Autumn colors in Hossegor

As the summer season fades away and the days become shorter and colder, tourists leave the beaches to surfers: the swells are growing bigger and more frequent.
Autumn is a special moment for Hossegor, as the small town on the Atlantic Ocean prepares to host WSL Pro France, and a large number of pro surfers share the waves with locals.

Reef Just Passing Through mainland Mexico

The three amigos, Mikala Jones, Mitch Crews and Evan Geiselman, dip down into Mainland Mexico for a quick strike of tacos and tubes. Despite not rearing up to its full intimidating form, this black sand stretch of beach didn’t let the crew down, providing a picturesque playground of fun surf and good times.

Alex Sorgente: Or What – Downtime in France

Living with Alex Sorgente and Robin Bolian for almost two months is like living at 200 km per hour. We recovered them last September in Getxo, in the Basque Country near Bilbao, where Alex took home the well-deserved victory with his unusual bowl lines.

The Arrival: a new beginning for Leo Fioravanti

Let’s face it: everybody loves Leo Fioravanti!  The reason is, he barged in the Italian news where people are divided about everything and they have one single passion: soccer. Leonardo is showing that there are other ways to gain for celebrity and fame as an athlete. He is now 18 years old and he just gained his first big goal in life, to compete in the World Tour.

Words carved into the water: Vincent Duvignac

Some years already passed since Marco Mombelli introduced me to Vincent Duvignac. The name recalls the one of some novelist, like Dumas or Pennac … I often meet him on the beaches of the French Landes, and every time he he enters in the water I can appreciate the way he expresses his style, clean and unique. Writers use the pen to create their masterpieces, Vincent writes them with his own board.

Volcom: black and white heavy as the Stone

It happens very often to take a look at the sea, to understand that the conditions are good, to get a backpack with all the optics inside, to walk with the feet sinking, to open the easels and to enjoy the show between shots and shooting. Joan Duru, Charly Quivront and Yael Peña are in the Volcom house, a house right in front at Hossegor’s sand dunes, exactly those dunes we are accostumed to climb with our equipement.

Red Bull Illume 2016 winners

The wait is over for the 5.645 photographers from around the world who entered Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest action and adventure sports photography contest. On September 28, the Overall Winner, 11 Category Winners and Top 55 images have been unveiled at a spectacular ceremony held at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Reef: life from the French coast with Arthur Bourbon

Following the success of the Just Passing Through Film Series and in preparation for the upcoming WSL Pro France event, Reef will release a brand new 3-part series based around brand Ambassadors living on the shore of the French Coast and experiencing the true meaning of surf adventure.

Red Bull Illume: the semifinals quest continues

After showcasing our favorite images of Red Bull Illume semifinalists 2016 in the categories of New Creativity, Close Up, Enhance, Energy and Lifestyle, we continue picking up some of the best pictures in action and adventure sports. Meanwhile, a judging panel of 50 photo editors are selection 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony, which will be held on September 28th, 2016 in Chicago, USA.

From September 12, 2016 onwards and leading up to the ceremony, Red Bull Illume will reveal the highly anticipated Top 275 Semifinalist images via its Red Bull Illume Facebook page.

Red Bull Illume semifinalists revealed

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports.

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 will be the fourth edition of the contest after 2007, 2010 and 2013. A judging panel of 50 photo editors goes through thousands of entries and eventually selects 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony, which will be held on September 28th, 2016 in Chicago, USA.