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Wavegarden announced the construction of a wave pool in Sion, Valais, the heart of the Swiss Alps.
The Spanish artificial wave developers teamed up with a company that operates skateboarding, freeskiing, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, trampoline, and cheerleading action sports centers.
Alaïa will build the country's first surf lagoon in a mountainous region, renowned for its world-class ski resorts.
What is a Perfect 10-point ride in surfing? And how can an athlete get the ultimate score from the judging panel?
It's the competitive surfer's ultimate goal. Performing a flawless display of wave riding is not easy, as the athlete depends on the behavior and his or her ability and skills to do it.
So, how does surfing's scoring system work? In competitive surfing, judges award scores using a scale that goes from one (1) to ten (10).
World-renowned snowboarders Travis Rice and Elias Elhardt team up with legendary director Curt Morgan for a celebration of space and time filmed in the deep backcountry of Alaska exclusively on location at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge.
World Premiere in Boulder Co. Dec 5 @ The Roam Awards
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Dec 7th Seattle @ Union Binding HQ
Dec 9th Denver @ BOA HQ
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Jack Robinson conquered the 2019 Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu.
The Australian defeated Ezekiel Lau, Ethan Ewing, and Cody Young in the final.
The final event of the Qualifying Series (QS) and the second jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing got underway in firing six-foot waves and offshore easterly winds.
Eduardo Arena, the founder of the International Surfing Association (ISA), has passed away aged 92, in Lima, Peru.
The ISA - originally named International Surfing Federation (ISF) between 1964 and 1973 - is the official governing body for the sport of surfing recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Arena was responsible for running the ISF World Surfing Championships, an open, one-off event held every two years between 1964 to 1972.
The competition crowned the world's first surfing champions - Midget Farrelly and Phyllis O'Donnell.
The Peruvian surfing pioneer has always believed that the sport and its values were a service to the world.
The current ISA president Fernando Aguerre made the announcement of his passing.
"It is a very sad day for surfing. Eduardo Arena was a good friend and surfing' 'dad.' Our world would not be what it is if it weren't for what he did decades ago," expressed Aguerre.
The Legacy Lives On
Arena dedicated his time and resources to the sport like few.
"I met in 2007 in Lima, Peru, at a dinner organized by our mutual friend, the legendary Jose Chafi Schiaffino. During that dinner, Eduardo told me that he was sad that I had not reached out to him earlier," revealed the ISA president.
"I apologized and told him that I sincerely did not know if he was around any longer. I told him that I was going to repair my mistake."
Arena accepted the apologies, and the duo became friends for the rest of their lives.
Aguerre eventually lobbied for Eduardo receiving the SIMA' "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2008. He was also named "Lifetime Member" of the ISA, and the ISA World Masters Championship trophy received his name - Eduardo Arena Perpetual Team Trophy.
"I had a great time with Eduardo. He was a larger-than-life person. We talked a lot about the past and future of surfing and the relevance of Olympic surfing," notes Aguerre.
"I saw him for the last time in Punta Rocas. We hugged for a long period, looked at each other, and said goodbye. He told me: "come back soon, I'm not getting younger,'" concludes Fernando Aguerre.
The legacy of Eduardo Arena will not be forgotten.
Instead, it will be highly celebrated when surfing rides its first Olympic waves in 2020 at Tsurigasaki Beach, Japan.
Carissa Moore has taken out the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Women's Championship Tour (CT) title at Honolua Bay in Hawaii.
The Hawaiian surfer locked in the fourth world surfing title of her career, joining the likes of Australian athletes, Stephanie Gilmore and Layne Beachley, fellow countrywoman Lisa Andersen and Freida Zamba, and South African Wendy Botha.
Moore has also become the most successful competitive surfer of the Hawaiian archipelago - Andy Irons won three world titles, and John John Florence has two.
Meet Robert Anthony Dias, the man who claims to have reopened Californias beaches in the late 1950s, early 1960s.
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Australian surfer and craftsman Bob McTavish won the inaugural FCS Legend Shaper Award.
McTavish is one of the most influential surfboard shapers of all time. His contribution to the sport of surfing is immeasurable.
The pioneer of surfboard shaping and design was born in 1944, in Mackay, Queensland. He started surfing on a 16-foot plywood paddleboard aged 12.
American Wave Machines will debut their compact indoor wave pool at the DreamWorks Water Park, in New Jersey.
The company technology will put their PerfectSwell to test in a relatively limited area - 1.5 acres - located inside the American Dream mall.
The surfing structure will produce a playful air section and a sandbar-like wedge and will give cold water surfers of the East Coast, a place to surf to when the air and water temperatures drop.
Ben Thouard's stunning underwater image of Adrian Buchan surfing Teahupoo was the overall winner of the 2019 Red Bull Illume Image Quest.
The greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest on the planet announced the overall and division winners at the Lumen Museum, 2,275 meters (7.464 feet) high up in Alto Adige, Italy.
Only 60 world-class pictures were selected for the finals among 59,551 photographs. That's 73 percent more than in 2016.