Huntington Beach now holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest paddle out. This week 511 surfers left the shore on the north side of Huntington Beach Pier, paddled out several hundred yards and joined hands, as quoted from Surfers Village.
The Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT) exists to establish, maintain, operate, and organize professional surfing competitions and other related events in and around the country. The goal is to boost the surf tourism and raise world-class Filipino surfers who can represent the Philippines in international competitions including the 2018 Asian Games and 2020 Olympics.
Below are the best of the best: the beaches, towns and islands that Kelly tries to hit each and every year, the places that mean the most to him on this planet. Take a minute to dive into Kelly’s world and get some insight to why he holds each of these places in such high regard.
A worldwide competition that attracted hundreds of online entries has named a Queensland water spider in Fanning’s honour, the winning name coming from a Brazilian arachnologist – who was also a surfing fan.
The interview started off smoothly, with the crew asking Hamilton for his thoughts on the uptick in shark sightings along the California coast in recent weeks and what the odds were of the average beachgoer being attacked.
Hamilton debunked the myth that sharks are bloodthirsty for humans ― which is perpetuated by movies like “The Shallows,” “Jaws” and “Sharknado 4” ― by correctly stating that humans are not typical prey for sharks.
The Crowne Plaza, Sydney, NSW (Friday, May 26, 2017) – The Australian Surf and Boardshorts Industry Association’s (SBIA) annual awards, which celebrate the high achievers of Australia’s multi-million dollar surf industry, was held at the Crowne Plaza in Sydney last night and attracted over 200 retailers and brand representatives across the country.
Following a 6am wake up, a two hour drive, a three hundred yard beach run, just as you put on your legrope you feel the slight puff of a new onshore. You ignore it and hope it goes away. It doesn’t.
It is true that today’s broad surfing community possesses variable – and sometimes questionable – understanding of surfing etiquette. Add in a few individuals suffering from a sense of entitlement and a few others who simply demonstrate a lack of common courtesy or respect for their fellow enthusiasts, and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session.
In many spots around the world, the dreaded drop-in can end in fistfights and sometimes worse. It’s important to observe the correct etiquette while you’re out there surfing, otherwise things will just descend in to total chaos.
Travelling, finding and shredding new waves is one of the great joys of surfing life but it can go sour if you approach it with the wrong attitude. Or the wrong crew. Once etiquette breaks down ruffled feathers, negative vibes and car park show-downs are never far away. Let’s avoid all that can we?