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Welcome to Deflow Family - Laura Coviella

We are pleased to introduce Laura Coviella to the Deflow family.

If we had to choose one person who has stood out for her effort and growth in big wave surfing in the last year, it would be Laura Coviella.

Born in the Canary Islands, Laura discovered surfing at the age of 11. In addition to competing at the European level, Laura always stood out in powerful waves. Her perseverance and motivation have proven to be limitless, and we can’t wait to see what next winter has in store for her.

 

 

Video by Twin Films (@twinfilms_)
Additional footage: Martxel Txintxurreta
Song: Renge – Hola Hola
Special thanks to Javi and Jose Postigo, and Lorenzo “Seis” Suárez.
Supported by deflowsurf.com

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One session with William Aliotti

A few minutes of those Classic French conditions, during the last day it was on with William Aliotti

 

ONE DAY – EP 01

Presented by Jack’s Burger

Production: Ripitup

Music: Sofi Tukker I Drinkee

Video/Edit: Lucas Chazel

Additional footage : Léon Bachan – Oscar Valencia

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Welcome to Deflow Family - Matteo Fabbri

“Sono Matteo Fabbri, abito a Riccione, una ridente cittadina sulla costa Adriatica, penso uno dei posti peggiori dove poter surfare in Italia, le mareggiate sono veloci e poco consistenti.
Nonostante questo più o meno all’età di 8 anni, spinto da mio padre, mi sono incuriosito a questo fantastico mondo, prima solo in estate poi la passione è cresciuta insieme a me.
Questa fantastica passione mi ha portato a viaggiare per il mondo, anche per gareggiare in fantastici eventi contro surfisti fortissimi a volte portando a casa ottimi risultati, riempiendomi di orgoglio perché venendo da un posto senza onde questo momento rende molto fiero.
La passione per lo shaping penso sia sempre stata dentro di me, forse perché mio babbo si shapava i Windsurf da solo quando non c’erano ancora in Italia, forse perché sono stato sempre incuriosito da tutte quelle forme particolari che potevano avere le tavole e i vari stili di surf. Tutto ciò, durante uno dei miei viaggi in California, mi ha spinto a chiedere a Steve Boehne (fondatore di Infinity Surfboards mio ex sponsor) che mi ospitava sempre, di insegnarmi l’arte dello shaping.
Tornato a casa ero gasatissimo e grazie al mio amico Cece (Sequoia Surfboards) che mi ha ospitato nella sua shaping room mi ha fatto shapare qualche altra tavola per me. Le tavole venivano bene e i miei amici erano tutti vogliosi di tavole, allora così decisi di farmi la mia piccola shaping room!
Adesso sono totalmente preso da questo nuovo mondo che mi spinge a creare, e testare tutte le idee che mi vengo in mente per creare tavole performanti e allo stesso tempo con linee classiche come log, fish, mid e asimmetriche da utilizzare sia nelle nostre strane condizioni adriatiche sia su onde oceaniche.
Questa nuova collaborazione con DeFlow mi gasa tantissimo perché credo che la simbiosi tra tavole e pinne sia fondamentale, e questo mi stimola ancora di più a creare la giusta armonia tra le due parti per creare qualcosa di speciale!”
words by Matteo Fabbri

“I’m Matteo Fabbri, I live in Riccione, one small but pretty nice city, on the east coast of Italy. One of the worst place to surf in Italy, waves are small and inconsistent mostly of the time, but you know the surf is pure passion and enraptures you.
I started surfing at around 8 years old, introduced by my dad, only in the summer but years after years that passion grew up with me. The same passion that pushes me to travel a lot, everywhere in the world, competing with some of the best longboarders, sometimes with great results, which makes me really proud because I come from a place basically with no waves.
The passion for shaping maybe I was hidden in me since I was kid, because my dad use to shape its own windsurf I back in the days. I’ve always been in love with new surfboards and so curious, plus the weird condition of surfing that we got at home pushed me to try different shape. During one of the many surf trips I did to California I asked Steve Boehne (the owner of Infinity Surfboard, my old sponsor) to introduce me to the shaping art, so I spent most of the trip in the shaping bay with him.
When I came back I started shaping some boards for me in a dear friend’s shaping room and I like it a lot so I started building my own shaping room.
Now I’m totally in love with this, and I constantly push myself to create always different surfboards, for every condition, kind of waves, different template, log, fish, mid and I don’t think this researching will ever end.
I’m so glad for this collaboration with DeFlow because the right harmony between surfboard and fins is so important to create something special.”
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Noah Hecht by Jose María Cabrera

Noah Hecht Suarez has been training with Jose Maria Cabrera at JMC Surftraining since he was 9 years old. Noah is a 16 year old young man from Asturias with a very powerful surfing and a very polished technique.

In this video Jose Maria talks about his beginnings at JMC, what he has become and where he is going.


Welcome to Deflow Family - Yael Peña

We are excited to introduce you Yael Peña, the new blood of European surfing.

Born in the island of Tenerife, Yael mixes the powerful surfing of the volcanic islands with a fresh air game. Travelling all around the globe from an early age has brought Yael cultural richness and a special taste on photography.

Video by Twin Films (link)

Song: Gary Numan – M.E. (1979)

Special thanks to Javi and Jose Postigo, and to Lorenzo “Seis” Súarez.

Supported by Deflow


How To Tame A Board Under 5 Feet | Adrien Toyon

Adrien Toyon recently took a trip to Reunion Island, where he grew up. The clip above shows him confidently navigating through the sharky hotspot on boards no bigger than 5 feet.

Normally, he would take his 5,11″ performance to surf the wave of Saint-Leu, but this time he took two small crafts and went out to see how they would felt. As you can see, he looks pretty happy on both shapes. First shape is a Noon 5,0″, second one a 4,2″ from Numb surfboards crafted by Nico.

It might be pretty difficult to surf smaller boards, but we are willing to see how Adrien surprises us on the next time.

 

 

Wondering which fins did Adrien ride on this little surfboards?

Adrien Toyon signature fins

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Foggy Barrels - Miguel Castrillon

Few times per year, the ocean wakes up with complete foggy mornings. Even if we try to see how the conditions look like, we are unable to see through the fog. There could be bad conditions, or it could be one of the best surfing session on a long time.

Even if no one likes this kind of situations, it brings us back to the old times of surfing, when no forecast or webcam were available. If you weren’t lucky enough to live by the sea, it was hard to make the right choice.

This time, luckily for our ambassadors Miguel Castrillon and Coke Fontes, the waves were firing.

 

All Pictures by Coke Fontes (@cokoif)

 

 

 

We are more than happy to have this energetic and charismatic surf in our team. His fresh approach on any kind of fins and accessories helps us to develop and improve our products.

Want to know which is his favourite Deflow equipment?

6ft 6mm Leash

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3 Piece Traction

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Front Pad

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Supra Medium

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Noah Lane - Variety Ep1

#Variety is an experimental film series by Joāo Tudella and Noah Lane reflecting and hopefully stimulating connection and presence in the ocean made for Instagram. Episode 1 is a look at the disarming, visceral fun of friction-free wave riding.

Film: Joāo Tudella @jtudella
Sound: Tiago Perestrelo @tiagoperestrelo
Stills and second camera: Matthieu Glemarec @matthieu_glemarec
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How to choose the correct longboard fin

Whenever we develop a new product, we like to have the opinion of our riders in order to base ourselves on the best feedback possible. That is why we are going to start a section in which they themselves explain everything concerning the Deflow product range.

 

This time, we asked Clovis Donizetti a couple of questions about single fins and longboard fins. We hope this Single Fin Guide helps you choose your next quiver addition ?

Hello Clovis! First of all, thank you for letting us some minutes to answer some questions about single fins and longboard fins. Let’s start with a very simple but key question: How important is it to ride the right template?

Clovis: Of course depending on your skills ( a good surfer can ride anything, but will be more sensitive to details) you might find it important to have the right fin on the right board.
It can change drastically the mood of your board, and its behaviour in different types of waves.
There’s some basics to fins, but as with everything else in surfing, the most important is that it feels good to you.

In terms of longboarding, how do you choose your fin?

C: We got the chance to have a wide array of fins nowadays. Especially regarding Dolphin style fins.
I’d say first, analyze what you’d ultimately like to do on a longboard. Noseriding, maybe turning or both, or just going fast through sections all the way to the beach?
Next, size can be crucial, depending on your weight and if your regular waves are soft and clean, or a powerful beach break, for example, you might want to go smaller or bigger.

Best fin for noseriding? for turning? and best mix?

C: For noseriding, I am especially fond of the fins made in 65/66 at the height of longboard. they were pivot style fins but very lively too.
Turning, you can go towards more Australian fins influenced by Greenough and his different stages in the late 60’s.
Flex is key for the kickback, but sometimes a stiff fin in solid waves is interesting as well.
The best mix is without hesitation a combination of wide base and refined tip with a bit of flex throughout the fin. You could travel the world with just a few of these fins in different sizes and any board you’d be surfing would instantly be better.

Key aspects to take into account when buying a longboard fin.

C: Is your fin correctly finished? Was it made by a company that knows about fins? or just a cool design that doesn’t mean anything? Is it the right size for your board?
and eventually, don’t follow the trends, is it looking good for you?

We also asked our community via social media, here you have some interesting questions:

What kind of fin for a traditional shortboard single fin?

C: I’d go for a 70’s template style, anything upright in the 7’5 in. for real waves.
If it’s a softer style of the board (egg, midlength) in the 9 in. with a bit of flex and a refined template.

Why do most fins have sharp leading edges?

C: I don’t have an answer for this, but most fins erode with time and dragging on the sand, eventually refining the tip ( especially on volan fins).
The general foil of the fin is way more important than these edges anyway.

Which fin is the best for longboard?

C: The one that suits you the best ! In my opinion, having a few fins and being able to try more pivot, then more refined fins is like cooking the same dish and mixing up with different
ingredients each time. Once your board is glassed, the fin will be the only element you can actually adjust.

2 +1 when and where?

C: On a longboard, never.
On a midlength or shortboard, if you’d like to rely on a side bite in order to go more vertical.

I like to ride performance but look for a more classic feeling. Which fin should I choose?

C: Something not too big like 9’75 and with a fuller template than the dolphin fin style. From there you could decide on, more pivot style? more refined?

I ride a 10’1 eagle glider, haven’t found the correct fin, any ideas?

C: You can go Skip Frye style and put a 6’5 or 7’5 in the upright template. The bigger the board, the less the fin is a rule of thumb, as you tend to use the rails more, the fin being only here for take-off and as a stabilizer.
If you’d wish to turn more, 9 inches can allow you that. anything bigger and your glider will go slow in my opinion.

Thanks a lot, Clovis! Anything more to add?

C: Here are some Deflow fins in connection with what I discussed above
Modele Rouge: for a starting approach to classic longboarding, and a good simple fin to use.
Modele Cream, SaltWater or Margaux :  The fin that everyone should have in his quiver. turning trimming or holding noserides in the pocket. this is the one.
Modele DnD: For refined surfers, understanding a more subtle approach to surfing
note: you could use the cream model in a shorter size, mini cream, for gliders, single fins shortboard, etc, this template is like a good pair of 501, it works!


2020 Reel - Oscar Valencia

Our friend and family member has launched a little reel with some of his projects from 2020.

Featuring Eithan Osborne, Aritz Aranburu, William Aliotti, Charly Quivront, Erwin Bliss, Jules Lepecheux, Margaux Arramon, Adrien Toyon, Martin Le Clair, Issam Auptel, Gauthier Soubirous, Andy Criere, Marc Lacomare, Soom Studio, Manuel Lezcano.