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Aritz Aranburu and Amaury Lavernhe have taken out the 2020 Quemao Class in La Santa, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
The fifth annual invitational surfing and bodyboarding contest was held in memory of David "El Fula" Infante, the legendary Canarian wave rider who passed away surfing El Quemao on January 1, 2009.
The iconic reef break has once again delivered the goods, with 32 surfers and 32 bodyboarders taking on the fast-breaking barreling wave.
A local band, projected surf clips, ice-cold cans, tacos and mullets cut in by Mikey Wright.
All had fun, even a noise complaint that cut "The Quids" set short didn't stop anyone from having a good time.
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As surfers, we are constantly surrounded by marine and coastal environments, and it's hard not to notice when the beaches are strewn with trash, or plastic bottles are riding the waves alongside you.
Being attuned with the rolling waves and the stunning landscapes means surfing lends itself naturally to environmentalism.
There are plenty of ways a surfer can increase the sustainability of their sport and reduce their impact on the water and beach environments they so frequently inhabit.
Ollie Dousset is a surfer like any other. But he is also probably the first-ever amputee to ride the big waves of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.
In August 2018, the surfer from Sydney, Australia, was traveling on the back of a scooter heading back to his accommodation in Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia.
Suddenly, a cement truck ran over him. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery.
For many surfing fans, she is the greatest female surfer of all time. Here's the portrait of Stephanie Gilmore, the champion known for her infectious smile.
It's relatively easy to describe a woman like Stephanie Gilmore.
In fact, you don't need to spend much time with her to appreciate her authenticity, grace, and loyalty to her core values.
The World Surf League (WSL) announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sophie Goldschmidt will be stepping down from her post.
The professional surfing circuit named Erik Logan - former WSL president of Content, Media, and Studios - the new CEO of the organization.
"Sophie has had a huge impact on the WSL. She is responsible for transforming both our business capabilities and culture in her tenure as CEO," underlined Dirk Ziff, owner of the World Surf League.
It is simultaneously a terrifying and exhilarating experience. Are you ready to get swallowed up by the skyscraper-sized waves of Jaws/Peahi?
Jaws is probably the largest, heaviest, and fastest wave of the Pacific Ocean.
When the extreme surf break shows its teeth, you hear the thunderous roar of the waves breaking over the deep-water reef.
The 2020 ISA World Surfing Games will take place in El Salvador from May 9-17.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) announced that the historic edition of the event will run at El Sunzal and La Bocana.
The 2020 ISA World Surfing Games will determine the final 12 Olympic qualifiers - five men and seven women - for Tokyo 2020.
Kelly Slater's 2019 Oi Rio Pro jersey is currently orbiting around the Earth on the International Space Station (ISS).
The 11-time world champion gifted American astronaut and scientist, Christina H. Koch, the signed singlet Slater competed with in Rio de Janeiro, in June 2019.
Koch joined the crew at the ISS as a flight engineer on March 14, 2019, and soon showed her passion for surfing by tweeting and reporting ocean conditions as seen from the sky.
A group of researchers studied whether claims influence fans and judges in evaluating performance during surf contests.
The paper entitled "Claims in Surfing: The Influence of Emotional Postperformance Expressions on Performance Evaluations" was in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology in December 2019.
The analysis led by Philip Furley, a lecturer at German Sport University Cologne, focused on the post-performance nonverbal emotional expressions and their consequences, in terms of external perception.