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In the impact zone with Edwin Morales

In the impact zone with Edwin Morales

Interview by: Jan Bernard Translation: Heido Sundstrom If you think surfing the “MexPipe” is complicated and dangerous, imagine swimming in the middle of the impact zone and dealing with giant sets, rip tides, as well as other surfers. There are few surf photographers with the skills needed to d...

10 questions for Diego Mignot

10 questions for Diego Mignot

1. Where was the first place you ever surfed?Diego Mignot: In a little surf town called Sayulita, Mexico. 2. Do you have any nicknames?DM: Not at the moment... [Laughs] 3. What are your favorite tricks?DM: Aerials, tubes, hitting the lip...everything. [Laughs] 4. Who are the surfers you admir...

Marcos Candela se lleva la Sexta clínica de surf y su pase al Aca Pro 2014 (2)

Marcos Candela se lleva la Sexta clínica de surf y su pase al Aca Pro 2014 (2)

Marcos candela wins the sixth surf contest & clinicAnd secures his pass to the 2014 acapulco proTranslation: Heido Sundstrom With an incredible surfing performance, Marcos Candela wins the sixth stop of the Contest & Clinic, putting himself ahead in the rankings. With an excellent swell o...

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10 questions for Diego Mignot

10 questions for Diego Mignot

1. Where was the first place you ever surfed?Diego Mignot: In a little surf town called Sayulita, Mexico. 2. Do you have any nicknames?DM: Not at the moment... [Laughs] 3. What are your favorite tricks?DM: Aerials, tubes, hitting the lip...everything. [Laughs] 4. Who are the surfers you admir...

Marcos Candela se lleva la Sexta clínica de surf y su pase al Aca Pro 2014 (2)

Marcos Candela se lleva la Sexta clínica de surf y su pase al Aca Pro 2014 (2)

Marcos candela wins the sixth surf contest & clinicAnd secures his pass to the 2014 acapulco proTranslation: Heido Sundstrom With an incredible surfing performance, Marcos Candela wins the sixth stop of the Contest & Clinic, putting himself ahead in the rankings. With an excellent swell o...

64 years of innovation with Gary Linden. The Big Wave World Tour pioneer.

64 years of innovation with Gary Linden. The Big Wave World Tour pioneer.

Gary is quite a unique character. He has been shaping surfboards for almost 50 years, was part of the board of directors of the ASP for 16 years (where he served as President for 3 years), and created the Big Wave World Tour.  If that wasn´t enough, he speaks fluently Spanish and Portuguese a...

Eight Mexicans En Route To The World Junior Surfing Championship In Ecuador

Eight Mexicans En Route To The World Junior Surfing Championship In Ecuador

Translation: Heido Sundstrom The Mexican Youth Surfing Team is set to compete and represent their country in the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC) that will take place April 5th – 13th, 2014, in Playa La FAE in Salinas, Ecuador. The Mexican delegation consists of Jhony Corzo (N...

An interview with Diamond Surf

An interview with Diamond Surf

  By: Mario Dillanes V. Surfing saved my life!   “The truth is, there’s no greater medicine than the ocean and surfing...” Wise words spoken by David Escobar (better known as “Diamond Surf”) who speaks from personal experience. Four years ago, David had cancerous tumors removed from his...

An Interview With Anna Paula Castillo

An Interview With Anna Paula Castillo

In less than two weeks, Ecuador will become the place to be for the best surfers under the age of 18, who will take on the perfect left-hand waves of Salinas to compete in the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship 2014 (WJSC). The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship 2014 is one of...

New Champions In The Who’s Next 2014

New Champions In The Who’s Next 2014

Translation: Heido Sundstrom Sayulita, Nayarit is always active as far as surfing is concerned, with events of all types of categories. This time, the party was for the smallest of the small in the second edition of Who’s Next, the ‘factory of champions’ that searches for the new generations from...

Behind the Seen

Behind the Seen

Matt Rott in the South Pacific…beneath the surface and behind the seen. A short film by Francesco Campello and Matthew Shepherd. Photographer Matt Shepherd and I were looking to do something a bit different than our normal surf/image/story formula. Firstly, we wanted to show what goes on beneat...

Interview Jon Steele

Interview Jon Steele

Interview by: Jan Bernard Hi Jon, it’s been a while since we last saw each other.  If I remember correctly, it was when we were charging and shooting some insane photos in Puerto Escondido last summer. First of all, could you tell all our Planeta Surf friends where you grew up and how you go...

Dylan Southworth And Sylvain Laugle Become “Masters Of The Sea” At Boca De Pascuales 2014

Dylan Southworth And Sylvain Laugle Become “Masters Of The Sea” At Boca De Pascu…

El Nayarita Dylan Southworth y el Francés Sylvain Laugle son los flamantes vencedores del Desafío de surfing  en playa Boca de Pascuales, en el estado mexicano de Colima, el evento de tres días culminó el medio de hoy domingo, ante un publico que abarrotó la playa para ser testigo de este desaf...

Surfing Challenge Kicks Off In Boca De Pascuales, Colima

Surfing Challenge Kicks Off In Boca De Pascuales, Colima

Translation: Heido Sundstrom The day finally arrived when surfers faced the Surfing Challenge to become masters of the sea. This past Friday, the long awaited competition kicked off in Boca de Pascuales in the Mexican state of Colima. The waves were powerful and between 4 – 6 feet in size. Notable...

A YOUNG MEXICAN PROMIS: ANA LAURA GONZALEZ VELASCO

A YOUNG MEXICAN PROMIS: ANA LAURA GONZALEZ VELASCO

Translation: Heido Sundstrom 1. How old are you and when is your Birthday?I’m 14 and my Birthday is June 18th. 2. Where were you born?I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. 3. What’s your favorite surf spot?Pascuales 4. What does the ocean mean for you?It’s a marvelous place that let’s us enjoy t...

OSCAR “PAWI” CHINO WINS THE FOURTH STOP OF SURFING ACAPULCO CONTEST & CLINIC

OSCAR “PAWI” CHINO WINS THE FOURTH STOP OF SURFING ACAPULCO CONTEST & CLINIC

Translation: Heido Sundstrom Oscar “Pawi” Chino prevailed by winning the fourth stop of the Surfing Acapulco Contest & Clinic that took place this past Sunday, March 9th at Los Cuates de Alex Restaurant at Playa Bonfil in Acapulco. This fourth stop kicks off the second round of these clinics...

Two Young Mexican Surfers Compete At The North Shore Surf Shop Pipe Pro Junior In Hawaii

Two Young Mexican Surfers Compete At The North Shore Surf Shop Pipe Pro Junior I…

Translation: Heido Sundstrom Young Mexican surfers, Marcos “Chivito” Hootman (Colima) and Michel Salazar (Sinaloa), both participated in the Pipe Pro Junior this past Wednesday, March 12th. For “Chivito” Hootman, this was his second participation in this high-level circuit on Hawaiian soil. We sp...

Amazing Fifth Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard And Sup Classic 2014

Amazing Fifth Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard And Sup Classic 2014

Translation: Heido Sundstrom This past weekend, for the fifth consecutive year in a row, one of the best longboarding and SUP events in Mexico took place in the magical town of Sayulita, Nayarit. The surfing community gathered to enjoy this great show that the Punta Sayulita Classic offered. Compe...

Adriano de Souza and Carissa Moore win the Hurley Australian Open

Adriano de Souza and Carissa Moore win the Hurley Australian Open

Translation: Heido Sundstrom Brazilian competitor, Adriano de Souza, wins the first 6-Star Hurley Australian Open this past weekend at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia. During the competition, the conditions weren’t the greatest and smaller waves were the norm. The day of the final, however, the...

Roxel Perez Becomes first woman president of the Oaxaca State Surfing Association

Roxel Perez Becomes first woman president of the Oaxaca State Surfing Associatio…

Translation: Heido SundstromNationally recognized Bodyboarder, Roxel Perez, is a woman of strong character with a lot of energy and intense emotions. She is a businesswoman, wife, and mother and has now taken on another great responsibility—being the leader of the Oaxaca State Surfing Association....

Johnny Corzo joins the vans surf team

Johnny Corzo joins the vans surf team

Competing well at the National Junior Surfing Games, celebrated in Acapulco late November, Corzo achieved first place in his Under 16 category and was automatically selected to be on the National Team. [widgetkit id=127]

Interview with Thomas Meyerhoffer by Planeta Surf

Interview with Thomas Meyerhoffer by Planeta Surf

What do you look with your shapes or designs?To create forward thinking surfboards that gives you new experiences. With my boards you might discover something slightly new or surf your next wave in an entirely different way. Who are your main influences? It has everything and nothing to do...

Third Stop Of The Surfing Acapulco Contest & Clinic Is A Hit

Third Stop Of The Surfing Acapulco Contest & Clinic Is A Hit

  Translation: Heido Sundstrom The third stop of the Surfing Acapulco Contest & Clinic took place on Sunday, February 3rd, 2014 at Playa Bonfil in Acapulco. This time, the 29 – 39 Year Old and Over 40 categories were held. Enthusiastic “master” surfers registered to participate and compe...

Third Acapulco Surfing Contest & Clinic

Third Acapulco Surfing Contest & Clinic

Translation: Heido SundstromOn Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, the third Contest & Clinic will be held at Alfredo V. Bonfil beach at the Los Cuates de Alex Restaurant in Acapulco. This time, the categories will include:Men’s Shortboard (ages 29 – 39)Men’s Shortboard (over 40) Space is limited t...

2014 San Miguel Open

2014 San Miguel Open

  Translation: Heido Sundstrom The entire “banda” from Veracruz, Colima, Nayarit, Baja California Sur, Oaxaca, Guerrero, California, Japan and Baja Norte gathered in Ensenada recently to participate in the San Miguel Open, a tradition in this northern part of the country. All donning wetsuit...

INAUGURAL ACAPULCO SURFING TOURNAMENT & CLINIC

INAUGURAL ACAPULCO SURFING TOURNAMENT & CLINIC

Translation: Heido Sundstrom On Sunday, January 26th, 2014, the first surfing tournament & clinic at Playa Bonfil in Acapulco kicked off. It was hosted by Joe Estrada and featured the participation of seventeen shortboard competitors. Good-sized waves reached 7’ at Playa Bonfil and, at times...

"Do what you really love, surfing" a journey through West Africa‬

"Do what you really love, surfing" a journey through West Africa‬

“It’s all good here in Sahara. It’s been one month since I left and I am going to Mauritania tomorrow, then Senegal, Gambia, Ginea…” Said Kepa Acero, already deep into his journey in search of waves along the West Coast of Africa.Kepa is driving the length of coastal West Africa by car on a solo ...

ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (Wct) 2014 Calendar Of Events

ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (Wct) 2014 Calendar Of Events

Translation: Heido Sundstrom In pursuit of the world title, professional women surfers will have ten events to compete in. This will define the “Top-17” as they take on the best surfing locations in the world for the opportunity to show off their skills as world-class athletes. The last event that...

Mercedes-Benz Technology Serving Garrett Mcnamara

Mercedes-Benz Technology Serving Garrett Mcnamara

Translation: Heido Sundstrom Perhaps for many it may seem “weird”, but nevertheless the word is out about the association of big-wave surfer, Garrett McNamara and automaker, Mercedes-Benz, which has designed special surfboards for McNamara to ride the powerful waves of Praia do Norte in Nazare, P...

Huanchaco Longboard Pro Opens The Asp World Longboarding Championship

Huanchaco Longboard Pro Opens The Asp World Longboarding Championship

  Translation: Heido Sundstrom The first date of the ASP World Qualifying Longboard Series will take place for the fifth consecutive year in a row at El Elio Trujillo beach in Huanchaco, Peru on February 12th – 14th, 2014 and will be giving away $12,500 dollars in prizes. In previous editions...

First tournament–clinic in acapulco

First tournament–clinic in acapulco

Translation: Heido Sundstrom This new project, envisioned by longtime contest commentator, Joe Estrada, was born out of the need to improve, raise the level, teach and train the surfing community in Acapulco. For Surfers:The categories will include (to be confirmed): Men’s Under 16 Shortboard an...

Success At The Second Acapulco Surfing Contest & Clinic

Success At The Second Acapulco Surfing Contest & Clinic

Translation: Heido Sundstrom This Saturday and Sunday, the second stop of the Acapulco Surfing Contest & Clinic, was met with great success at Playa Bonfil. On Saturday, bodyboarding activities took place that enthusiasts could follow on the event’s facebook page “Surfing Acapulco” (since the m...

2014 Volcom Pipe Pro Goes To Kelly Slater!

2014 Volcom Pipe Pro Goes To Kelly Slater!

Translation: Heido Sundstrom 11-Time World Champion, Kelly Slater, is once again the king of Pipeline, winning the 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro. This win gives Slater an excellent start of this year as he goes on in pursuit of his twelfth championship win, though many have continued to doubt him and have...