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Rip Curl Renews With Owen Wright And Tom Curren

On the eve of the World Surf League kickoff on the Gold Coast this week, Rip Curl is stoked to announce new long term sponsorship agreements with hard-ripping goofy footer Owen Wright and 3 x World Champion Tom Curren.

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New App Can Alert Beachgoers to Sharks

A new app has the potential to alert beachgoers to sharks in the area. Called Global Shark Tracker, the free app transfers data from tracking devices on great white sharks and other large apex predators straight to your smartphone.

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Slater’s Second Love

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and professional golfer Marcel Siem (Germany) teamed up for the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Slater and professional golfer Marcel Siem (Germany) partnered up for the charity event. Slater and Siem’s combined score earned them a fourth place finish overall, matching his finish on the 2014 Championship Tour (CT) rankings.

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65-year-old Gary Linden Rides Jaws

When it comes to representing the business of big wave riding, Big Wave Tour Vice President Gary Linden decided it was best to lead by example. At the tender age of 65, he just scored his first big wave at Jaws, site of the BWT’s Pe’ahi Challenge. Though the event hasn’t yet run, Linden was able to cross an item off his bucket list and, just maybe, set a record in the process. The big-wave hellman chatted about his experience at Jaws.

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Surfing Lead Charge for 2020 Olympic Inclusion

Sports such as skateboarding and surfing will have their chance to impress the International Olympic Committee later this year as they push to be included at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Five Rivalries Surfing Needs Right Now

Friendly competition will push a sport to a whole new level. But a rivalry? That’ll shove it along. Simply put, a rivalry is the catalyst for progression in a sport. Not so simply put, nothing compares to a good old fashioned hot-blooded vendetta between two elite masters of a certain sport.

Surfing is a sport – yeah, we said it – and it thrives off rivalries just like any other competitive endeavor. And, honestly, how good are rivalries for the fan? So without further ado, here are five rivalries surfing needs right now.

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Bethany Hamilton Announces She’s Pregnant

Famous Pro surfer and husband Adam Dirks announce that their first baby, a boy, is due in June; ‘I’ve always looked forward to one day being a mom’.

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Japanese Surfer Killed in Shark Attack in Australia

A surfer has been killed in a shark attack in Australia. Japanese national Tadashi Nakahara, 41, died Monday morning from massive blood loss after a shark severed both of his legs at Shelley Beach, near Lennox Head, in northern New South Wales. Detective Inspector Cameron Lyndsay told ABC that he died despite the heroic efforts of fellow surfers to save him.

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Kelly Slater Rides Surfboards Dedicated to Departed Friends

Kelly Slater, riding surfboards dedicated to departed friends, has reached the quarterfinals on Day 3 of the Volcom Pipe Pro, which is ongoing at the time of this writing. The 11-time world champion posted two of the three highest heat scores of the event, in Rounds 3 and 4. “I switched to a little smaller board; this is my Todd Chesser tribute board,” he told the WSL afterwards. A mentor and close friend to Kelly, Chesser died in 1997 while surfing an outer reef of Hawaii.

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Tuhiti Haumani In Critical Condition After Pipeline Wipeout

Not long after John John Florence won the Volcom Pipe Pro, Tahitian pro Tuhiti Haumani was surfing Ehukai Beach Park in an increasing swell with dangerously strong SW winds. Haumani sustained a wipeout shortly after 2:00pm HST, falling and hitting his head on his board and surfacing unconscious.

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