SURF NEWS

  • American astronaut checks the surf from the International Space Station
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    On March 14, 2019, Christina H. Koch joined the crew at the International Space Station (ISS). She was launched on Soyuz MS-12 alongside Aleksey Ovchinin and Nick Hague. Koch surprised the surfing world after publishing a series of tweets in which she hailed the ocean conditions as seen from the sky. Read more »
  • Bournemouth will build a wave pool powered by Surf Lakes
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    A group of British investors announced plans for the construction of a 35 million-pound wave pool in Bournemouth, England. The structure named "The Lagoon" is expected to produce 2,400 waves per hour and attract 500,000 surfers and visitors each year. "It has been a dream of mine for years. I've always wanted to teach my kids to surf in a safe and controlled environment. Now, my dream is closer to becoming a reality," explained Matt Radford, founder of The Lagoon. Read more »
  • Jack Freestone wins 2019 Red Bull Airborne Bali
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    Jack Freestone has taken out the 2019 Red Bull Airborne Bali, in Indonesia. The Australian surfer prevailed in the second stop of the aerial surfing series by World Surf League. The event took place at Keramas, which delivered the famous liquid ramps the spot is known for. Read more »
  • What is a standing wave?
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    A standing wave is often referred to as a stationary wave or seiche. Standing waves are a virtually endless group of waves that bounce up and down on an enclosed or partially bounded water body. So, what are the properties of standing waves? Read more »
  • How to perform a carving 360
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    Learn how to do a full loop on a wave or, like Kelly Slater once said, a backside off-the-lip going frontside. It looks doable and simple, but it is one of the most difficult and technical maneuvers in surfing, especially when performed on a steep wave face. The carve 360 has been around for quite a while and had its heydays in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Read more »
  • The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2019
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    Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Summer Surf Gear Guide. Summertime is the perfect season to go surfing. The hottest period of the year invites us to cherish the best things in life. Whether you're planning a surf trip to tropical destinations or enjoying the dog days of summer in city beaches, it is always the perfect time to update your gear and equipment. Read more »
  • The best stand-up paddleboarding spots in Austin
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    Are you a stand-up paddleboarding enthusiast? Have you ever thought of paddling a SUP in Austin? Here are five spots you need to check out. Thanks to the spirit of innovation, we now have paddleboarding - a physical activity that is a cross breed of surfing and canoeing. Having taken root in the Aloha state, it garnered fans and made its way across the United States. Read more »
  • Nathan Florence wins 2019 Red Bull Cape Fear
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    Nathan Florence is your 2019 Red Bull Cape Fear champion. The Hawaiian surfer dominated the paddle-in final held in double overhead conditions in Shipstern Bluff, in Tasmania, Australia. The cold-water venue is renowned for its grotesque, at times unrideable, ledgey, staircase of a wave that forces surfers to maneuver and adjust for the duration of their rides – often with disastrous consequences. Read more »
  • Surfer killed by shark off Reunion Island
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    A surfer aged 28 died in Reunion Island after a shark attack. The incident took place off the coast of surfing off Saint-Leu, a fishing town located on the west coast of the French department. The authorities were called after a witness saw a surfboard floating near the shore. His body was only recovered later. Read more »
  • 2019 Red Bull Cape Fear ready to go at Shipstern Bluff
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    The Red Bull Cape Fear has been given the green light for 2019. The world's best big wave surfers will gather at Tasmania's Shipstern Bluff on May 13 to see who can come out on top of the sport's iconic event. The unique invitation-only event will see 20 surfers such as Australian legend Mick Fanning and 2016 defending champion Russell Bierke take to the sea. "Winning the first Red Bull Cape Fear event was huge for me, that got me to where I was aiming to be much sooner than I'd dreamed," recalls Bierke. Read more »
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