Have you ever sat on the beach looking at the waves trying to decide whether to go out or not?
Nearly every surfer has experienced the sensation: pinned to the ocean bottom, trying to swim for the surface, desperate for a few quick gasps of air to avoid what might happen if they don’t. Water swirling; surroundings dark; up is down, down becomes up. It’s a scary moment and therefore, a tough time to stay composed – even the pros say so.
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.
Long-tailed macaques living near an Indonesian temple have figured out how to run a ransom racket on visiting tourists. These sly macaques grab glasses, cameras and even wadges of cash which they run off with until they’ve got what they want.
Watch a scientist explained what’s happening to the water depending on the shape of the rail, what those tiny changes in rocker actually do, and how, exactly, drag and lift affect a surfboard’s performance.
Tuesday is a very special day for the WSL organization with the formal launch of WSL PURE, its new philanthropic arm dedicated to giving back to the ocean.
The allure of surfing is underestimated. I got into it at an early age; I didn’t consider the long-term effects. Neither did my parents. In 1995 surfing was pretty much socially acceptable. And as a kid I had a lot of free time, so it never conflicted with anything.
At some point every bro will need to make this decision: beard or poop face. According to new research on the bacteria found in beards, apparently the hair found on your face is literally crawling in the same fecal bacteria found on toilets and inside your butt. That’s right, the beard on your face is no cleaner than your toilet, and this is according to science so it’s not up for debate.
Scientists and Surfers travel to Mexico to test technology in hope of improving athlete performance. The goal of the Red Bull Surf Science project is not to revolutionize the way we approach surfing, or even try to elevate it to next level, instead the objective is to further the technology that is being developed, and test it in the harshest conditions possible. If we can get this technology to work and produce credible results, we’ll be able to take key learnings and hopefully improve athlete performance, not only in the water but with other sports as well.
Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) has released new shark deterrent design technology that is applied to wetsuits to reduce the chance of shark attack. The patented designs can also be applied to stickers for surfboards, dive tanks, kayaks and other watersport products.