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Night Surfing at WaveGarden

Night Surfing at WaveGarden, Spain Our friends at Drift Surfing posted this super cool video from WaveGarden in Spain this week of the team testing out an underwater lighting rig at night. This new tech could open up a whole new world of opportunities for european surfers in the winter months where the daylight ours are few, allowing them to catch waves before and after work too!  

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This Week In Waves: Chris Burkard New Zealand Deep South

#ThisWeekInWaves we go exploring with our very own Bear Grylls and surf photographer Chris Burkard New Zealand Deep South. Chris Burkard is renowned for travelling to the ends of the earth to find and capture untouched beauty in surfing and the ocean. This time his travels took him to New Zealand with a few friends, donning 5mm wetsuits, hoods and booties they endured antarctic winds, enjoyed empty blue skies and threaded frigid, perfect barrels miles from…

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Nine events that shaped modern competitive surfing by Ashtyn Douglas

Forget what you know about the modern World Championship Tour for a moment and picture this: an international surf contest with no bracket formats, no elimination rounds, no priority rules, and no big prize purse—just 24 surfers thrown into a single heat to scramble for scores. While it sounds barbaric compared to the glossy new ASP, this is how international surfing competition was born back in 1954. To celebrate 60 years of progress, we dusted…

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This Week In Waves: Aerial’s by Eric Sterman

#ThisWeekInWaves we move away from our standard photo galleries, and take a look at Eric Stermans latest film from above – ‘DroneFly Volcom Pipe Pro’. Eric Sterman is only young but already has become a world class surf photographer with his niche speciality focusing strongly on aerial photography and filmography. Born and raise on the North Shore of O’ahu, Hawaii, it is not surprising that Eric’s career has become connected to the surf industry. Over…

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Europe Chapter One: Surfing in Hossegor

Vito Sport release chapter one, surfing in Hossegor, the first in a series featuring the best British adventure sports athletes crossing the continent in iconic locations. Here at Blue Rapture many of our posts are focused on the more tropical surf locations of the world such as Tahiti and Hawaii, and there is a good reason for that, Blue Rapture, the brand as you know it was born out of the love for the Polynesian…

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