In this final episode of the WSL's 'Koa Unboxes' video series, Koa Smith reviews the Tomo Hydroshort in Tahiti. Watch the video and find out why he says "it's a keeper".
Koa Smith discovers the radical El Tomo Fish and takes it for a test ride in this episode of WSL's 'Koa Unboxes' video series. Watch and find out what he thinks.
In this new edit by Peter King, Kelly talks about his meeting with Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson and his passion in designing (and testing) surfboards & fins etc. Features previously unseen footage of the Cymatic in action.
What a weekend, what an event. Congratulations! To Team World, Bianca Buitentag, Paige Hareb, Michel Bourez and Kanoa Igarashi, led by Jordy Smith as team captain.
In the latest Design Forum video by Surfer Magazine, Tomo walks us through his Evo model built in Firewire's new Helium Technology.
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Presenting the next evolution of Tomo's highly engineered Modern Planing Hulls for Slater Designs.
"My philosophy with a lot of my designs is that at ground level, every board should work well in crappy conditions. The SKX also works well in the conditions I designed it for, which is more of an unruly ocean where a planning hull, a wide tail, might be too much lift and speed. With the SKX, the channel out the squash tail will give a little more control in those situations." – Daniel Thomson.
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The SBIA annual awards, which celebrate the high achievers of Australia’s multi-million dollar surf industry, attracted 200 retailers and brand representatives from across the country to the Crowne Plaza in Coogee, Sydney...
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Established in 2003, the SIMA Awards is the only awards program that gives SIMA members and surf specialty retailers the opportunity to recognise fellow surf industry companies for their outstanding contributions to the surf industry.
"The major thing I noticed about this board and it’s tech was that it rode really smoothly and it linked turns together really well. It kept its speed, which was really nice. It felt like it had a good, continuous flex; it wasn’t a short, snappy twinge of a flex, it was a good, drawn-out, drivey flex..." — Taj Burrow
Slater Designs Sci-Fi explained (take two)...
An indepth interview with Firewire CEO, Mark Price - Firewire Surboards, Slater Designs and more...
From lost contracts to gardening then back into the spotlight again, Kennedy’s road has seen plenty of highs and lows. Watch the video put together by WSL.
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The man himself gives us a rundown on the first 3 Slater Designs models built by Firewire Surfboards...
“I’m really glad to be back on the podium and especially for a win. I’m stoked to be back in France, France has always been good to me. I promised myself I would win an event this year for my grandfather who passed away a couple of months ago.” - Gabriel Medina
With Kelly Slater & team onboard & also the wealth of designers that the company is already working with, Firewire have decided to part ways with Matt Biolos.
The 11x world champion is more committed to refining his equipment than ever, and it's showing with his incredible surfing at Lowers
From mini-van with no windows to dream deal with Firewire: Tomo talks levitating surfboards, Kelly Slater, and why you should never be a pro surfer.
Departing from "normal" surfboards in most aspects. Thomson's designs nevertheless trace their lineage to the earliest advances in modern equipment from Bob Simmons in the '40s and '50s, to Greenough's extensive work on fin design, and Steve Lis' fish. A natural collaboration with Richard Kenvin in the ongoing Hydrodynamica project has resulted in the planing hull reaching its logical extreme. Tom Curren said that Daniel Thomson has "opened the door for a design push"
The feature takes us through the details of Daniel Thomson's unorthodox, yet strangely functional, epoxy machines.