Anyone who has ever ventured down to their local surf spot will know that they are home to a colourful bunch of people. Those who are surfers might even find themselves reading about one of the following characters thinking that it all sounds very familiar. And if you haven’t ever had the sheer joy of encountering these guys we suggest that you head on down to the beach with this guide in tow. It’s a little like birdwatching or train spotting but in our opinion far more entertaining. Enjoy!
It’s only a matter of time before we’re pushing daisies, and you certainly don’t want go without surfing the best waves you possibly could, right? So with mortality in mind, here are five surf spots around the globe that you should hit before that big barrel in the sky.
An “extremely lucky” surfer has been found by a coastguard helicopter after 32 hours in the sea.
Bodyboarder Adrien Dubosc bled to death on Saturday after being bitten by a shark while surfing with two friends off Réunion Island’s Pointe au Sal. According to multiple sources, Dubosc – a well-known shark advocate and member of the local Shark Watch Patrol – suffered injuries to the thigh and groin area and was given […]
Bali was a latecomer to the international surfing scene. Australia, California and Hawaii have been associated with the sport since the early 1930s, but the Indonesian island only really garnered attention in the late 1960s and early ’70s, after films such as Morning of the Earth and Tubular Swells put Uluwatu and a coterie of young local surfers on the radar.
The boat trip is the absolute pinnacle of surf travel dreams, but lest your dream trip should become a nightmare, there are some things you need to get right. Here are 5 factors to picking a boat trip, courtesy of the experts at LUEX.
While every surfer has spun a tale or two about surf injuries — a board to the back of the head, a hand sliced on a fin, a dislocated joint after a particularly violent closeout — these injuries are actually rather rare, as quoted from GrindTV.
Bierke was under water for about 45 seconds, taking on litres of sea water.
Boat Charter: This category’s where you truly get your bang for your buck on a boat. In a place like, say, the Mentawai or Telos Islands in Indonesia, waves can be quite inaccessible by land and/or far apart from each other by motorbike when on said-island.
The girl’s mother and two sisters reportedly watched in horror from the beach as the 17-year-old was grabbed by the shark at Kelp Beds, near Wylie Bay, in Esperance just before 4pm on Monday.