When F-One Tech Rep Gael Espeche gets the call from locals in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, for a nice swell coming in and 25 knots of wind, it was time to book a ticket and jump in the next plane!
Usually, a MANERA trip is always associated to an atypical destination in a relatively cold place. Last year, the Kamchatka Peninsula was incredible! This year’s trip was supposed to be similar, but in 2020, the word ‘normal’ took on a whole new meaning…
Manera’s Big Wave surfer ambassador Justine Dupont has been on total fire in her wild tour on the west coast, from Mavericks to Todos Santos then on to Maui where she caught the biggest barrel of her life tow surfing Jaws on Super Swell Saturday (Jan 19, 2021). Conditions have been absolutely EPIC and that all started at Mavericks back in December. Check out her massive barrel and also a recap of her tour (in French) below.
It’s that time of year when iKsurfmag ask its readers to take the time to cast their vote in their annual Readers Awards. Over the years these have grown to be the most coveted awards in the industry and the Brands, Riders and Videographers are all after your vote. This is your chance to show some support for your favourite riders (Maxime Chabloz, Liam Whaley, Mitu Monteiro), brands and videos from the last year. The nominations have been made by iKsurfmag team of judges and the voting is now open! Show your support for F-One and Manera!
Overall, Manera’s Eclipse is a firm and supportive semi-rigid harness that doesn’t pinch or apply force to pressure points. With its low profile outline and super comfy padding, this harness provides just the right stiffness that will appeal to a wide audience of riders with differing skill levels and disciplines.
For us the decision is clear. With water temps hovering in the low to upper 50s, the 5/4/3 X10D does an excellent job of keeping us warm while adding a significant amount of flexibility. This extra stretchy feel encourages you to move and you feel this freedom when suiting up at your car, reaching down to grab some rail or paddling back out at the end of a long but warm session.
Maybe some you have already heard of this ocean accident in the news, a huge container vessel named the ONE APUS that lost more than 1800 containers in the pacific; something of that scale is unheard of. And unfortunately, two of our inbound containers that should have arrived in our warehouse in the next several days were on that vessel. At this time, we don’t know if our containers are lost or if they are still on the vessel and/or intact.
LIAM WHALEY – RED BULL KING OF THE AIR 2021 VIDEO ENTRY
DECEMBER 4, 2020
F-One’s Liam Whaley is stoked for the Red Bull KOTA 2021. He’s been training more than previous years. Recently injured at the latest GKA event in Brazil, he’s going to do everything possible to get come from his knee injury in time to compete.