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iUP: the AI-based and smartphone-controlled hydrofoil

iUP: the AI-based and smartphone-controlled hydrofoil

03/04/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29836437

A Swiss company launched a new hydrofoil equipped with sensors and powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

The iUP is an equipment designed to make foiling easier than classic surfing and accessible to all.

Taarola, the company behind this innovative hydrofoil, compares the iUP to the revolution operated by drones in the surfing world, a few years back.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/iup-the-ai-based-and-smartphone-controlled-hydrofoil
What is a swell?

What is a swell?

02/04/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29836089

A swell is a series of mechanical or surface gravity waves generated by distant weather systems that propagate thousands of miles across oceans and seas.

It's a succession of massive and crestless waves characterized by a narrow range of long wavelengths.

Ocean swells are often generated in mid-latitude depressions regions between 30 degrees and 60 degrees, especially in the North Atlantic and North Pacific, but also in the South Pacific.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/what-is-a-swell
Online surfing game to crown 2020 WSL champions

Online surfing game to crown 2020 WSL champions

01/04/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29834875

True Surf, the official mobile game of the World Surf League (WSL), will crown this year's champions.

Erik Logan, CEO of the WSL, made the unexpected announcement two weeks after the decision to postpone and cancel several events.

"The novel coronavirus Covid-19 changed the world we're living in, and we, surfers, will have to adapt to the new reality," Logan told SurferToday.com.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/online-surfing-game-to-crown-2020-wsl-champions
Ren McGann and Andrew Kaineder win 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year

Ren McGann and Andrew Kaineder win 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year

31/03/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29833741

Ren McGann and Andrew Kaineder have taken out the 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards.

The trophies given by the Japanese multinational optics and imaging company represent the very best in Australian surf photography and videography.

Ren McGann was born in Balingup.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/ren-mcgann-and-andrew-kaineder-win-2020-nikon-surf-photo-and-video-of-the-year
The impacts of Covid-19 on the surf industry

The impacts of Covid-19 on the surf industry

31/03/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29832644

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic is having a powerful impact on the world's economy. Here's how it is and will affect the surf industry.

For many of us, this is World War III. The only difference is that, in this particular situation, the enemy is invisible, fast, and attacks all nations.

Covid-19 will not destroy infrastructures, and there will be no buildings hit by bombs and bullets - but the number of casualties will probably be in the millions.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-impacts-of-covid-19-on-the-surf-industry
The origin of the word

The origin of the word "kook"

28/03/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29829797

Kook is a very popular expression in the surfing world. It defines a newbie that tries to mimic the surfer's lifestyle and skills in the water.

It's relatively easy to spot a wannabe surfer, pretending to look and act like a pro, and getting in the way of other wave riders.

The roots of the words are, however, not exactly clear, precise, and unanimous, with etymologist and surf historians presenting diverging viewpoints.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-origin-of-the-word-kook
What is para surfing?

What is para surfing?

27/03/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29828484

Para surfing is an adapted form of surfing that allows people with physical disabilities to ride ocean waves on a surfboard.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is the world governing body for the sport of surfing.

The organization has been crowning adaptive surfing world champions since 2015.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/what-is-para-surfing
How to make a surfer bracelet

How to make a surfer bracelet

26/03/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29827256

Here's a simple DIY guide to making a colorful, stackable, square knot, surfer bracelet for your friends and family. It's easy and fun.

In a world surrounded by smartphones, electronic devices, and hours spent behind screens, it's always fun and healthy to get back to basics.

Do you remember those colorful bracelets you once wore during summer? Have you ever tried your luck in arts and crafts?



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/how-to-make-a-surfer-bracelet
Do the right thing: stop surfing

Do the right thing: stop surfing

25/03/2020, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 29827139

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 is a global pandemic declared - not by left or right-wing politicians - but by the World Health Organization (WHO).

You are not asked to grab a weapon and fight another human being. You are only asked to stay at home until the storm passes by.

Government officials are declaring a state of national emergency not because it is a popular measure, but because the situation is extremely complex.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/do-the-right-thing-stop-surfing
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