The 67-year-old Sonoma surfer, Dale Webster has spent every day catching at least three waves a day for more than 14,000 days. When he was ill, passing a kidney stone or the day his wife died, he would catch at least three waves.
The surf world has been lucky enough to have its fill of Billabong’s quality craftsmanship since 1973. We may have been birthed quite literally on the kitchen table, but today, through passion and constant reinvigoration of our products, we are now a global empire with more than just boardshorts making up the brand.
There are certain waves that, on very select times of year, get absolutely massive. And as the size goes up, so does the risk. At the right spot on the calendar, these are the deadliest waves on the planet. Timing is important if you want to find them, and critical if you want to survive.
Stephan Figueiredo is a professional surfer. After 10 years of traveling, he boarded a plane to Indonesia with only one piece of luggage. No board bags, no extra fees.
The surfing lagoon in Dolgarrog, which opened on August 1, has already been forced to close twice after a mechanical problem and then a rip in the liner Surf Snowdonia has closed again after another breakdown in the wave generating machinery – with no date set for its re-opening.
According to Maldives Finest, three Israeli tourists beat up their surf guide while on a trip to the Maldives last month.
Rio’s sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year’s Olympics. Organizers of Brazil’s stop on the World Surf League hope to move their event from a beach at Barra da Tijuca to a clean beach further west.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced that it approved surfing for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo games. This doesn’t mean that surfing is officially in yet, just that the Tokyo games organizers have recommended its addition, along with four other sports — baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, and skateboarding. The surfing portion would be shortboard only, and have 40 participants, 20 male and 20 female.
So far in 2015, a total of 12 people are known to have suffered selfie-related deaths after either falling or being struck by a moving vehicle when taking a picture of themselves.
snapping selfies and perching their children on the turtles’ backs, the ancient reptiles simply turned around and retreated into the sea.