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Joana Andrade: a

Joana Andrade: a "tiny" fighter with a big dream

24/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28770189

Meet Joana Andrade, Portugal's first big wave female surfer.

Big wave surfing can be extremely dangerous and requires perseverance and steady nerves.

For many years, this breathtaking discipline has been represented by extraordinary male athletes and somehow restricted to women who looked "more feminine" riding average-sized waves.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/joana-andrade-a-tiny-fighter-with-a-big-dream
Surfing our way to climate deception

Surfing our way to climate deception

23/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28768033

April signals the beginning of the World Surf League (WSL) season where elite athletes ride the best waves on planet earth.

Were we to dream of a sport with the least environmental footprint, surfing would likely be at the top of the list - biological energy in the form of waves and human muscle powers the entire system.

No lifts, no lights, no stadiums, no fields, no engines, no gear except for a surfboard, shorts and the occasional wetsuit.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/surfing-our-way-to-climate-deception
The disciplines of SUP and paddleboarding

The disciplines of SUP and paddleboarding

23/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28767932

Stand-up paddling and paddleboarding are the fastest growing water sports in the world. And it is easy to figure out why.

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is not a new outdoor activity. It dates back to the early 1900s when Hawaiians propelled themselves on a floating platform using a paddle.

One-hundred years later, the pastime became a serious business and expanded to California and the rest of the world boosted by the digital age and social media.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-disciplines-of-sup-and-paddleboarding
Are you into

Are you into "Log Rap"?

22/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28767445

There is a reason why someone decides to mix rap music with classic longboarding.

Ryan Cannon is a filmmaker from New York who moved to California and immediately fell in love with its vibrant surf culture.

But Cannon missed the urban cultural elements that define the Empire State. So, he launched "Log Rap," a YouTube and social media movement that marries both worlds.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/are-you-into-log-rap
Olympic Surfing: facts, figures and history

Olympic Surfing: facts, figures and history

20/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28760977

For the first time in its long history, surfing will take part in the Olympic Games.

The sport of riding waves makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020, nearly 100 years after pioneer surfer, Duke Kahanamoku envisioned that one day it would happen.

The world has around 25 million active surfers, but the sport appeals to a broader audience eager to embrace beach life.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/olympic-surfing-facts-figures-and-history
How to tie a surfboard leash string

How to tie a surfboard leash string

19/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28760978

Have you bought a new surfboard leash? Did the leash string break after a wipeout? Learn how to install it correctly.

There are many ways of installing a surfboard leash and, at first glance, it seems quite obvious how it's done.

However, some techniques are far from perfect and could eventually put you in a dangerous situation, especially in challenging ocean conditions.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/how-to-tie-a-surfboard-leash-string
5 reasons you need to try nighttime SUP

5 reasons you need to try nighttime SUP

16/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28760979

If you haven't already tried stand-up paddling, you've got to put it on your list of things to do.

If you've already had a chance to participate in this ever-growing activity, you already know how fun and exciting it can be. You can enhance your experience that much more by taking your board out after the sun goes down.

Nighttime stand-up paddling is becoming increasingly popular because it offers boarders an entirely new experience.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/5-reasons-you-need-to-try-nighttime-sup
Stand-up paddleboarder charged with assault with a deadly weapon

Stand-up paddleboarder charged with assault with a deadly weapon

15/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28760980

A stand-up paddleboarder has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly hitting a 56-year-old swim coach and surfer with a paddle.

On June 26, 2018, Kevin Eslinger and Paul Taylor Konen were surfing at Sunset Cliffs, in San Diego, California.

After an altercation and exchange of words between the two, Eslinger was attacked by Konen. The aggressor used his paddle to hit the victim's head.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/stand-up-paddleboarder-charged-with-assault-with-a-deadly-weapon
Nominees announced for 2019 Big Wave Awards

Nominees announced for 2019 Big Wave Awards

12/04/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28760981

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the nominees for the 2019 Big Wave Awards.

The names have been chosen by a panel of judges based on video and photographic evidence, and compete across eight divisions.

The winners of Ride of the Year, Men's XXL Biggest Wave, Women's XXL Biggest Wave, Women's Biggest Paddle, Men's Biggest Paddle, Wipeout of the Year, Men's Best Overall Performance of the Year, and Women's Best Overall Performance of the Year titles will be revealed on May 2, in Redondo Beach, California.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/nominees-announced-for-2019-big-wave-awards
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