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August 24th, 2012 | By | 2,548 Comments

Eric “EG” Geilselman Joins HEX Surf Team

The HEX team just added one of surfing’s top names with the signing Eric Geiselman. Just like HEX products, Eric has developed cutting edge style and precise yet progressive lines.

“Eric is the man, and having known him for quite sometime I couldn’t be more stoked to finally bring him into our program,” said Carl Steindler, marketing manager at HEX. “Not only is the guy always smiling, but he seems to be good at anything he does and within those pursuits he’s constantly embracing technology. Those facts, coupled with his amazing surfing ability make him the perfect person to represent the HEX brand and be a true ambassador for us.”


Eric Geiselman, known simply as “EG” to most, is one of the surfing worlds more diverse personalities. Raised in the New Smyrna Beach area of Florida, EG had a very accomplished and successful “Juniors” competition career. Now residing with little brother Evan in San Clemente, California, EG can still be found competing on the WQS circuit; however, he is most known for his radical freesurfing abilities. In addition to his surfing skills, Eric is also a talented skater, video editor, and musician – basically he lives a life full of activities that are either expressive or hands on. But, if you do catch him in that rare moment of relaxation, then his ear-to-ear grin will most likely say it all and no words will be needed.

“I’m so stoked to be a part of the HEX family,” said Eric. “I really love the fashion-forward design of all the products, and its functionality makes it so I use them all on a daily basis. I’m greatly looking forward to the future and good times along the way!”

Click your favorite products in his kit above to get down with his style.

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February 2nd, 2012 | By | 2,194 Comments

Gear Analysis of John John’s Pipeline Victory

It’s no coincidence that progressive surfing and the evolution of it’s equipment have a direct correlation. The historic 2012 Volcom Pipe Pro tested surfing’s best gear in life-threatening conditions… rewarding glory to some, and getting gory on the rest. One 19yr old man’s equipment passed that test, here’s how.

Success in pro surfing is no longer left to fate and raw talent. The equipment developed in this multi-billion dollar industry rivals the technology used by NASA. Kevlar, carbon-fiber, elastane, diet regiments, and Olympic style training have become the status-quo in pro surfing. When surfers pick their sponsors today, they are fully aware that riding for a brand with sub-par products is like bringing a knife to a gun fight.

John John Florence’s dramatic last second victory over Jamie O’Brien looked impossible, but the unmake-able wave that he pulled, can be traced back to his cutting edge equipment. This John John gear guide can help an average surf step up his game through the lip and beyond.
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His Fins: With most fins you have to choose between quick bursts of speed at take-off, or hold and drive in your bottom turn. The Techflex fins from Futures feature a fast lightweight core with a reinforced carbon-fiber base for hold in the bottom turn, then more carbon in the tip for additional drive. John John looked completely maxed out after his bottom turn, but his fin gave him that extra thrust, when most others would have succomed to the speed and turbulence of a 10ft backdoor freight train.
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