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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within the surfing world, including the seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie GilmoreIsabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Surfing, Tasmania, Nikon, Stu Gibson, Tyler Hollmer Cross, Stephanie GilmoreIsabella Nichols

The 5 best wetsuits for surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wetsuits protect you from cold water, allowing you to surf, swim, or dive longer than if you didn't wear one. Choosing a wetsuit depends on how you'll use it as surfers have different needs than kayakers, for instance. Our top pick, O'Neill's Psycho Tech, features water-resistant neoprene, durable stitching, and a comfortable fit. For anyone who doesn't live in the tropics, wearing a wetsuit while surfing is a necessity. Paddling out to a...
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‘It blew our minds’: the surfers who braved sharks to ride Africa’s mightiest wave

Forget the blond California stereotypes. New book Afrosurf captures Africa’s overlooked surf culture – and celebrates its heroes, who’d ride colossal waves at beaches they were often banned fromTo surf Africa’s biggest wave, which rises to 50ft and crashes down on waters filled with great white sharks, you first need to take a boat out into the clashing currents of Cape Town’s Hout Bay. Then you jump into the maelstrom, paddle like crazy towards the deafening roar of breakwater, and suddenly it’...
Tags: Books, Photography, California, Africa, Sport, World news, Culture, South Africa, Cape Town, Surfing, COLLIER, Sport and leisure books, Cass Collier

Lightning kills Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, while training

By Matias Grez | CNN A 22-year-old Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador has died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country’s National Institute for Sport (INDES) has confirmed. Katherine Diaz was in the water at El Tunco beach in south-west El Salvador on Friday when she was reportedly struck by lightning. “We raise a prayer for the eternal rest of her soul and we express our most sincere condolences to her family,” INDES said in a statement. “Katherine came over to...
Tags: News, Accidents, Sports, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Isa, Surfing, El Salvador, El Tunco, Katherine, Diaz, Jose Diaz

Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz killed by lightning while training

Twenty-two year-old killed near home in El SalvadorDiaz was preparing for ISA World Surf Games in El SalvadorEl Salvador’s top surfer, who had been preparing fo the sport’s Olympic debut this summer, has been struck and killed by lightning during a training session.“A great athlete who has represented our country has left us,” the Salvadoran Surf Federation said in a post paying tribute to Katherine Diaz on social media. “See you soon, great warrior. El Salvador is in mourning.” Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, Sport, US sports, Surfing, El Salvador, Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Katherine Diaz, El SalvadorDiaz, El SalvadorEl Salvador, Salvadoran Surf Federation

Stoked! Surfboard lost in Tasmania turns up 2,700km away in Queensland

Board belonging to big wave surfer Danny Griffiths believed to have made the journey via New ZealandAn Australian surfer has found a surfboard he lost four years ago after it floated at sea for thousands of kilometres, from the bottom of Australia to the top – potentially via New Zealand.Danny Griffiths, a big wave surfer, lost his favourite board after he crashed off a wave at the very southern tip of Tasmania. It was found, covered in barnacles, by two brothers near Townsville in north Queensl...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Australia news, Oceans, Queensland, New Zealand, Surfing, Tasmania, Townsville, Danny Griffiths

Why a beachside Australian village turned down the World Surf League

When the opportunity to host a world championship tour event came knocking, Lennox Head said noHosting a world championship tour event is an opportunity most cities, let alone towns, would jump at – even bid large amounts of money for.But the village of Lennox Head in the northern rivers region of New South Wales is quite happy to skip the glitz and glamour in the time of Covid. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Australia news, New South Wales, Surfing, Lennox Head, World Surf League, Coronavirus

Making waves: the female surfer smashing records and stereotypes

In the intimidating and macho world of big-wave surfing, Brazilian Maya Gabeira is breaking male and female records – and challenging the sport’s testosterone-fuelled identityThe thing that struck Maya Gabeira was the sound. “I had never heard anything similar: it was the first affirmation that that was the biggest wave I had ever ridden,” she says. “It was just ‘phwoooaaaarrrrrrr.’” She mimics a bomb exploding in her hands. There was also a continuous “Brrrrrrrrrrrrr,” she says, like a deep eng...
Tags: Women, Sport, Life and style, Portugal, Surfing, Nazare, Maya Gabeira

Pro surfing halted, events in Hawaii and Santa Cruz canceled or postponed

Surf fans will have to wait longer to cheer for their favorite pro surfer, with upcoming contests in Hawaii and Northern California affected by coronavirus concerns. The World Surf League announced it has cancelled the Sunset Open and is postponing for now a new event in Santa Cruz. The news follows a short, but shaky, start of the pro surfing season with the Billabong Pipe Masters having to be paused following staff members testing positive for coronavirus. The event was allowed to eventually f...
Tags: News, California, US, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Surfing, Beaches, Santa Cruz, Maui, Northern California, Santa Monica, Oahu, San Clemente, Maui Pro

'Hold my beer': Australian surfer Mikey Wright charges into Hawaii surf to rescue struggling swimmer

Wright himself was filming the incident, then jumped a fence, dived into the water and pulled the woman to safetyAn Instagram video has caught an Australian pro surfer heroically stepping in to rescue a woman being swept away by strong currents in Hawaii.Mikey Wright was looking out over a beach, thought to be on Oahu’s north shore, when he saw a beachgoer struggling in the surf. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Australia sport, Hawaii, Surfing, Wright, Oahu, Mikey Wright

Australian pro surfer Mikey Wright saves woman struggling in Hawaii surf – video

Mikey Wright has been filmed saving a beachgoer who was struggling against a current at a beach on Oahu’s north shore. The Australian surfer, who was in Hawaii for the Pipeline Masters event, posted footage of the rescue on Instagram with the caption: “hold my beer”. Although other beachgoers could be seen trying to help and reach the struggling swimmer, the current was too strong until Wright stepped in. Continue reading...
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‘I’m fascinated by power, force and bravery’: the woman who surfed the biggest recorded wave of 2020

Seven years ago, she was nearly killed in pursuit of the sport she loves, but she defied expert’s predictions and made a stunning comeback In the photographs of her record-breaking ride, the Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira is a tiny blade on the water, cutting a line of white spume down the deep ridge of the vast grey wave that climbs behind her. The wave in question measured 22.4 metres (73.5ft), the highest ever surfed by a woman, the first to be measured and verified by Scripps Institution of O...
Tags: Women, Americas, Sport, Life and style, Portugal, Brazil, Surfing, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Maya Gabeira, Gabeira

Everyone's OK after one of surfing's scariest crashes

Nick von Rupp and João Guedes crashed after both took off on the same skyscraper-sized wave. Luckily, no one was seriously injured or killed. View this post on Instagram Shit happens, it's the way you deal with it that matters! Dropping down this wave feeling @joaoguedessurfs board on my heels was one of the scariest moments out at Nazaré. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Portugal, Surfing, Nick von Rupp, João Guedes

Profile of a guy who surfs Scotland's northern coast

Luke Davies lives in chilly Thurso, Scotland, but that has not stopped him from his passion for surfing. This beautifully shot mini-doc is by Epilepsy Research UK. Their Instagram has a few others in the series, like this lovely profile of Ava. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Documentary, Scotland, Psa, Surfing, Epilepsy, Luke Davies, Epilepsy Research UK Their Instagram

Irish surfer Conor Maguire catches 'Ireland's biggest wave'

Surfer tackles huge swell off Co Sligo – after checking lockdown rules allowed itIt’s been compared to the monstrous big waves of the Pacific. But for Conor Maguire, an Irish surfer, who has claimed what may be his country’s largest ever swell, it was almost on his doorstep at Mullaghmore in County Sligo.The biggest question for Maguire was not whether he wanted to try it, but whether it was socially acceptable to go out in the midst of a national lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Co...
Tags: Europe, Sport, World news, Ireland, Surfing, Maguire, Sligo, Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Conor Maguire

The best wetsuits

A reliable wetsuit protects you from cold water, ultimately allowing you to surf, swim, dive, or enjoy any other water-based sport far longer than if you didn't have one on. Choosing one wetsuit over another varies widely based on what you'll be doing, so we've rounded up the best for a variety of activities based on personal testing and recommendations from surfers, divers, and water sport enthusiasts.Our top pick, the O'Neill Psycho Tech Wetsuit Line, is best for most people's wetsuit needs wi...
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The surf spot making waves for So Cal surfers? An artificial wave in Waco, Texas

There’s no need to check the surf forecast – the surfers seeking waves at this remote spot, set in rural Texas hours away from the salt-water ocean, don’t have to rely on Mother Nature bringing a swell. At the BSR Surf Ranch in Waco, the surf is always up. And for Southern California surfers flocking to the artificial waves, that’s part of the lure. The BSR Surf Ranch has Southern California surfers packing their bags for Waco, Texas for waves. (Photo courtesy of Tom Cozad) The waves at BS...
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Casey Neistat visits Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch

Most videos of Kelly Slater's amazing Surf Ranch just show the fun part, but Casey Neistat gives a detailed account of what it's like to get an appointment and surf in your designated heat. Everyone in his heat said they were really nervous, which makes sense since it's about $100 a second, according to Casey. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Surfing, Casey Neistat, Kelly Slater, Surf Ranch

America’s biggest artificial surf park is coming to Florida — along with 800 new homes

"Willow Lakes," a 200-acre development, will include at least 800 residential homes, 600 hotel rooms, 400,000 square feet of retail and 125,000 square feet of office space.
Tags: Florida, Lifestyle, America, Development, Radio, Agent, Surfing, Economic Development, Treasure Coast, Mixed-use Development, Economic Impact, Property Portfolio, Rezoning, COVID-19, St. Lucie County, Willow Lakes

Mark Zuckerberg is unfazed by that viral photo of him surfing while slathered in sunscreen: 'I think sunscreen is good and I stand behind that'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Mark Zuckerberg appears to be unfazed by the photo of him surfing that went viral this summer.  The Facebook CEO addressed the jokes and memes surrounding the photo, in which he appears slathered in sunscreen, during a company-wide Q&A, according to leaked audio obtained by The Verge. "I'm not a person who's under the illusion that I look particularly cool at any point with what I'm doing," Zuckerberg said. Zuckerberg also addressed his ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tech, Atlantic, Hawaii, Surfing, Skincare, Sunscreen, Zuckerberg, Kauai, Casey Newton, Facebook Employees, Tech Insider, Avery Hartmans, Jaya Saxena

Some wipeout: Hawaii big wave surfer's board floats 8,000km to Philippines

More than two years after disappearing in a huge swell at Waimea Bay, Doug Falter’s board was found near the remote island of SaranganiWhen big wave surfer Doug Falter lost his board in a wipeout in Hawaii, his best hope was for a local fisherman to pick it up. He never imagined it would be found more than 8,000km (5,000 miles) away in the southern Philippines.But more than two years after watching his pale blue custom-shaped board disappear in the huge swell of Waimea Bay, Falter was alerted vi...
Tags: Sport, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Hawaii, Surfing, Waimea Bay Doug Falter, Doug Falter, Waimea Bay Falter, Sarangani Continue

Kelly Slater — The Surfing Legend on Routine, Rickson Gracie, Favorite Books, and Overcoming Setbacks (#461)

Illustration via 99designs “When you’re humble, you’re teachable.” Kelly Slater Kelly Slater (@kellyslater) is widely considered the greatest surfer of all time. He holds nearly every major record in the sport, including 11 world titles and 55 career victories. He also has the amazing distinction of being both the youngest and oldest world champion in men’s history. His most dominant days were the mid-’90s, when he won five straight titles between 1993 and 1998. After topping Mark...
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Kookslams, the maritime metaphor for 2020

As the name suggests, Kookslams is a curated collection of watersport noobs (aka kooks) getting slammed by waves, other kooks, immovable objects, and what-not. It may be the most apt metaphor for this year. View this post on Instagram "Wow Larry you're really getting a hang of this boating thing." #2020hasenteredthechat #thatboatnametho #lookoutforthekitesupthing A post shared by Kookslams (@kookslams) on Aug 11, 2...
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Man beats up great white shark to save wife

On Saturday, Chantelle Doyle, 35, was surfing off the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia when a great white shark bit into her leg and wouldn't let go. Her husband, surfing nearby, punched out the shark and rescued his wife. According to the NSW Ambulance, it's the third shark attack in the area in the last few months. Doyle underwent surgery and is in stable condition, according to the Brisbane Times: "This fella paddled over and jumped off his board onto the shark and hit it to ...
Tags: Post, News, Surfing, Sharks, Surfers, Doyle, Brisbane Times, Great White Sharks, Terry Goss, Surf Life Saving NSW, Chantelle Doyle, Steven Pearce, Mid North Coast of New South Wales Australia, Mike -RSB- Tyson

It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.
Tags: News, California, Long Beach, Surfing, Animal Behavior, Swimming, Sharks, Beaches, Michael, Peter, Benchley, California State University, Conservation of Resources, Fish and Other Marine Life, East Coast (US, Cape Cod (Mass

XXL: Nominees revealed for surfing's 2020 Big Wave Awards – video

Contenders for one of the World Surf League's most coveted prizes, the XXL Biggest Wave award, have been announced for 2020. Some of the globe's most fearless surfers have been recognised for taking on massive waves at infamous locations such as Nazaré and Jaws in pursuit of glory. Continue reading...
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Toledo and Ho named winners of Rumble at the Ranch, but ultimate winner is Surfrider’s LA chapter

After a hiatus on surf contests, pro surfers put on the jersey once again this weekend to compete – and while it wasn’t in the salt-water ocean like they are used to, a wave pool near farmland in Lemoore made for a competitive arena. The Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch on Sunday, Aug. 9, brought together 16 of the world’s best surfers, along with up-and-comers who got to showcase their skills, for the first contest held since earlier this year when the coronavirus pandemic shutdown ...
Tags: Japan, News, Abc, California, Sport, Getty Images, Soccer, Hawaii, Portugal, Surfing, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Toledo, Maui, Kelly Slater

Riding the giant: big-wave surfing in Nazaré

A small fishing hamlet in Portugal has become a magnet for the world’s most fearless big-wave surfers. Tim Lewis reveals how Nazaré became the ocean’s EverestEveryone you meet in Nazaré tells you the waves here are different: heavier, more powerful, less predictable, somehow menacing. So, on my last afternoon in the Portuguese town in February, I went out on the back of a jet ski piloted by Andrew Cotton, a big-wave surfer from Devon, to see for myself. Cotton is easygoing, with cropped, gold-ti...
Tags: Travel, Cotton, Sport, Portugal, Devon, Surfing, Surfing Holidays, Portugal Holidays, Europe Holidays, Praia, North Beach, Garrett McNamara, Nazare, Tim Lewis, Andrew Cotton, Rodrigo Koxa

Surfing Was Set to Debut at the Summer Olympics. 2020 Had Other Plans

This was going to be a historic year for the sport of surfing. We spoke with the world’s top surfers to go behind the scenes as the sport prepares to make its Olympic debut … next year.
Tags: News, Surfing, Athletics and Sports, Olympic Games (2020

Polzeath Ladies surf club – in pictures

Polzeath Ladies surf club was founded in 2013 by George’s surf school, also based in Polzeath. The club provides a safe space for women to enjoy surfing as part of a wider community, led by professional surf coaches Continue reading...
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