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Going surfing this weekend? Check our forecast  Florida Today

Friday Waves this morning will continue in the thigh- to waist-high range with semi-clean conditions early from a northwest breeze.. Saturday A weak easterly ...

Florida Today
Remembering Nick Gabaldon, the First African American Surfer  Surfline.com Surf News

In the 1940s, amidst Jim Crow-era segregation, white and black beachgoers were separated on the sand in Santa Monica. “Inkwell Beach” — as it was known at ...

Surfline.com Surf News
OPINION: Surfing isn’t an Olympic sport for a reason  The LumberJack

Surfing is set to make it's debut as an Olympic sport in the 2020 Tokyo summer games. Many are excited, but what I'm anticipating is a failure that compares to ...

The LumberJack
Byron Bay Surf Festival 2019: Star-studded line-up of surfing champions to headline four day fest  Gold Coast Bulletin

SURFING legend Tom Carroll, legendary filmographer Taylor Steele and reigning womens world champion Stephanie Gilmore are just some of the big names ...

Gold Coast Bulletin
Surfing: New Zealand's elite surfers, including Maz Quinn, to compete in Pāpāmoa  New Zealand Herald

Some of New Zealand's biggest names in surfing will head to Pāpāmoa this weekend for the enhanced Barrett Homes Surf Open - and Mount Maunganui's ...

New Zealand Herald
In South Africa, disabled surfers thrill at catching a wave  EWN

People with disabilities have been surfing for decades, but it wasn't until the International Surfing Association started the first adaptive surfing world ...

EWN
Tropical surfing playground in the Bay of Plenty - The Bay's News First  SunLive

A full field of New Zealand's top surfers will be greeted by a *fresh* swell at Papamoa Beach this weekend, as summer continues to produce a tropical surfing ...

SunLive
Ventura's Makena Burke wins Under-16 title at surfing event at Huntington Beach  Ventura County Star

Ventura's Makena Burke took first place in the Under-16 division at the USA Surfing Prime event in Huntington Beach last Sunday.

Ventura County Star
Waxed and ready, surfing ready to ride into Tokyo  Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Like a wave originating thousands of kilometers out in the deep ocean before crashing onto a distant beach, so surfing's inclusion in the ...

Reuters
Friend Launched Fundraiser For Man Being Divorced By Wife ‘For Surfing’ And Opinions Are Divided  Wavelength Magazine

Last week, a crowdfunding campaign surfaced purportedly raising funds for a man who was being divorced by his wife for being a surfer. What began as a ...

Wavelength Magazine
Clips of the Year: 2018  Surfer Magazine

Drawing from SURFER's “Clips of the Month” series, here's a (very arguable) list of the “Clips of the Year.” No matter how you slice it, 2018 was an incredible trip ...

Surfer Magazine
They went surfing during the polar vortex and the photos are surreal  WTOL

Some of the best waves on Lake Superior happen in the winter.

WTOL
Aussie surfing legend signs 10-year deal getting paid to travel the globe hunting secret waves  Daily Mail

Surfing legend Mick Fanning will spend his retirement seeking out the most perfect waves in the world, in an extraordinary new deal that has already seen him ...

Daily Mail
Surf's up! Drone video, photos of Asbury Park winter surfers shredding North Beach waves  Asbury Park Press

Temperatures in Asbury Park topped out at over 60 degrees on Feb. 5, which meant perfect surfing weather for those willing to brave the cold Atlantic Ocean.

Asbury Park Press
Bega's Jason Apps back surfing thanks to good friends and a modified board | Video, Photos  Western Advocate

Bega's Jason Apps back in the surf despite spinal injury.

Western Advocate
How to take surfing photos like a pro  Morning Bulletin

THE never-ending search for the best waves and amazing landscapes has taken Gold Coast photography maestro Ted Grambeau to some of the most exotic ...

Morning Bulletin
Toby Cunningham Take Five Nazaré Set Waves On The Head…And Loves it  Surfer Magazine

Surfer Toby Cunningham gets towed into a massive wave in Nazaré, Portugal, which was one of the biggest days of this Winter season in Praia do Norte in ...

Surfer Magazine
At Surf Camp 2.0, Data Rules  The New York Times

At the new Surf Simply resort in Costa Rica, guests are videotaped as they catch a wave, and that's only the beginning of the tech-based coaching.

The New York Times
Sarah McLachlan talks surfing, Lilith Fair and why even she cant watch that ASPCA commercial  StarNewsOnline.com

The beloved Canadian singer and songwriter plays an intimate, stripped-down show Feb. 16 at the CFCC Wilson Center in Wilmington. One of Sarah ...

StarNewsOnline.com
The Fight for Gender Equality in One of the Most Dangerous Sports on Earth  New York Times

These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests — and get paid as much as men do.

New York Times
“Spoons” Explores Santa Barbara’s Contribution to Surfing  Surfer Magazine

Where to begin with Santa Barbara's contribution to surfing? For decades the region's attracted and cultivated a diversity of innovators while continuously ...

Surfer Magazine
The Year in Surf '19: Kelly Slater Retirement, Wave Pools, Sharks & More  Surfline.com Surf News

Editor's note: Nick Carroll has been studying and writing about surfing for four decades. He's one of the best surf writers out there, and we tapped him for a look ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Nick Carroll: How Bill and Dan Changed the World  Coastalwatch

The legendary maker of “Free Ride” and his hotshot shooter.

Coastalwatch
Winter surfers hit the waves in northwest Indiana  WGN TV Chicago

PORTAGE, Ind. — A winter storm dumped several inches of snow in northwest Indiana. While some locals shoveled out, others hit the waves Sunday — surfing ...

WGN TV Chicago
Surfing: Mount Maunganui surfer Luke Griffin scores first event win in five years at Billabong Grom Series in Whangamata  New Zealand Herald

Mount Maunganui surfer Luke Griffin has had his first taste of winning a national surfing event - an experience that has left him "feeling pumped" and hungry for ...

New Zealand Herald
How To Survive (and Surf) an East Coast Winter  Surfline.com Surf News

Winter surfing on the East Coast is not for the faint of heart. From near-freezing water temps to beyond-freezing air temps to howling winds, you're never far from ...

Surfline.com Surf News
ESA Strikes Up Partnership With WSL  Surfer Magazine

After months of talks the World Surf League and the Eastern Surfing Association have struck a partnership to help clear a path for more East Coast surfers to ...

Surfer Magazine
TC Oma will have an effect on our surf  Sunshine Coast Daily

Tropical Cyclone Oma is expected to linger between Oz and New Cal for days and remain at a similar strength.

Sunshine Coast Daily
Donald Trump is the Kelly Slater of cycle surfing  Financial Times

Donald Trump is the Kelly Slater of cycle surfing. He may be the best there ever was. On Tuesday night Donald Trump will likely spend some time talking about ...

Financial Times
Sabca still surfing on the Sale of the century  Le Journal de l'Aviation

While the Belgian industry is getting ready to receive the F-35 from 2023, Sabca is continuing to capitalise on the "Sale of the century", signed in 1977 for the ...

Le Journal de l'Aviation
Showcase: Chris Klopf  Surfer Magazine

Over the past five decades, Northern California surfer and photographer Chris Klopf has sought to capture the wild spirit of surfing in his own way.

Surfer Magazine
Incredible Homes viewers didn't know what to make of Dermot Bannon's surfing  DailyEdge.ie

SUNDAY NIGHT FEAR always calls for a little escapism on the TV front, and there are few people who deliver that as perfectly as Dermot Bannon does.

DailyEdge.ie
Win Thomas Campbell’s New Line of Vissla Threads  Surfer Magazine

“T-Moe” a.k.a “T-Muck” a.k.a Thomas Campbell just released a new line of threads in collaboration with Vissla. Over the past three decades, Thomas' craft has ...

Surfer Magazine
Five-wave hold-downs are not a problem for Toby Cunningham  SurferToday

And while there are still a few bombs arriving at the north canyon, there are also wipeouts that some riders won't forget. Toby Cunningham is a big wave surfing ...

SurferToday
Chris Brown Reportedly Passes Away  Surfer Magazine

Details are still scarce surrounding the Santa Barbara standout surfer.

Surfer Magazine
Cycle and surf from Bordeaux to Bilbao  The Guardian

A 300-mile bike ride from France into Spain, with surfing and beach yoga interludes along the way, proves exhilarating – if exhausting.

The Guardian
Kieren Perrow Steps Down as WSL Commissioner  Surfer Magazine

News on the WSL front has been at a minimum lately while we await the start of the 2019 season. Until today that is. According to a recent WSL press releas.

Surfer Magazine
Wild, Windy (and Historically Big Surf) Weekend in Hawaii  Surfline.com Surf News

Biggest surf ever? Words and images from the water, ground, and sky.

Surfline.com Surf News
Former professional surfer Chris Brown found dead on California beach  USA TODAY

Retired professional surfer Chris Brown was found dead last Saturday on a California beach and his body identified earlier this week, according to the Santa ...

USA TODAY
Kids now riding the back of Greggs lorry - call for action after latest 'surfing' stunt  The Northern Echo

MORE pictures have emerged of youngsters 'surfing' on the backs of moving vehicles in Darlington town centre.

The Northern Echo
Shuttle whisks Waikiki visitors to North Shore's surfer paradise  Los Angeles Times

A new shuttle *service* makes it easier to get from touristy Waikiki to Oahu's surf-centric North Shore. The one-hour trip takes travelers to uncrowded beaches and ...

Los Angeles Times
Dangerous XL Storm Surf for Hawaii This Weekend  Surfline.com Surf News

There was a high pressure defense shield that protected the Hawaiian Islands through much of January, affording many days of perfect weather and flawless ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Amath M'Baye - From surfing in Senegal to BCL with Bologna  Eurohoops

For Amath M'Baye, basketball wasn't always the first choice but once it became that, the trophies started piling up and it's Bologna's turn this season… By Stefan ...

Eurohoops
Bodyboarder Dies After Being Found Unresponsive Near Pipeline  Surfer Magazine

Bodyboarder Marcus Biju, a well respected member of North Shore's surf community has died after being found unresponsive in the water at Pipeline.

Surfer Magazine
Tributes flow for young woman found on beach by surfer  Sunshine Coast Daily

Locals are mourning the loss of another young life in our waters after a woman was found washed up on Dicky Beach.

Sunshine Coast Daily
Body found on Santa Barbara beach identified as former professional surfer  San Luis Obispo Tribune

Authorities have confirmed that a body found over the weekend on Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara was that of Chris Brown, a former professional surfer and ...

San Luis Obispo Tribune
I wanted to go surfing. Now I just want a baggage refund, dude  Elliott

Peter Burke just wanted to go surfing in Mexico. Now Burke just wants a baggage refund after the airline misplaced his surfboard. But does he deserve one?

Elliott
2019 US Surf Starts Out Above Average for West and East Coast, Hawaii  Surfline.com Surf News

We like numbers here at Surfline. And one of the coolest sets of digits we have to play with is our in-house database of surf report heights and conditions at key ...

Surfline.com Surf News
High surf advisory issued for early Friday through Saturday morning  Coos Bay World

SOUTH COAST — The National Weather *Service* in Medford has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect from 4 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Coos Bay World
Hosts excited by junior surf lifesaving champs - The Bay's News First  SunLive

The cream of young surf lifesaving talent will be competing in Whangamata over the weekend in the Eastern Regional junior championships. Photo by Jamie ...

SunLive
High Surf Warning Issued for N- & E-Facing Shores  Big Island Now

The National Weather *Service* High Surf Warning for a large north and east swell continues for Hawai'i Island on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Big Island Now
Angola's tourism: wildlife and surfing safaris with investor potential  euronews

In this episode of Business Angola we take a road trip south of the capital Luanda to discover a pristine region with stunning geography, intimate resorts, a huge ...

euronews
Patrick Dangerfield reportedly intervened in a surfer scuffle involving his cousin  Fox Sports

Brownlow Medallist Patrick Dangerfield reportedly intervened in an alleged scuffle between two surfers in his home town earlier this month.

Fox Sports
Will Pro Surfing Achieve Gender Parity?  Hawaiipublicradio

In 2018 the World Surf League announced that it would pay equal prize money to male and female competitors. Professional surfer Keala Kennelly , who was.

Hawaiipublicradio
Surf Shop reopens  The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

West Coast Surf Shop, at 3902 Gulf Drive, just south of Manatee Beach, is back in business following a fire on April 15 of last year.

The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper
Camp Shred is Coming  Surfer Magazine

SURFER and Surf Ride have teamed up to bring Camp Shred, the world's largest surf demo, back to San Elijo Campground in Cardiff by the Sea, CA, February ...

Surfer Magazine
Surfers search for form surge  Gold Coast Bulletin

Surfers Paradise will be looking to continue their winning form when they take on the Redland Rays on Friday 7.30pm in Redlands.

Gold Coast Bulletin
Professional surfer found dead on California beach  SF Gate

Authorities confirmed a body washed up on a beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday is former professional surfer Chris Brown. The Santa Barbara Police ...

SF Gate
Throwback Clip: Kelly Slater in “Good Times”  Surfer Magazine

Earlier this week (February 11th, to be exact), Robert Kelly Slater turned 47. And in just a couple months, he'll embark on what may feel to longtime surf fans like ...

Surfer Magazine
The Best Surf Road Trips  Surfline.com Surf News

Cars and surfers go together like burnt rubber and asphalt. Look at the history – from woodies to VWs, Baja super trucks to soccer-mom minivans crammed with ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Song and Surf a winter music fest in 'magical' Port Renfrew  Times Colonist

What: Song and Surf Festival featuring Longwalkshortdock, Fox Glove, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Luca Fogale, Stevie Wise and the Big Feelings and more

Times Colonist
Cape surfers want say in shark-safety decisions  Cape Cod Times

WELLFLEET — Surfing legend Ian Cairns and scientist and entrepreneur Craig Anderson have seen the economic and psychological devastation that shark ...

Cape Cod Times
UAE's huge Open Surf Competition returns for 2019  Time Out Dubai

Have a knack for riding the waves or simply enjoy people doing flips and tricks on a surf board? Good news, as the GCC's only surfing competition is making a ...

Time Out Dubai
Punts Aplenty with Dion, Chippa and Jay in “La Cabane”  Surfer Magazine

If there's a right way to spend a surf trip in the south of France, Dion Agius, Chippa Wilson and Jay Davies certainly know it well. The high-flying crew, along with ...

Surfer Magazine
Heavy rain, gusty winds, large surf and summit snow...all in the forecast for Valentine's Thursday  KHON2

A trough of low pressure will develop east of the state tonight, then slowly track westward over the next few days.

KHON2
Surf Fashion at Rincon  Santa Barbara Edhat

By David Powdrell. So here's the deal…Surf fashion intrigues me. Over my years as a surf photographer at Rincon, I've discovered that the people watching ...

Santa Barbara Edhat
Salty Sistas ready to launch newest food truck in the Surf City area  Port City Daily

SURF CITY — Just north of Topsail Island in Sneads Ferry, the Salty Sistas — Jeanette Lopez and Marcinda Clements — are gearing up to begin serving the…

Port City Daily
Winter weather, high surf continue to impact Big Island  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Winter weather and surf continues to impact the Big Island, Honolulu-based forecasters said Wednesday. A weak cold front will continue to ...

West Hawaii Today
Dylan Graves Goes River Surfing in Bend, Oregon  Surfer Magazine

In the latest episode of "Weird Waves", host Dylan Graves travels to Bend, OR to score some river waves alongside Alex and Gerry Lopez.

Surfer Magazine
Kyle Knox and Kirra Silver win Baja Surf Club Invitational at San Miguel  Surfline.com Surf News

After a week of rain, wind and miserable conditions, dawn broke on January 19th with absolutely classic wintertime surf at San Miguel for the 2019 Baja Surf ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Fireside Chat with Glenn Hughes from Kanvas by Katin  Shop-Eat-Surf.com

Fireside Chat with Glenn Hughes from Kanvas by Katin When: Thursday Feb 21 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Where: Huntington Beach, CA. Our next guest for the ...

Shop-Eat-Surf.com
Surfers in heaven as weather gods deliver big  Gisborne Herald

A small group revelled in the biggest conditions, using two jet skis to tow them into five-metre waves. An estimated 40 surfers took advantage of the large ...

Gisborne Herald
Goleta's High Surf Warning in January  Santa Barbara Edhat

By Tom Modugno of Goleta Surfing. January 8, 2019, the news was focused on one thing. The Big. Dangerous. Waves. Of course, we realize they have good ...

Santa Barbara Edhat
Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond from February 13th, 2019  Echonetdaily

Dave Rastovich speaking at the Surf Legends Lounge at the Byron Community Centre on Thursday 21 Feb with Mark Occhilupo, Taylor Steele (USA), and Dick ...

Echonetdaily
'Don't expand surf school operations on Gerroa's Seven Mile Beach'  Illawarra Mercury

Moves by commercial surf schools to expand their operations at Seven Mile Beach is facing strong opposition from community groups and beach users. Gerroa ...

Illawarra Mercury
Cleanup gets underway after powerful gusts and high surf  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The crumbling Royal Hawaiian groin, between the Waikiki Sheraton and Royal Hawaiian hotels, was still standing Monday despite facing threats from a ...

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A Word In Edgewise: Surfing the Sands of Time  Lavender Magazine

Categories: Family & Friends, Our Lives. Photo courtesy of BigStock/Flynt. People frequently prefer either/or to multiple-choice; less fuss and bother, less thinking ...

Lavender Magazine
Petition to rid surf schools from Gerroa break divides community  Kiama Independent-Lake Times

Is Seven Mile Beach becoming too crowded? Or is there enough room for everyone?

Kiama Independent-Lake Times
Paul Weston: How surf lifesaving puts its head in the sand when complaints roll in  Gold Coast Bulletin

A PHOTOGRAPH has emerged, showing patrol members relaxing and sunbaking on sand. This is the divide between volunteers and surf stars, a line in the ...

Gold Coast Bulletin
PHOTO: Pounding surf on East Beach | Latest News  The Westerly Sun

A man views the pounding surf as he walks along East Beach in Watch Hill on Wednesday in the aftermath of Tuesday's. Feb. 13, 2019. Harold Hanka.

The Westerly Sun
Holiday Retail Sales Lower Than Forecast  Shop-Eat-Surf.com

Holiday retail sales during 2018 grew a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent over the same period in 2017 to $707.5 billion, the National Retail Federation said ...

Shop-Eat-Surf.com
Forecast: Powerful, gusty winds and massive surf peaks on Sunday  Hawaii News Now

The storm left its mark across the islands with damaging winds that toppled trees and brought down power lines. Destructive waves have been running up on ...

Hawaii News Now
Lewes woman found in surf north of Indian River Inlet  CapeGazette.com

A Lewes woman was found in the surf Feb. 12 north of the Indian River Inlet. Members of the Rehoboth Beach Vol. Fire Co. diving and scuba team and other ...

CapeGazette.com
Surf And Protect With Laguna Beachs Finest: Hiring  Laguna Beach, CA Patch

Surf And Protect With Laguna Beach's Finest - Laguna Beach, CA - The city of Laguna Beach is hiring police officers, they say. If you've ever dreamed of a ...

Laguna Beach, CA Patch
Volcom Pipe Pro 2019 Official Forecast: Fun Surf Mon-Tue, Larger Swell Wed  Surfline.com Surf News

Fun to mid size swell Tue; Stronger swell and favorable AM wind Wed.

Surfline.com Surf News
Severe surf, winds slam into Hawaii, hitting roads and trees  Minneapolis Star Tribune

HONOLULU — Officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state. The National Weather *Service* said gusts hit 40 mph ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Yeti Appoints E-Commerce Specialist to Board of Directors  Shop-Eat-Surf.com

YETI Holdings, Inc. (“YETI” or the “Company”) (NYSE: YETI) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mary Lou Kelley, a highly experienced ...

Shop-Eat-Surf.com
Winds and surf easing as showers remain active for the islands through Thursday  KHON2

Breezy northwesterly wind will continue Monday, then become northerly and showery starting Tuesday.

KHON2
VIDEO: High Surf In Hilo, Landslide In North Kohala  Big Island Video News

HAWAIʻI ISLAND - A Flood Advisory was issued for North Kohala on Wednesday morning, and a landslide closed Akoni Pule Highway at the 24 mile marker, ...

Big Island Video News
Mick Fanning's emotional advice to Australian surfer who survived shark attack  Stuff.co.nz

Three-time World Champ reaches out to fellow surfer who unwillingly joined the "shark attack club".

Stuff.co.nz
UPDATE: High Wind & Surf Warning, Peak Impacts Sunday Night Into Monday Morning  Big Island Now

The National Weather *Service* has issued a High Wind & Surf Warning for the Big Island and forecast dangerous surf throughout Hawai'i Island starting Sunday.

Big Island Now
 

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surfing Wiki

Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which usually carries the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools.The term surfing refers to the act of riding a wave, regardless of whether the wave is ridden with a board or without a board, and regardless of the stance used. The native peoples of the Pacific, for instance, surfed waves on alaia, paipo, and other such craft, and did so on their belly and knees. The modern-day definition of surfing, however, most often refers to a surfer riding a wave standing up on a surfboard; this is also referred to as stand-up surfing.Another prominent form of surfing is body boarding, when a surfer rides a wave on a bodyboard, either lying on their belly, drop knee, or sometimes even standing up on a body board. Other types of surfing include knee boarding, surf matting (riding inflatable mats), and using foils. Body surfing, where the wave is surfed without a board, using the surfer's own body to catch and ride the wave, is very common and is considered by some to be the purest form of surfing.Three major subdivisions within stand-up surfing are stand-up paddling, long boarding and short boarding with several major differences including the board design and length, the riding style, and the kind of wave that is ridden.In tow-in surfing (most often, but not exclusively, associated with big wave surfing), a motorized water vehicle, such as a personal watercraft, tows the surfer into the wave front, helping the surfer match a large wave's speed, which is generally a higher speed than a self-propelled surfer can produce. Surfing-related sports such as paddle boarding and sea kayaking do not require waves, and other derivative sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing rely primarily on wind for power, yet all of these platforms may also be used to ride waves. Recently with the use of V-drive boats, Wakesurfing, in which one surfs on the wake of a boat, has emerged. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized a 78 foot (23.8 m) wave ride by Garrett McNamara at Nazaré, Portugal as the largest wave ever surfed.