«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
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).
Publicado por Bruno a 7:29 p. m.
28 diciembre 2011
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...
Publicado por Bruno a 8:03 p. m.
27 diciembre 2011
Publicado por Bruno a 8:08 p. m.
26 diciembre 2011
25 diciembre 2011
24 diciembre 2011
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!
Publicado por Bruno a 11:11 a. m.
23 diciembre 2011
John Doe is an expression used as a name in legal proceedings to designate an unknown or unidentified man or boy. Here in Respect blog we want to show regular unknown riders that use Respect Bodyboards, like Afonso. Afonso is a 40 year old rider from Costa de Caparica, Portugal. He surfs almost every day and he loves his Respect Boards.
Publicado por Bruno a 7:14 p. m.
22 diciembre 2011
Publicado por Bruno a 11:30 a. m.
21 diciembre 2011
Francisco Aguilar has recovered from his injury and is surfing the winter swell, preparing his next trip do Bali... On his bag he will carry the EFC Core Respect Boards... The EFC Core is famous for it´s versatability, because it can be used in the cold water of Galicia and the warm waters of Bali!
Publicado por Bruno a 3:08 p. m.
20 diciembre 2011
It has been suggested that enjoyment is a key construct for understanding and explaining the motivation and experiences of sport and exercise participants. One possible way of addressing these limitations is to conceptualize and define enjoyment as flow. To support this enjoyment-equals-flow contention, enjoyment/flow is compared with other related constructs: affect, attitude, pleasure, and intrinsic motivation. Implications of the suggested definition of enjoyment as flow for past and present enjoyment research in sport and exercise psychology are discussed. Renan enjoying life!
Publicado por Bruno a 2:36 p. m.
19 diciembre 2011
17 diciembre 2011
Respect Rider Shane Meehan is an artist, creating beautiful stripes in the waves and redecorating the sea with his board. In land he continues his creative artistic sense by making delicious food... Man I wonder when me and the rest of the guys are going to be invited to dinner!
Publicado por Bruno a 2:26 p. m.
15 diciembre 2011
The EFC core, present in Respect Boards, is the first core material specifically developed and constructed as a core for bodyboards. The result is a durable, lightweight, one-piece core with superior memory, flex, recoil and projection properties. It makes the board adjustable to different water temperatures. That´s why Shane Mehoon surfs with the Respect in the cold waters of Ireland. EFC core was specially made for Bodyboard! Check it out!
Publicado por Bruno a 3:46 p. m.
14 diciembre 2011
Variable Flex Stringer System is consisted by one tubular central stringer and two flat sided stringers. The objective of the central stringer is to maintain the boards rigidity at the same time the side stringers gives the boar the flexibility to fly high... Like Renan´s doing in the photo. Rui Ferreira and his team are always trying to find the best shapes, materials and solutions to create the best boards!
Publicado por Bruno a 6:46 p. m.
13 diciembre 2011
12 diciembre 2011
IBA El Fronton event is on fire! Altough Ryan Hardy lost his chance to be world champion, the title contention is still on!!! The forecast is predicting a huge swell (10 ft) so the show is on. For your pleasure only we show you some photos of our own Julian Gonzalez riding big waves @ El Fronton! Look at the first wave, it´s huge!
Publicado por Bruno a 5:45 p. m.
11 diciembre 2011
10 diciembre 2011
09 diciembre 2011
Some features about the Respect Boards. EFC™: In combination with the 3 Variable Stringer System™, the Engineered Flexible Core™ is the perfect solution for both cold & warm watersm as it´s 1/2 in weight, 20 to 30% stiffer and souble recolil than the most popular “DOW” PE core. WBS™ & PE LASTOMER PADS™Water Barrier Skin™: looks just like the sealder skin, but its cells are closed and 100% waterproof. In addition, with this skin there´s no need of wax, because its rugged surface makes it non slippery. The WBS is also available with the new PE Lastomer Pads™, which offer softer touch and better recoil than original pads
Publicado por Bruno a 4:01 p. m.
08 diciembre 2011
07 diciembre 2011
06 diciembre 2011
The final event on the 2011 GSS gets underway tomorrow morning at La Guancha. Competitors are to meet at 7.30am for a 8am start. 8 trialists will move through to the main event and join the worlds best at the IBA 2011 Fronton Pro. Respect Riders are already pumped up!! Julian Gonzalez will be on Round 2 (heat 11) and Nicholas Chiara will ride at round 3 (heat 22). BEST OF LUCK GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Publicado por Bruno a 10:46 a. m.
05 diciembre 2011
Tomorrow premieres Renan´s Faccini movie Addiction. There´s a curiosity in the air, because Rena´s artist side is very fertile and proeminent... He´s daring has an artist and doesn´t try to please opinions... I think it will be very interesting and I hope he send´s me a copy...
Publicado por Bruno a 11:45 p. m.