Winter Gear 2006
1. Billabong Kiel Jacket
You can bet our army of journalists will all be sporting this smart retro reporter jacket as we head down to the famed barrelling river mouth wave of Mundaka for the WCT Billabong Pro this month. See you there.
2. Da Kine Bobby Martinez Traction Pad
Bobby’s been blowing up on the ’CT this year so it’s no surprise Da Kine have come up with this pro model pad. Its specially formulated EVA foam stays sticky and grippy in cold water and won’t rub your knees raw in tropical drink.
3. Cult Industries Smackdown Hoody
That’s right, Cult have decided to put the smackdown on hoodies for this autumn with this simple white, logo-embossed hooded sweater.
4. Gravis Lowdown Slip On
In black plaid, made of Alexander’s of Scotland wool, this is a super high quality vulcanised shoe from the shred dogs at Gravis.
5. Hurley Camden Sweater
Walk the Hurley walk this autumn with this stripy black and brown Camden jumper, available in select stores across Europe. Check their website for your nearest dealer.
6. Creatures of Leisure Single Wrap Rax
There are few worse things than have your brand new quiver fly off the top of your ride into three-lane motorway traffic and Creatures of Leisure are here to make sure that doesn’t happen. This brilliant foolproof design is the most advanced ‘Through the Door’ soft rack system for 1 to 5 surfboards.
7. Quiksilver Alain Riou Pad
True to Quiksilver’s brand philosophy, the Technical Division has involved its European riders in the development of a series of pro model grips, including pros Miky Picon, Jérémy Flores, Alain Riou (featured here), Frédo Robin, Gregory Pastuziak, Aritz Aranburu and Caroline Sarran.
8. Etnies Fakie
The Fakie is a vulcanized slip on style that has a flip down tongue with hidden logo. Available in grey, black and red, they feature a STI Foam™ cushioning footbed as well.
9. Insight Forceful Jacket
For a fresh new look salute this winter’s must-have – Insight’s black double-breasted military style fatigue jacket with epaulettes and large buttons on front and shoulders.