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Italo Ferreira and Carissa Moore have written a new chapter in the history of surfing. They are the inaugural Olympic surfing champions.
It was finals day, and everyone knew what was at stake at Tsurigasaki Beach.
The tricky conditions fueled by Tropical Storm Nepartak were going to put the world's best surfers to the test but also provided plenty of liquid ramps and high-scoring opportunities.
Two world surfing champions have been eliminated from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic surfing program.
John John Florence and Stephanie Gilmore are out of the medal race after being defeated by Kolohe Andino and Bianca Buitendag, respectively.
They were not the only top seeds falling before the finals - Johanne Defay and Tatiana Weston-Webb were also knocked out and are heading home.
Italo Ferreira and Carissa Moore won surfing's first-ever Olympic heats at Shidashita Beach in Japan.
The sport's Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020 got underway in fun and rideable three-foot waves.
On the first day of the competition, organizers ran all Round 1 and Round 2 heats for both divisions.
Surfing and music have always complemented each other until they eventually blended into a completely new art form - surf music.
Hawaii might be the spiritual home of surfing, but it was in Southern California that the sound of the surf first echoed before spreading across the world.
Today, surf music is an established music genre with its origins in two styles with similar and distinct characteristics: instrumental surf rock and vocal surf pop.
As surfing makes its official debut at the Summer Olympic games, beginners and pros alike can discover world-class surfing spots in Panama.
The destination is one of the top year-round surfing destinations in Central America.
It offers over 1,500 miles of beautiful coastline, creating idyllic conditions and stunning tropical backdrops to catch the perfect wave.
Diffraction is a sudden change in the direction and intensity of waves after passing by a coastal feature or offshore obstruction.
The obstacle will block a portion of the wave's energy, forcing it to spread into the sheltered area behind the obstruction.
For example, if a west or southwest swell reaches a south-facing surf spot with a curved shoreline, the energy of the waves will diffract - or bend - toward the protected or hidden area of the coastline.
How do you generate a surfing wave in a controlled environment? Let's take a look at the different types of wave-making models and concepts.
Wave pools are the future of inland surfing, and a new industry was born to provide perfect surfable waves in limited outdoor and indoor spaces.
The first experiments with human-made waves date back to the 19th century, but today, several facilities create experimental waves.
Have you ever tried drawing a surfer riding a perfect barreling wave? Here's how to do it without any previous experience.
Surfing is a highly visual sport that is often compared to ballet and dancing in general with graceful body movements in sync with Nature's creation.
Anyone can shoot a surfer with a smartphone or camera from the beach, but professional photographers know how difficult it is to capture the perfect surfer photo.
Around 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed.
In the surfing world, you can often hear someone saying they're goofy or goofy-footed. But what does that exactly mean? And when was the term goofy surfer first used?
A goofy-footed surfer is a surfer who rides a surfboard with their left foot as the back foot and the right foot as the front foot.
The surfer's knot is a cutaneous condition that results in the development of bumps and lumps in the chest, legs, and feet of wave riders.
Although commonly and erroneously associated with malignant tumors, the surfer's knot is a benign condition.
It is not fluid in bone joints - it is the overgrowth of connective tissue on the toes, below the knees, and on top of the feet.