eroded away to a virtual free-for-all. Interesting how that works, huh? In our current litigious society, there seems to be less willingness to resort to violence in the water. Part of the reason I think why kids nowadays tend to be more brash and inconsiderate. So what can be done to improve lineup etiquette? Well, people should not tolerate violations of common courtesy. Sometimes the beginners may not know that they are doing something wrong. It is our responsibility to gently teach (not scold) them of the rules of engagement. Ultimately it comes down to respect. Be respectful by following lineup etiquette and perform well. If you put in your time, you will be rewarded. Most importantly, always respect your elders… like me! Pau. Postscript: Here are the “Tribal Law: Surfriders Code of Ethics” from my 2003 article: Right of way—Furthest out (or waiting longest), Furthest inside (closest to peak), First to feet or on wave, Call/communicate (left or right) Do not drop in or snake Paddle wide using rip Caught inside, stay in the whitewater Danger—Do not throw board (in danger of others) Respect the beach, the ocean and others Give respect to gain respect We are very lucky to be surfers—Share the water Post-postscript: A local Hawaii surf magazine, Aloha Surf Guide, also has a great compilation of etiquette and tips for new surfers. Unfortunately the online site (AlohaSurfGuide.com) is dead—think someone forgot to pay the bills. [Link at: http://www.yelp.com/biz/aloha-surf-guide-honolulu]


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rom the beginning, I don’t think a lot of people have understood Joe. That’s why some people love him and some hate him. That’s also why I think he’s so controversial. But in order to really understand Joe you have to know where he comes from, because one’s surroundings mold a person into who they become. I met Joe for the first time when I was seventeen down at Salt Creek. He was just a ten or twelve year old kid with full moppy hair like Spicoli; and he even talked like Spicoli. You know, “Good bro, guy, far out.” He was a cute little kid. Being from that neighborhood, which is a predominately rich, Joe didn’t grow up with what everyone around him had. So he made due and learned to adapt and survive. He learned to always back himself up. If he felt like he was being messed with he would get you for it. That’s one of the reasons why he’s one of the people who didn’t have as much but rocked out of that neighborhood. Even though he took a lot of shit growing up, and I’ll admit I’ve been quite an asshole to him at times, through it he grew into an insanely tough headed individual. Yeah, I’ve heard him talk, “Fuck this. I’m over it,” but the very next day he’d be back at arms with a twelve gauge and samurai sword at his waist. That’s why, even though he’s in his mid-thirties, he is still surfing really well. As a matter of fact, I’ve been surfing with him since I re-started back up like four or five years ago, and I’ve seen an improvement in his riding still in his prone and dk. Which goes to show that age factor is really not much of a boundary anymore. Right now he’s going through an evolution. He just had a kid with his wife Keila. I’ve seen full ogres, complete vampires, and death mongers turn full circle because they had a kid. I’m not saying Joe is any of those, but it is doing big things for him. He now acts like a damn purple dinosaur sometimes. Watch out! The world is getting funny around here.


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Chris: So how long have you been in the game? Joe: Probably since I was ten to eleven years old, so for at least twenty years solid. In 92 I did my first contest. My dad would always wake up and take me to surf, in fog or whatever. My dad charged me around before I had a license, for sure. Chris: Yeah, I heard stories about your dad waiting and sitting in the car for hours reading a magazine while you were hippying out on the beach. Joe: Yeah, my dad would just sit in the car sometimes. Chris: I heard there were a lot more bodyboarders at Creek back in the day. What was the ratio of bodyboarders to surfers out at Creek in those days? Joe: Actually, there were a lot less bodyboarders back then around Creek and my area. There were a lot of people psyched on bodyboarding, but at the moment there is a good amount of bodyboarders Chris: Do you feel like the level of riding has evolved in California? Or do you think it was better back in the day? Joe: It’s kind of different. There is a new generation of riders that are really ripping hard and riding tech. But back then there was more of focus on it as a career. Everyone was re-

ally psyched on following the tour and competing. Chris: So there was more of a base or structure back then, right? Joe: In the late 80’s, even to the late 90’s, there was more of a structure, more of a magazine, more of a focus on tours. There was a lot more infrastructure. There were guys that were actually working really hard to get their shots in the magazine to make their sponsors happy so they could pay their bills. It’s sick right now, kids are doing amazing maneuvers and charging harder than ever, but it’s not what it used to be here in California. Chris: There is a challenge here in California with the surf. We really don’t have that many magical days out here for bodyboarding. There are a lot of really good bodyboarders that have quit because of the surf. Do you feel we need more spots to cater towards bodyboarding? Or do you think the sport suffers because the surf industry here attacks bodyboarding so ferociously? Joe: I think we get a pretty good opportunity for high performance big waves for bodyboarding in California with Wedge, some parts of San Diego, and some parts of LA. I think our outlets for proving what bodyboarding is all about at those spots is minimal. Then you got spots in California that truly still have a real localism and rivalry between bodyboarders and surfers. PH: ZENFILMZ.COM

Chris: You’re a little grom. You’re sitting on the beach with Scotty Carter in Puerto Escondido. You’re sitting in a hotel room with no glass windows, bugs crawling everywhere, scorpions, and big red roaches running all over the fucking place; all through the food, and you don’t give a shit … and you guys don’t have hardly any food and water. Barba is probably staying on the beach right now, worse off than both of you, and he’s just manning it big foot like. All of a sudden you look out into the water and see the most insane right hand peeler coming through. You run out there before any of those other guys can even figure out what’s going on. Scotty sets his camera up; Barba is giving you the finger for not telling him you were going out surfing by yourself. You are giggling as you take off on this first right-hander. I want to know what you’re going to do every step of the way as you ride this to the beach. Joe: I imagine a Punta Colorada type right that is draining super hard, shockwave shorebreak, a full beach break type of wave because for some reason those barrels seem more intense to me. Thank God Punta Colorada exists! I drop in, get super barreled, probably come out with a full rotation air forward, land on the face, and ride away with a smile on my face. Chris: How big in Hawaiian scale? Joe: Probably 6 to 8 feet, 12 to 15 feet on the face. Draining. Heavy. Not soft. That would be something I would definitely enjoy.


Chris: That’s funny because I went to Wedge with Robbie. I really don’t like to surf there. It has an inside section that has hurt a lot of people, so I totally understand why there is localism there. Just like I do with Pipeline. Chris: Coming from the same neighborhood as Scotty Carter, video maker, do you accredit a lot of your notoriety in bodyboarding to the videos he released? Namely, The Inside. Joe: Definitely, it was something that kind of happened at the same time as other things were going on in the sport. At the time of filming The Inside, we didn’t know what it was going to grow to be. Chris: You’re from San Clemente. Do you accredit the surf in your area for progressing your skills on a bodyboard? Joe: For sure, without a doubt. There is a good range of waves that exist in this area. The side waves, the shore breaks, the reef breaks, the beach breaks, every tide, swell direction, wind direction, everything has made me search out bodyboarding even more. Right around me we have awesome bodyboarding waves. Chris: If you had to choose, which two spots in your own backyard were the most influential to your bodyboarding? Joe: Wow! That’s a pretty good question. Definitely, The Wedge and 10th Street. 10th Street because of the timing and when it existed the way it did. It was a pretty much a training ground for anything I could imagine in bodyboarding when I was young. The stuff you see in The Inside is the way it used to exist. It was a pretty high performance, pretty machine like wave. Chris: Some people say 10th Street is dead. Is that true? Joe: Absolutely, the break is 100% dormant on existence, disappeared … whatever you want to call it. The way it breaks is a whole different wave, a whole different place. Once they took away the two pilling pier from the little house there something happened with the sand generation. The boys all have their own theories: Rain run off with NW wind swell, the river run off from Aliso created such a big sand overflow … I don’t know. It just definitely doesn’t exist at the level it did. Chris: Speaking of piers, Aliso Pier was also one of your training grounds as well. Didn’t you run into one of the pilings of the pier in the late 90’s? Joe: I did actually, one time, run into the pier piling. There was a left on the south side that would reel right into the pier. Sometimes you would get spit out of the barrel right into the piling. I came out of the barrel on one and knew the pier was coming so I put my board up like I was doing a

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cut back or something. I pretty much folded my bodyboard and body around the piling and then came up on the other side alive somehow, nothing broken, wondering what’d happened. Then I saw my board with one million creases.

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Chris: Kayla, your wife, is a bodyboarder from Puerto Rico. What do you think your life would have been like if you had married someone that didn’t bodyboard? Joe: Wow! I hadn’t really thought of that. I don’t know if I can imagine that. We just had our ninth anniversary. We’ve been together for over a decade. I gravitated to a woman who was a bodyboarder. I taught my girlfriend from before how to bodyboard. I cannot imagine my life without Keila. It makes it easier for me to be a full time bodyboarder, to be honest, because I have the ability to just disappear without her wondering what’s going on. Since she’s a bodyboarder, she wants to be right there with me. It’s the best of both worlds. It’s greatest thing ever. It’s the greatest problem to have.

Chris: So can we expect Kalani to take over the line-up on a boogie in the future? Joe: I don’t know. We’ll see. I’ll definitely be open to whatever he wants to do. If he loves bodyboarding, I’ll be a happy dad. No pressure on my side, but how could he not be a bodyboarder? Chris: Haha! You not only dabble but avidly skate and do motor cross. You think it’s important to have other hobbies outside of bodyboarding? Joe: For sure, it’s really important to have other things to do outside of bodyboarding. For me, in particular, it helps me re-focus and take my mind off the ocean. It’s like a girlfriend. When you don’t see her for a while, once you do it’s refreshing. Chris: You’ve proven yourself in the islands through the years. Do you think it’s necessary for a bodyboarder to experience Hawaii in order to really establish his spot in bodyboarding? Joe: In times of old, when a true industry existed in America it was pretty important. I still think it’s really important … pretty huge. I’m sure a few of these guys in Australia, with the waves they have, can get away without it, but it’s pretty important if you want to be seen by the media. The Pipe contest is pretty important. I mean … I’ve always used it as a gauge for what’s

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Chris: So Keila has not only allowed but has encouraged you to stay in the water through the years? Joe: Yeah, absolutely. Now we have a kid, Kalani, so we split up our surf time. She’ll take the early session and I’ll watch Kalani. When she gets home, I’ll go to the beach while she takes care of the boy. Vice Versa. It’s pretty cool. She’ll even shoot photos with Kalani with the baby strapped to the front. He’s already shooting photos. Haha!


really going on in the world. It provides awareness of the level of riding worldwide at the moment. Chris: As an American bodyboarder, do you think there has been less emphasis placed on going to the North Shore than in the past? Joe: Shit! I wonder that myself. There are still some groms making the journey, but it might not be what it used to be. I think it might be a combination of things—structure with some of the events and needing to be there. I think that a lot of guys should be going to the islands, it being so close. I’ve pushed a lot of the local kids from around here to go. There definitely isn’t a crew going over there on a schedule like before. There is just less of a true mainland crew with the money, timing, and backing to do it. I think the guys come more scattered now. Chris: The Aussie and world market for bodyboarding was notably less influential in bodyboarding until the past decade. Your thoughts. Joe: I think it’s a sign of the industry. It has shifted gears to being more world wide based. Boards are made on the other side of the world. I think it’s good for the industry that exists at the moment. I don’t think it’s the greatest for American bodyboarding. I don’t think it’s the greatest thing for bodyboarding in general. I had a great conversation with Terry McKenna in Puerto Rico a few weeks ago, and they agreed with me as well that for bodyboarding to be thriving it needs to be thriving in America. That’s the bottom line. I think that’s one key missing factor at the moment. Lastly, I think it’s kind of shocking to see American kids who are more psyched on Aussie bodyboarders than Americans. They don’t even care about their own. It’s kind of interesting. I think the sales show it. Chris: What would you like to see happen to bodyboarding in America? Joe: It’s a combination of things. It’s not necessarily for me but my son. I really think there needs to be a legitimate US based tour and backed by some out of the box sponsors. If you have to combine it with the surfing tour as a package then that would be fine. In order to let everyone know what’s going on in the sport in America, I think a print mag is really important. Maybe a quarterly mag, even bi-annually, just so it’s in the stands with American riders and American products. I think that would be really important because companies want an American advertising outlet. Without it how can they justify the money? Chris: What do you want to do with bodyboarding from here?


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Joe: I want to get pitted. I want to fly. I want to be on the tour. I would like to have a sponsor supporting me to do the tour, but that’s not really a reality right now. I just want to ride good surf and be happy with my friends and family. That’s about it. Chris: It seems like most of the up and coming generation of riders specialize in one thing—prone or dropknee. Whereas your generation emphasized versatility. Do you feel it’s important for a bodyboarder to split things up? Joe: You’re another rider that has the whole stance in question. To me that’s the true bodyboarder. The most well rounded bodyboarder. It’s hard to do all aspects of it. When you do it all, you can be dropping in on a wave and be thinking, “Well, I can backside this or something else.” My goal is to do a backside roll or backside dropknee ars. A full bottom turn to the top. Just like how surfers do their rodeo flip and copy our tricks. I want to copy one of theirs. Me and Jeff Bragg have a bet between the boys. The first one to land a dropknee rollo gets $20. Backside gets double. You should try it. Chris: You got in a little beef with some random standups at Wedge a few years back. What actually happened? Joe: The shit is on YouTube. There was a particular day where eight or ten shortboard guys came to Wedge with three to four surfboards each and five cameras. You know … it’s like if some guys coming from whatever country headed out to Pipeline. Ahhh! I’m at the spot. I verbally expressed my opinion, “Look guys, every bodyboarder in the lineup. Look at what’s going on over here. Let’s take a stand and make them feel unwelcome and break their boards and what not.” And things like that took place— boards got broken, guys got pissed. People wanted to fight. Things were on YouTube. That’s the bottom line. When it comes to shit like that everybody needs to get each other’s back so that guys cannot get away with that kind of behavior. Chris: Haha! Joe, you’re fucking all time. I love doing this interview with you. To be honest, you have always been a controversial figure in the sport for so many different things. To me, you weren’t going to go out there and be somebody else to make other people happy; which is what I’m all about. To me, if you want to go out there and be a role model, fuckin’ go for it. Go out and be someone else like Jeremy Wright. If someone were going to date my daughter, I wouldn’t have her date you. Haha! I would want her dating Jeremy Wright. That doesn’t mean I don’t love you just as much.

Joe: Haha! I totally understand. No respect lost. I would want him dating my daughter, too. Chris: Any last words. Joe: I’d like to give props to Madrid Bodyboards and Skateboards. Their boards are manufactured right here in the United States. I’m also sponsored by Team Associated (teamassociated.com), which is the largest r/c car company here in the United States and even the world, Viper Fins, and Ghetto Boyz Productions. My boy John Cantale is keeping Ghetto Boyz alive. PAU.


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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego. My job is a bit unusual in that I spend most of my day talking to elected officials or their staff, creating strategies and plans around legislative or community relations issues in healthcare, and then executing those strategies with my team. Most of my time I am in San Diego, but I go to Washington DC and Sacramento as needed. It requires a tremendous amount of reading and work to understand the challenges in healthcare, as well as meeting with key community leaders to understand their issues, ideas and concerns. Funny thing is that I am definitely two different people—part of me is a professional advocate who specializes in healthcare, the other part is a rat bodyboarder who is constantly figuring out ways to manipulate my schedule to get a couple hours here and there to surf. Aaron Byzak Age: 34 Location: Oceanside, CA Profession: Director of Government & Community Affairs at UC San Diego Health Sciences Education: Bachelors of Arts in Social Science, Chapman University; Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, UC Irvine Awards/Recognitions: Two Emmy Awards, Public Relations Society of America Silver Bernays Award, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regent’s Award, San Diego Metro Magazine 40 Under 40 Award, nominee for Modern Healthcare Magazine Up & Comers Award. Surge: Like most avid teen riders, did you ever have aspirations to become a professionally sponsored rider? Aaron: You know, I never had aspirations to be a professionally sponsored rider mainly because I never thought that I was good enough to compete at that level. Plus, I almost always had companies who would flow me some equipment or clothes, or I got things from my brother, who was sponsored as an amateur and then as a professional. Surge: At what point in your life did you have to make a conscious effort to let those dreams go and pursue a career in a different profession?  Aaron: There was a point when I realized that I had to get a real job—and that job would interfere with my ability to bodyboard regularly—but regardless of how much I was working and going to school, I always made time to get in the water. You simply have to make a concerted effort to balance professional and personal time. I actually have a strategic career plan that includes, in the personal goals section, the words “surf a lot”. Surge: Describe a typical day at your job?  How often do you have to reschedule your work day to fit in a session of wave riding? Aaron: I lead all local, state and federal elected official and community relations for UC San Diego Health System, UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of

Surge: What story or photo in any past magazine or video do you find yourself day dreaming about the most at work? Aaron: It’s never been about a particular image or video segment for me, but rather this epic compilation in my head of waves from magazines and videos, coupled with my own memories of waves I’ve ridden, that gets me through the day and pumped to bodyboard. The soundtrack in my mind is almost always Pennywise. That and I also draw little nugget, spitting barrels on my note pads when I’m in a boring meeting at work. Surge: So what is your dream trip and do you plan on living it out? Aaron: My dream trip is Hawaii. I am one of those guys who has always worked a ton and went to school at the same time. When you’re working sixty hour weeks and going to undergraduate and then graduate school, it’s tough to get away for surf trips. But looking back on it, that is a lame excuse. You can work and go to school and still go on trips. It’s all about priorities. A Hawaii trip is definitely in the near future. Surge: In your professional opinion, how much money do you believe professionally sponsored riders should be making annually? Should they be compensated with medical insurance or bonuses for throwing themselves over those death slabs and into giant pits? Aaron: I think professionally sponsored riders should be making the amount that the market dictates they should make. If the rider brings a lot of attention and consumers to the company they are riding for, they should be compensated appropriately. So bodyboarders need to understand what financial benefit they bring to a company, and set their sponsorship terms accordingly. The key to their lack of medical insurance is the high cost of coverage— and the fact that professional riders aren’t demanding it. But if they demand medical insurance, they must be willing to accept the tradeoff between cash compensation and compensation in the form of medical insurance premium support.


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Surge: Why is professional bodyboarding lacking cooperate sponsorship? Aaron: The sport lacks corporate sponsorship because it hasn’t done a good job of mainstreaming its athletes, or the sport in general. They have allowed surfing to dominate, and quite honestly, to establish the narrative about what bodyboarding is—surfing’s second cousin with special needs. The funny thing is that when you compare the maneuvers in the sports—or the level of athleticism of the riders—bodyboarding has key advantages. It’s about getting bodyboarding images and riders into the mainstream and making it the cool thing to do. Surge: As a consumer in the bodyboarding world, what influences you the most to make a purchase on a particular item like clothing, board, wetsuit, fins, leashes, etc. Aaron: As within any market the consumer chooses products based on a comparison of price to quality and function relative to their needs as a bodyboarder. I’m a big dude, especially by bodyboarding standards. At 6’3”, 220lbs with size 16 shoes, it’s not exactly easy to buy stuff. My board is custom made by PMA (best shaper around) and is made with the strongest materials and a double stringer. My fins are XL Churchills—they are sick, but even if they weren’t, I’d have no other choice. I wear a big guy bicep leash. So it’s about finding stuff that fits at a price I’m willing to accept. Kids may care about who is sponsored by who, but as an adult I could care less who is riding for a particular brand. Surge: What advice would you give to an “aspiring pro rider” who is currently successful in the amateur rankings? Aaron: Having watched my brother come up through the ranks of amateur to pro, I can definitely make a recommendation: Find your passion outside of bodyboarding. Go to school and get your education in an area that will actually lead to a career that meets that passion. There are very few people who make a real living off professional bodyboarding. Granted they get to travel all around the world, mostly likely they aren’t buying houses and putting away for retirement with professional bodyboarder earnings. Plus, at some point your body starts to break down. But unlike professional football players, you haven’t made millions to live off of. Earn your degree, get a career, raise a family, and remain stoked on and dedicated to the sport.


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It’s usually better in the early mornings anyway so I can still get out there and make it to work on time. It was an interesting transition going from college to the working world and having a full time job. In college I had so much free time that I had plenty of time to surf everyday if the surf was good. It became much harder with a full time job, but there is always a way to fit in a session before/after work.

Cody Silva Age: 32 Location: Los Angeles, CA Profession: Senior User Interface Designer at Demand Media *Responsible for designing web and mobile environments for the company’s web properties Education: BA in Visual Arts Media, UC San Diego Surge: Like most avid teen riders, did you ever have aspirations to become a professionally sponsored rider? Cody: To be honest it wasn’t something that I ever really considered seriously. I got hooked on the sport at a young age and really just did it because I loved the feeling of riding waves. I was also pretty focused on school and basketball growing up and used bodyboarding as an outlet as something I could do alone. Surge: At what point in your life did you have to make a conscious effort to let those dreams go and pursue a career in a different profession? Cody: For me, bodyboarding was always about fun. I think that’s why we all started and why we continue to ride to this day. It was never about making money or getting sponsors. I think this even holds true today for the top riders. I think there is so little money in the professional world (compared to surfing) that even the top riders are doing this ‘cause they love the sport. Sure there are a handful of riders that probably make a good enough paycheck from sponsors and prize money to survive but that is a very small and elite group. I think my goal growing up was to go to college, get a degree and have a well-paying job so I could take surf trips to all the places I read about in magazines growing up. Surge: Describe a typical day at your job? How often do you have to reschedule your work day to fit in a session of wave riding? Cody: I’m responsible for designing web and mobile environments for my company’s web properties. I’m pretty fortunate in that I don’t start work until 10am, so if the surf is firing I can easily get in the water before work.

Surge: What story or photo in any past magazine or video do you find yourself day dreaming about the most at work? Cody: I don’t remember what year it came out but I can clearly remember to this day that the biggest influence on me was when I saw the video Bodyboarding Enough Said by Scotty Carter. That video alone made me want to be a bodyboarder. The video had some amazing sections on Roach, Sandy Beach, Puerto Escondido, Chad Barba’s helmet cam footage, and Hawaii. It was the first time I ever saw Sandy’s on video. Just seeing those turquoise blue barrels made me want to bodyboard forever. I probably wore out that VHS tape by watching it so many times! Surge: So what is your dream trip and do you plan on living it out? Cody: I try and take a surf trip every year. My best friend lives in Hawaii so I’ve been over to the North Shore about four winter seasons. I’ve also been to Mexico and Costa Rica and all over Southern California. My dream growing up was to go anywhere in the South Pacific. I’m actually planning a trip there for this coming year or the Maldives as well as Hawaii again this winter. The North Shore is definitely a place every bodyboarder should go. I know you hear it all the time but it’s true. It’s a truly amazing place. Sure it’s crowded but every wave rider should experience it. You come away with a bigger appreciation for all the guys that really charge waves over there. I always go late season in February/ March. It’s a bit less crowded and generally a bit smaller. I don’t consider myself a big wave charger by any means but there are plenty of days in the 4-8’ range over there that blow away any days back here in CA. Cody: I don’t want to put a price tag on salary but all I know is they should be making way more than they do now. And I’m sure a lot of riders would benefit from having coverage for some of the injuries they get from putting themselves in heavy situations in the ocean. I think the IBA World Tour is on the right path as far as showing the world what our sport is about. I’ve watched many of the events from this past year and it’s awesome to see the level of riding at such good venues for bodyboarding. Whether it’s at contests or free surfing, bodyboarders are pushing just as many limits as to what is possible as surfers are. There are so many extreme clips out there of guys throwing themselves over the ledge of just scary, massive waves. I dare any surfer that trash talks bodyboarding to watch these clips and not respect our sport.


CODY SILVA | PH: ALFONSO PETRIRENA


CODY SILVA | PH: BRIAN QUESADA


Surge: Why is professional bodyboarding lacking coperate sponsorship? Cody: I think until bodyboarding gets major backing and support from companies like Red Bull we won’t see the riders getting any substantial pay. I think Red Bull is a good example as they really support extreme sports. Will be cool to see where Red Bull’s support of the tour goes. Imagine a tour with events at only the heaviest waves in the world: The Right in Australia, Shipsterns, Teahupoo, Pipe, etc. We could see a bigger shift in compensation for the riders. Surge: As a consumer in the bodyboarding world, what influences you the most to make a purchase on a particular item like clothing, board, wetsuit, fins, leashes, etc? Cody: Quality products are the biggest reason why I buy something. I was a big supporter of the No Friends brand growing up. From the clothes to videos they were consistently putting out quality products. As far as boards go, I have my boards custom shaped by Jimmy Linville. He makes quality boards and it’s fun working with a local shaper and coming up with a shape of your own. Surge: What advice would you give to an “aspiring pro rider” who is currently successful in the amateur rankings? Cody: If you’re doing well in the amateur rankings and really want to be a “professional” rider just keep in mind that it’s a difficult path to make a living at. Try to pursue an education while doing contests and surf trips so you always have something to fall back on. *If you or someone you know is a professional bodyboarder, please submit your profile information to Surge at surgebodyboarding@yahoo.com


TAHITI | PH: MIKE CERRONE


THE SOUTH

TAHITI BY | MIKE CERRONE

I had been planning a Tahiti trip for some time but work and life responsibilities required me to put it off. My friend Eric Schnitzler emailed me, telling me to come down for a week. Eric was thinking there would be a super large swell towards the tail end of it. Next thing you know I packed my camera gear and was on the next flight to the land of perfect blue barrels and French baguettes. So many thoughts were running through my head of what was to come. Having lived in Tahiti for four years, Eric recently put out one of the best bodyboarding movies I have ever seen— Within. Half of the movie showcases Tahiti’s secret spots. The level of riding in Tahiti has become world class (look for the latest “Within” podcast if you want to see what all the hype is about). When people think of Tahiti, the first thing that comes to mind is Teahupoo, but what is best kept under the radar are the many spots scattered throughout French Polynesia. The plan for the big day was to check out this one spot with the local crew. The spot is a consistent wave that has been known to mirror Teahupoo when it gets big but with a better setup. We checked the reports which were predicting an off the charts monster swell. The Billabong Pro was happening at Teahupoo and tow teams were getting ready for one of the biggest EVENING BLISS | PH: MIKE CERRONE swells ever. Eric and I were interested in staying away from the surf scene and getting coverage of the locals at one of their spots. This swell looked to be as big as the historical 9-11 swell of 2003. Right before we went to bed, the French government announced a red alert. This meant no one could enter the ocean and boats were not allowed to leave harbors. A five hundred dollar fine would be issued to those who violated. That night was full of nightmares with the red alert swirling through my mind. 5AM: David Tuarau, aka The Killer, a Tahitian legend, picked up Eric and me. David had been waiting for a swell like this all his life and showed no fear of the red alert. We arrived at the beach and met up with about fifteen locals. Everyone was preparing physically and mentally. As we all scampered to the beach, meticulously avoiding police, an old Tahitian lady


TAHITI SON DAVID TUARAU | PH: MIKE CERRONE

WISH YOU WERE HERE | PH: MIKE CERRONE


JOHN DUVALL | PH: MIKE CERRONE


looked at me and said something in French, which I imagine was something like, “Don’t you know you can’t go in the ocean?” At the beach we could all see mist flying thirty feet into the air on an outer reef. The current on shore was the strongest I have ever seen in my life. I questioned whether it was worth it as some of the boys were getting sucked out to sea. The only thing that gave me some relief was that we were all in this together. Getting sucked out by the current we were pulled out to one of the most amazing waves I have ever seen. The conditions were perfect as the first sunrays shined onto oil glass water. Down the reef there was a fifteen-foot bomb that spit tons of salty water on every one. David smiled and said, “I want a bomb!” David Tuarau paddled into the first eight to ten footer and got a perfect clean tube ride. I asked him how that felt and he replied that he needed a bigger one. A mix of young and old school bodyboarders were regarding and riding perfect blue slabs. Eric and I tried not to get sucked into the wave while shooting the action. John Duval sat deep with David Tuarau waiting for a bomb. John then paddled into a solid twelve footer that came from no where. He took a late drop and got to the bottom of the beast only to have tons of spit engulf him out of sight. He popped up way inside unscathed and laughing. John Duval is only seventeen years old and is well on his way to being a big wave charger. Parearii Maiau, Niko Richards’ brother in law, threw himself over the ledge with with his legs dangling over his head and air dropped into an even heavier situation. Moana Florent used his local knowledge and got some clean lines while getting shacked. The next few hours were a tube fest full of perfect six to eight foot waves with twelve to fifteen foot bombs that showered us in the channel. Everyone was screaming with joy, highfiving each other. The vibe was surreal and super positive. This is what bodyboarding is all about. David then got one of the most amazing barrels of the day. He got sucked up the face and last second turned into a ridiculously


deep barrel and rode the shock wave to the exit. It gave new meaning to his nickname, “The Killer.” As noon approached, dehydration took over and the boys started to head in. Luckily for David, Eric, and myself, we got an unexpected jet ski ride in. I honestly didn’t know if I had the energy to paddle in with my housing. As we arrived on shore, it was obvious the red alert was not completely enforced with kids playing in the shorepound. After a nap we checked out the days footage. We headed back to the beach with Hinanos to watch the sunset. All of the town’s people were at the beach watching the ocean throw rooster tails from the strong off shores. As I looked towards the outer reef, you could see below sea level barrels explode on the reef. I wondered how many sick waves had gone by with no one around. The boys kicked back and reflected on the historical day with the perfect island fire sunset striking the sky with red and yellow pallets. I left that night with a sunburn and great memories of the day. I feel like I made new friends and got to be a part of something special. Thank you so much for your hospitality and sharing your local surf spot. Mahalo Tahiti! PH: DAVE BAKER

REMINICING OVER THE DAY’S SURF | PH: MIKE CERRO


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MOANA FLORENT LATE DROP | PH: MIKE CERRONE


THE SOUTH

OAHU,HI BY | JACOB VANDERVELDE

I kept my eye on the charts as one of the biggest swells in years hit Tahiti. Watched the live footage of Bruce Irons and crew pulling into some of the biggest and thickest waves to ever be ridden. It was crazy to be watching this live from my couch. By far the best thing I ever watched on TV. It was insane! Days later our south buoy was going crazy with some of the biggest readings that I have ever seen. It was similar to buoy readings we get during the winter time. I was thinking where to check because our south shore can’t handle huge waves like north can. The reefs are totally different. I just wanted to boogie somewhere so I headed straight to Ala Moana Bowls to see if it was good. The swell angle and size wasn’t working in its favor. Mostly closing out and not hitting the best part of the reef— the bowl. But there were easy six-foot sets. Looking down towards the right I saw this empty five-foot right draining. Then a six-foot set rolled through and spit. Went straight to my car to get my gear and saw Keoni Haina and Pat. Told them the scoops and we were out there! The session was amazing. One of the biggest town days I have ever booged. Clean barrels and ramps to be had. It was sketchy at times because there were big close out bombs. You IAN MCCAULLEY | PH: MAURICE AUBUCHON just didn’t know how big it would hold because those buoy readings up north would easily translate into ten to twelve feet. But it settled and it was a day to remember. Stoked! I surfed it the next day but it wasn’t as big and a little inconsistent. Still fun, though. Meanwhile, the south showed on the West Coast where the Cali boys owned The Wedge as usual. Getting monster size slabs and crazy ramps. Love watching them own Wedge. Just goes to show you that this storm produced a swell of some of the biggest waves ever ridden in so many different locations. Don’t you just love the power of Mother Nature?


JACOB VANDERVELDE | PH: PAULO BARCELLOS

PH: MAURICE AUBUCHON


NAKANA RIVERA FORWARD AIR AT ALA MOANA BOWLS | PH: MAURICE AUBUCHON


THE SOUTH

MAUI,HI BY | EVAN FA

There are much better options for south swells than Maui. Actually, it’s probably one of the worst venues for surf in this island chain during the summer. Don’t get me wrong … there are definitely spots that fire just as hard if not harder than anywhere else in the world. They just require the sun, moon, stars, holidays, and pretty much every other thing you can imagine to align in perfect sync in order to really do their thing. Since some of my best friends are from Maui, I’ve heard the stories of this and that spot firing. Not to mention, I’ve seen the videos, the pictures, and heard the reputations of certain spots through the mags. So a part of me has been waiting for the right time to fly over and experience it all for myself. Once the charts started evidencing one of the biggest souths of the decade, of course the first thing I did was call my friend Wade Saunders to get his take on it. After a bit of back and forth, I booked my ticket. My friend Morgan Halas and my brother/ photographer Roger did as well. We arrived in the early afternoon as the swell was on the rise. Wade picked us up at the airport and said Travis Copeland had surfed Big Beach in the morning and told him it was fun. Big Beach is a shorebreak likened best to the shorey at Sandys. Sounded good to all of us so we were off. Along the way we stopped to check Ma’alaea, aka Freight Trains. It was definitely showing but we were destined for some bone breaking shorebreak. We checked Big Beach for a couple minutes and were in the water. My brother posted up down the beach and we started pulling into waves. Wade shot with the GoPro for a bit while Morgan and I dropped into some big barrels. It was really heavy. The swell had so much power behind it. I snapped my board in half on my second wave. Caught one more with it just for kicks and exchanged it for Wade’s board. Morgan, who has only been bodyboarding for two years, was going for it on some bombs. I then traded Wade for the GoPro while he took his share of beatings. The next day was full of spot checks. We actually spent way too much time driving around. We eventually ended up at Ma’alaea. We started at this left that spews into the harbor. It’s Ala Moana Bowls-esq but with its share of differences. Leroy Kaiwi and crew paddled out to join us. We

KEAWE CABALLERO | PH: DAVE BAKER


EVAN FA | PH: ROGER FA

FREIGHT TRAINS | PH: EVAN FA


WADE SAUNDERS AT “BIG BEACH” | PH: EVAN FA


then paddled down the lineup to pull into some rifling closeout rights. The more make-able section of Freight Trains was infested with surfers. The last day of the trip we trekked it back down to Big Beach. On this particular morning, we decided to head over to Little Beach. Little Beach is a lot more of an actual wave than Big Beach, per se, but is also a nude beach. What one envisions when nude beach comes to mind is far from what really exists at Little Beach. It’s nothing to get excited about. It’s just a bunch of old people with their junk hanging out. Little Beach wasn’t the call so we hiked back to Big Beach. I let my brother take a break and opted to stay on the rocks and shoot photos. The conditions were pretty epic. Wade and Morgan got some really nice ones. Overall, this swell was a breath of fresh air. First of all, I was able to get off Oahu. Second, I was able to surf with my friends at some Maui spots I’ve always heard of. Third of all, we were able to document it all. Unfortunately, south swells like this don’t happen too often so I guess I’ll have to wait a bit before I venture to Maui on a south again.


THE SOUTH

THE WEDGE,CA BY | MURPHY BARTLING

Tucked back in the southernmost corner of the Balboa peninsula in Newport Beach, California, rests The Wedge. A wave known for its massive close-outs and insane sandy beatdowns, this is not your average almond barrel skate park type of beach break. This spot is more of mutant … a beast. A beast that is not commonly awakened to its full potential. While most wave riders would label this wave a C-Grade close out, there are a select few that have gotten those epic off-season days, the huge backwash launches, and have enjoyed coming into their own there, making them proud to call it home. The Newport Peninsula has gained a reputation over the years not only for its belligerently intoxicated 19 year old girls and overpopulated party scene, but for its waves as well. Stand-up surfers flock to the upper jetties in Newport year round to do air reverses in two foot wind chop, while all the boogies patiently wait for summer and the buoys to start popping with steep south ground swells. This is when Wedge awakens from its hibernation, signaling it’s time to put down the eggnog and vodka, work that belly off and get back to work. To sum up this Wedge season, we experienced a real treat. We received a decent sized early season banger swell that woke everybody up. We then surfed through June and July without any significant flat spells. As always, by the tail end of summer everyone begins to realize that our season is coming to an end. This is when we heard about the BIG swell. Growing up riding Wedge I recall that every so often you hear about a distant island country by the name of New Zealand. When New Zealand comes out of anybody’s mouth, I immediately associate a long interval southwest groundswell that is either going to smash the Pacific Islands (like Tahiti and Hawaii) and eventually find its way to a certain jetty in Newport Beach and cause pumping surf, or it’s going to completely miss our window and dissipate thousands of miles from us. This particular swell decided it would go with Option A. I don’t know much about the South Pacific at all, but I know that as soon as this swell hit Teahupoo the entire surfing world knew about it. The swell must have lined up

CHRIS, SAVOJI, & TIM | PH: JORDAN ANAST JORDANANAST.ZENFOLIO.COM


RUSTY FRIESEN | PH: JORDAN ANAST | JORDANANAST.ZENFOLIO.COM

SEAN DEVERIAN | PH: BRETT WINNERS WINNERSPHOTO.BLOGSPOT.COM


ANTHONY SAVOJI | PH: ROBBIE CRAWFORD | ROBBIECRAWFORD.COM

MURPHY BARTLING | PH: ROBBIE CRAWFORD ROBBIECRAWFORD.COM

JOHN “BEANS” PORZUCZEK | PH: JORDAN ANAST JORDANANAST.ZENFOLIO.COM


perfectly with the reef at Teauhupoo because not only were the barrels tall enough to stack two freight trains, but they were perfectly massive slabs. The surfers towed and the hype began growing for this animal of a swell. The projected date of arrival in California was September 1st, which correlated almost too perfectly for the non-students (considering that all of us college kids started school on August 27th). This meant that every college student in Orange County was going to have school all week. This didn’t fly with me. This meant I couldn’t surf the morning sesh and still make my 7:35AM … blah, blah, blah. I decided we would cruise the Peninsula around 6:30AM and make the choice of whether to go to class or not on the sand. I got to Wedge and it was looking massive. Such long intervals (20+ seconds) at Wedge cause the jetty to become a warzone. The sets lining up on the jetty made my decision for me. The crowd was thick but I decided I would try to scrap a couple. I paddled out and instantly began weaving through the pack trying to get in the spot where I felt most opportune to sit. Looking around it was nothing but big names. Kris “Espo” Espinoza, Anthony Savoji, and Brian Wise were all sitting around me trying to get into the same nugs I was hoping to ride. The morning went on and on, everybody wanting the wave that summed up the swell. The lifeguard then kicked everyone out at 10AM, but a few of us decided we hadn’t had enough. We needed to keep surfing. As we began driving back up the peninsula we passed the fun shorey that we all grew up surfing and partying at—The Balboa Pier. There was water rushing from the parking lot of the pier all the way down to Balboa Blvd. The water was from the swell crashing up and over the sand berm. It had flooded nearly all of Balboa so we decided we would have a look. Walking up on the beach we saw huge hoses draining the water from the parking lot into the massive closeouts. A couple of the homies thought this might create some mental sandbar. It didn’t and we were on our way back down to the compound with one thought in mind—Cylinders. We got there around noon. Not only were there massive, bright blue barrels coming in deep at Cylinders, but there were also siders making their way down the beach and creating perfect


left hander corners. Both of these components were the ingredients for an epic mid-day Cylinders session. Me, Espo, Alex Johnston, Max Russell, and Chris Wallace frolicked on these for a few hours with a couple local stand up kids until we had enough. At 5PM, we surfed Wedge with massive crowds and over-hyped crumbly walls. Every bodyboarder and their mother were out there putting it on the line. Brian Wise showed them all how it was done with clean maneuvers on C-Grade ramps. He continued his antics the entire next day along with Timmy Hamilton and Sean Deverian. They were just going f#$%ing mental on some proper ramps. Me and all the boys that are actually from Newport got the biggest shacking lefts and rights of our life down at Cylinders. Growing up wanting to ride Wedge so badly has been a really cool learning experience for me. “Humbling” would be the one word I use when it comes to trying to be Mr. Cool guy out there. 6ft at 25 seconds is “humbling” when you’re stuck inside at Cylinders with no board in the gnarliest rip current of your life. It’s through these experiences that I’ve come to revere The Wedge as my home. Until next summer.


PH: AARON GOULDING | JAGMEDIAPRODUCTIONS.COM


1. BODYBOARDING BEGINNINGS. “I was born in San Francisco, but I moved to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii when I was about 9 years old. Not long after arriving in Kona, I came across an abandoned Mach 7-7 with a plastic handle bar and an OG straight leash. I didn’t know anything about the sport, and really had no experience with the ocean, but it looked like fun, so I figured I’d give it a go. I found my way to a local spot known as Banyans where the local Hawaiian kids were doing spins, rolls, and getting barreled. It blew my mind! I put on the one Churchill I had, strapped that poor-excuse-for-a-leash around my wrist, and launched into the water on that huge board with determination to learn how to ride like the locals. In short, the local Banyans bodyboarders in the early to mid-1990s inspired my initial interest in the sport.”

overcome challenges to reach those goals. But, perhaps most important, bodyboarding reminds me to have fun with life. When I turned sixteen, some unfortunate circumstances led me to leave Hawaii and hang up the board and fins. It was a difficult time in my life, but I am certain that the experience gained and lessons that I learned while speeding down the line of some of Big Island’s best waves is what helped me through it. After joining the Coast Guard, I eventually found myself in Ventura County where my old friends from Big Island, Dusty and Jonny Russell, happened to be living at the time. I was a bit hesitant to get back on a board after a ten year hiatus, but a solid south swell in July 2009 changed that. The Russell brothers tossed me a board and fins and we paddled out. After my first wave, I felt that stoke that’s like nothing else in life. Since then, that stoke has become a part of my regular diet again, and I feel better than ever!”

2. PERSONAL INFLUENCES. “The ocean alone teaches a person a lot about humility and respect. Bodyboarding 3. FUTURE GOALS. “I want to continue to gain from my helped to instill a sense of self-discipline at a young age. It involvement in bodyboarding everyday–new perspectives, has also taught me about setting personal goals, and how to new destinations, and new friends. I have set some short-term goals to finish a podcast I have been working on and to enter the Pipe trails this year. In the longer-term, I plan to do some more traveling, filming, and hopefully get more involved in the IBA circuit.”

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4. INFLUENCES. “As I mentioned before, my riding was strongly influenced by the other Kona bodyboarders I grew up with. In Ventura County, Jacob Reeve, Matt Meyer, and especially Julien Durand are among those that push me to be a better rider. Also, Adam Dumas has been on a tear on the knee. As for influences go on an international level, there are so many riders out there that are insane, but I’m still partial to guys like Ryan Hardy and Joe Clarke. Mike Stewart will always be at the top of my list.”

I’m optimistic about the future of bodyboarding. It appears that there is a growing unity among bodyboarders worldwide, and it is helping to redefine the sport in a way that sets a stage for limitless progression.” 6. LAST WORDS. “Yeah, first and foremost I need to thank my mother for everything she’s done for me. I also want to thank Buzz, Mike Brum, Joshua Shelly, and Pat at Toobs Bodyboards for all their support. Dusty and Jonny Russell for getting me back on the boog! Bry Antonio for always 5. CURRENT STATE OF BODYBOARDING. “Interhooking me up with the latest and greatest suits and fins. Eric nationally, riders are taking bodyboarding to new horizons. Schnitzler for the Tahiti hookups and film trips. A really big Films like Eric Schnitzler’s Within are a good illustration thanks to all the boys back in Kailua-Kona; Julien “Speedy” of this. I’m glad to see the IBA stepping it up; taking the Durand and the 805 crew; the Newport boys; David Tuarau, contests to some sick new locations that really support a Tepo Faraire, Tahurai Henry, and the rest of the Tahiti crew; progressive momentum within our sport. In a previous isPaul Benco; Racheal Johnson; Vince Gaeta, and anyone else sue of Surge, David Hubbard talked about the significance who has helped me in any way, thank you!” of Redbull TV getting involved in bodyboarding. I agree with him, I think that kind of interest provides good opportunities for the sport to flourish. In the U.S. mainland, the momentum is a little on the slower side of things. Market just isn’t as supportive as in Hawaii or other countries. Still, the east and west coasts are continuing to produce some solid riders to contribute to the larger global community. Be on the lookout because the mainland is coming!

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Music, Ocean, & Family Mike “DJ M3” Chuidian By Richard Pata Mike Chuidian, aka DJ M3, got his start at a young age. His love for the ocean and vinyl was forged in the hot bead of OC’s firing beach breaks and music scene. Growing up in Carson, CA, from the very first time he touched a turntable it was like magic. He knew exactly what to do … and on beat, too. The early 80’s were a very important time for bodyboarding and music (especially hip hop), and M3 was exposed to it all. He fell in love with hip-hop the first time he got a taste of Afrika Bambaata’s single, “Planet Rock”. Along the way, he was exposed to new wave music with the likes of the B-52’s, Tears for Fear, and Culture Club. To this day, M3 still loves the 80’s genre whether it’s hip-hop or new wave, easy listening or glam rock. This love for DJing and music led to M3 DJing at house parties and eventually weddings. After years of hard labor as a mobile DJ, M3 decided to venture out into the club, bars and lounges, and special events scene. He has Dj’d in some of LA’s and Orange County’s hottest clubs and for some of the surf industry’s biggest brands. Today M3 spins the hottest club music around with the support of his good friend DJ Icy Ice’s (Beat Junkies) MP3 pool, Exclusive Grooves, and holds it down at some of Central PA’s hottest spots with his DJ crew—EPIC DJs. Whether M3 is breaking new music or spinning today’s hottest hits, he definitely finds a way to rock the party! Surge spent a few moments with Mike “DJ M3” Chuidian to see how his passion for music, ocean, and his family have made him into what he is today.


RP: Where does the name M3 come from? MC: It’s funny because my first DJ name was DJ Xcel, which I bit from my favorite wetsuit brand—XCEL. Haha! But then people started calling me DJ Hyundai Xcel to make fun of me, so I decided to change it to M3. The “M” is my first name initial and the “3” stands for the third letter in the alphabet which happens to be my last name initial. It’s been a staple for me ever since. So people call me M3, M-Threezee, Threezee, M-Thrizzle, and Funky Filipino. LOL! RP: How influential was music in bodyboarding? What jam describes your riding best? MC: Music has played a big part in my life with whatever I do in and out of the water. When I used to do the old Morey Boogie contests back in the day, I listened to a lot of The Smiths and The Cure, etc. It probably wasn’t until ’91-’92 when my riding started to evolve. During that time The Chronic by Dr. Dre came out. “Nuthin but a G-Thing” describes my riding. The smoothness of Snoop Dogg and the gangstaness of Dr. Dre when I regulate out at my local spot. Haha! RP: How did you get started in DJ-ing? MC: It all started out with my love for hip hop, and the song that got me hooked was “Rappers Delight” by Sugar Hill Gang. From there it just evolved, but what really got me going was listening to the KDAY Mixmasters with the likes of Tony G, Julio G, etc. KDAY was a Los Angeles AM station back in the early and mid 80’s that just played hip hop. They were the first cats I heard doing these crazy scratches. After that I knew I had to be a DJ because I was just so drawn and intrigued by it. So one day one of my friends invited me to come over to mix. Man, I was in heaven. I remember the first two records I ever mixed: Lookout Weekend by Debbie Deb and Jam the Box by Pretty Tony. What was dope about the whole thing when I mixed those records was that I mixed right on beat and I even scratched it in on beat. It was like I was born to do it. I was mixing on a Numark mixer and some Technics SL1200MKII. To this day I still use the 1200. It’s withstood the test of time and will never be replaced. You know it’s every Filipino boy’s dream to be a DJ, and my dream certainly came true! RP: Who was the crew you grew up surfing with. Which pro did you admire the most? MC: Man, my crew was and always will be the boys out at 40th Street Newport. Our crew consisted of some regulators and just flat out smooth riders such as Kevin Concepcion, Dan Taylor, Mike Rovetto, Mike “Libo” Libudzewski, Joe Wolfson (RIP), Aaron Goulding, Troy Manzer, Brian Mason, Tim Ross, Mike Kaping, Sean Manning, and the Enriquez Bros. All these guys I mentioned sat deep off the jetty and got the best barrels out at 40th, and all of us were good tube riders, too. The pro that I admire most is hands down Mike Stewart. He set the standard by which all prone riders aspired to be, including myself. RP: What was your magic board? MC: My Magic board was a custom Mike Stewart Turbo I that I got from Mike himself. Complete with the obligatory, and

always noticeable in pics, “GOTCHA” stamp on the board. 42” length, 11.25 nose, 17.75 tail, 60/40 rails, 21” wide-point. It was the only board with perfect projection; perfect shape … and I made it out of some pretty insane barrels with that thing. Unfortunately, it got stolen along with my black/orange Redley fins and team Xcel wetsuit during a carjacking in broad daylight. Luckily I was able to recoup my Redleys, but my Magic Board was gonzo. I was so bummed. I continued to go to Mike for boards, and I was always looking for a duplicate of my magic board, but no such luck. I ended up getting some more decent boards but nothing measured up. I currently am riding a custom NO.6 board which is a pretty good board. I’m actually due for a new board. You hear that, Rich? Hint. Hint. Haha! RP: What are your go to records when you’re at work? MC: My go to records to get the floor moving vary I guess. DJing a club is such a fickle thing because it really depends on what kind of crowd you got. West Coast shit isn’t going to work on the east coast and vice versa. I found that out first hand when I DJ’d my first gig here in PA. But generally, when I’m rockin’ a party, I play a lot of hype records, like Fatman Scoop stuff and songs I know are gonna bang anywhere like Humpty Dance or Party Up, shit like that. But on the real, the DJ game has changed so much with the evolution of Serato and Traktor. The creativity using these interfaces is endless and makes the DJ experience as a whole pretty crazy and exciting. But for the record (no pun intended), VINYL is still the bizness. Dudes from the digital age DJing with Serato are looking at the screen to guide them which kinda sucks because they don’t realize that they gotta listen first. I hardly look at my screen when I DJ, because I’m so used to listening for the beat, which is the truer way of mixing. RP: Who is your favorite DJ and why? MC: Favorite DJ of all time has to be Qbert. First of all he’s from my era of DJing, second I’ve seen him evolve as a turntablist. Third the transformation and how much he progressed during all these years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Forth, every time I hear him scratch, he never has the same patterns. It’s just amazing to see him scratch for 15 minutes straight and not one single scratch is the same. It’s just mind blowing. From a party rocker DJ perspective, DJ Icy Ice takes the cake for me. Not only is he a personal friend of mine, but I’ve seen Ice through the years and how he’s progressed in the DJ game. From party rocker to record store owner to radio station DJ, you can’t help but commend Icy Ice for what he’s contributed to the DJ culture. He epitomizes the hip hop culture. RP: What’s going on over on the east coast with the music scene? MC: Man, the music scene out here on the east coast is very different from the West Coast. When I first DJ’d at a bar/lounge out here in York, PA, I was playing some bangers that I would normally play on the West Coast. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out here. I learned my lesson and I was able to network with a close knit of DJs here and get my music right. Music that’s 120bpm and up is what’s trending right now. Unless it’s 80’s


like Afrika Bambaata or Freestyle, it’s not really my cup of tea because it’s so housey. But for the most part people here don’t really have an open mind to new or different music. Like anything on the radio/top 40 stuff is what they like out here. Which is fine, but there’s so much more good music out there. The kids nowadays love the radio stuff, so that’s what I play. But If I compared Power 106’s playlist to the playlist over here there’s an obvious difference. But for the most part, Top 40 is Top 40. There’s really no way around it. RP: Tell us who your crew of DJ mates are and what record pool supplies you the goods? MC: I hooked up with a small crew of really cool cats known as the EPIC DJs. Dope thing about our crew is that all of us rock turntables. In a way it was pleasantly shocking though. This was a crew I could really vibe with because of the vinyl thing we have in common. My man DJ Vibe is founder of Epic DJs and is responsible for lacing me with gigs around town. Thanks Vibes! My man has a really clean mixing style, too … perfect for clubs. DJ Pherensik basically holds York, PA, down. Really well known, dope party rocker and very versatile with music. A really nice guy! Then we got DJ Knowledge who is basically a hip hop head like I am. Hates Lil Wayne and Rick Ross and both of us really vibe off real hip hop and rock a party beast. DJ Tony Raw is a cat from Lancaster, PA. Like me and Knowledge, he is a hip hop head and also a dope party rocker. Then we got DJ Hawk and DJ Goldenchild who rounds out EPIC DJs, both are versatile and can rock a party no doubt. Right now, I currently use DJ Icy Ice’s Exclusive Grooves mp3 pool. Great service and has all the music I need to rock my next event. RP: What keeps you grounded in life? MC: God, my wife Daniella of eight years and my three girls: Jacinta, Serafina and Avila. Also, my mom, dad and my sister. Family is forever. Trying to live with and spread Aloha. Without these in my life who knows what I’d be doing. RP: If you could change something about the bodyboarding industry, what would it be? MC: It definitely would be the negative stigma bodyboarders and the industry get from the surfing community. It’s just sad to see bodyboarding treated like the redheaded stepchild of water sports. I mean, wake boarding gets more respect than body boarding. Brah, no matter what you ride in the water, we’re all riding the same waves shortboarders, longboarders, kneeboarders, and bodysurfers are. I don’t care how you ride a wave, but if you ride waves, you’re a surfer in my book. It’s funny because it’s like a race thing within the surfing community. The bodyboarders are to surfers as the blacks are to whites. Bodyboarders are discriminated not only in the water, but in the huge business of surf apparel as well, and it’s just sickening. I believe that if we got support from the bigger companies like Hurley, Quiksilver, Billabong, etc., that bodyboarding would grow and thrive as a viable and respected sport in the surfing community. But until then, the sport of bodyboarding will be at

a standstill with only a core of guys in our industry trying to make a push. We definitely need more support. RP: Shout out to all your peeps, and thank you’s? MC: Shout out to my wife Daniella for her undying love and support of all that I do. Without her none of my recent accomplishments would come to fruition. My three little angels: Jacinta, Serafina, and Avila for making me a real man. My Mom and Dad, my sister Nicole. Shout out to my boys in Cali, Pata O’hana, Bruddah Burks, DG, Steve Martin, Ray Kaveh, Squints, Blanes, Caruso Bros, Glenn Ramos, FM CREW, Coalition DJs, DJ Epic, DJ Double S, DJ Down Low, Dan Taylor, Kevin Concepcion, Mike Rovetto, Aaron Goulding, and all the boyz at 40th St. Newport, The Enriquez Bros: Roland, Rowel, Ronnie, and Rob. My old Global Record Pool crew: DJ Rhythm, DJ Incognito, DJ Marco Nova, DJ Lucky Lou (LMFAO DJ), Exclusive Grooves, Isaiah Dacio, and all the peeps in York, PA, who support me as a DJ. EPIC DJs: DJ Vibe, DJ Pherensik, DJ Knowledge, DJ Tony Raw, DJ Goldenchild, DJ Hawk. Joe Yank, LUX Night Lounge, PR’s Bar and Lounge, Granfalloons, Tailgaters, Dads Bar & Grill, DJ Pereyra.


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Bodyboarding, Music, and Photography Aaron Goulding www.jagmediaproductions.com In the late 80’s bodyboarding was just starting to explode. Mike Stewart already had a world title under his belt, and “Get your body on a boogie” by Morey Boogie was all over the airwaves. Bodyboarding seemed to grow overnight and kids like Aaron Goulding were taking the bus to the beach just to get a taste of Mother Nature’s shore lashings. Growing up in Fullerton, California, by the time he reached sixteen Aaron was so addicted to the ocean that he moved out and slumbered on the sands of Newport Beach for a few months until finding a valet parking job and an apartment near the ocean. He lived one block from the ocean to be exact. By the time Aaron was seventeen he was already competing on the Pro Bud Tour and sponsored up the wazoo with all kinds of amateur titles under his belt. At one point, Aaron was ranked second in the state and fourth in the natio Aaron soon settled in at large Cylinders, where he made a name for himself as one of the few DKers back then that could make the drop. Aaron was so addicted to the barrel that he begged to use his friend Taylor Amick’s camera. He put in countless hours in the water for the next couple years with Taylor’s gear at The Wedge, The Point, and 40th Street. Although he could not afford all the gear he needed to be in


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the water that never stopped him. He continued to borrow Taylor’s gear until he got dialed in. With help from Joe Foster and Taylor, Aaron soon had an eye for the shot and was eventually asked by millionaire, Wade Cook, to shoot photos for his brochures. Before he could really get into his photography career, a Swedish girl swept him off his feet and he moved to Sweden. With a long winter ahead and no surf, his artistic passion evolved into something else … poems and lyrics. Aaron took a gamble and formed a punk rock band they called Pridebowl. With all Swedish members, the band went on to record and release over seven albums licensed worldwide. With the help of Warner Brothers, Warner/ Chappell publishing, Pridebowl was able to tour five continents and over twenty-five countries. A couple years later, his son Jonathan was born. In 1998, Pridebowl split up and Aaron moved back to California only to start competing again. Over the next few years he would play in two other bands, tour Europe and Canada and record two more albums before calling it quits and finally settling down with his new girlfriend in San Diego. In 2007, just a couple years before his marriage, Misty, Aaron’s future wife, purchased a Nikon D40 for a Paris trip. It was the first digital SLR that Aaron had ever seen. When Misty returned from her trip Aaron began experimenting. With all of his previous experience, it was just a matter of fine tuning and learning some new software

and Aaron was back in action. Currently Aaron’s photography has got him published in magazines worldwide. He just released his 2012 calendar featuring shorebreak from Mexico to Newport Beach. He is also the Surf Editor for San Diego magazine, Revolt In Style. ML: Aaron, I’ve surfed with you for over twenty-five years now. When did you get serious about photography and who were your mentors? AG: It has been a pleasure knowing you all these years Mike. We have been through a lot together. I’ve dabbled with photography since the early 90’s. I got a little serious but that all faded when I left the country. I got real serious in 2007. Joe Foster, Taylor Amick, and Jesse Okuda have been major mentors to me. In the early 90’s Taylor was showing me all the settings and taught me about the importance of light. In the last few years Joe and Jesse have really unloaded on me. They have given me a wealth of information and ideas. I have never taken a single class so they have been very helpful. ML: Being one of the original DK riders in Newport Beach, I know DK riding is close to your heart. I’ve seen you shoot DK Wars. Are there any particular riders you like to shoot? Where is the future of DK headed? AG: I like to shoot anyone that is willing to pull in and take the beating with


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me. DK is headed in a good direction thanks to Chris Taloa. People are finally realizing that it’s a different sport and deserves its own platform. There are so many DK rippers all over the world. It will be interesting to see where this goes. ML: With San Diego as your hometown now, you have a variety of diferent types of waves to shoot. I’m curious to know the difference between shooting water in beach breaks versus reef? Which do you prefer? AG: That’s a good question. Shooting beach breaks is tough unless you’re shooting shorebreak. The deeper the water the harder it is to line up with a rider. I prefer shooting beach breaks from land because I feel like I have more of a chance of getting the shot. I love to shoot shorebreak, though, from the water. As you know, Taylor and I were doing this at the wedge, NB point, and 40th back in the day. Thanks to Taylor I got a ton of experience shooting from the water. Reef is a lot easier, in my opinion, to shoot than most beach breaks. The wave typically breaks in one spot and you can usually just stand on the reef and shoot right into the barrel. The dangers are a lot different though. ML: Besides shooting in the water, you also shoot from the beach. What factors determine whether you will shoot from land or water? AG: There are so many factors that come into play when making a decision like that. If I am limited on time and need a shot of a rider and the surf is larger, I will usually opt to shoot from land. There will be a better chance for me to get the shot I need. If I have plenty of time, though, I would way rather get a water shot. I think a water shot is way more powerful than a land shot. ML: I know you shoot some pretty localized spots in San Diego. The vibe is much different there than in the O.C. Was it tough being accepted as a photographer in the lineup? How did you get your foot in the door? AG: I have resided in San Diego for ten years now and it is always a challenge here. Though I am accepted at most reef breaks here, without question, there are still a couple spots I avoid like the plague. Not because of the localism but because of my respect for the waves. Plus I have chosen not to shoot certain spots because I do not want to ruin it for my friends. There are a handful of people I could care less about. These are people who try to claim and they have no right doing so. On the other hand, on occasion I will be reminded by the true locals not to post and so on. Most of the people who know me know my feelings about these spots and I too work to protect them. I have never posted anything that states the name of spots, even just common beach breaks down here. I got my foot in the door by having respect for other riders in the area and their feelings about protecting certain spots. I had to earn their trust. You can’t just roll up to one of the reefs here and start shooting in the water and not expect to get a talking to. That’s just how it is and I want to keep it that way. ML: Surf photography is the main aspect of this article. I have seen some unique and amazing images from you outside of the surf spectrum. Would you like to elaborate on the other types of art and photography you create? AG: I love to shoot under water portraits. I have had the privilege to shoot with many of Hollywood’s elite. I also love long exposure photography … anything shot at night. Both of these types of photography are challenging and fun.


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ML: In closing, what’s next for Aaron Goulding? AG: Thanks! I really could not be doing what I love without the support of my wife. She always pushes me to do better and do more. Viper Fins has been a huge supporter of me for the last ten years; they have never left my side. Thank you Fred Simpson! There’s a lot more coming. Check out more of my work and new calendar available on my website: www.jagmediaproductions.com.

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If you order a Toobs, Mike Brum is the man creating your ride. Mike is a bodyboarder and family man currently residing in Morro Bay, California. He makes bodyboards not because it’s just a job but something he loves and takes pride in. The proof is in the quality of his work and the twenty plus years of his life that he’s dedicated to the craft. Mike was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions with us. JS: How long have you been shaping? What made you get involved with shaping bodyboards? Who are your influences as a shaper? MB: I’m coming up on twenty-two years shaping and I’ve been a bodyboarder since 1984. When I graduated high school in 1989, Buzz and Ben were just getting Toobs rolling. My brother Brian and I were the only two “serious” bodyboarders in the area. One day Buzz approached me with a board he had made; the rest is history. As far as shaper influences go, I learned everything from Buzz. He showed me what Toobs meant—quality before quantity. To this day I remember what he once told me: “Get good now and fast later.” Today, it’s my job to maintain that level of integrity and prolong the Toobs reputation. JS: Quite a bit of talent and techniques in the shaping world have come out of the Toobs factory. What do you think it is that makes Toobs so influential and respected within the industry? MB: It has to be our manufacturing style. Many companies have adopted our techniques and innovations: “Buzz tech” forced air laminator, our rocker control method, our seamsealing technique, etc. Also, that tubular stringer that is in most bodyboards today; Buzz pioneered that too. JS: It seems like a lot of brands hype up the names of their shapers to gain notoriety for their brand. You have always been a bit under the radar. Why is that? MB: My name on a board doesn’t mean anything. For me, the Toobs logo is what’s important. I’ve had my hand on


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almost every Toobs bodyboard ever produced here. I just want to make a good product and keep our riders coming back. JS: The bodyboard industry in America has been struggling over the past decade. As a shaper, how has this affected you? Why hasn’t Toobs joined the band wagon and started producing boards overseas? MB: The decline in U.S. bodyboard production caused some of the material hassles we currently are dealing with. The large majority of the bodyboards are being mass produced overseas, reducing the demand for U.S. made materials. Now the variety isn’t there for us—Bottom skin colors are limited, deck colors are limited. Our suppliers now produce a limited quantity of “stock” colors unless ridiculous minimums are met. It’s almost $15,000 for a SINGLE custom deck color run. That’s not an easy check to write these days. There have been times when we have purchased foreign made boards to compete with the masses. Most of those boards are used for low cost surf shop rentals. JS: What do you bring to the table as opposed to a kid just buying a stock board made in an overseas factory? MB: Customization. When a rider or a surf shop orders a board, it’s put in the queue and handmade to order. Any Toobs board can be customized, including logos, colors and features. This is why it sometimes takes a few weeks for customers to get a board. We’re not pulling it off a wall and throwing it in a box. JS: Numerous big names have been a part of the Toobs family over the years and you have been there since the beginning, so who was/ is your favorite riders to shape for? MB: Every board I build, every custom I shape, brings something to the table. For me, it’s all about learning what works and what doesn’t. I try to give our customers and team riders exactly what they are looking for in a board. If I can do that then I’ve done my job well. End.


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E B O D Y B O A R D I NG.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM CUSTOM X BODYBOARDS WWW.CUSTOMX.COM Custom X Dynasty IV Contoured deck. With a single stringer. High Density Polypropylene Core High Grade Surlyn Slick bottom Versatile TEMPLATE Double rails @ 60/40 Performance channels Bat Tail Board Dimensions: 40.75 x 20.88 x 11 x 16.88 Suggested Retail: $199.95

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Mike STewart | Science www.mikestewart.com Science XI Limited The best deck contour on the helps to lock your body onto fastest shapes in the water. land with ease when you have tap.

market one of the Loft and speed on

Sizes-38.5,40.5,41.5,42.5,43.5 Core-PP Deck-8lb pe Slick-Surlyn Features-XI Deck Contours/Nose bulbs/ Channels/EFG stringer Board Dimensions: Length: 43.5” Nose: 12.5” Width: 22”@ 18.5” Tail: 17”

Suggested Retail: $224.95

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Mike STewart | Science www.mikestewart.com Science Rigby PP Young Australian Tom Rigby has worked with Mike Stewart to refine this pro shape. Board Features: * * * * * *

Core: Polyethylene Bottom: HDPE Deck and rails: Crosslink polyethylene Tail: Crescent Channels: Graduated Features: Single stringer

Board Specs: * * * *

Width: 21.25” Nose to widepoint: 19.5” Nose: 10.75” Tail: 16.5”

Suggested Retail: $164.95

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Mike STewart | Science www.mikestewart.com Science MS 5 Contour

For those that like the prone performance of the MS3 but want more versatility the MS5 has a crescent tail for additional hold for steep drops and dk rides. All the same prone features as the MS3: Nose bulbs, Graduated channels, Contoured deck panels, 1 RCS stringer without the bat tail. All with a linear PP core for unmatched projection madness * Linear Polypro Core * Tri Laminate deck and rails skins * Surlyn tri laminate bottom * TC8 Outer Rail * Crescent Tail * Graduated Channels * 1 RCS woven composite stringer * Slick Bulbs * Raised contoured deck. Nose Width:11.9 Nose to Wide: 20.25 Width: 21 1/8 Tail Width: 17 5/8 Suggested Retail: $205.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM Mike STewart | Science www.mikestewart.com Science MSX The Ten is a great balance between down the line speed and maneuverability. While easy to maneuver tight in the pocket it also has great drive down the line and rojection to the lip. The new 3d core variation in Science boards is ideal for colder waters or if you like slightly more flex and control in your ride. Sizes- 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 Cores- PP or 3d Deck- 8lb pe Slick- Surlyn Features- channels/nose bulbs/ EFG stringer Suggested Retail: $194.95

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DEREK MIYASHIRO | SCIENCE MS HYBRID 5 | PH: MAURICE AUBUCHON


NO6 BODYBOARDS WWW.THENO6.COM Covenant V2 Elite We pushed our development team to the limit. The new Covenant V2 features an ultra-refined template and new compression celled diamond elbow bracers. Under the elbow we have placed a lower density impact pad for heavy landing and better grip when engaging turns and landings. The Covenant can handle it all...ramps and wedges to down the line speed hauls. LENGTH : 43.5L x 13” Nose x 22” Width x 19” Tail : N-W : 20.5” LENGTH : 42.5L x 12” Nose x 21.75” Width x 18.5” Tail : N-W : 20” LENGTH : 41.5L x 11.5” Nose x 21.5” Width x 18.25” Tail : N-W : 19.75” 2.1 PP Core w/ 1x stringer BLUNTED NOSE w/ nose grips Triple 3x Concave Channel Bottom Vaporcel™ 6pcf IXLPE SLANTED CHANNELS WING TAIL BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 54mm thickness Suggested Retal: $240.00

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM NO6 BODYBOARDS WWW.THENO6.COM The Max EFC™ : Max Arent Signature Max’s new 2012 model available in EFC™ Type A Core with 3x stringers. Extremely snappy in warner waters and stalwart rigidity in colder temps. Lightweight PP Core makes The Max a board for quick and furious riding. Shares the same template as the Helta Skelta…just addition of the world class EFC™ Core. LENGTH : 42L x 12.5” Nose x 21.5” Width x 18.5” Tail : N-W : 19” EFC™ Core w/ 3x stringer BLUNTED NOSE NXL Sealed Air® deck and rails 8pcf CRESCENT TAIL Boxed Channels BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 54mm thickness Suggested Retail: $204.95

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NO6 BODYBOARDS WWW.THENO6.COM Da Hammah : Micah McMullin Signature Micah McMullin is one of the top IBA DK riders in the world. Extremely hard on his equipment and a consummate professional developing his craft..Micah has collaborated this year with the No.6 to create Da Hammah. A new DK Hybrid that features an extremely fast template for DK in two sizes : 43 and 41.5. Da Hammah features NXL Sealed Air® deck and rails with high grade Du Pont Surlyn® bottom, channels, and our staggered stringer PP Core that strengthens the dynamics of the core’s plane. Narrow nose and parallel tail make this model easy to drive into sections and throw the tail with no abandon. LENGTH : 43L x 10.5” Nose x 21.5” Width x 19” Tail : N-W : 20” LENGTH : 41.5L x 10” Nose x 21” Width x 18.5” Tail : N-W : 19.75” 2.1 PP Core w/ 2x staggered stringer BLUNTED NOSE NXL Sealed Air® deck and rails 8pcf CRESCENT TAIL Slanted Channels BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 53.5mm thickness Suggested Retail: $215.00

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM NO6 BODYBOARDS WWW.THENO6.COM Bludgeon Deuce Rasta The Rasta Series is a collective inspired by the collaboration of the Malama Kai Foundation and No.6. Our finest crafted flagship board : The Deuce…complete with our custom extruded Rasta Surlyn. Dual purpose shape takes prone to the next level and still handles DK with dual stringer rigidity needed for hard turns and tail snaps. With each of our Rasta Series purchases, No.6 will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Malama Kai Foundation for the ongoing education of Hawaii’s youth and the support of the day-use mooring program. LENGTH : 43L x 12.25” Nose x 21.75” Width x 18.5” Tail : N-W : 20.5” LENGTH : 42L x 12” Nose x 21.5” Width x 18.25” Tail : N-W : 20” LENGTH : 41L x 11.5” Nose x 21.25” Width x 18” Tail : N-W : 19.75” 2.1 PP Core w/ 2x stringer, BLUNTED NOSE , NXL Sealed Air® deck and rails 8pcf, CRESCENT TAIL, Slanted Channels, BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN, 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION, 53mm thickness

Suggested Retail: $208.95

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MAX ARENT | NO6 BODYBOARDS MAX ARENT SIGNATURE MODEL | PH: ROD OWEN


TOOBS BODYBOARDS WWW.TOOBS.COM Maligs “The focus of my board was to provide everyone with something that I actually ride and that works. No ‘look cool’ gimmicks, just a sweet, smooth template designed to work in all types of waves and conditions. Go get nuts with it. It’s meant to be!” – Kyle Maligro Length: 42” (Also comes in 40” & 41”) Nose: 12.625” Width: 22” Tail: 18.625” Core: Customers can choose various combinations of: polypropylene, polyethylene, stringers, mesh, and core thickness. Board Colors: Vary to availability; we usually have a broad palette of colors Retail Price: $192.95

T O O B S . C OM | THE FOAM CO | TOOBS BODYBOARDS WWW.TOOBS.COM TOOBS Marquee This board is a culmination of our years of experience and a step into the future. Functional deck contours give a secure and comfortable grip while the gradual slope of the center plateau allows for versatile mobility. This template is based off of our team riders’ customs, ready for anything you’re willing to throw at it. Length: 41.125” (Also comes in 39.875”& 42”) Nose: 11.25” Width: 20.1825” Tail: 17.25” Core: Customers can choose various combinations of: polypropylene, polyethylene, stringers, mesh, and core thickness. Board Colors: Vary to availability; we usually have a broad palette of colors Retail Price: $210.95

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TOOBS BODYBOARDS WWW.TOOBS.COM TOOBS DKB The Toobs family has been a dropknee powerhouse for years; needless to say we know a thing or two about dropknee board design. If you want a proven, high performance dropknee board, look no further than the DKB. Length: 43” (Also comes in 41”) Nose: 9.25” Width: 22.25” Tail: 18.75” Core: Customers can choose various combinations of: polypropylene, polyethylene, stringers, mesh, core thickness, nose rocker, etc. Board Colors: Vary to availability; we usually have a broad palette of colors Retail Price: $183.95

T O O B S . C OM | THE FOAM CO | TOOBS BODYBOARDS WWW.TOOBS.COM Custom The specs are up to you, feel free to contact Mike for advice to find your perfect ride. If you dream it and it’s functional, we’ll make it; it’s that simple. Core: Customers can choose various combinations of: polypropylene, polyethylene, stringers, mesh, core thickness, deck contours, nose/slick bulbs, nose rocker, etc. Board Colors: Vary to availability; we usually have a broad palette of colors Retail Price: $219.00

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DIVISION 71 | CATCH SURF WWW.CATCHSURF.COM The Shaka The Shaka is big performance at an entry-level price; same curve and features as our highend models with zero compromise in quality. The Shaka is the perfect board for those looking to step up and progress their riding.CNC shaped with Sealed-Air® PE core, single Projection-Flex (PFS) stringer (no PFS for 39.0” and 36.5”) HDPE bottom, Cross-link rails and deck, nose grips, graduated channels and crescent tail. Available sizes: 36.5, 39, 41.5, 42, 44 Assorted color options Retail Price: $99.99

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM DIVISION 71 | CATCH SURF WWW.CATCHSURF.COM The Standard The Standard is a magic carpet ride. Ultralight and stiff. The board flies and is incredibly responsive. It represents the pinnacle of our stock line-up and is in every rider’s bag when traveling to warm-water locales. CNC shaped with ARPRO™ beaded poly-pro core (BPP), double Projection-Flex (PFS) stringers, Surlyn® bottom, Cross-link bumpers and inner rails, 8lb SealedAir® PE deck and outer rails, nose grips, graduated channels and crescent tail. Available sizes: 39, 41, 41.5, 42, 44 Assorted color options Retail Price: $199.99

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DIVISION 71 | CATCH SURF WWW.CATCHSURF.COM The Super The Super is the only bat-tailed model in the line-up. Designed for maximum speed in smaller surf with more float in the tail for a loose ride with easy maneuverability. D71 team riders love it when the surf mellows out, especially in Summer. CNC shaped with Sealed-Air® PE core, single Projection-Flex (PFS) stringer (double for 44.0”), HDPE bottom, Cross-link inner rails, 8lb Sealed-Air® PE deck and outer rails, nose grips, graduated channels and bat tail. Available sizes: 39, 41, 41.5, 42, 44 Assorted color options Retail Price: $134.99

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM DIVISION 71 | CATCH SURF WWW.CATCHSURF.COM The Super Deluxe The Super Deluxe is a combination of old-school PE core with double PFS stringers and Surlyn bottom is a true ultra-high-end board that even the most hard-core riders will appreciate. The SuPEr Deluxe is our flagship PE model. CNC shaped with Sealed-Air® PE core, double Projection-Flex (PFS) stringers, Surlyn® bottom, Cross-link bumpers and inner rails, 8lb SealedAir® PE deck and outer rails, nose grips, graduated channels and crescent tail. Available sizes: 39, 41, 41.5, 42, 44 Assorted color options Retail Price: $164.99

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CODY COOK | DIVISION 71 | PH: MOKITOM.COM


TURBO SURF DESIGNS WWW.TURBOSURFDESIGNS.COM.AU Turbo IV The most iconic board is back this year with an all new shape. It’s the only board on the market with the classic Turbo embedded nose piece. This is a high performance board for the rider who knows their bodyboarding roots. The new Turbo IV features a narrower shape for more speed and nose piece for added style and comfort. LENGTH : 45 / 43 / 42 / 41 Freedom 6 (PP) Double stringer Latest Performance Proven Template 8pcf NXL PSI Technology Channels Nose Bulbs Crescent Tail BOTTOM : SURLYN® SKIN RAILS : 50/50 Suggested retail: $225.00

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM TURBO SURF DESIGNS WWW.TURBOSURFDESIGNS.COM.AU Turbo V LTD EDITION The Turbo V Limited is a new addition to the range this year. The Turbo V Limited features a performance proven contoured deck designed by Turbo head shaper Glenn Taylor, and the new Trilogy stringer system. This board is top dog in the range and expected to be a huge seller. This board is perfect for the advanced rider who knows they need a board with speed, comfort, strength and flexibility where it’s needed. LENGTH : 43 / 42 / 40 Freedom 6 (PP) Trilogy stringer system Latest Performance Proven Template 8pcf NXL PSI Technology Contour Deck Channels Nose Bulbs Crescent Tail BOTTOM : SURLYN® SKIN RAILS : 50/50 Suggested Retail: $235.00

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TURBO SURF DESIGNS WWW.TURBOSURFDESIGNS.COM.AU Jacob Romero Signature This board is a replica of what Jacob rides. The performance proven contoured deck creates excellent control and maneuverability. It has a great shape with a low wide point which gives this board great speed for launching the big airs which Jacob is renown for. LENGTH : 42 / 41 / 40 Freedom 6 (PP) Single stringer Jacob Romero Custom Shape 8pcf NXL PSI Technology Contour Deck Channels Nose Bulbs Bat Tail BOTTOM : SURLYN速 SKIN RAILS : 50/50 Suggested Retail: $169 - $235

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM TURBO SURF DESIGNS WWW.TURBOSURFDESIGNS.COM.AU Mason Rose Signature This board is a replica of the board that Mason riders. This is the perfect Dropknee board. Mason has worked tirelessly with Turbo head shaper, Glenn Taylor to create a board that truly performs in all conditions. This board incorporates the latest PSI technology. LENGTH : 42.5 Freedom 6 (PP) Double stringer Mason Rose Custom Shape 8pcf NXL PSI Technology Crescent Tail BOTTOM : SURLYN速 SKIN RAILS : 50/50 Suggested Retail: $215.00

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JACOB ROMERO | TURBO ROMERO SIGNATURE MODEL | PH: DOOMA PHOTOS


NOMAD BODYBOARDS WWW.NOMAD.COM.AU FSD Base Series EFC™ Years of research and development from our FSD (Free Surf Division) team has yielded a board series that can be used in either progressive prone or technical DK styles of preference. The Base Series shares a streamlined template and EFC™ Core with 3 stringers that excels in cooler waters or for those who demand a ‘broken-in’ flex and recoil in their board. Complete with nose grips, clipped crescent tail or wing tail, and channels. The Nomad FSD Base Series continues to be one of the top selling Series in the line continuing year after year. LENGTH : 42.25 / 41.5 / 40 EFC™ Type A PP Core w/ 3x stringers BLUNTED NOSE w/ surlyn grips Cellu-Cushion 8pcf NXL Deck and Rails SLANTED CHANNELS CLIPPED CRESENT TAIL or WING TAIL BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 53mm thickness Suggested Retail: $169.99

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM NOMAD BODYBOARDS WWW.NOMAD.COM.AU FSD Base Series PP Years of research and development from our FSD (Free Surf Division) team has yielded a board series that can be used in either progressive prone or technical DK styles of preference. The Base Series shares a streamlined template and PP Core with 2 stringers that excels in tropical waters or for those who are just plain hard on their boards. Complete with nose grips, clipped crescent tail, and channels. The Nomad FSD Base Series continues to be one of the top selling Series in the line continuing year after year. LENGTH : 42.25 / 41.5 Arpro® PP Core w/ 2x stringer BLUNTED NOSE w/ surlyn grips Cellu-Cushion 8pcf NXL Deck and Rails SLANTED CHANNELS CLIPPED CRESENT TAIL BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 53mm thickness Suggested Retail: $185.95

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NOMAD BODYBOARDS WWW.NOMAD.COM.AU MATT LACKEY SIGNATURE SERIES PP / PE / PRODIGY MAtt Lackey is quickly becoming a world wide bench mark in DK riding. His signature turns and progressive outlook have taken DK riding beyond such DK legends of the past and quickly is part of the new guard of riding. Matt’s signature board this year keeps it’s classic lines and clean outlook on templates. Fast and wider in the tail with narrow nose keeps rail to rail transitions tight and lip smashes easy. No channels on the clipped crescent make it easy for DK slides and off the top chunk throwing. Look for Lackey’s ride in either PP Core with 2x staggered stringers / PE w/ mesh and 1x stringer / or the Prodigy 40” for grooms with 1 PP Core and 1x stringer !! SIGNATURE LENGTH : 43 / 42 / 41 Arpro® PP Core w/ 2x staggered stringer BLUNTED NOSE Cellu-Cushion 8pcf NXL Deck and Rails NO CHANNELS CLIPPED CRESENT TAIL BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 53.5mm thickness designed by Matt Lackey Suggested Retail: $204.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM NOMAD BODYBOARDS WWW.NOMAD.COM.AU Ultimate FSD Base Series EFC™ Years of research and development from our FSD (Free Surf Division) team has yielded a board series that can be used in either progressive prone or technical DK styles of preference with a new CnC finished deck for comfort and grip. The Ultimate Base Series shares a streamlined template and EFC™ Core with 3 stringers that excels in cooler waters or for those who demand a ‘broken-in’ flex and recoil in their board. Complete with nose grips, clipped crescent tail or wing tail, and channels. The Nomad Ultimate FSD Base Series continues to be one of the top selling Series in the line continuing year after year. LENGTH : 42.25 / 40.5 EFC™ Type A PP Core w/ 3x stringers BLUNTED NOSE w/ surlyn grips CnC Deck Grooves Cellu-Cushion 8pcf NXL Deck and Rails SLANTED CHANNELS CLIPPED CRESENT TAIL BOTTOM : 0.8mm SURLYN® SKIN 4mm RAILS : CENTRIPETAL™ LAMINATION 53mm thickness Suggested Retail: $204.95

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MILES KAUHAAHAA | NOMAD MATT LACKEY SIGNATURE MODEL | PH: DAVID BAKER


TRIAD BODYBOARDS WWW.TRIADMOVEMENT.COM Roots Series Happy Zurowski endorsed signature model What type of rider it’s meant for: Happy wanted a clean template with a semi-retro bat tail.  This meant a tail with a little less volume and slightly deeper cuts.  Overall,  this is meant to allow the board steeper angles towards the lip in high performance waves,  the type of surf Happy lives for. Specs:  41”, 42”, 43”   Description:  Polypro core,  double stringer,  bat tail Suggested Retail:  $197.95

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TRIAD BODYBOARDS WWW.TRIADMOVEMENT.COM Roots Series Willy Petrovic endorsed “Alfa” Model What type of rider it’s meant for:  This template serves Willy’s request for a board he could ride  both prone and dk in performance surf.  Somewhat parrallel rails combined with just the right amout of nose curve makes this board fast and functional whether on the knee or on your guts. Specs:  41.5” , 42.5”  Description:   Polypro core,  double stringer,  crescent tail Suggested Retail:  $197.95

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TRIAD BODYBOARDS WWW.TRIADMOVEMENT.COM Diamond Series Ross McBride endorsed signature Model Ross is a believer in a prone oriented full template that carries you when the waves are small but releases properly when the waves start pumping. He has already said that this template and overall construction are the best he has ever had in a signature model.   Specs:  40”, 42”   Description:   Polypro core,  double stringer,  bat tail Suggested Retail:  $222.95

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TRIAD BODYBOARDS WWW.TRIADMOVEMENT.COM Diamond Series Bud Miyamoto endorsed signature Model Bud basically destroy’s boards with his combo dk and prone attack.  This model promotes a slightly fuller template but with adequate curve to keep it nimble and quick whether riding prone or dk.  The bigger riders will appreciate the boards forgiving qualities while pushing their performance levels. Specs:  41.5”, 42.5” , 43.5”  Description:   Polypro core,  double stringer,  crescent tail      Suggested Retail:  $222.95

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WILLY PETROVIC | TRIAD BODYBOARDS ROOT SERIES ALPHA MODEL | PH: MIKE CERRONE


PRIDE BODYBOARDS WWW.PRIDEBODYBOARDS.COM Pride Cade Sharp Master PP Mr Natural. Cade possesses an effortless style with the modern day technical approach in all sized waves. Being renowned as a ‘party boy’, 2011 has seen an inner desire rise to the surface that has lead to solid exposure in front of the lens. The 2012 Cade features his renowned template, Kinetic PP/carbon flex stringer core system, Surlyn slick with channels/ nose bulbs and exclusive custom color ways. Dan Sivess and Cade are always looking for ways to push his board creations, and this year, the proof is here. Features: Kinetic PP Core, Surlyn Slick, Wave Cushion Deck, 55/45 Rails, Carbon Fiber Stringer, Rolled Crescent, Channels, Slick Bulbs, Sharp Signature Color ways Suggested Retail: $199.95

A L T E R N A T I V E S URF.COM | THE FOAM CO PRIDE BODYBOARDS WWW.PRIDEBODYBOARDS.COM Pride Dan Sivess Master PP A new direction for PRIDE Dan Sivess has worked alongside and shaped for bodyboarding royalty as well as the faces destined to change the face of the sport. He has applied his experience, knowledge and a few ‘tricks up his sleeve’ to deliver a truly unique range to the PRIDE collection. Features: Kinetic PP Core, Surlyn Slick, Wave Cushion Deck, 55/45 Rails, Carbon Fiber Stringer, Rolled Crescent, Channels, Slick Bulbs, Pride Team Signature Color ways Suggested Retail: $199.95

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PRIDE BODYBOARDS WWW.PRIDEBODYBOARDS.COM Pride Pierre Louis Costes Platinum PP The most hyped signing of 2011, PierreLouis Costes has been earmarked as the most exciting bodyboarder to grace our time. Fast lines, tenacious attitude and a natural ability well beyond his years have made him a formidable opponent not only on the IBA World Tour but also in all free surf sessions across the globe. His board, The Platinum PP was designed closely with PRIDE head shaper DAN SIVESS. The next level in bodyboarding performance. Features: Kinetic PP Core, Surlyn Slick, Wave Cushion Deck, 55/45 Rails, Carbon Fiber Stringer, Rolled Crescent, Channels, Slick Bulbs, Costes Deck Contours, Costes Signature Color ways Suggested Retail: $229.95

A L T E R N A T I V E S URF.COM | THE FOAM CO PRIDE BODYBOARDS WWW.PRIDEBODYBOARDS.COM Pride Sam Bennett Platinum PP Explosive, technical, fluent and loud….. Sam Bennett makes a statement. Emerging from shadows of Port Mac’s bodyboarding originals, the kid has set the 2011 GQS series on fire as well as lighting up the sky in first GSS event of the hyped IBA world tour at Pipe. The headline act of his 2012 line, the platinum boosts a kinetic PP/carbon flex stringer core system, Surlyn slick with channels/nose bulbs, tail piece crescent and signature ‘Bennett’ deck contours. Sam has worked closely with head shaper Dan Sivess on a design that takes him above the pack. Features: Kinetic PP Core, Surlyn Slick, Wave Cushion Deck, 55/45 Rails, Carbon Fiber Stringer, Tail Piece Crescent, Channels, Slick Bulbs, Bennett Deck Contours, Bennett Signature Color ways Suggested Retail: $199.95

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PIERRE LOUIS COSTES | PRIDE PLC SIGNATURE MODEL | PH: PABLO HIMENEZ


ID BOARDS WWW.IDBOARDS.COM/AU Prime Countour our unique id prime contour has been designed off an athlete’s body impression, created to assist your body’s adaption to the board and could be the most functional design integrated into a bodyboard to date. Features: core - freedom six (polypropylene), stringer - 1 x psi stringer, Rails 60/40 rails, channels - graduated channels slick - surlyn slick, tail - crescent additional features - nose recess, elbow lock, hand positioning, hip lock nxl deckskin, nose bulbs, x-link pin-line, nose & tail bumpers. AVAILABLE SOON IN THE USA FOR MORE INFO GO TO IDBOARDS.COM/AU

ID BOARDS WWW.IDBOARDS.COM/AU Freedom Six this core creates efffortless flexibility through rail to rail surfing at high speed, giving the rider greater confidence that the craft under them will allow for freedom to turn and hold tighter lines for longer more powerful maneuvers. Features: core - freedom six (polypropylene), stringer - 1 x psi stringer, Rails 60/40 rails, channels - graduated channels slick - surlyn slick, tail - crescent additional features - nose recess, elbow lock, hand positioning, hip lock nxl deckskin, nose bulbs, x-link pin-line, nose & tail bumpers. AVAILABLE SOON IN THE USA FOR MORE INFO GO TO IDBOARDS.COM/AU


ID BOARDS WWW.IDBOARDS.COM/AU Paradox Cell this is a highly advanced beaded pp core that allows for greater flexibility throughout the entire board while maintaining all other pp properties. “the mystery of the paradox cell is redefining pe as we know it.” Features: core - paradox cell, stringer - 2 x psi stringers, Rails - 60/40 rails, channels graduated channels, slick - surlyn slick tail - crescent, additional features - nxl deckskin, nose bulbs, x-link pin-line, nose & tail bumpers. AVAILABLE SOON IN THE USA FOR MORE INFO GO TO IDBOARDS.COM/AU

ID BOARDS WWW.IDBOARDS.COM/AU Page Model A young page is called for world championship, called to win, called to live in freedom and truth, but only a few are chosen. the page starts on his way to be a professional athlete at about the age of seven or eight. Bat this time, he can buy the id page training model to start his quest to become a future champion. Features: core - paradox cell, stringer - 1 x psi stringer, Rails - 50/50 rails, channels graduated channels, slick - surlyn slick tail - crescent, additional features - ixl deckskin, x-link pin-line. AVAILABLE SOON IN THE USA FOR MORE INFO GO TO IDBOARDS.COM/AU


CHURCHILL FINS WWW.MOREYBODYBOARDS.COM Churchill Hubb Makapuu Fins Hubb Makapuus are the new fin endorsed and tested by Hubb himself. After many prototypes he finally okayed this design for his official fin. Based on the same mold as the original Makapuus, these are made with a stiffer rubber for more propulsion and have added features like a neoprene fin pad (with velcro making it removable) around the heel as well as a neoprene pad glued to the roof of the foot pocket, and tethers for comfort and safety. These are definitely the hot ticket item this year, be sure to grab a pair before they are gone. Suggested Retail: $59.95

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CUSTOM X WWW.CUSTOMX.COM Custom X Fins One of our lightest all-rubber fins, it also has one of the shortest blades of any of our fins. The blade is symmetric, and the foot pocket is very soft. They also float. Great for dropknee riders especially, and priced well. XS (Mens shoe size 1-3), S (Mens shoe size 4-5)M (Mens shoe size 6-7)ML (Mens shoe size 8-9) L (Mens shoe size 10-11) XL (Mens shoe size 1112.5) Comfortable A-Frame ankle straps, Stiffer blade with soft foot pocket, X-Grips for dropknee traction, Double barrel sand drainage Suggested Retail: $49.95

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STEALTH FINS WWW.CATCHSURF.COM Stealth 2 JOIN THE EVOLUTION The S.02 was developed by the world’s most elite riders to provide the highest level of performance. Made of 100% FLOATING Malaysian rubber, the S.02 provides maximum comfort, thrust and control in a compact and stylish design. Special ergonomically designed foot pocket of softer rubber for absolute comfort. Original Jet Vents prevent buildup of sand/debris and provide a vacuum-flow of water to improve thrust efficiency. Three inner-blade ridges and angled outside-rails for efficient transfer of power resulting in maximum thrust and control. Stealth team riders include Ben Player, Dave Winchester, Pierre Louis-Costes, Joe Clarke, Michael Novy and Jake Stone. Suggested Retail: $49.95

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DELUXE FINS WWW.DELUXEFINSUSA.COM Deluxe Fins At Deluxe Fins we’ve put together all the “good ideas”, very well accepted by the bodyboard industry up to date, and the result is extraordinary. A high performance fin with a very streamline design and a dual drainage system for optimal sand flush. XS Fits Mens Shoe Size 3-4 Small Fits Mens Shoe Size 5-6 Medium Fits Mens Shoe Size 7-8 ML Fits Mens Shoe Size 9-10 Large Fits Mens Shoe Size 11-12 XL Fits Mens Shoe Size 13-14 Suggested Retail: $58.95

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LIMITED EDITION WWW.LIMITED-EDITION.NET.AU Matt Lackey Signature Fin Welcome to the world of Limited Edition fins. Bodyboarders are some of the most artistic, stylish and fashionable collective of individuals to ride large slabs of water. With this in mind, we bring you Limited Edition fins, designed for high performance bodyboarding, and available in Limited Edition short run colourways, designed by the Pro riders that wear them. The short run colours allow us to evolve our range with current seasonal trends and allow riders to put some individuality back into their kicks. The LE Team includes Chris James, Matt Lackey, Alex Halsey, Sascha Specker, Adam Luehman and Lauren Knowles. Suggested Retail: $59.95

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LIMITED EDITION WWW.LIMITED-EDITION.NET.AU Chris James Signature Fin Welcome to the world of Limited Edition fins. Bodyboarders are some of the most artistic, stylish and fashionable collective of individuals to ride large slabs of water. With this in mind, we bring you Limited Edition fins, designed for high performance bodyboarding, and available in Limited Edition short run colourways, designed by the Pro riders that wear them. The short run colours allow us to evolve our range with current seasonal trends and allow riders to put some individuality back into their kicks. The LE Team includes Chris James, Matt Lackey, Alex Halsey, Sascha Specker, Adam Luehman and Lauren Knowles. Suggested Retail: $59.95 *AVAILABLE IN THE USA SOON!

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PODS WWW.PODWARE.COM/AU PF 2 The Pod fin line has two fins that are pertinent to the high ended market. The POD 2 is a symmetrical fin : of course meaning that each side is a duplicate of the other. Extremely well balanced for even thrust and great for DK riders. All of the POD fin lines are made with the finest 100% rubber formulations in the industry and go to extreme lengths to keep the formulations the highest quality rubber available...therefore taking production to high ended dive fin manufacturers. That means no cracking /aging of foot  pockets or ankle strap areas.  Suggested Retail: $44.95

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PODS WWW.PODWARE.COM/AU PF 3 EVOLUTION The Pod fin line has two fins that are pertinent to the high ended market. The POD 3 Evolution is an asymmetrical fin that each side will mirror the other. The blunted blade has excellent improved thrust and balanced for prone or DK riding. All of the POD fin lines are made with the finest 100% rubber formulations in the industry and go to extreme lengths to keep the formulations the highest quality rubber available...therefore taking production to high ended dive fin manufacturers. That means no cracking /aging of foot  pockets or ankle strap areas.  Suggested Retail: $59.95

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mike stewart WWW.MSVIPER.COM MS VIPER ORANGE DOT All VIPERs are high performance surfing fins for the intermediate to advanced bodyboarder or bodysurfer. All VIPER surfing fins float high and are visible in the roughest surf conditions. All VIPER surfing fins are made of superior natural rubber compounds. MSVIPERS feature: Wider, shorter blade design for quick acceleration. Beveled sidewalls for improve control. Delta tail design; which I have found to enhance control and minimize drag. The most foot pocket drainage of any surfing fin on the market, works great to eliminate any sand or pebbles in your kick. Rivet grip tread enhances footing on slippery rocks yet wont snag on coral or sharp objects. Orange Dot MSVIPERS: Same great design as the yellow dot MSVIPERS made with softer rubber compound’s Suggested Retail: $59.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM mike stewart WWW.MSVIPER.COM MS VIPER YELLOW DOT All VIPERs are high performance surfing fins for the intermediate to advanced bodyboarder or bodysurfer. All VIPER surfing fins float high and are visible in the roughest surf conditions. All VIPER surfing fins are made of superior natural rubber compounds. MSVIPERS feature: Wider, shorter blade design for quick acceleration. Beveled sidewalls for improve control. Delta tail design; which I have found to enhance control and minimize drag. The most foot pocket drainage of any surfing fin on the market, works great to eliminate any sand or pebbles in your kick. Rivet grip tread enhances footing on slippery rocks yet wont snag on coral or sharp objects. Suggested Retail: $59.95

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TOOBS WWW.TOOBS.COM BLUNTCUT FINS Bluntcut fins are designed for speed and power! Made of floatable rubber and with a sand spit vent at the end of the footpocket. Sizes available: Small (men’s 5-6) Medium (men’s 7-8) Large (men’s 9-10) X Large (men’s 11-12) Suggested Retail: $61.95

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DA FIN WWW.DAFIN.COM DA FIN With input from world renowned pros in Hawaii such as Mark Cunningham and Brian Keaulana, Cochran developed his idea for a high performance swim fin about 10 years ago and was granted a U.S. Patent for his unique design. Da FIN has become a favorite of lifeguards, bodysurfers, and top watermen around the world. The Hawaiian Lifeguard Association has made Da Fin standard issue equipment for its guards for the past eight years. In June 2006, Da FIN was endorsed by the United States Lifesaving Association, the premier professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers in the United States. Da FIN is now a “Made in the USA ” product. Suggested Retail: $61.95

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KICKS FINS WWW.KICKSFINS.COM KICKS FIN Worn, tested, designed and loved by bodyboarding legend Aka Lyman. Kicks is the ultimate fin for the all around bodyboarder. Tested and perfected at Oahu’s Sandy Beach, Kicks delivers the power and versatility required by today’s dropknee and prone riders *Shorter rounded blade *Super comfortable foot pocket Floats in salt water *Ultimate power and control *Kick-ass colors *Designed in Hawaii, made in the USA *Sizes: XS Fits Mens Shoe Size 3-4 Small Fits Mens Shoe Size 5-6 Medium Fits Mens Shoe Size 7-8 ML Fits Mens Shoe Size 9-10 Large Fits Mens Shoe Size 11-12 XL Fits Mens Shoe Size 13-14 Suggested Retail: $61.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO VIPER FINS WWW.VIPERFINS.COM VIPER FINS Vipers’ have a soft neoprene padding glued into the inside top of the fin. This not only pads the top of your foot, but also helps to prevent blisters. The blade of the fin is symmetric. They do NOT float, and offer both short and long blade styles. The Viper’s strength does not come from being rigid and stiff. It comes from the blade’s patented design which produces torque (an increasing resistance to flex) and “snap” to the blade (memory). These actions channel the water between the vertical side rails and off the straight blade tip for a directed thrust. This produces the most efficient kick possible. V5 MODEL- All around fin for BodyBoarding and Bodysurfing. V5 FLEX MODEL- Same design as V5 model but has more flex in blade. V7 Model= 7” blade with full side rails for max power. Suggested Retail: $61.95

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TECH FINS WWW.HYDROSPORTZ.COM TECH FINS A very comfortable foot pocket, light to moderate weight fin. The blade is symmetric, and curved, and the thrust is very good. They float, and have a good design for aiding in holding an edge on the wave when you’re prone riding. • Ergonomic foot cavity for ultimate comfort on either foot • Exclusive central vortex design ensures complete sand drainage when inverted in kicking mode • Has a patented V Rail for maximum speed and traction • Non-slip tech tred • Floating natural rubber Suggested Retail: $57.95

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CHURCHILL FINS WWW.MOREYBODYBOARDS.COM CHURCHILL MAKAPUU FINS Invented in 1936, Churchill MAKAPUU floating FINS utilize a patented dolphfin design which gives you optimum power and acceleration for catching waves. Makapuu fins also act like a skeg on a surfboard to help maintain total control. The rubber covering your foot is soft for complete comfort while the rubber found on the blade is stiff for more kick power. Suggested Retail: $42.95

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TOOBS BODYBOARDS www.TOOBS.com TOOBS FIN TETHERS Sturdy yet comfortable; these will save your fins when conditions get heavy without tearing up your ankles. • One size fits all Retail Price: $11.95

T O O B S . C OM CREATURES OF LEISURE WWW.CREATURES.COM/AU CREATURES OF LEISURE FIN SAVERS No drag design - the ultimate Fin Tether for the experienced bodyboarder • heavy duty design (25mm) • neoprene ankle cuffs • built for comfort and strength Suggested Retail: $9.95

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MIKE STEWART | SCIENCE WWW.MIKESTERWART.COM Gyroll Connector Fin Tethers Designed by Mike Stewart. This is a basic yet strong fin tether. Made of heavy duty nylon. Retail Price: $5.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO MIKE STEWART | SCIENCE WWW.MIKESTERWART.COM Gyroll Fin Pad Inserts Mike Stewart introduces the Gyroll fin Insert: The first fully padded foot-pocket that is attached to the fin. You no longer have to feel awkward riding with a bulky bootie or sock, as the entire foot pocket is padded within the fin. Gyroll inserts are completely removable / changeable, with sizes to fit a wide variety of open heel fins. They are vented to drain sand and also work with the Gyroll connector fin savers (and accommodate most other brands as well). There are two versions: 1: Viper Inserts are specifically designed for the MSViper and have an additional locking mechanism to secure them in place. 2: Gyroll Inserts fit most all open heel fin brands. Retail Price: $12.95

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CUSTOM X BODYBOARDS WWW.CUSTOMX.COM Custom X bicep Leash Has brass swivels, Heavy duty nylon, stand away, bicep cinch strap for optimum comfort and performance. New, wider flat anchor Deck plug with easy access top Suggested Retail: $24.95

• EB O D Y B O A R D I N G . C O M • THE FOAM CO • ALTERNATIVESURF.COM CUSTOM X BODYBOARDS WWW.CUSTOMX.COM Custom X Monster Heavy Duty Bicep Leash The Monster features a cord thicker and longer than your standard bodyboard leash. At .310 thick and 4.5” long, it is just what you need for those heavy sections or larger waves. But it is versatile for any conditions. Comes in bicep, wrist and extra-large cuff for larger arms. Suggested Retail: $26.50

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MIKE STEWART | SCIENCE WWW.MIKESTERWART.COM Mike Stewart Gyroll Wrist Leash Has brass swivels, Heavy duty nylon, stand away, bicep cinch strap for optimum comfort and performance. New, wider flat anchor Deck plug with easy access top Suggested Retail: $28.95

• EBODYBOARDING.COM • THE FOAM CO • ALTERNATIVESURF.COM LIMITED EDITION WWW.LIMITED-EDITION.NET.AU Limited Edition Pro Bicep Leash Has brass swivels, Heavy duty nylon, stand away, bicep cinch strap for optimum comfort and performance. New, wider flat anchor Deck plug with easy access top Suggested Retail: $35.95

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NO6 BODYBOARDS WWW.THENO6.COM No. 6 The Vice That Binds Bicep Leash The Vice leash has been in the works for about 3 years development now. It is one of the first engineered bicep leashes for bodyboarding. The cuff band (which has an ergonomically shaped design) is made from ‘leather-like’ Polyurethane which is strong and rigid. The inner cuff has soft rolled edges/ piping and neoprene backing for comfort. The strap has strong flexi-webbing to allow for “breathing” while paddling. Connection point is what we call “4-D movement” : a brass swivel and stainless steel connection ring with double reinforced stitching. Our coil is a custom molded German BSP Polyurethane which has high tensile tolerance and high memory snapback...not extruded Polyethylene like standard coils that can lose memory quickly. Comes with Top threading leash plug and rail saver.

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*Small (Women and Groms) = 7”-10” *Standard (M-L) = 11”-14” *Wide (L-XL) = 15”-18” Suggested Retail: $29.95

NO6 BODYBOARDS WWW.THENO6.COM No. 6 The Vice Wristy Leash The Vice Wristy was in development when the Vice Bicep took birth. Unfortunately the Wristy took an evil turn from it’s brethren...simple and stout in construction, the Vice Wristy will suffice for those who have a need to keep their board within close proximity. If your specialty is shorebreak or deathdefying shore-pound. The Vice Wristy offers a truly quick solution to board retrieval. Molded German BSP Polyurethane Coil for extra strength and self-anchoring leash plug. Available in Black. One size only. Suggested Retail: $29.95

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DENZIEN LEASHES WWW.DENZIENBODYBOARDING.COM GREENIE BICEP LEASH Keeping it simple is what we’re about here at Denzien. But as you’ll see, our priority is quality. We are offering you superior bodyboarding leashes at competitive prices. We’re using PayPal to handle our safe and secure transactions. So go for it, try one of our leashes... see, feel and ride the difference! All our leashes are designed to fit small to meduim-large biceps. The long strap allows you to find the perfect fit. If you have smaller arms can just simply cut off any part of the strap that goes beyond the Velcro area. But if you don’t want to do that, it’s cool. Just a suggestion from me to you. - Spencer Skipper

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Suggested Retail: $25.00

SOYROLL WWW.SOYROLL.COM Biceps Leashes - Primary Colors Series - LTD LTD - All new Primary Colors Series! Available in Blue, Red and Yellow. We decided to spice our range up with some crazy colors. The leashes we came up with are unbelievably cool with incredible solid colors on the strap / velcro part of the biceps leash and our one and only black recycled urethane on the leashes. The best of both worlds: colors + eco-friendly

____________________________________________ Rasta Series LTD LTD - Rasta Series! Rasta colors. The leashes we came up with are unbelievably cool with incredible solid colors on the strap / velcro part of the biceps leash and our one and only black recycled urethane on the leashes. The best of both worlds: rasta colors + eco-friendly product.

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LIMITED EDITION WWW.LIMITED-EDITION.NET.AU Limited Edition Pro Board Cover Has brass swivels, Heavy duty nylon, stand away, bicep cinch strap for optimum comfort and performance. New, wider flat anchor Deck plug with easy access top Suggested Retail: $79.95

B O D Y B O A R D E R S .COM SURGEBODYBOARDING.COM WWW.SURGEBODYBOARDINGSHOP.COM Surge BodyBoard Bag Super Durable 2 board SurgeBodyBoarding.com Board Bag with single large pouch: • Stowable backpack style shoulder straps • Large external zippered fin pocket • Made with Heavy Duty Nylon Material • Fits up to (2) 43” boards, Fins, and Wetsuit • Available in Blue or Black Suggested Retail: $49.95

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MIKE STEWART | SCIENCE WWW.MIKESTEWART.COM The Mike Stewart Tri-Pouch Bodyboard Bag: The Goods: Lockable zipper pulls, Contoured padded straps, 3 exterior fin and accessory pockets, Back pack style exterior shoulder straps, Padded adjustable 2” webbing strap, Heavy gauge composite fabrics, Reinforced protective edging Dry pouch, Heavy gauge zippers, Contoured shoulder harness High reflective tabs, Damp pouch Reinforced stitching at all joints Vented damp pouch Wet pouc# Vented board pouch sand repellent micro mesh Impact resistant padded tail bumpersHolds up to two 43” boards Suggested Retail: $59.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM | THE FOAM CO | ALTERNATIVESURF.COM CREATURES OF LEISURE WWW.CREATURES.COM/AU Creature of Leisure Multi Wheely Bodyboard Case This revolutionary new product from Creatures of Leisure is the ultimate bodyboard bag for the serious traveller. Featuring ‘go-anywhere’ urethane wheels, fits 4 boards up to 44” in length, 10mm closed cell padding, heat reflective, heavy duty nylon, stash strap and carry handle, large pockets and numerous hidden compartments, this product is the perfect item for the bodyboarder who demands only the very best from their board bag. *Features: • 10mm closed cell padding • internal compression straps • heat reflective silver poly fabric • tough, lockable metal sliders • STASH STRAP • dual, on-rail urethane wheels *Outside dimensions are roughly 46” long x 26” wide x 10” deep. Suggested Retail: $149.95

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EBODYBOARDING.COM WWW.EBODYBOARDING.COM Ebodyboarding Board Bag / New for 2011! 5mm padding all around the bag. Great for airline travel! 2 sizeable pockets on the front of the bag. Top pocket is wet/dry compartment for wetsuits and other wet items. Bottom pocket has a mesh drainage bottom that will fit your fins and other equipment. Bag has a heavy duty nylon hand strap and shoulder straps along with padded backpack straps. Tail end is padded with heavy duty nylon, rubber “feet” and mesh drainage holes. Heavy duty double zippers, This bag has plenty of room to fit 2 boards up to 45” long, or one board up to 46” long, and could fit 3 boards in the 42” or under range.

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CREATURES OF LEISURE WWW.CREATURES.COM/AU Creatures of Leisure Multi Padded Case Shoulder strap and carry handle. Features the revolutionary “Stash Strap” exclusive to Creatures of Leisure. This is a shoulder strap that can be stored in a small velcro pocket when not in use. Great for airline travel! 10mm closed cell padding Large pocket on the bottom front of the bag for fins, wetsuits and another pocket on the top front of the bag for other accessories, Mesh drainage vents on the bottom of each pocket Fits 2 boards up to 43” long Stylish blue top with silver sun-reflective bottom and black trim This bag is deluxe! Suggested Retail: $99.95

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TOOBS BODYBOARDS WWW.TOOBS.COM TOOBS Padded Travel Board Bag Comes in two sizes: for either two or three boards. Our heavy duty travel bag is ready for any abuse your travels may bring. Colors: Black, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Camouflage Suggested Retail: $84.95

T O O B S . C OM SURGEBODYBOARDING.COM WWW.SURGEBODYBOARDINGSHOP.COM Surge BodyBoard Wax With the debute of our fourth issue and revamped website, we also announce the release of a new Surge product - board wax! I have a few blocks on tap. The wrap features a shot of Dave “Dubb” Hubbard at Waimea shorebreak last winter. The shot was taken by good friend and Maui charger, Wade “Wade-o” Saunders. Keep your eyes open to purchase the wax at SurgeBodyBoarding.com and other bodyboarding outlets. Suggested Retail: $2.00 a bar

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vertra elemental resistance WWW.vertra.com Vertra Sun Resistance Cream SPF 45 Lightweight, ultra-fine Titanium Dioxide infused cream for the face and body. Optimum Broad Spectrum protection provides head-to-toe resistance from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Non Greasy formula sets up and immediate and very water resistant bond to the skin. Designed, formulated, and manufactured to the highest cosmetic industry stndards. Athlete tested worldwide. Suggested Retail: $27.95

E B O D Y B O A R D I N G.COM ZINKA SUNSCREEN WWW.ZINKA.COM Zinka Clear SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Zinka SPF 30 Clear Sunscreen is a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protector that performs in extreme conditions. The formula contains high amounts of Zinc Oxide, an ingredient alone that represents one of the most powerful blockers of UV rays known to date. Zinc Oxide is all natural and proven highly effective to reflect the suns damaging rays. Zinka SPF 30 Clear Sunscreen is Water Resistant and Oil-Free. Its also loaded with Aloe Vera and Vitamins A and E, which are great for your skin. The coconut scented formula goes on smooth and stays on for hours, awesome for those long sunny days. Packaged in our uniquely popular Zonkey hide for Fun and Function all in one. Suggested Retail: $9.85

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