Garrett McNamara has been doing what he does best for much of the winter – charging massive waves in Nazaré, Portugal. Garrett’s start to the year has been one of innovation; he has been working alongside one of his main sponsors, German car manufacturer Mercedes, to design a new surfboard. Now, new surfboards are churned out of shaper-bays everyday but most vary only in the size and shape of foam. This board goes beyond that and includes in-built sensors to record the rider’s telemetry as they ride the wave, though the specifics of the sensor design and placement have been kept under-wraps for now. Check out some snaps of the board below:
The Mercedes surfboard now has a promo video to prove that it works, and works well.