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Brazilian wins in speed, but Dean Snow wins in number of waves ...


What is your resolution for the new year? Catch more waves, surf longer or increase your surfing speed?

Rip Curl has one of the most active global teams,  and in the end of 2016, collected the data of the registered "SearchGPS" watch:

Bruno Santos and the fastest wave
Brazilian Bruno Santos recorded the fastest wave of the team. It all happened last September during a surf trip to Skeleton Bay in Namibia. In a single wave Bruno wave reached 58.6 km/h of maximum speed, while the longest wave had 284 meters. Wow! Check the video of the session :

Bruno Santos / Skeleton Bay from Guilherme Sodré on Vimeo.

Dean Snow wins in the number of waves made
The Australian Dean Snow, have recorded the maximum number of waves made during 2016. It is safe to say that Dean must be, almost certainly, one of the most fit surfers in the world. His dedication to surfing yielded a total of 8,529 surf waves. This number can also be translated into 710 waves per month, 23 waves per day or almost 1 a wave (0.97) per day. Uau...

Fernando Giestas Moreira gets the longest session
This Brazilian kitesurfer won the category of longest session of the year 2016 when registering 92km in 9 hours and 20 minutes. The capabilities of this watch go beyond surfing, as this can be used on the mountain and also by kitesurfers, as proved by Fernando's feat.

The Rip Curl Search GPS watch is unique in the line up. Assisted by GPS and in perfect sync with  any smartphone, thanks to an App, record all your waves, the maximum speed and the distance covered in a single session. With a single touch, it also offers more than a thousand tides around the globe.

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