30 diciembre 2011

Happiness

«Since its conception in 2004, Respect Bodyboards has always focused all its efforts on designing and developing the most perfect boards for the bodyboarding community. Working alongside the most professional riders in the world and using the most advanced materials and the latest technology available has helped us in the fabrication of our range. Respect Bodyboards is always developing the best solutions for each bodyboarder.
From the beginning Respect Bodyboards has supported riders from all the world, from Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Australia, France, etc. Our effort is to find talent and also give a hand.
Rui Ferreira, founder of the company and professional bodyboarder, dreamed of being one of the supporters for a better future in the bodyboarding industry. He’s relentless, always trying to find new ways to improve his products and to promote bodyboard. The year 2011 was very fulfilling and we achieved our goals. We brought to you our view of the world, the life of our riders! In 2012 we will not stop, we will continue to bring to you the best of us, the best of Respect! We wish to our friends, customers and partners a Happy New Year!»

29 diciembre 2011

The Stranger

Eric Gamez is proud to represent Respect Bodyboards and he is in the team since the beginning, a marriege that still lasts for 8 years. Eric was born in Casablanca and spent his childhood in Morocco and learn a lot about humanity, sharing and love... Like many french people raised in french norther african colonies he has a big awarness of the tension between the Arabic and Western cultures and loves philosophy, kind of Albert Camus of bodyboard... Camus was a frenchmen born in Algeria, writer, philosopher (wrote the novel The Stranger) and humanitarian (dedicate his career helping others).

28 diciembre 2011

Tradition

It´s starting to be a Irish Respect Tradition... Getting ice cold freezing barrels and yummy food from Shane Meehan... Just look at the barrel and the frozen sand, it´s quite a scenario. Then Shane show us the haute cuisine he makes (elaborate preparations and presentations served in small and numerous courses that were produced by large and hierarchical staffs at the grand restaurants and hotels of Europe), not the bigmac you order in some mcdushburger...

27 diciembre 2011

Respect Iberian Tour

BOSSITUP PODCAST EPISODE #2.4 from Boss It Up on Vimeo.

In late 2010 Respect went on the Iberian Tour... Two of the best bodyboarders, Rui Ferreira and Breden Newton surfed waves on Asturias, Galiza and the best spots in Portugal (Peniche, Supertubos, Carcavelos and Costa de Caparica). They experimented new materials,new shapes, making the 2012 Respect Board Collection! Speaking of waves, to Rui, the best session was in Supertubos althoug Brenden missed it because he went to El Fronton on the day before. Nunito from boss it up recorded the sessions and the footage has been kept away... Finally Nunito edited the movie (he´s like a mad scientist, only works when the mood is right or banged the right girl the night before)... And here it is!!! Enjoy!

24 diciembre 2011

Nazare Special Edition 2012

The Nazare Special Edition is Back in 2012!!! It was to be held on November 2011, but due to lack of swell it was postponed. The organization crew decided to delay the event and all is set up! Respect is still a sponsor and Rui Ferreira is on the guest competiion list!