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Nicolas Prien tests "the weirdest windsurf board I've ever seen"

Surfingtoday - 20. Март 2019 - 19:05

JP Australia is working hard to make windsurfing great again. And the company's eyes are on futuristic concepts like "Project Spaceship."

"Project Spaceship" has a radical design. It is a 100-centimeter wide, 150 liter windsurf board with a unique bottom shape featuring a two-step hull.

The concept board was developed secretly. Nicolas Prien, one of JP's team riders, had the chance to test in late 2018, but his test and feedback were only made public in March 2019.

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Kelly Slater is back in the water winning heats

Surfing - 20. Март 2019 - 15:11

It's been a while since Kelly Slater put on a jersey. But the most successful surfer of all time is back in the water winning heats.

Slater is competing in a Qualifying Series (QS) event. The 11-time world champion is warming up for the 2019 Championship Tour (CT) season.

"It's good to get the feet in the wax and feel that little bit of pressure. None of us surfed great. It was a tight heat. But it's good to jump into that and see how you react to it."

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Legendary surf guitar hero Dick Dale dies at 81

Surfing - 19. Март 2019 - 14:24

Dick Dale, the godfather of surf guitar, has passed away at 81, in Loma Linda, California.

The "King of Surf Guitar" inspired millions of musicians worldwide and pioneered a music genre that enriched surf culture.

Richard Anthony Monsour was born on May 4, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts. He got into music by learning to play piano but was later attracted to the ukulele.

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Зимний сезон в Марабу продолжается.

http://www.wind.ru/ - 19. Март 2019 - 0:00
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В эти выходные была просто прекрасная погода отличный ветер и идеальное покрытие. ...
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WSL announces changes in the Championship Tour format

Surfing - 18. Март 2019 - 15:06

The World Surf League (WSL) announced relevant changes in the Championship Tour (CT) format.

The 2019 CT season will continue the updates made last year, which put an end to Round 5 in the men's event and Round 4 in the women's event.

"We believe that going straight to head-to-head matchups from Round 3 onwards will drive more direct competition while making the format more engaging for viewers," explains Sophie Goldschmidt, CEO of WSL.

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Arctic surfers are shaping surfboards made of ice

Surfing - 18. Март 2019 - 13:45

Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum have had a simple, yet surprising idea. They want to make surfboards out of ice.

The Norwegian filmmakers, who have already released "North of the Sun," are shooting a very special documentary about the limits of surfboard design.

Between February and April 2019, the coldest months in the Arctic region, the duo is gathering a group of surfers, a shaper, and an ice sculptor to try to build surfboards using ice as their core material.

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66-year-old surfer has heart attack at Mavericks

Surfing - 15. Март 2019 - 15:20

A 66-year-old wave rider suffered a heart attack while taking on Mavericks, at Half Moon Bay, in California.

Christy Davis was enjoying a session at Mavericks with his friend, and cinematographer Grant Thompson was capturing the action from Curt Myers' jet ski.

Suddenly, he started feeling an acute pain on the left side of his chest where the canisters of his flotation vest are located.

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The best surf spots in Big Sur

Surfing - 14. Март 2019 - 21:54

Though not an official county, Big Sur is a stunning region of the Central Coast of California that goes from Carmel-by-the-Sea to San Simeon.

The designation "Big Sur" derives from the Spanish "El Sur Grande," and means "The Big South." The nickname was given by former Monterey settlers who arrived in the area in the late 18th century.

In the past, two giant ranches owned Big Sur. Today, and despite modern times, the region still displays signs of wilderness. It also marks the southern limit of coast redwood trees.

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What causes tides?

Surfing - 13. Март 2019 - 21:00

Have you ever wondered how tides work? What causes high and low tide on Earth? And why do tides rise and fall?

French astronomer François Arago once said: "studying the tides is the tomb of human curiosity." In fact, the formation of tides in the ocean is a complex equation that involves several variables and factors.

Nevertheless, there are three main elements responsible for the tidal phenomenon: the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth.

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F1 driver Pierre Gasly gets surfing lesson from Mick Fanning

Surfing - 13. Март 2019 - 18:41

Who better to give you your first surfing lesson than Mick Fanning?

For Aston Martin Red Bull Racing debutant Pierre Gasly, the Australian proved the ideal water guide ahead of the opening grand prix of the 2019 season in Melbourne.

A short drive from the host city for the Australian Grand Prix, Gasly traveled to Torquay Beach to be put through his paces on a surfboard.

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Jaeger Stone claims 2019 Red Bull Storm Chase

Surfingtoday - 13. Март 2019 - 13:34

Australian windsurfer Jaeger Stone has taken out the 2019 Red Bull Storm Chase, in Ireland.

The specialty event got underway with wind gusts of up to 70 knots (80 miles per hour, 130 kilometers per hour), and 26-foot (eight-meter) waves breaking off the Irish Coast.

Eight world-class windsurfers traveled from all corners of the globe to Magheroarty Beach, in County Donegal, to take on the full force of a massive North Atlantic storm.

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Tokyo 2020 unveils official sport pictograms

Surfing - 12. Март 2019 - 18:41

Tokyo 2020 unveiled the official sport pictograms for the Olympic Games. They were designed by Masaaki Hiromura.

The 1964Tokyo Olympic Games were not only the first Games to be held in Asia, but they marked the beginning of a design movement: sport pictograms.

The 20 sport pictograms created for the event changed wayfinding at the Olympic movement forever.

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The physics of surfing

Surfing - 11. Март 2019 - 20:13

Nick Pizzo, postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, created an insightful video about the physics of the waves.

The science of waves is a complex and intricate set of variables in an equation with multiple outcomes. Pizzo uses theoretical and numerical tools to study nonlinear wave processes.

Here's how he describes the scientific phenomenon associated with surfing:

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Gidget: the story of Hollywood's first surfing star

Surfing - 11. Март 2019 - 19:26

"Gidget" is the linguistic blend of the words "girl" and "midget."

But the name means much more than that - it's the movie that changed the course of surfing and made it mainstream.

The fictional character was inspired by Frederick Kohner's teenage daughter, Kathy Kohner, who embraced the surfing lifestyle in the sands of Malibu.

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Jan-Michael Vincent, the star of "Big Wednesday, has passed away

Surfing - 11. Март 2019 - 14:14

American actor Jan-Michael Vincent has died aged 73 of cardiac arrest.

He was famous for his roles on "Big Wednesday," the iconic 1978 surf movie directed by John Milius.

Jan-Michael Vincent was born on July 15, 1945, in Denver, Colorado. He started his acting career in "The Bandits," a 1967 film by Robert Conrad.

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How to fix a dislocated shoulder

Surfing - 8. Март 2019 - 18:56

Dislocated shoulders are very common among young and adult surfers.

Surfers are continually using their arms and upper body for paddling, duck diving, taking-off, maneuvering and adjusting to the flow of the wave.

As a result, their lower back and shoulders are under constant pressure. Injuries occur when the thin rotator cuff is torn or overstretched, for example, when you're surfing for a couple of hours non-stop, or wipe out.

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Philippe Bru and Bjorn Dunkerbeck announce triple windsurfing event series

Surfingtoday - 7. Март 2019 - 21:03

The founder of the Défi Wind and the legendary windsurfer will organize three international windsurfing events - the Défi Wind Caribbean, the Sorobon Masters, and the Dunkerbeck GPS Challenge - in a single week.

The triple windsurfing event series will run in Sorobon Beach, Pink Beach and Te Amo Beach, in Bonaire, between June 23-30, 2019.

The Sorobon Beach Resort and Dunkerbeck Pro Center will provide the headquarters and the windsurfing equipment rentals for the events.

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How to surf Puerto Escondido

Surfing - 7. Март 2019 - 19:56

Puerto Escondido is a laid-back coastal community located in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is the home of one of the heaviest and most dangerous waves in the world.

The town's most famous surf spot is Playa Zicatela, a pounding and temperamental beach break capable of producing big, powerful, and bone-breaking tubular waves.

Surfers discovered Puerto Escondido and its beaches in the late 1950s, but it was the explosion of shortboard revolution in the 1970s that really opened the town to the surf world.

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World's toughest windsurfing contest is back on with Force 10 winds

Surfingtoday - 7. Март 2019 - 14:39

Red Bull Storm Chase, the world's toughest windsurfing contest, is back on after three years of waiting with a serious storm brewing off the Irish coast.

Eight of the world's best windsurfers are about to hit the water in Force 10 winds (89-102 kilometers per hour) with the location needing close proximity to an international airport, adequate medical coverage, and emergency services.

A massive low-pressure system approaching the coast of Ireland has now created the ideal conditions and riders are expected to arrive in Dublin over the next 72 hours.

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The inconvenient truths about the surf industry

Surfing - 6. Март 2019 - 19:26

The surf industry is one of the fastest-growing action sports industries in the world and is worth around $10 billion.

Surf companies sell exciting, idyllic, and adrenaline-fueled surfing experiences, and they're highly successful doing it.

The reason why surfing became a multimillion-dollar sports industry is that brands appeal to consumers' emotions and dreams in a very effective way.

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