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ManufacturerMask: Riffe, San Clemente, CA  / Snorkel: Tabata Co, Long Beach, CA
ModelMask: MA-060,  Snorkel: SP-200 Hyperdry Max
PriceMask: $65,  Snorkel: $43

Review

Riffe’s MA-060 dive mask is made of high-quality silicone and tempered glass that provides a tight seal and package.  Even at depths measuring more than 20 feet, the mask equalized with ease and the single lens construction provided a clear view without distorting your peripheral vision, including low light conditions with visibility of less than 15 feet.  The all-silicone construction is also comfortable and breaks-in to the users face quickly.

TUSA’s SP-200 Hyperdry Max is exactly what its name suggests it to be.  At the surface, the SP-200 performs with the best snorkels on the market, providing adequate guard against splashing, while still retaining maximum air-flow.  Under water, however, is where the SP-200 shines, providing optimal seal with two high-buoyancy floats that keep water out, and should it get in, a high flow purge valve allows the user to easily get it out.   An ortho-conscious mouthpiece and flexible silicone neck offers maximum comfort and its swivel positioning system makes sure that your snorkel is always at the correct position.

Bottomline

TUSA’s SP-200 and Riffe’s MA-060 makes for a combo that rivals that of Starsky and Hutch.  Both are excellent in repelling water, lessening purging sessions when going under.


Over 500,000 surf fans and beach goers stormed the “Surf City” this weekend to attend the first day of the U.S. Open of Surfing which goes on until Aug. 8.  With a record amount of prize money on the line, world-class surfers carved and aired out off as many waves during each heat with hopes of besting their rivals in the overall points race.   Check back later this week for updated ranks and a coverage of the skate and BMX contests.

Video: Lee Eisler

Photos: Joseph Espiritu


In the world of surf water sports, Stand Up Paddle surfing is the new kid on the block.  This relatively new sport reached a booming point within the last few years due to the distance one can travel, the confidence the wider surface gives to newer riders, much less the core work out SUP gives.

Stills: Joseph Espiritu

Video: Dan Shanker

Competitors tackle the surf back out to the ocean after switching positions with their team mates.

Smooth relay transfers benefitted those who have the process wired.