The EuroGlass surfboard factory in Hossegor is the epitome of surfing's global footprint and role in innovation. Founded by Australian surfer Stephen "Belly" Bell decades ago in Hossegor -- home of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France contests -- the factory is part of the fabric of the industry. Despite having never been a pro surfer himself, Belly has been a regular on tour for over 30 years, and is also the Quiksilver team manager. Through his work with athletes, he also became a close friend and counselor to Kelly Slater. More recently, he's also been coach and step-dad to Quiksilver young gun Leo Fioravanti.
EuroGlass has become a frequent pit stop for the pros -- a place to get their boards tuned and pick up new tricks of the trade. Peter Mel and Belly take us through the factory and show us why it's considered a Hossegor institution.