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Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival makes its debut

Surfing - 23. Сентябрь 2019 - 14:26

The inaugural Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival (SBSFF) will make its debut in the Arlington Theatre, in Santa Barbara.

The two-day festival will take place between November 8-9.

The event aims to celebrate surf filmmaking through the different storytelling styles that have help shaped surf culture's rich history.

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Gabriel Medina and Lakey Peterson win 2019 Freshwater Pro

Surfing - 22. Сентябрь 2019 - 13:47

Gabriel Medina and Lakey Peterson claimed the 2019 Freshwater Pro, at Surf Ranch, in Lemoore, California.

The only event in the Championship Tour (CT) that is not held in ocean waves relaunched the world title race for both men's and women's division.

Medina was able to secure a back-to-back victory in the wave pool as he, once again beat Filipe Toledo in the final.

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Searching and rescuing with Karina Petroni in the path of Hurricane Dorian's destruction

Surfing - 20. Сентябрь 2019 - 12:47

Just moments before I spoke with pro surfer and former Championship Tour (CT) campaigner Karina Petroni, she received a phone call that gave her some terrific news.

Karina had spent the past day and a half working every angle at her disposal to expedite the shipment of an airplane part from Arizona to Elbow Cay, on Great Abaco Island, in the northern region of the Bahamas.

It was one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian and the place where her husband, David Mitchell, was stranded after a cylinder in his plane's engine cracked.

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The evolution of the surf film

Surfing - 19. Сентябрь 2019 - 18:22

The ocean has intensely affected me ever since I sat on the beach as a kid in Corona del Mar while my dad lifeguarded.

My first film was about the esoteric sides of surfing - style and grace and art.

Since most films had "surf" in their title, like "Surf Safari," "Surf Crazy," "Surf Fever," and "Surf!," I wanted mine to be original, so I called it "A Cool Wave of Color."

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Humpback whale joins surfers and dolphins in the waves

Surfing - 19. Сентябрь 2019 - 14:24

A surf videographer from Western Australian filmed a juvenile humpback whale playing in the waves with surfers and dolphins.

We all know dolphins love to surf. But when Alasdair Evans saw them catching a few waves, he decided to fly his drone up and capture the whole scene.

"To my surprise, a large shadow appeared, and it turned out to be a humpback whale. It graced the lineup for around five minutes," explained Evans.

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France and South Africa share victory at 2019 Silver Dragon Shootout

Surfing - 18. Сентябрь 2019 - 14:39

The 2019 Battle at the Silver Dragon, also known as the Silver Dragon Shootout, ended up with a draw.

Nine teams from all corners of the globe have hit the waves of the world-renowned Qiantang River in the city of Hangzhou, China.

Eighteen surfers battled it out in the famous Silver Dragon tidal bore for a prize pool of $15,000.

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Nicolas Marusa and Laura Haustein crowned 2019 Rapid Surf League champions

Surfing - 18. Сентябрь 2019 - 13:22

The second edition of the Rapid Surf League has come to an end.

The stationary wave riding season concluded with the Rip Curl Langenfeld Pro, held at the Unit Surf Pool, in the heart of Germany.

Expert riders arrived highly motivated from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Their goal was to reach as far as possible into the cut-to-call final.

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Sunny Garcia is on the road to recovery

Surfing - 17. Сентябрь 2019 - 14:42

The family of Sunny Garcia released an update on the professional surfer's health.

In late April 2019, the Hawaiian was found unconscious at home after what was reported as an attempt to take his own life.

Four months later, Garcia is already breathing without support, but still continues his long road to recovery.

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The qualified surfers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Surfing - 17. Сентябрь 2019 - 13:27

Surfing will make its debut in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

The shortboard competition will take place at Tsurigasaki Beach, in Chiba. The quest for gold, silver, and bronze medals will involve 20 male surfers and 20 female athletes.

Surfing's qualification system for Tokyo 2020 is complex and involves two entities - the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the World Surf League (WSL).

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Brazil wins historic gold medal at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games

Surfing - 16. Сентябрь 2019 - 13:26

Italo Ferreira led Brazil to a historic victory at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games, held in Kisakihama Beach, Japan.

The Championship Tour (CT) surfer nearly missed his first heat of the event after getting his passport stolen only days before leaving for Japan.

As a result, and as soon as he got his document, he flew to the venue, and made it to his heat with only eight minutes remaining.

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Sofia Mulanovich takes gold at 2019 ISA World Surfing Games

Surfing - 10. Сентябрь 2019 - 19:12

Sofia Mulanovich has taken out the gold medal in the women's division of the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games.

The 36-year-old surfer defeated Silvana Lima, Bianca Buitendag, and Carissa Moore in an extremely tight final held in Miyazaki, Japan.

The Peruvian secured the second gold medal of her career in the World Surfing Games, an event run by the International Surfing Association (ISA).

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WSL Challenger Series: the new premium QS events

Surfing - 10. Сентябрь 2019 - 11:55

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the launch of a new competition that will increase the chances of surfers of reaching the Championship Tour (CT).

The Challenger Series is a group of premium Qualifying Series (QS) events that will award 10,000-points toward a surfer's QS ranking.

In 2020, the calendar will feature seven Challenger Series competitions for the men's, and four for the women's - equal prize money is guaranteed.

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Bodysurfing with Mark Drewelow at Puerto Escondido

Surfing - 9. Сентябрь 2019 - 13:48

Mark Drewelow had a grandmother named Eve.

"She was a painter. The first female to get a master's degree in Art from the University of Iowa in 1925. Moved to Boulder. She was an artist and curious she did everything herself. She even welded her own sculptures," he said, and he laughed.

"I love that," I said, "there've always been women like your grandmother. People who did what they wanted."

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From the USSR to California: windsurfing into a new life

Surfingtoday - 9. Сентябрь 2019 - 3:00

Arkady Kokish was born in Kiev, the capital of the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, on September 9, 1949.

As a young man, he developed a passion for math and physics, which ultimately led him to become a mechanical engineer.

However, he also was an avid, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, whose passion for sports first developed when he began whitewater kayaking through wild and desolate mountain ranges in West Ukraine East, Yakutia, and Siberia.

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Foiling Magazine hits the newsstands

Surfing - 6. Сентябрь 2019 - 13:47

Water Born Media announced the launch of Foiling Magazine, a print and digital magazine exclusively dedicated to foiling water sports.

The publishing company, which also owns The Kite Mag, will focus its content on hydrofoil-based outdoor activities.

The Foiling Magazine plans to cover the latest updates and breaking news on foil surfing, foil kiteboarding, foil windsurfing, foil wakesurfing, and foil stand-up paddleboarding.

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"Surf Like a Girl" is an ode to women's surfing

Surfing - 4. Сентябрь 2019 - 17:19

Someone has finally delivered a worthy homage to the role of women in surfing. "Surf Like a Girl" is a marvelous piece of work.

The world is changing, and sports are changing, too. The good news is that women have finally started to get the attention they deserve.

Women may have been hidden riding their waves out of the spotlight, but they have always excelled in the art of trimming a moving saltwater wave.

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A surfing obsession called No Kandui

Surfing - 3. Сентябрь 2019 - 15:40

Every surfer has a dream. Mine was to travel to the Mentawai Islands to experience No Kandui at 12-foot plus.

Despite obsessing over Indonesia's No Kandui for 33 years, witnessing the wave's exhilarating power and freight train barreling waves was moving beyond words.

At the age of 10, reading my first surfing magazine, I became transfixed stumbling upon a perfect left-hand wave breaking in crystal clear turquoise water.

The bare-bones description was nothing but "somewhere in the Mentawai Islands." I was hooked, and my dream became hunting for the perfect wave.

Visiting the Mentawai Islands transformed this abstraction into a reality.

Now that I'm 43 years old - it feels like a long time waiting for this moment.

About No Kandui

Considering No Kandui only works about ten times per year, the wait was worth it.

No Kandui is one of the heaviest, barreling left-hand waves in the world, breaking over a razor-sharp shallow coral reef.

Inspiring a mix of respect and fear in experienced surfers, the difficulty and danger of this wave is for expert surfers only.

When this wave is breaking perfectly, the atmosphere is breathtaking.

The thunderous noise of the wave crashing, the tremendous volume of water moving, and the people in the boats cheering every surfer that makes it out the barrel - it is all sensory overload and nothing short of exhilarating.

The energy in the air when No Kandui comes alive is remarkable and, to me, watching the spectacle is what it feels like to be alive.

Without a doubt, I can say that waiting 33 years to see No Kandui - and photograph it - was well worth it, and better than I could have imagined.

Seeing No Kandui alive and kicking was a dream come true.

I full-heartedly recommend to all surfers to make a trip to the Mentawai Islands the priority on their bucket list.

Words and photographs by Gustavo Rojas | Surfer/Photographer | @saltybloodphotography

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Jack Johnson rides the Cigarette Surfboard

Surfing - 2. Сентябрь 2019 - 17:28

Cigarette butts are the world's most littered item, meaning that they often end up floating in the ocean.

In 2017, Taylor Lane shaped a surfboard made from 10,000 beach-littered cigarettes. The stunning surf craft won VISSLA's Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest.

The impact Lane's idea had on the general public was exciting enough for him to carry on and expand the project.

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WSL redesigns its approach to big wave surfing

Surfing - 2. Сентябрь 2019 - 14:29

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the end of the Big Wave Tour and its competitive format.

The professional surfing circuit decided to create a digital platform that will deliver big wave surfing content based around four major pillars.

There will be the "Strike Missions" series, the Jaws Big Wave World Championships at Peahi, the Nazaré Tow Challenge, and the Big Wave Awards.

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The ultimate compilation of Tony Hawk's hilarious daily encounters

Surfing - 1. Сентябрь 2019 - 17:50

Tony Hawk probably is the most famous skateboarder in the world. However, his daily interactions with anonymous citizens are worth a laugh.

Despite his sporting and business achievements, Hawk is a down-to-earth person with an open and laid-back personality.

He never turns down an autograph, selfie or photo request, and is always available for a social chat with everyone, young and old, skaters and non-skaters.

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