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Kelly Slater confirmed for 2019 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro

Kelly Slater confirmed for 2019 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro

21/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28563038

Kelly Slater will return to Manly to compete at the 2019 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro.

The 11-time world surfing champion competed several times at Manly Beach and in the northern beaches of Sydney and won the event in 1997.

"I lived part-time in Avalon for 15 years, and I miss it. So, I am really looking forward to getting back to some old familiar territory," reveals Slater.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/kelly-slater-confirmed-for-2019-vissla-sydney-surf-pro
How to throw the perfect Hawaiian shaka

How to throw the perfect Hawaiian shaka

20/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28557342

The shaka, also known as "hang loose," is more than just a simple hand gesture. But do you really know how to throw it?

Today, Hawaii's iconic fingerprint is pretty much a universal gesture that has been adopted by millions of people and is no longer just a symbol of surf culture.

Some Hawaiians love to throw them really loose, and many girls and women tend to avoid them. The origin of the shaka is not clear, but the strongest clue credits Hamana Kalili of Laie for creating it.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/how-to-throw-the-perfect-hawaiian-shaka
WaveOz: the world's first 180-degree surf machine

WaveOz: the world's first 180-degree surf machine

19/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28555486

Flowrider launched WaveOz, the world's first 180-degree stationary wave.

The new artificial wave has been recently installed in Thermas dos Laranjais, a water park located in Olímpia, Brazil, in Arroyo's Surfing Park, Puerto Rico, and Dubai's Laguna waterpark.

The WaveOz features an entirely inflatable riding surface with 187 feet of surfable area from wall to wall.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/waveoz-the-worlds-first-180-degree-surf-machine
Merewether Surfboard Club wins 2019 Australian Boardriders Battle

Merewether Surfboard Club wins 2019 Australian Boardriders Battle

19/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28551580

The Merewether Surfboard Club conquered the 2019 Australian Boardriders Battle, at Newcastle Beach, in New South Wales, Australia.

The national final got underway in front of hundreds of surf fans who cheered for the 24 teams that took part in the event. The decisive waves were ridden in two-to-three-foot surf.

The ultimate clash had Merewether Surfboard Club, North Shelly Boardriders Club, North Shore Boardriders Club, and Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club battling it out for the prestigious title.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/merewether-surfboard-club-wins-2019-australian-boardriders-battle
A rash guard made from 100 percent recycled ocean waste

A rash guard made from 100 percent recycled ocean waste

19/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28550946

An Irish start-up company is producing eco-friendly rash vests made from 100 percent recycled ocean waste.

A team of three friends - Tom, Alex, and John - have created Rashr, a bold, bright and sustainable line of rash guards using recycled plastics.

The trio wanted to design and create sustainable rash vests for adventure and watersports enthusiasts without compromising the environment and contributing to a cleaner ocean to build a more sustainable future for the generations to come.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/a-rash-guard-made-from-100-percent-recycled-ocean-waste
Ten Things That’ll Make You A Better Snowboarder

Ten Things That’ll Make You A Better Snowboarder

16/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28533533

The best snowboarder on the mountain is the one having the most fun — and most of the time, Austen Sweetin is the one having the most fun. 

 

The 24-year-old from Washington has beeb blowing up lately. He’s hanging with the #YGSnow finalists and we asked him for three things that’ll make you a better snowboarder. He ended up giving us ten. That’s the kind of guy he is. 

 

And that’s the kind of approach you should take to snowboarding. 

 

Find a comfortable stance 

Mess around with your stance until you find most comfortable. I actually change my stance about five times a year. Tweaking things so that I’m always feeling. comfortable. 

 

Trust your edges

A lot of people who are just getting started don’t use their edges properly — they kind of just float on top of the snow instead of digging into it. You gotta bend your knees and commit to the turn. It’ll be more fun and you’ll have way more control.   

 

 

Get good gear

It’s obvious, but it’s true. If you get cold or wet out there, you’re just not going to have fun. Comfort should come first. 

 

Take care of your board 

Your board should be your best friend — you gotta take care of it. Make sure to wax it and tune it pretty regularly. 

 

Use the mountain

You can use little bumps to gain speed or find natural jumps and landings. You gotta see the mountain. It’s all out there. 

 

 

Know what you like 

Figure out what aspect of snowboarding gets you most stoked to go out and ride, then do that. It could be ripping groomers, riding park, chasing pow, sending it down mogul fields, whatever. If you know what you like, you’ll always be more fired up to ride, which will only make you a better snowboarder. 

 

But also ride powder

It’s a completely different feeling from anything else and it’ll translate to other aspects of your riding. Plus, it’s just so fun — it’s pretty much impossible to not get addicted. 

 

 

Keep your knees bent 

Going straight legged is how you wreck yourself. Nice bent knees will help keep you balanced and ripping. 

 

Know your line 

I’m usually like two steps ahead. Projection. See your line in your head before you start it. And when you’re riding, always know what you want to do next. That’ll help you really start to link some nice lines. 

 

Watch snowboarding movies 

You can see how someone does something then go out and try to replicate it or at least incorporate it into your approach. For example, I love how Bryan does toe-side turns all laid out. I can take that and put some of it into mine. Plus, watching snowboarding movies just gets you fired up to get out there. 91-91

 



https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/ten_things_that_will_make_you_a_better_snowboarder
Bill Delaney, director of

Bill Delaney, director of "Free Ride," dies aged 72

15/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28530315

Bill Delaney, the man who sculpted "Free Ride" and inspired future generations of surfers, passed away.

William Delaney was born in Santa Barbara, California, in 1946. He started surfing in 1962 and witnessed the sport's evolution in Southern California before it spread to the rest of the world.

Three years after riding his first waves, Delaney was already taking surf photos. In 1969, his passion for visual arts led him to the Brooks Institute of Photography, where he perfected his natural skills.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/bill-delaney-director-of-free-ride-dies-aged-72
Five-wave hold-downs are not a problem for Toby Cunningham

Five-wave hold-downs are not a problem for Toby Cunningham

15/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28524265

The crew at Nazaré is enjoying the last big swells of the 2018/2019 winter season.

And while there are still a few bombs arriving at the north canyon, there are also wipeouts that some riders won't forget.

Toby Cunningham is a big wave surfing veteran. The athlete from San Diego won the first ever XXL award for the biggest paddle wave, a 56-foot beast ridden at Todos Santos in Mexico.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/five-wave-hold-downs-are-not-a-problem-for-toby-cunningham
The 15 most common excuses for dropping in on fellow surfers

The 15 most common excuses for dropping in on fellow surfers

13/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28516606

Surfing has an informal compendium of rules and guidelines that one must follow to be accepted, respected, and considered in the line-up. Dropping in on another surfer is a critical violation of the surfer-gentleman's rule.

The surfer's code of conduct should be followed whether you're catching waves at your local surf break, or in a far, distant country.

It's a universal, unspoken set of principles; a protocol that ensures everyone enjoys their time in the water safely and pleasantly. Believe it or not, a surfboard is a dangerous weapon.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-15-most-common-excuses-for-dropping-in-on-fellow-surfers
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