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Desert Tubes

CORE team rider Joshua Emanuel is an extremely versatile kiteboarder… who else can do the gnarliest loops and get completely shacked in The Desert?


Untouched nature, colossal dunes, rusty shipwrecks, and colonies of seals as far as your eye can see. Besides its beauty, this remote African coastline reveals its eerie side with the skveletal remains of massive whales that have washed ashore over the years. Above all, Skeleton Bay (also known as Donkey Bay) is home to one of the world’s best, longest, and most incredible left-hand waves.

Fueled by his passion, driven by the excitement, Joshua Emanuel embarks on the journey to the abandoned Skeleton Coast. Upon arrival, an endless and powerful lefthander greets him, leaving him speechless but full of determination. In a blend of awe, joy, and endless stoke, Josh hits the cold water and rides the waves of his life through the incredibly long sand-bottomed barrels.

Join him on his mission into the remote wilderness of West Africa. Watch the film, see the brand-new CORE Ripper 5 in action, and sense Josh’s ‘taste of goodness’.

Plus read the full story in our latest issue.

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