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Matuse Wetsuits launch in the UK and Ireland

Californian wetsuit manufacture, Matuse have teamed up with UK based Surf wholesale specialists Global Wetsuit Supplies to bring their market leading products to the UK, Ireland and strategic mainland European locations.

Established in 2005 by John B. Campbell, John V. Campbell and Matt Larson, Matuse set out to create a company dedicated to great design, provocative thinking and manufacture of premium wetsuits. Matuse spear headed the use of limestone-based Geoprene material for their suits creating a product 30% warmer, 30% lighter and longer lasting rubber which doesn’t absorb water. On this note, Geoprene is 98.1% water impermeable compared to the standard 65.1% offered by standard oil-derived neoprene.

Global Wetsuit Supplies spokesman said of the distribution agreement, “Our goal is to work with only the finest, most innovative and creative brands in the wetsuit market place and Matuse epitomize these qualities. We’re really excited to be working with the team out of California to bring the best wetsuits on the planet to Europe’s surfing community”

Matuse is available in the UK, Ireland and Europe now through Global Wetsuit Supplies. For wholesale orders and more information contact:

sales@globalwetsuitsupplies.com or for more product details visit www.matuse.com

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Jetty Welcomes British surf champions to the team

December 19, 2013 – Jetty is elated to expand our team roster with the addition of European riders Cliff Cox &
Chris “Guts” Griffiths.
Cox is an accomplished surfer, with a collection of championships under his belt, including titles from the English Masters & South Coast, and a bronze medal from the European games. In addition to having earned accolades in the circuit, Cox has created a
reputation for himself in the community through his establishment of Pure Spirit, Brighton’s premiere professionally run surf school. As the leading instructor in the area, Cox shares his expertise & passion with surfers of all ages & abilities. The
testimonials from his students share the common belief in an increase in performance & confidence, both of which are necessary skills as one hones the craft of wave riding.
Griffiths, who earned his nickname of “Guts” due to his playful behaviour during his first ever surf trip, is a well-known face & name on the Welsh circuit. Throughout his career as a professional surfer, Griffiths has been awarded a multitude of titles, the most accomplished of which were Welsh & British titles, and a top ranking at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)
World Tour. His understanding of the craft evolved into a talent for board shaping, and Guts Surfboards can be found in the quivers of riders around the world.
As Jetty Team Riders, Cox & Griffiths will act as ambassadors for the brand as it breaks international ground. Cox’s devotion to his family & unquenchable thirst for travel align perfectly with the ideals of Jetty, as does his personal manifesto of “always treating others the way you want to be treated.” Griffiths is a self-proclaimed “surf addict” with an intense desire to follow the
waves wherever they may take him, even if it means hightailing through the Scottish highlands in the middle of the night on the search for the perfect wave. Both of these gentlemen know what it means to “Draw Your Own Line.”
In April of this year, Jetty officially announced their European launch in collaboration with Left Point Distribution and the West
French Agency. Currently, the Fall/Winter 2013 line is being offered at various locations throughout the UK and England, with the first shops to carry the brand being Ocean Sports in Hove, Magic Toast in Leicester, Surf Snow in Long Eaton, Reefs in Worcester, Transurf in Newquay, Magic Seaweed in Devon, Flow surf and skate South Wales, Wetsuit Outlet in Shoeburyness and more.
About Jetty
Jetty is a grassroots company with a special touch of NJ garage must & dust. We print all of our own apparel in-house using an eco-friendly, water-based discharge ink system. Jetty currently sells in 50+ retailers primarily on the east coast. Jetty was formed
with the intention of supporting athletes, motivating the next-generation, spreading positive energy, and creating our own personal paths so that travel, music & opportunity became more apparent…knowing that we have accomplished these things and motivated
many of you to do the same is the energy of The Jetty Life™.
About Left Point Distribution
Left Point Distribution is a UK-based company dedicated to the wholesale supply of the action sports trade. Left Point takes pride in sourcing and manufacturing some of the world’s very best surf & action sports accessories, hardware & lifestyle products.
Please feel free to contact Jetty for further information regarding the company, The Jetty Rock Foundation, and eco-friendly screen printing services at 800.900.6435 or visit www.jettylife.com.
Please visit http://www.left-point-distribution.co.uk for further information on European supply.
Jetty – Draw Your Own Line
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Northcore short film- “Pilgrimage of Grace”

The second instalment of a series of awarding winning short films from Northcore, shot on the UK’s rugged North East coast. “North Sea swells are never easy to predict, low pressure charts often allow hopes of fresh swell to soar only to fade as dawn breaks and nature hasn’t delivered. Occasionally those broken promises are redeemed and all the elements combine gracing us with pristine lines of energy sculpted by offshore wind, reef and blessed by sunshine. This is when the North Sea glows and the pilgrimage begins.”

Credits:

A Northcore Film

By- Chris McClean

Executive Producer – Matt Strathern

Additional Footage- Lewis Arnold

Music – Lake Poets – Mercury Retrograde Notwithstanding
and Half Moon Run – Full Circle

Surfers – Gabe Davies, Sandy Kerr, Owain Davies and Ryan Hammond

www.northcore-global.com

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Dawn Patrol Mobile Surf Shop California

A great idea for Dawn Patrol surfers in Southern California…

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New Jersey based “Jetty” leaps across the pond and launches in Europe.

Left Point Distribution in collaboration with Westfrench agency are pleased to announce their latest distribution agreement launching the “Jetty” apparel brand into the European market place.

Jetty Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jetty is a grass roots company with a special touch of New Jersey garage must & dust. Jetty design and print their own apparel, finding ways to innovate, learn, surf, skate, dance, party and listen to a lot of music! Jetty was formed with the intention of supporting athletes, motivating the next-generation and spreading positive energy with the aim to create, inspire and set their own trends.

Left Point Distribution spokesman said of the agreement “Jetty is a very exiting clothing brand with ideals and goals close to our own so we’re stoked to be working them, launching their brand through our surf distribution network. Jetty will initially be available to the UK & Ireland regions where we’re now taking pre-orders, with a European wide roll out to follow.”


For more information regarding Jetty visit their website at:

http://jettylife.com/

Or for wholesale enquiries in the UK and Ireland view the catalogue at

http://www.left-point-distribution.co.uk/

 

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Is this wave worth $20,000?

yes! as it won surfer Martin Paradisis that prize money at the Oakley Big Wave competition for the biggest surf ridden in Australasia 2012/13

Pedra Branca Rock Tasmania

Over the Awards’ 10 years, Paradisis has collected every prize except the big one. He’s won the Paddle-in, the Slab, and Best Overall Surfer. But the $20,000 main prize had eluded his grasp until last night, when a colossal wall of water ridden by him off Pedra Branca Rock, south of Tassie, was deemed the largest wave ridden in Australasian waters in the past year.

“It’s a huge thrill,” Marti said of the Award and the ride that generated it. “I’m so stoked to be able to represent the Tassie crew up here. I wouldn’t get to ride waves like this without a lot of help so this isn’t just for me.”

Marti’s ride just got an edge over mate Danny Griffith, who got another huge ride that day at Pedra Branca. The rides tied in the first judging round, voted for by surfers registered for entry in the Awards, but were comfortably split by an expert panel of big surf maestros from the USA.

The pair were hailed by a stoked roomful of peers, including fellow finalists Paul “Antman” Paterson, Tyler Hollmer-Cross, and Jeff “Camel” Goulden, who earlier took out the increasingly prestigious $5000 Paddle-in Award – reserved for surfers who catch these titanic waves under their own power with no jet-ski assist.

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The worlds biggest surf- has a 100ft wave been ridden?

A huge storm developed in the Western Atlantic earlier this week with the wave buoys showing 24ft and 20 secs, which equals 60-70ft surf at the right locations! The best spot it seems was Nazare in Portugal with the surf being funneled by a deep water canyon just off the coast creating some monster waves one of which is being hailed as a 100ft wave surfed by Garrett McNamarra on “Big Monday” 28th Jan 2013. The size isn’t confirmed yet, but it did look huge!

 

 

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Peter Mel takes win at Mavericks

Peter Mel won the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest, a 24-competitor Big Wave World Tour event, at the mental reef near Half Moon Bay, California on Sunday. The conditions by Mavericks standards were small, but it was sunny and a Sunday so the more cynical may say it was run not because of wave size but because of potential audience size? Either way Mel charged and took home $12,000.

Mavericks

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Massive waves hit Ireland’s West Coast

Monday 21st Jan saw the start of a series of huge swells hitting the length of the Western European coast with Ireland taking the full force of the monster waves. A tow session at Mullaghmore Co Sligo saw this wave ridden by Peter Conroy being nominated for barrel of the year in Billabongs XXL competition

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All new 5th Generation Keypod video

The all new Keypod 5G is available now and here’s the latest video to go with it showing all of the new features…nice!

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