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When was the last time you saw a black surfer getting barreled? Who was the last dark-skinned athlete to win a surf competition?
Unsurprisingly, the number of black people who surf and participate in the surf industry circus is disproportionately low.
White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASP) have dominated surfing since it touched down in mainland America and its popularity soared in California in the 1950s.
It's the United Kingdom's longest wave and runs only a few times per year at maximum quality. Welcome to Gloucestershire's Severn bore.
Tidal bores are a relatively rare phenomenon. There are only around 60 rivers with bores, eight of which are in the UK.
River Severn, in southwest England, is by far the most famous British tidal bore.
Surfing will feature in the Olympic Games for the second time in Paris 2024. Here's everything you need to know about the qualifying criteria and qualified surfers.
After the success of surfing's Summer Olympics debut, it's time to get the world's best athletes to one of the best surf breaks on the planet.
The official Paris 2024 surfing event will take place in Teahupoo, Tahiti.
The thruster is the world's most widely used and spread surfboard fin setup. Here's how the three-fin configuration changed surfing forever.
In under 100 years, the sport of surfing witnessed several engineering and hydrodynamical revolutions.
They went from 20 feet (six meters) and 77 pounds (33 kilograms) to six feet (1.82 meters) and six pounds (2.7 kilograms).
Here are the five most important variables you should consider when analyzing a surfboard.
Surfboard design has become a complicated science with too many variables at stake.
Shapers and manufacturers have been increasingly adding layers of detail and complexity to surfboard construction.
Pico Alto is one of the biggest waves in South America. The Peruvian right-hand point break can produce massive 50-foot walls of moving water.
Its Spanish name says it all. In English, Pico Alto means high peak.
It is located at Punta Hermosa, 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Lima, the capital of Peru.
King Charles III of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms is a longtime surfer and windsurfer. Here's how he got into waves and wind.
The United Kingdom may not be the ultimate surfing destination, but the truth is that the British royal family has a long tradition in water sports.
It all started in the early 20th century.
The sand, snow-like and silky, was ouch-hot to tenderfoots but just-right warm to the souls of seasoned surfers that owned this strip of heaven known as Bondi.
There were the 10-year-old towheaded grommets and the rail-thin teens that had to run around in the shower to get wet.
There were the 20-somethings that couch-surfed by night, so they might be gods by day.
Filipe Toledo and Stephanie Gilmore have won the 2022 2022 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour titles at Lower Trestles, California.
The Rip Curl WSL Finals got underway in stellar four-to-six-foot surf in the iconic California cobblestone break near San Clemente.
The clean conditions on offer allowed the top 5 male and female surfers to unleash their talent and skills in the famous high-performance wave.
With a natural grace and endless creativity and talent, Joel Tudor is the go-to reference and spokesperson for the classic art of longboard surfing.
Joel Tudor was born in San Diego, California, on July 11, 1976. He started surfing at age five and took on skateboarding around La Jolla.
His father, Joe, a general contractor, and his brother were already surfers. The siblings owned a Velzy-Jacobs pintail pig surfboard.