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What is a funboard?

What is a funboard?

24/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 31012503

If you could only get one type of surfboard or shape for your year-round sessions, which would you choose? The best answer is probably the funboard.

A funboard is an all-around type of surfboard that is typically suitable for small to medium waves.

It is considered a compromise between a full-length longboard and a high-performance shortboard or fish.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/what-is-a-funboard
Luke Shepardson wins 2023 The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

Luke Shepardson wins 2023 The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

23/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 31011098

Luke Shepardson has taken out The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational at Waimea Bay in Hawaii.

The North Shore of Oahu has a new hero.

Shepardson, a local on-duty lifeguard, claimed one of the most prestigious surfing competitions in the world in front of 50,000 spectators.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/luke-shepardson-wins-2023-the-eddie-aikau-big-wave-invitational
Team USA is surfing with artificial intelligence

Team USA is surfing with artificial intelligence

21/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 31008172

USA Surfing and Microsoft are working on a project to get artificial intelligence (AI) to maximize surfers' potential in and out of the water.

It all started with a hackathon when Microsoft engineers got together with the team and surfers to come up with innovative ideas.

The partnership has grown much bigger, and the American Olympic surfing team can now dream of future medals in the upcoming Games thanks to groundbreaking wave-riding technology.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/how-artificial-intelligence-is-boosting-surfing-performance
Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 2023 runs in firing Pipeline

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 2023 runs in firing Pipeline

18/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 31004739

Three surfers suffered severe injuries during the 2023 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Memory of The Duke at Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.

Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, and Kala Grace were rushed to the hospital after getting injured in double overhead conditions.

Rothman underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for a potential tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/da-hui-backdoor-shootout-2023-runs-in-firing-pipeline
What are slurpee waves?

What are slurpee waves?

17/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 31004690

The winter season can completely transform the environment and natural life. For instance, have you ever wondered how slurpee waves form?

If there's something obvious about a wave is that it is a moving and morphing phenomenon that travels for a distance until it breaks.

Waves are in constant movement and mutation until they lose energy and dissipate into whitewater.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/what-are-slurpee-waves
The world needs foiling rules and regulations

The world needs foiling rules and regulations

16/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 31003339

Recently a local hero and firefighter, Fire Rescue Capt. Makalii Andrade nearly died, except as he states in this interview, "by the grace of God," a trauma medic was on the beach with his bag.

My husband and I live in Kauai. This occurred in Hanalei - just a ten-minute drive from our home.

We are well aware of the dangers of foil boarding (surf, kite, and wing foiling) to the rest of the community, including children playing in the water, grandparents out snorkeling, swimmers, turtles, sharks, and more.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-world-needs-foiling-rules-and-regulations
Clark Little: the shorebreak wave photography guru

Clark Little: the shorebreak wave photography guru

13/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30999522

Clark Little is a professional surf photographer from Hawaii, known for his striking and dramatic images of ocean waves and powerful shore breaks.

His stunning pictures have been featured in worldwide publications and have earned him acclaim from surfers and art lovers alike.

Little is particularly known for his unique perspective, which involves getting as close as possible to the waves, often using specialized equipment.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/clark-little-the-shorebreak-wave-photography-guru

"Riding the Crest of Infinity": a surf poetry suite by Andrew Island

10/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30995946

Lean back, and take a deep breath. It's time for an arty wave-riding moment, courtesy of Andrew Island's ethereal surf poetry.

The ocean, with its vast expanse of water, is a thing of beauty and wonder. For surfers, it is a place of boundless passion and unbridled thrill.

They are drawn to the ocean's waves like moths to a flame, seeking the rush of adrenaline and the euphoria that comes from riding the swells.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/riding-the-crest-of-infinity-a-surf-poetry-suite-by-andrew-island
How jet skis drivers search and rescue big wave surfers

How jet skis drivers search and rescue big wave surfers

10/01/2023, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 30994879

Big wave surfing is a death-defying subdiscipline in which experienced athletes ride huge waves, typically at least 20 feet (6.2 meters) high.

Consequently, big wave surfers prepare physically and mentally for the world's largest waves in several ways.

Physical preparation often involves training the body through exercises that improve lung capacity, cardiovascular health, and oxygen efficiency.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/how-jet-skis-drivers-search-and-rescue-big-wave-surfers
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