Breitling + Outerknown’s Surf-Friendly Superocean II Heritage 44

A watch made for the water, with sustainability as a priority

Although partnerships between professional surfers and watch companies remain ubiquitous (brands like Nixon, Swatch and Freestyle built their identities as the timekeepers of choice for surfers), Breitling continues to stake a growing claim as the first luxury manufacturer in the space. Breitling’s entrée commenced as the brand transitioned from family-owned to private equity-acquired in spring 2017. New CEO Georges Kern began cultivating a personal friendship …

Surfline’s Newest Feature Records Your Surf Sessions

Surfline, the app and website trusted by surfers across the globe to report conditions, has launched a new feature on both platforms. Using their pre-existing livestream cameras (there are 500 cameras positioned at popular destinations around the world), surfers use the accompanying Surfline Apple Watch app and hit record before paddling out. The livestream cameras begin recording once prompted, and when users are done, they …

Studio Visit: Surfboard Shaper Paul Surf

At Rockaway Beach, owner Paul Schmidt crafts boards that can be put to use just a few feet away

Inside of his shipping container studio at Marina 59 in Rockaway Beach, New York, Paul Schmidt crafts surfboards for friends and first-timers under the moniker Paul Surf. The process, which can takes upward of an entire day, demands precision and artistic prowess. For Schmidt, the desire to create things stems from seeing his dad do so too. “My father owned a construction company when I …