What Have Hurley Created To Reduce Your Surf Injuries?

11 Mar 2016 3

Hurley rider Connor Coffin in a dynamic display in the Phantom Hyperweave boardshorts and Phantom Compression top.

Hurley rider Connor Coffin in a dynamic display in the Phantom Hyperweave boardshorts and Phantom Compression top.

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This week high-performance surf wear took a huge step-up in technology and innovation for pros as well as you and I.  The Phantom Hyperweave boardshorts that defending Quiksilver Pro champion Filipe Toledo is wearing this week are an incredible design and construction. The greatest benefit; 50% less bulk around the fly for supreme comfort and no more messy tie-ups. 

"Being more aware of the position you're in is a huge competitive advantage."

Filipe said to us about the Hyperweave "It's unlike any other boardshorts I've worn. They are just so light and comfortable and the waistband is so good."

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And on the brand new compression garments that offer 100% UPF sun protection and state-of-the-art support, Toledo says "The compression top and bottoms make everything feel like it's in place and there is so much protection from the sun. People are really going to notice a big difference to their surf performance when they get them on and get out in the water."

The best news is that it's not just the pros that have their performance elevated. Here's what Dr Jeremy Sheapard, a sports scientist and former head coach at the Australian Hurley High Performace Centre told us about the products.

Dr. Sheppard worked on the requirements and needs of surfers and biomechanics required to improve performance and reduce injury.

The lighter, smaller fly on the Hyperweave boardshort and the 100% UPF Compression top

The lighter, smaller fly on the Hyperweave boardshort and the 100% UPF Compression top

"Around the injury prevention space, in other sports we put apparel on that improves performance or reduces injury risk." He said. "In surfing, most of our apparel does neither of these things. At best we're trying to reduce the negative impact that our apparel has on our performance. Wetsuits slow us down, so let's make a lighter wetsuit. The future is going to be apparel, like in other sports that reduces injury." 

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Surfing is in a new era and at an elite level, it's now a jumping and landing sport, something Dr Sheppard says is crucial factor in surf apparel design. "What we worked on with the development of the Hyperweave and Compression apparel was how we can aid and improve performance moving along the lines of support. Creating garments that respect for the way the body moves, not just fashion."

"Apparel that help with our postural awareness and our awareness where we are in space and how accurately we perform movements. This prevents injury because then we don't put ourselves in those negative or disastrous positions and increases the performance of our movement. Being more aware of the position you're in is a huge competitive advantage."

Our enjoyment is going to come from doing things better and doing things easier and that's what these two new products provide.

Filipe Toledo in round 1, 2016 Quiksilver Pro, Snapper Rocks, Photo by Leah Taylor

Filipe Toledo in round 1, 2016 Quiksilver Pro, Snapper Rocks, Photo by Leah Taylor

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