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The Surf Word Search Puzzle

Surfing - 2. Июнь 2023 - 20:17

Ride the linguistic wave with this thrilling, brain-tickling, and salt-soaked word search puzzle all about the thrill of surfing.

In the spirit of chasing the perfect wave, we invite you to dive headfirst into a cerebral break that's part word scramble, part trivia, and all in the exhilarating world of surfing.

From surfers to surf breaks, surfing maneuvers to essential equipment, we've got 20 gnarly terms tucked within our letters, waiting to be uncovered by a keen eye and a quick mind.

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CEO of WSL responds to surf judging criticism

Surfing - 31. Май 2023 - 14:02

Erik Logan, CEO of the World Surf League (WSL), has addressed concerns raised by a group of surfers, including professional athlete Gabriel Medina, regarding the perceived lack of fairness in judging surf competitions.

The reaction comes in the wake of the recent Championship Tour event at the Surf Ranch, which has sparked a contentious conversation within the community.

"In recent days, a number of surfers, WSL judges, and employees have been subject to harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence, including death threats, as a direct result of those statements," Logan wrote.

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Queensland surfing legend Rick Neilsen passes away

Surfing - 31. Май 2023 - 11:54

The Neilsen family announced the passing of one of Queensland's greatest surfing legends, Rick Neilsen, aged 74.

Born on the Gold Coast on July 20, 1948, Roderick James Neilsen, better known as Rick or Ricky, was a fun-loving colorful character admired by the surfing community.

He learned how to surf at Broadbeach in 1960-1961 on his local beach break, where a council park has been dedicated to the famous family name opposite Britannia Avenue, Broadbeach.

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How do wetsuits work? The science of neoprene

Surfing - 30. Май 2023 - 13:22

From brisk early morning surf sessions to deep-sea explorations, wetsuits have long been the linchpin of oceanic adventures.

Wetsuits are a marvel of material science and design, efficiently working to delay the loss of body heat in cold environments.

They are an exemplary illustration of the adage, "Form follows function," with every feature serving to maximize thermal insulation.

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Gabriel Medina openly criticizes WSL's judging criteria

Surfing - 29. Май 2023 - 12:47

Gabriel Medina issued a public statement criticizing World Surf League's (WSL) competitive judging criteria.

The Brazilian three-time world surfing champion published a post on his social media accounts expressing concerns about how his waves have been scored in Championship Tour events.

The unprecedented open letter to WSL was released after his elimination in the quarterfinals of the Surf Ranch Pro.

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One Last Wave Project: surfing through grief and healing

Surfing - 26. Май 2023 - 12:37

Losing someone special forever is hard. The One Last Wave Project (OLWP) helps people cope with loss and grief by inscribing the name of their loved ones on authentic surfboards and taking them for a ride.

Dan Fischer has climbed the highest mountains at implausible odds.

He has traversed the sky with only a parachute and has ridden giant waves in dangerous seas.

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Rell Sunn: the memorable life of the surfing Queen of Makaha

Surfing - 25. Май 2023 - 13:31

Rell Sunn left a wave of influence that extended far beyond the island's shores, changing the surfing world and impacting her community profoundly.

Born on July 31, 1950, on the sun-baked beaches of Makaha, on the west side of Oahu, Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn was not just a woman of the sea but also the heart and soul of Hawaiian surfing.

Her middle name, Kapolioka'ehukai, a name gifted by her parents, translates to "heart of the sea," a testament to her lifelong bond with the ocean that was apparent from her earliest years.

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The top 40 most followed surfers on social media

Surfing - 22. Май 2023 - 17:15

In the surfing world, a whole new wave of influence is being carried on the digital currents of social media.

From the transparent barrels of the Pacific to the thunderous beach breaks of the Atlantic, surfing luminaries are not just making their mark on the waves but are also shaping the digital landscape, amassing legions of followers who hang on to every post.

The rise of social media has profoundly impacted surfing, transforming it from an alternative, somewhat elusive pursuit to a mainstream, globally-followed sport.

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15 tips for staying safe while stand-up paddling

Surfing - 19. Май 2023 - 12:00

Evidencing a meteoric rise in popularity, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is swiftly carving out a niche as a go-to watersport.

With a vast array of options, from inflatable to hardshell paddleboards, this aquatic pastime not only promises an enjoyable day out on the water but is also an exceptional workout.

Regular paddleboarding can significantly enhance overall fitness, particularly honing in on the core muscles that form the basis for powerful paddle strokes.

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Surf Shop Day: honor your local surf industry retailer

Surfing - 18. Май 2023 - 11:49

Festively celebrated each year since 2019, Surf Shop Day serves as a tribute to independent retailers that are the backbone of the surf industry.

Their impactful contributions, both past and present, have fostered and continue to sustain this thrilling sport and lifestyle.

According to surf historian Matt Warshaw, "California surfboard shaper Dale Velzy is sometimes credited as the inventor of the surf shop, opening his first Velzy Surfboards outlet in 1950 in Manhattan Beach, California, not long after the city closed the board making operation he ran from beneath the municipal pier."

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How to throw more spray out of your surfing turns

Surfing - 17. Май 2023 - 11:38

Throwing more spray in surfing is about using your body effectively and utilizing the physics of the wave and your board.

The "spray" occurs when the surfer makes a sharp, aggressive turn or cutback on the pocket of a wave, and the fins, rail, and tail of the board displace a large amount of water.

It also occurs when a surfer executes a snap high and under the steepest section of the newly formed wave lip.

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Why surf schools should teach environmental education

Surfing - 16. Май 2023 - 10:46

Environmental education should be a core part of any surf school's curriculum when teaching beginners how to ride a wave.

Typically, surf lessons focus on surfing "fundamentals," which include paddling, standing up, riding the board in the white water, and sometimes falling off safely.

Yet this narrow-minded view of the "fundamentals" of surfing leaves out key competencies for new learners.

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How to play 14 basic ukulele chords

Surfing - 15. Май 2023 - 11:14

Aloha, and welcome to the beginner's guide to playing the ukulele. Ever been captivated by the sweet, melodic tunes of a ukulele? Fascinated by how those four little strings can produce such vibrant and soulful music?

Well, you're not alone.

The ukulele, with its distinct and delightful sound, has won hearts worldwide, transporting us to the sunny shores of Hawaii with every strum.

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15 unusual uses and odd appropriations of the word "surfing"

Surfing - 11. Май 2023 - 14:57

In the ebb and flow of daily conversation, our words are like surfers, riding the waves of ideas, expressions, and innuendos.

And what better word to embody this linguistic surf than the root word, er, "surf" itself?

Yes, dear reader, your eyes do not deceive you. Confused? Don't worry. It's just about to get worse.

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How to read a weather map

Surfing - 9. Май 2023 - 16:41

If you can read and interpret isobars on a weather map, you can get an overall idea of the meteorological conditions anywhere on Earth.

Pressure systems are differences in air pressure - peaks and lulls - within two different Earth atmosphere areas.

If our planet were perfectly flat and waterless or 100 covered by water, the barometric pressure would be even all around the world.

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Nias: the ultimate surf guide to the Lagundri Bay wave

Surfing - 8. Май 2023 - 12:35

Nias, also known as Pulau Nias, is an enchanting island located off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

It is home to the world-famous surf break, Lagundri Bay, which has attracted surfers from across the globe since its discovery in 1975.

The legendary, jaw-dropping Indo wave breaks in a breathtaking setting, as seen in the surf movies "Asian Paradise" (1981), "Stormriders" (1982), "The Golden Pig" (1996), and "Nias - Point of Change" (2017).

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The science behind the whitewash

Surfing - 5. Май 2023 - 17:48

We've all witnessed the mesmerizing sight of waves crashing onto the shore, transforming from a deep blue to a frothy white.

The vast expanse of the ocean, with its ever-changing hues, is a captivating sight to behold.

Yet, one of its most alluring spectacles is the transformation of deep blue waves into a frothy white as they crash onto the shore.

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How confidence shapes our surfing

Surfing - 3. Май 2023 - 18:38

Have you ever felt uncomfortable in the surf to the point that you really wished you were in terra firma?

Confidence plays a crucial role in surfing, as it affects not only a surfer's performance but also their enjoyment of the outdoor activity.

As intermediate surfers and weekend warriors, we often face unique challenges in the water.

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Byron Bay imposes surfboard leashes in the lineup

Surfing - 28. Апрель 2023 - 17:13

Surfboard leashes will be mandatory in the waves of Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Byron Bay, a popular surfing destination in Australia, has seen a recent surge in debates regarding surfing safety, particularly the use of leg ropes.

Byron Shire Council has unanimously passed a motion to make surf leashes compulsory for surfers, with hefty fines imposed on those who do not comply.

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How Surfers Paradise got its unique name

Surfing - 25. Апрель 2023 - 17:02

It has one of the surfiest town names in the world. Surfers Paradise, the iconic coastal city in Queensland, Australia, is a top destination for tourists and surfers alike.

Known for its golden beaches, magnificent skyline, and vibrant nightlife, the seaside resort has become synonymous with the Australian beach culture.

But have you ever wondered about the origins of the name "Surfers Paradise"?

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