The surfer cannot ignore the risks. There are hundreds of bags of contaminated sand piled up on the beach. “The goverment keeps telling us that things are back to normal in region. But we can see that few people have come back. There are elderly people. Chlidren are kept away,” said one surfer.
Surfers feel pollution. It’s that simple.
Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally included surfing as a gold medal sport in the Sports Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Tough times, you know? Hilariously tough, but tough nonetheless. Rip currents are godsends and hellraisers depending on what you’re doing in ‘em. Rip currents can be your friend at times, other times they are not, think this guy made an enemy.
Exquisite left-breaking reef wave located in Bali, Indonesia; an emerald-green tropical tube described by photographer Aaron Chang as a “rare, treasured and magical spot.” Padang is often called “the Balinese Pipeline.”.
So many surf trips, so little time… surfeuropemag.com ponders the yings and yangs of an Indo safari vs a Euro excursion.
Want the keys to making it outta tunnels? Step inside for tube-riding enlightenment. We can’t all weave through six-second drainers on a regular basis — but we can still maximize barrel time wherever, whenever we surf. Here are some things to keep in mind.
It only takes three seconds to do a maneuver on a wave. Yet a couple times each decade it is just three seconds that can suddenly shake, shift, and revolutionize this deal called surfing. Here, we take a look at the moments that changed surfing forever.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the environment we frolic in daily, surfers are getting injured all the time – including the professionals. During the Teahupo’o trials this past week, a ghastly wipeout forced Kevin Bourez into the reef headfirst. Following surgical treatment of head fractures and facial lacerations, he is now in a stable condition and on the road to recovery. While you shouldn’t let incidences like the above scare you, we thought it prudent to have a look at the various setbacks endured by some of our favourite surfing stars, how they recovered and what (not) to do if faced with a similar situation.
From the humble fin to wheels on boardbags, here are five designs that have made the surfing world a better place.