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VERT Mag issue 109 is now available

Dont miss this if you sepak Portuguese!

VERT #109

.. Who´s Mrs. Emerald (Irland)
.. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
.. Samurai Apocalipse
.. Peralta
.. Dave Winchester
.. 10+ Influences em Portugal

On the cover, Bernardo Jerónimo // Foto: Nuno Cardoso/ Wave Solutions

Francisco Bessone

Young and talented portuguese rider Francisco Bessone shredding: !

Pierre Louis Costes – 3 Days in France

Pierre Louis Costes – 3 Days in France – A cool video with PLC shredding at Home in SW France – watch it here:

Agent 18 gets a new distributor in Europe

All you shops out there, here’s some good news for ya: Agent 18 has a new distributor for Europe.

Here’s the online catalog for 2012:


ULLADULLA, NSW and COSTA DA CAPARICA, PORTUGAL – January 12, 2012 – Agent Eighteen Pty Ltd and People Sight, Lda have announced today a partnership for the European distribution of Agent Eighteen Wetsuits.
Agent Eighteen produces some of the best high-end wetsuits in the market today with leading innovation. People Sight will exclusively work with the Agent Eighteen for the European market.
People Sight introduces a best-of-breed platform that enables retailers to order any quantities getting accurate product info, availability and time to deliver. People Sight is dedicated to providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional services and benefits for our partners and customers providing instant online access to all of our Products.
“We are passionate wave riders and our roots are in the international IT business. So we’ve decided to combine both work and pleasure and bring to our partners and customers an agile platform and services to help them get the best out of the brands we distribute” said João Brazão, General Manager of People Sight “We are strongly betting in Agent Eighteen to become the brand of choice on its segment, providing only the best wetsuits for any type of connection to the sea” he added.
Agent Eighteen has been strongly growing in popularity, having built a renowned team of riders to provide feedback from the most demanding users in the World.
“We see this first year as a very challenging and demanding one. It’s a big step forward but we only feel proud on taking it together with the most exciting wetsuits in the market.” João concluded.
About Agent Eighteen
Founded in 2006, Agent Eighteen Wetsuits are a specialist in wetsuit design and innovation. It’s our sole trade and we spend all of our time in R&D and creating cool projects. We have offices on the South Coast of NSW which house our film/photography studio. The company is going from strength to strength and will always be at the forefront of innovation, performance and creativity.
About People Sight
Founded in 2007, People Sight Wholesale specializes in distributing just the best-of-the-best wave riding gear. Our logistics are based in Costa da Caparica, Portugal and provide full European coverage. We provide our Partner retailers a best of breed B2B experience, being able to provide a quick and efficient delivery of goods.
For more information please contact (People Sight) or (Agent Eighteen).

Frenchies scoring somewhere in Europe

Super cool video from Frenchies/Reunion Island crew Lucas Vergnes, Jerome “Pinga” Bellair, Chinook Richard and Martin Viezzer.

Filmed and Edited by photographer Ronan Gladu:

Simmo Romano – DK vid

Italian Dker / Toobs team rider Simmo Romano with a nice and well edited DK “best of” video: – Cool video, good style !

VERT MAG Issue 107 available

Portuguese magazine VERT MAG (best mag in Europe by far) Issue 107 is available now. Check it out if you’re in Portugal. If you read/speak Portuguese but can’t find it just go on the iTunes store and get their iPhone/iPad version if you can.

Excerpt from the VERT webssite: Vert107 brings you a lot of trips and plenty of action. Reunion Island, The Azores and even Mexico with the Los Calaveras Rolantes.

Also included in this issue, the Winter Wetsuit Guide and Faces of Bodyboarding World with Damian King, Mason Rose, Rodrigo Rijo, Ardiel Jiménez, Mike Stewart, Mark McCarthy, Fred Temorere, Sérgio Alonzo, Manny Vargas and Josh Garner.

Check: for more info.

Meduxa Mag Issue 1 now online for free

Meduxa Mag Issue 1 is now available online for free. Meduxa is a Spanish Mag put together by photographer Edu Bartolome and it’s definitely a must read ! Check it out:

2011 British National Bodyboarding Comp Oct. 8 and 9

2011 British National Bodyboarding Comp Oct. 8 and 9 – Save the date if you’re in the UK ! 8-9 October 2011 – Porthtowan, Cornwall. Click here to view the event poster.

Got an email from main sponsor BodyboardHQ with the following details for the event:

The Nationals are provisionally scheduled for 8-9 October and will be the biggest event on the Auto-Sleepers British Bodyboard Club’s 5-event tour; potentially deciding the winner of the Tour’s Open, Drop Knee and Women’s sections.  

With generous cash prizes across all 8 divisions, the weekend will be set to pull in competitors from the length and breadth of the British Isles. 

The Nationals will crown the bodyboarding champions in the age divisions (U14, U16, U18, Seniors and Masters) and the Tour the Champions in the Open, Drop Knee and Women’s sections.

To keep abreast of developments on the Tour and further announcements including online entry forms check out or, alternatively for more information on the event and places to stay locally, please contact Dave at Bodyboard HQ on 01209 844806, you can also check the website at: or facebook: Bodyboard HQ for the very latest info on the contest.

IBA SINTRA PRO starting today

Sintra Portugal Pro – Event 5 of 8, Mens Grand Slam Series is starting today (Waiting period: 22-28 Aug 2011)

Praia Grande, Sintra, Portugal (Sunday, Aug 21, 2011) – The Sintra Portugal Pro is event 5 of 8 on this years Mens GSS, marking the start to the second semester of the 2011 World Title race. Never before has the field of competitors vying for a World Title been as internationally diverse throughout the Mens GSS, Women’s GSS and DKWT seedings. Being the longest running event on the calendar and contributing 2000 points towards the Mens and Women’s GSS Tours as well as a 1000 points for the DKWT, makes Sintra a highly anticipated event, bringing together all divisions and nationalities of the sport.

With 2 to 3 days of trials ahead, the Top 24 will be watching and preparing for their GSS heats later in the week, where they will meet the 2 Wildcards and 4 successful trialists in the first round of the leaderboard phase.

Visit the IBA website for all updates and live action of the main event.

This IBA Grand Slam will be live on

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