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Friday, August 12, 2011

"Gato Heroi"

Robin Kegel is the founder and board shaper at Gato Herói, an innovative longboard surf company based in Capistrano Beach, CA. The name Gato Heroi ("Cat Hero") emphasizes Robin's unique sense of humor, along with his disdain of hot doggers in the water flailing about wearing leashes (most Gato Heroi boards have no leash attachments). This video shines a light on the art of Gato Herói's hand-made custom shapes; Robin's philosophy on surfing; and the story of making of two special charity surfboards for Japan natural disaster relief. While traveling around the world to find the best surf, the Windows Phone Live Tiles keep Robin up to date on what's happening with one look on his home screen, enabling Robin to run his business easier and faster from anywhere in the world.
You can view and bid on a custom Gato Heroi surfboard, valued at $1400, All proceeds go to Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund - A GlobalGiving Project.

Windows Phone presents the Me series, a collection of short film essays exploring a day in the life of creative Windows Phone users. With seamless connectivity between contacts and social networks in the People Hub, one touch searching from Bing and the only phone to come with Office Mobile built-in, Windows Phone allows these users to create and connect anywhere, at any time.
For more info on Gato Herói visit

Directed by David Black. Produced by Hak Lonh for Champion & King. Features the song "Bass C Jam" performed by Howard McGhee, courtesy of Savoy Jazz.

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