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Quiksilver Highline Airlift Vest

The Highline Airlift Vest sets a new safety standard for big wave surfers, a CO2-powered inflation vest, that aims to lift surfers who fall on big waves. Quiksilver partnered with diving equipment manufacturer Aqua Lung to develop an inflatable flotation device. A culmination of years worth of research and development, the neoprene vest utilizes carbon-dioxide cartridges to help bring the wearer to the surface in heavy hold-down situations. It features four different pull tabs that inflate the vest, one release tab to deflate the vest, and it can both be worn on its own in warm water environments or comfortably over a wetsuit in cold weather climates.



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AQUILA ELECTRIC SURFBOARDS | Image

AQUILA ELECTRIC SURFBOARDS

Aquila is a Spanish company that develops electric-powered boards, each designed for different surfing styles. Their technologically advanced boards feature an integrated electric-powered jet propulsion system and are environmentally friendly, producing no noise or emissions. They are controlled by a hand-held wireless remote control, and turning is like on a regular surfboard, simply carve the water. Three self-propelled electric boards are available, with differen...
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BILLABONG V1 BIG WAVE FLOATATION WETSUIT

In 2010 big wave surfer Shane Dorian took the worst wipeout of his life whilst surfing Mavericks, California. After almost drowning he came up with the idea to incorporate an air bladder into a wetsuit. Shane contacted Billabong and straight away they started working on the life saving device. The suit has a back-mounted air bladder and a carbon-dioxide cartridge that inflates with a ripcord. The inflatable wetsuit is patent-pending and should be available soon. Wat...
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WAVEJET

We already showed you the wavejet surfboard back when they were announced(last year). Now, the revolutionary propulsion system is available for preorder in a number of new surfboard styles. The propulsion pod can also be preordered separate from the wavejet surfboard to be custom fit into any surfboard, stand up paddle board, boogie board, kayak, or other watercraft you want 20 extra pounds of thrust. By: Tito Heiderer...
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