On their annual pilgrimage through Europe, four members of the renowned “Brazilian Storm” - Filipe Toledo, Miguel Pupo, Ian Gouveia and Italo Ferreira – dropped past Wavegarden’s R&D center for a day of surfing, training and fun. The surfers were accompanied by their partners, Bruna and Ananda (and their babies), who were happy to get amongst the action and catch a few waves as well.
The Wavegarden Cove has been tested and approved by many of the world’s top ranked surfers, although its versatility extends well beyond making great waves for the elite. Illustrating this point a “Family Surf Session” was organised at Wavegarden’s R&D demo center with several families with varying degrees of experience. The emphasis was on fun, learning, and participation - and less on high performance.
In 2017, teams from 47 nations made their way to Biarritz, France, with their hearts set on picking up a medal in the ISA World Surfing Games. With record participation numbers and a world-class standard of surfing exceeding previous years, the momentum of surfing’s inclusion in the Olympics has already started to gather.