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An ode to the ocean wave

An ode to the ocean wave

26/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30056904

An ocean wave is a miracle. It's an inimitable, magical, and singular creation that, despite short-lived, changes all living beings.

Waves are like humans.

Each one of them was, is, and will be a unique, exclusive, and unrepeatable entity.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/an-ode-to-the-ocean-wave
Playa Hermosa named World Surfing Reserve

Playa Hermosa named World Surfing Reserve

25/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30055246

Save The Waves announced that Playa Hermosa has officially been approved as the next World Surfing Reserve (WSR).

Locate in Garabito, Costa Rica, this is the first WSR in Central America and promises an exciting conservation vision for the country's surf breaks.

The announcement will generate environmental, social, and economic benefits for the local Costa Rican community.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/playa-hermosa-named-world-surfing-reserve
Weret: the world's first analog surf smartwatch

Weret: the world's first analog surf smartwatch

24/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30055137

Meet Weret, the analog surf smartwatch inspired by the Swedish automotive design and powered by Swiss watchmaking expertise.

Surf watches are getting increasingly smarter and technical and have become a fundamental piece of gear in any surfer's life.

Weret opens a new chapter in the surf watch segment and brings something new, distinctive, elegant, and unique.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/weret-the-worlds-first-analog-surf-smartwatch
Who is the Momentum Generation?

Who is the Momentum Generation?

22/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30052368

The Momentum Generation is the name given to a tight-knit group of professional surfers that marked an era in the sport.

In the early 1990s, a new school crew of surf stars started hanging out together in a small house on the North Shore of Oahu, in Hawaii.

The core members of this tribe were Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Rob Machado, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Benji Weatherley, Taylor Knox, Todd Chesser, Pat O'Connell, and Taylor Steele​​.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/who-is-the-momentum-generation
Adriano de Souza to retire from pro surfing in 2021

Adriano de Souza to retire from pro surfing in 2021

17/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30045028

Adriano de Souza will retire from professional surfing at the end of 2021.

The 2015 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) champion has decided to compete for just one more season at the elite surfing level and say goodbye to the friends he has made.

De Souza was born in Guarujá, Brazil, and started surfing at the age of eight.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/adriano-de-souza-to-retire-from-pro-surfing-in-2021
The benefits of wave pools to adaptive surfers

The benefits of wave pools to adaptive surfers

16/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30043533

Basque pro surfer Aritz Aranburu is a big believer in the therapeutic effects of surfing.

He has been riding waves since he was four years old and that has kept him fit and healthy all his life.

Back in 2012, he partnered with Almudena Fernandez and some close friends to create "Kind Surf," a non-profit organization dedicated to taking disadvantaged kids and young adults surfing.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-benefits-of-wave-pools-to-adaptive-surfers
An introduction to longboard surfing (in the Mediterranean Sea)

An introduction to longboard surfing (in the Mediterranean Sea)

15/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30042250

Longboard surfing is a beautiful sport that allows riders to adopt their favorite style.

Riding a 9-foot board means performing basic surfing maneuvers - such as the cutback and bottom turn - with a completely different technique from the one commonly used with a shortboard.

For example, a longboarder must adapt the take-off to the type of wave he is about to ride.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/an-introduction-to-longboard-surfing-in-the-mediterranean-sea
Ethan Ewing and Tyler Wright win 2020 Tweed Coast Pro

Ethan Ewing and Tyler Wright win 2020 Tweed Coast Pro

14/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30040686

Tyler Wright and Ethan Ewing have taken epic victories at the Tweed Coast Pro, event one of the Australian Grand Slam of Surfing.

Both Wright and Ewing looked destined for victory, each dominating the final day in fun two-to-three foot waves at the beautiful Cabarita Headland in what has been professional surfing's return to the ocean for the first event since March this year.

In what was a rematch from the final of the Lululemon Maui Pro, the last event of the 2019 Championship Tour, seven-time WSL World Champion Stephanie Gilmore came up against two-time WSL World Champion Tyler Wright.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/ethan-ewing-and-tyler-wright-win-2020-tweed-coast-pro
How are big waves measured in professional surfing?

How are big waves measured in professional surfing?

14/09/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30039278

How do the World Surf League (WSL) judges analyze and measure the largest waves ridden each year? The professional surfing circuit developed a new formula for wave height measurement.

In order to determine - or estimate - and formalize wave height measurement standards, WSL teamed up with researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego in La Jolla and the University of Southern California, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in Los Angeles.

The collaboration was initiated to help WSL identify the winner of the 2020 WSL Big Wave Awards' Women's XXL event.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/how-are-big-waves-measured-in-professional-surfing
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