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  Pro-Lite team rider Matt Becker grew up surfing in Santa Barbara, CA. His dad taught him to surf as soon as he could swim. As a kid, he did Junior Lifeguards, competed in NSSA, played water polo, basically "a typical southern California beach rat kid" he say's. It wasn't until his teenage years where he made the transition into standup paddleboard racing.  Matt initially joined our team as a standup paddle racer in 2011 and spent many years traveling around the world competing in races, one of which was the Molokai to Oahu race, a 32 mile stretch between the...

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  Mike "Hendo" Henderson of Pro-Lite recently sat down with Firewire Surfboards on an episode of their podcast to discuss some of his favorite board models and what goes into the innovation of Pro-Lite board bags. For those who don't know Hendo, he is a huge human who rips. He often rides a Seaside or Cymatic and when it's really small, a baked potato. He also makes up one third of the internal team at the Pro-Lite headquarters in Ventura, CA.  Among the numerous topics discussed in the podcast, it is briefly touched upon our desire to make sustainable products that...

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  As an extensive traveler and tour competitor, Timmy Reyes lives a very nomadic lifestyle.  Although Timmy hails from Huntington Beach, CA he's no stranger to large surf as well.  Timmy landed his first cover of Surfer Magazine on a late drop at Todos Santos and frequents the heavy line ups of Puerto Escondido and some unnamed Northern spots.  We asked Timmy to give us a run down on how he sizes up his Pro-Lite leashes in varying conditions.  From 2ft-20ft, Timmy Reyes has it down to a science. Words by Timmy Reyes: "First off, you need to look at...

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With over 20 years of professional surfing experience and nearly 30 years of surf travel under his belt, Pro-Lite team rider Timmy Reyes has logged his fair share of airline miles. After spending several years on the World Championship Tour, Timmy shifted his focus towards surfing remote and unpopulated waves. This wanderlust has provided him the opportunity to earn a paycheck by documenting his travels. He has since surfed world class contending waves from Iceland to Tasmania, Canada to Cabo and most points in between. Being first and foremost a surfboard travel bag company, a question we at Pro-Lite get asked most...

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Pro-Lite team rider Cam Richards had a stand out performance during day 3 of the recent Volcom Pipe Pro. The waves were a solid 6-8ft and continued to produce perfect barrels one would come to expect at Pipeline. Cam managed to produce a 19.83 combined heat total (out of a possible 20) for two incredibly deep, critical Backdoor barrels. The QS 3,000 saw the biggest and best waves of the event pump through the lineup with multiple excellent scores and an enthusiastic crowd to cheer on competitors. Richards, 22, surfed in one of the last heats of the day against Manuel Selman (CHL),...

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