Christmas... What an endearing time!

Christmas tergiversation with Erwin Bliss

 

Christmas… What an endearing time! Well, at least it usually is when you are a child and you stay on vacation, waiting to be buried under a mountain of gifts while you stuff yourself with nougat and sugared almonds. Then, suddenly, you get older and realize that these holidays have become for you synonymous with overspending, heavy digestions, crowds and gatherings even heavier than your digestions.

 

At Deflow, as we love that you keep the childish spirit, but we are also amused by those who are more cantankerous than the Grinch, we wanted to put on trial two of our riders with the worst karma and who will probably end up splitting their chewing so much coal.

 

Would you be able to define Christmas briefly?

Well Christmas is a beautiful fairy tale about a old man we call Santa,  living in Laponie, that brings you present once a year to celebrate Jesus’ birth.  Is it ? And also he is flying on a sled dragged by flying deers. 

 

What is the best/worst thing about Christmas for you?

Best thing about Christmas is that it’s a wonderful moment to share with family.

In the contrary the worst would be not having the family to share this moment with.

 

Tell us something you always do around Christmas time. Tradition or custom, you know?

 We always drink in Christmas.

 

Any movie – song that you are particularly fond of?

Mickey’s Christmas!

 

Do you buy lottery tickets? What would you do if you hit the jackpot?

I do not buy lottery tickets. I believe there is no winning tickets.

 

Do you decorate your house, wear reindeer headbands and shit? Send us a selfie!

 

What did you ask for this year from the Three Wise Men / Santa Claus?

This year l asked for resin so l can make me a surfboard.

 

As we know we are here to sell products (hehe), which 5 Deflow products you recommend to your friends?

I would recommend a pair of Arcco fins, a set of front and tail grips (you can see my collab here), a leash and a surfboard sock ! ❤️‍🔥

Arcco Large

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6"6 mm Pro Tech Leash

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Erwin Front Pad

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Erwin Tail Pad

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Boardcover Perf 

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Waterproof Bag

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Carbón para todos!

Christmas tergiversation with Legi Alonso

 

Christmas… What an endearing time! Well, at least it usually is when you are a child and you stay on vacation, waiting to be buried under a mountain of gifts while you stuff yourself with nougat and sugared almonds. Then, suddenly, you get older and realize that these holidays have become for you synonymous with overspending, heavy digestions, crowds and gatherings even heavier than your digestions.

 

At Deflow, as we love that you keep the childish spirit, but we are also amused by those who are more cantankerous than the Grinch, we wanted to put on trial two of our riders with the worst karma and who will probably end up splitting their chewing so much coal (carbón para todos!).

 

Would you be able to define Christmas briefly?

A brief period in which to economically compensate for a whole year of indifference towards those closest to us; in which the sons of bitches become endearing and social coherence is questioned by continuing to bombard you with the idea of being sustainable and ‘ecofriendly’ in the middle of a city whose lighting could be seen from Mars. Meanwhile, TV oozes ‘tear-jerking’ commercials and zapping programs where showmen who have been out of work for decades have their moment of glory again.

…Stupidity strain with a high rate of contagion.

 

What is the best/worst thing about Christmas for you?

The only good thing is the nativity set up by my grandmother. 

Last year’s had two ‘jesus’ children of different scales holding a postcard of the ‘birth’, which means that at the very moment of your birth there are already photos of you printed in large format, highway billboard style.

 

Admit that you’ve ever surfed with a Santa hat on Christmas Eve!

If I could, I’d shoot them all a tranquilizer dart in the temple. 

 

Tell us something you always do around Christmas time. Tradition or custom, you know?

Lately I’ve been organizing a ‘Street Fighter’ world championship at home.

Although I only invite the most clumsy colleagues and try to cheat as much as possible, I am unable to win, so the thing usually ends in a fight and kicking them out of the house.

 

 

Any movie – song that you are particularly fond of?

The Exorcist.

 

Do you buy lottery tickets? What would you do if you hit the jackpot?

I would install a wave like WACO’s in the garden of my house. …But for that, I would first have to have a house with a garden.

I would need at least a couple of jackpots. That’s why I never play the lottery.

 

Do you decorate your house, wear reindeer headbands and shit? Send us a selfie!

I don’t decorate the house and I don’t wear festive crap. The only thing I do to bring joy to those who spend Christmas with me is to go to bed early.

*It’s not a selfie, but I hope the doggy decorations make up for it.

What did you ask for this year from the Three Wise Men / Santa Claus?

*It was clear that this was all a damn Deflow promo. unscrupulous motherf***s!

 

5. DUETTE

This year I’ve ridden a lot with twin and these have been, by far, the keels that have been the coolest. Very agile, they allow you to close the turns and maintain speed. Cool.

 

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4. PRO TECH LEASH

No tangles. It doesn’t weigh anything. The feel of the anklet is brutal, and I think it’s really cute!

 

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3. COFFEE COLLECTION

The coffee is amazing and that of establishing a capsule with its specific range of colors for different objects of hard material… Love it!

 

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2. LEGI ALONSO FIN

Even if you didn’t like him because of this shitty interview, you should know that these keels are made with a lot of love and go great on beach waves. People are very happy with them…And I’m glad they are ☺.

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1. TURRÓN DE CHOCOLATE SUCHARD

The other good thing (along with my grandmother’s birth). Besides, you’ll have to dip something in the COFFEE COLLECTION, I say… 😉

 


Hope Springs Eternal

The new video from our friends of Wasted Talent is out and it deserves your attention.

Hope Springs Eternal, 10 wet days on the Emerald Isle with Adrien Toyon, Ethan Egiguren and Titouan Boyer. Three underground European surfers with a nose for emerald tainted waves and a great thirst for Guinness.

Now a quintessential part of any time spent in Ireland is the Rain.  In fact, it’s annoying when it’s sunny, as you know it will rain. At least, at the peak of the deluge you know it will clear. Eventually we learn just to embrace it. As after hour 3 of a ten day trip, everything is wet. By this stage the Land Rover doesn’t just smell let like dog, but a wet abattoir of wet dogs. Mixed with IPA. Oh, and the Guinness split over the back seats. The Rain, the wind. The wind and the rain.

Yet, hope springs eternal.


Longboarding with Dan Pascacio

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Young, talented, and probably the nicest kid you will meet at the beach, Dan Pascacio is one of a kind.

After his trip to Europe to know the culture and hang ten over Portugal, France & Spain, Dan is back at home.

Home sweet home, and more if you live in front of a wave like Saladita.

Video by the amazing Elise Lainé (@Elise.laine)

Products approved by Dan:

Cream 9,75"

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Rouge 9,5"

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Dnd 8,75"

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2 Piece Burgundy

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What does Laura Coviella ride?

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We are so stocked to have Laura Coviella part of the Deflow family.

 

Laura is constantly proving us how performant she is in both small and big waves. Engaging and technical surfing means taking the right decision with surf gear.

 

That’s why we are really proud to provide Laura the best surf fins and accessories that respond perfectly to the way she surfs and adapted to wave conditions at home in the Canary Islands or when she travels around the world.

 

See below her own selection of Deflow finest surf gear and get inspired for your coming fall sessions.

Supra Medium Thruster Fins

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Accro Medium Thruster Fins

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2 Piece Burgundy

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3 Piece Black

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6"7 Cream Leash

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6"6 mm Pro Tech Leash

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See Saw

See Saw

The expression “see-saw” describes a rapid and repeated change of a condition, situation or position from place to the other over and over again: looking for waves, improving hand planes or even editing a surf video.
We thought this was a perfect catch of the echoing of the sea conditions and everything that evolves around it. Back and forth.


Portugal Strike Mission with a Twin Fin

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Portugal, Willi Aliotti and a Rippy Twin Fin

There’s a couple of people on the planet who are doing twin fins justice right now. Willi Aliotti is probably top of that list. Hands down. Here, we catch up with the Guadeloupe born, Hossegor sculpted rippah, dashing across a Portuguese back drop during a formidable few weeks of swell. Yeah, the same swell that hit Nazare, Ireland, UK et al and even before that too. This is a strong case for ditching the middle fin.

Starring William Aliotti
Guest appearance Miguel Blanco
Water Angle Joao Tudela


Lava Space - William Aliotti

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William Aliotti has spent a long time in Canary Islands on the past winters. This volcanic slabs got his attention on his first trip and since then, when the winter swells hit, William doens’t miss the opportunity of getting heavy barrels and perfect air sections.

His latest edit Lava Space, is the compilation from last winter seasson. As Stab’s Jack Mutschler has said, this video is pure surf porn.

Products approved by William:

Mid Blue

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Legi Alonso 

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Leash 6" 7mm Burgundy

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2 Piece Burgundy

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Wisteria with Issam Auptel

Originally from the French Caribbean, Issam Auptel is a 20-year-young regular footer living in Hossegor, South-West France. A good friend of Erwin Bliss and Mr. Eithan Osborne and attested bon-vivant, it didn’t take long for his enthusiasm to gain our hearts.

When you’ve grown up surfing head-high turquoise water wedges in boardies your whole life, the move to mainland Europe can be a daunting feat—although Issam has crossed that bridge just fine. After months taking his fair share of floggings, Issam now handles both the unfriendly drops and crowd of heavy Gravière days like a total lord. Still taking routine beatings, but also finding diamonds in the rough, he’s earned himself another type of diamond in the form of a Volcom sponsorship.

Despite the lad’s rugged nature, there’s only a certain amount of time any islander can spend in Euro winter. With Covid restrictions limiting the fun potential a step further, Issam and our own Yentl Touboul decided it was time to pull the plug and regroup to their tropical bosom. They came back with exposed negatives, full memory cards, and after a few weeks in the edit bay, a new short film named Wisteria started to take form.

Products approved by Issam:

3 Piece Traction

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Arcco Large Evo

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Pro-Tech 6" 7mm Leash

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Waterproof Bag

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What does Manuel Lezcano ride?

YouTube video

Unless you live on Mars, you did probably watch the last surf video featuring Manuel Lezcano riding some of the best and heaviest barrels at El Quemao. If not, you should really click the play button above.

 

Manuel always gets perfect lines combining deep barrels with power surfing. And this is an honor for us that he has chosen Deflow for his surf fins and accessories.

 

Get a sneak peak at Manuel’s favorites below and make sure you are also equipped with the best surf gear for you next surf trip or for the coming winter season.

A.Toyon Thruster Fins

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Supra Quattro Quad Fins

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Accro Large Thruster Fins

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6"7 Pro Tech Leash

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3 Piece Burgundy Pad

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Sea Green Pad

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7"7mm Burgundy Leash

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Iñigo Agote Twin Fins

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