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Vincent Valkenaers misses new windsurfing speed world record by 0.03 knots

Surfingtoday - 17. Ноябрь 2019 - 21:02

Vincent Valkenaers nearly set a new windsurfing speed world record at the 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia.

Four years and 15 days later, Antoine Albeau's long-lasting world record of 53.27 knots was nearly broken.

This time, the Belgian windsurfer reached 53.25 knots, which means he fell short of a historical record by 0.03 knots.

Категории: Виндсерфинг

53.33 knots: Vincent Valkenaers sets new windsurfing speed world record

Surfingtoday - 17. Ноябрь 2019 - 21:02

Vincent Valkenaers set a new windsurfing speed world record at the 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia.

Four years and 15 days later, Antoine Albeau's long-lasting world record of 53.27 knots was finally broken.

This time, the Belgian windsurfer reached 53.33 knots (61.37 miles per hour or 98.76 kilometers per hour), which means he improved the mark by 0.06 knots.

Категории: Виндсерфинг

Justine Dupont surfed "the greatest wave of her life" in Nazaré

Surfing - 16. Ноябрь 2019 - 0:57

French big wave surfer Justine Dupont is seen surfing a potentially record-breaking wave in Nazaré, Portugal.

On Wednesday, November 13, Dupont, 28, had spent the day in the cold water, surfing for hours on end. Seeing others heading back, she decided to try it one last time.

"We'd already been in the water for four hours. We were freezing and wanted to leave. Our mate Andre, who was on the cliff with the radio, told us a big set was coming," explains Dupont.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Pedro Scooby escapes death by drowning in Nazaré

Surfing - 15. Ноябрь 2019 - 14:59

Pedro Scooby suffered one of the worst wipeouts of all time at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.

The Brazilian big wave surfer dropped into a massive left-hand wave, rode almost until the end, but ended up getting swallowed by the giant tower of whitewater.

Immediately after, Scooby got pounded by several waves until losing consciousness. Some say it was a four-wave hold-down.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

The footballer who would rather go surfing

Surfing - 14. Ноябрь 2019 - 16:13

All surfers know that when the surf's, you got to go.

But if you're also about to play an important football/soccer match, and your team needs you, what should you do?

Scott Jones is one of the three Chichester City FC strikers. He's a popular and talented footballer.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Kelly Slater to host reality show "Ultimate Surfer"

Surfing - 14. Ноябрь 2019 - 14:33

The World Surf League (WSL) and the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced the launch of a reality show at the Surf Ranch, in Lemoore, California.

"Ultimate Surf" will feature America's most promising surfers battling it out at the wave pool designed and developed by Kelly Slater.

The new competition TV show will eventually select a male and a female surfer to join the World Tour.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

What is the appeal of surfing?

Surfing - 13. Ноябрь 2019 - 15:06

The famous saying "only a surfer knows the feeling" sounds very enigmatic, but perfectly sums up the indescribable emotion of walking on water.

Surfing is not only a sport but also a lifestyle. It starts as a hobby, or something you simply wanted to experiment with, but quickly becomes something more.

There seems to be a secret appeal to surfing that brings in more and more people around the world into the adventures of wave riding.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

The 2019/2020 Nazaré winter season is officially open

Surfing - 11. Ноябрь 2019 - 15:49

Here we go again. November 5, 2019, marks the first big swell of the winter season in Nazaré, Portugal.

Conditions weren't perfect, but that's what defines this place and these waves. Nazaré is a product of Mother Nature's authenticity and rawness.

Portuguese filmmaker Luís Coelho captured the power of Praia do Norte from different yet, rather poetic and subtle angles.

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How to take care of surfers' skin

Surfing - 8. Ноябрь 2019 - 18:49

Surfing can be rather damaging to the skin. The frequent contact with the sea, sand, salt, and the wetsuit demands specific measures to keep your skin happy and healthy.

Surfing is amazing for the body and the mind, but not so much for the skin.

Several variables contribute to damage the skin's surface and leave it more vulnerable. Fragile or broken skin is also more prone to infections and other opportunistic aches.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Should pro surfing accept sponsorship from CBD, alcohol and energy drinks?

Surfing - 7. Ноябрь 2019 - 20:28

From an economic perspective, professional surfing is a business like any other sport - it has to generate revenue to remain afloat.

The World Surf League (WSL) is the sole professional surfing circuit on the planet and features the world's best athletes.

The show is run at more or less idyllic venues and followed by millions of surfing fans across the world.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

The 2020 World Surf League Championship Tour schedule

Surfing - 7. Ноябрь 2019 - 14:09

The World Surf League (WSL) has released its 2020 Championship Tour (CT) schedule.

The world's best male and female surfers will compete against each other in a very special year for the sport.

The year 2020 marks surfing's debut as an official Olympic discipline. Japan will host the elite of surfing from July 24 to August 9.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

The 7 attributes of a great surfer

Surfing - 6. Ноябрь 2019 - 15:09

There are many people surfing in this world, but few achieve excellence. What does it take to be one of the best?

Excelling at any art is a combined effort of body and mind.

Achieving the top is also a crafty path made of natural talent, luck, and very, very hard work.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Invitees announced for 2019 The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

Surfing - 5. Ноябрь 2019 - 21:10

The Eddie Aikau Foundation announced the 2019 The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational with an all-star line-up and new format.

For the 34th annual event, 32 invitees and 18 alternates will be invited, including nine females.

For the first time ever, seven legends will take The Bay in the first heat of the day and be eligible for the Hawaiian Airlines "Best Wave of the Day" and 250,000 Hawaiian Miles.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Cannabidiol brand will sponsor World Surf League

Surfing - 5. Ноябрь 2019 - 15:15

The World Surf League (WSL) announced that cbdMD will be the official sponsor of the 2019/2020 Jaws Big Wave Championships.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 cannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis plants. It accounts for up to 40 percent of the plant's extract.

As of January 1, 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances - in or out of competition.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Surfing: the ballet of the waves

Surfing - 4. Ноябрь 2019 - 18:10

We refer to surfing as "it." But it could very well be a "she." Here's why the essence of surfing is more XX than XY.

When we go back to the early days of surfing as an outdoor recreational activity in Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, the first images that come to mind are of elegance, grace, and relaxation.

The local boardriders would glide smoothly across the water, occasionally walking back and forth on the board, much to the appreciation of the tourists.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

iFoil: the new Olympic windsurfing equipment

Surfingtoday - 2. Ноябрь 2019 - 14:49

The iFoil has been selected as the official windsurfing equipment of the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.

The new one-design equipment presented by Starboard is a light, compact, and highly competitive foiling option developed for men weighing between 65 and 85 kilograms, and for women weighing between 55 to 70 kilograms.

Most of the iFoil components are the same for both male and female athletes, except for the rig size - sail and mast.

Категории: Виндсерфинг

Starboard iFoil selected as official windsurfing equipment for Paris 2024

Surfingtoday - 31. Октябрь 2019 - 18:07

World Sailing announced that Starboard's iFoil has been recommended as the official windsurfing equipment for the Paris 2024.

In the early October water trials, the governing body for the sport of sailing analyzed five classes and equipment - Formula Foil, Glide, iFoil, RS:X, and Windfoil 1.

Later, the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party released a report with a recommendation to World Sailing's Equipment Committee.

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Kelly Slater discusses his concerns about Tokyo 2020

Surfing - 31. Октябрь 2019 - 13:24

On this weekend's edition of "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," professional surfer, environmental activist, and businessman Kelly Slater details some of his concerns about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The greatest surfer of all time discusses Japan's historically small wave size, the radiation levels in the water, and the capturing and killing of dolphins in Taiji Cove.

Slater, 47, is vying to compete in Tokyo and also talks about the qualification process leaving out some of the best surfers.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Nike sells Hurley to Bluestar Alliance

Surfing - 30. Октябрь 2019 - 15:02

American multinational corporation Nike announced it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Hurley to Bluestar Alliance LLC.

Bluestar Alliance is a brand management firm founded by Joseph Gabbay and Ralph Gindi in 2006.

It owns, manages, and markets a portfolio of consumer brands including Bebe, Brookstone, Catherine Malandrino, English Laundry, Joan Vass, Kensie, Limited Too, Nanette Lepore, Tahari, and others.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Surfing is the secret to better bone health

Surfing - 29. Октябрь 2019 - 13:20

The secret to better bone health for middle-aged and older men could be as simple as getting out in the waves for a morning surf.

New research conducted by Bond University Ph.D. graduate and teaching fellow Vini Simas reveals the pressures placed on the body through surfing have the potential to improve bone density and strength for men aged between 50 and 75.

"We already know that surfing has a broad range of physiological, cardiovascular and muscle health benefits, as well as improving co-ordination and balance, and now we have evidence suggesting it is potentially good for bones as well," Simas said.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости