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The World’s Most Dangerous Shark Zones for Surfing

The World’s Most Dangerous Shark Zones for Surfing

Sharky shark sharks. The source of so much controversy these days and so misunderstood! Sparked by an unprecedented run of fatal attacks off the coast of Reunion Island and Western Australia both starting in 2011, the introduction of new shark culling policies continue to make headlines as they’re continually denounced by animal-rights activists, especially in Australia, less so in Reunion Island where local inhabitants have been more in support of action.

2017 International GromSearch Final Opens in Sao Paulo

2017 International GromSearch Final Opens in Sao Paulo

16 of the world’s best junior surfers have just converged on the tiny beachside town of Maresias, Brazil. Home to both 2014 World Champion Gabriel Medina and the Pupo family (Miguel and Samuel), the area prides itself on a lifestyle surrounding surf, sun and an ability to produce Brazil’s best talent in the water.

Gabriel Medina Opens His Institute Of Surf, The First Of Its Kind

Gabriel Medina Opens His Institute Of Surf, The First Of Its Kind

Last week history was made on Maresias’ Beach in Sao Paulo, as 2014 World Surfing Champion Gabriel Medina opened his new Institute of Surf – the first of its kind. Alongside his parents, Charles and Simone, Gabriel unveiled the entire Institute to the press and then to his sponsors, explaining that this was the first […]

Ricardo dos Santos’s Murderer Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

Ricardo dos Santos’s Murderer Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

On January 19th, 2015, Ricardo dos Santos was shot in the back by a military police officer named Paulo Mota Brentano. He died in hospital the next day. After nearly a year of waiting, Brentano has just been sentenced to 22 years in prison by a Brazilian court.

John John Florence Wins Oi Rio Pro

John John Florence Wins Oi Rio Pro

   John John Florence has blitzed his way to victory at the Oi Rio Pro in four-to-six-foot surf at Postinho. Florence beat Jack Freestone in front of a capacity crowd that saw Brazil’s Adriano de Souza and event favorite Gabriel Medina defeated.

This Week Surfers Will Ride a Wave in the Amazon

This Week Surfers Will Ride a Wave in the Amazon

This beast that they will ride is called a tidal bore, a wave that flows in from the ocean and propagates to dozens of rivers around the world. Along the Amazon, one of the strongest bore tides brings big waves that travel for miles and seem to last forever, perfect for a long ride.