Italy isn’t exactly known for generating groundbreaking talent in the surfing world, but in Leonardo Fioravanti they’ve produced just that. A hidden gem. The next great prodigy in world surfing. Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella followed Leo from Hawaii to Roma to gain an insight into his remarkable adolescence.
China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other detritus washed out to sea.
Friendly competition will push a sport to a whole new level. But a rivalry? That’ll shove it along. Simply put, a rivalry is the catalyst for progression in a sport. Not so simply put, nothing compares to a good old fashioned hot-blooded vendetta between two elite masters of a certain sport.
During the previous Beach Clean Up on January 31st, teams from Quiksilver, Coca-Cola and Garuda Indonesia were joined by the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Harris hotel, Akmani hotel, Hard Rock Café, Mercure hotel, Surfer Girl, Bali Mandira, the Villas, EnviroBali, Padma Boys board riders and various restaurant owners of Seminyak, eventually collecting 1600kg of plastic and organic trash in a strong team effort.
Quiksilver Indo team riders have made the most of pumping lefts at Padang Padang, to barrels at Keramas on the East coast, and consistent beachies from Padma to Canggu over the past 6 months. Check it out.
Following a full night of rain on Friday the 30th January the Bali sky was blue by Saturday morning and community groups from Bali gathered for a beach clean up.
Pipeline has been in an unforgiving mood this last week. From Daniel Jones was knocked cold, then on Saturday 17 year-old Leo Fioravanti broke two vertebrae and tore several ligaments in his back as a consequence of the above wipeout, during his Round 3 heat, and Tahitian charger Tuhiti Haumani was pulled out of the water unconscious. Here’s the footage Leo’s back-breaking wipeout.
17 year-old Italian Leonardo Fioravanti is recovering in hospital with two broken vertebrae and several torn ligaments in his back, after a horrific wipeout during his Round 3 heat at the Volcom Pipe Pro on Saturday.
Invited big wave surfers from Garrett McNamara to Kohl Christensen talk managing fear at heaving Waimea Bay.
Pipeline is always a competition. Watch it any time it’s breaking – really breaking – and you’ll find a clutter of the world’s best surfers trying to get the best wave of the day. Or, more specifically, trying to out-prove each other. But the annual Volcom Pipe Pro gives them a chance to win at Pipeline officially, and in front of the whole world.