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The Perfect Chapter will return to Carcavelos for the 2019/2020 edition.
The surf contest takes place on the best day of the Portuguese winter.
The choice fell on Praia de Carcavelos because of its heavy, barreling waves. The last time it was run here was in 2015.
Where does Hawai'i get its name from? Who coined the term Hawaii? The answer is unclear, but there are a few valid theories.
Some might know that Hawaii has several nicknames. The official popular name is "The Aloha State."
But the famous Hawaiian islands are also known as "The Pineapple State," "The Paradise of the Pacific," and "The Youngest State."
It was the final day of the 2019 Quiksilver Pro France. The waves were well overhead. The wind was crisp and offshore. The sun had just risen and the sky looked beautiful. Jeremy Flores was in the first heat and found a perfect tube on his very first wave.
From that point forward, it was pretty clear that it was Jeremy’s day.
He dropped the highest heat total in every single round, beating Jordy Smith in the Round of 16, Ryan Callinan in the Quarters and Jack Freestone in the Semis to earn a spot against Italo Ferreira in the final.
And, of course, he started that heat with the same strategy he’d been employing all day: Standing in tubes. Within five minutes, he put a 9.67 on the board.
Jeremy continued to do what he does best: Stand in tubes. The crowd went wild with every wave and by the time it was finished, Jeremy had put up 15 points and became the first Frenchman to win the Quiksilver Pro France. The trophy will look good next to the brass from his other CT wins at Teahupo’o and Pipe.
In an emotional post-heat interview, Jeremy dedicated his win to Pierre Agnes. The beach was filled with cheers, tears and beers as the sun began to sink into the Atlantic.
What a day.
Also, we have to give a shoutout to Leonardo Fioravanti for making the Semis in his first event back from a shoulder injury. Nice work, boys.
Jeremy Flores and Carissa Moore have taken out the 2019 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France in Hossegor.
The finals got underway at La Gravière in solid six-foot-plus surf at high tide, groomed by a light offshore wind.
The conditions were tricky. The majority of waves were breaking near the shore, and surfers had to time the kick-out moment flawlessly.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has changed its official motto.
The world governing body for the sport of surfing announced a subtle, yet relevant change in its maxim.
The old "For a Better Surfing Future" was replaced by "A Better World Through Surfing."
Bond University teamed up with the World Surf League (WSL) to give its students an opportunity in the surf industry.
In 2020, Gold Coast's private, not-for-profit university will become the official higher education partner of WSL Australia.
The two-year deal will allow students to benefit from internships and professional experiences within the professional surfing circuit.
Kelly Slater is undoubtedly the best and most successful competitive surfer of all time.
The Floridian has been competing on the Men's Championship Tour (CT) since the ASP World Tour days when there were no online broadcasts or social media channels.
Despite turning pro in 1990, Slater would only kick off his triumphant campaign and career in the elite of surfing in 1992.
Urbnsurf Melbourne is about to become Australia's first wave pool.
It took four days to fill the 22,000 square meter water lake, but the results are already visible.
The surf lagoon powered by Wavegarden is already producing its first waves in Tullamarine.
US surfer Ian Crane claimed the 2019 Red Bull Airborne France, in Hossegor.
The aerial surfing contest took place on the Basque coast during the 2019 Quiksilver Pro.
This Saturday, the world's best aerial surfers met up for the second edition of Red Bull Airborne France.
Newly introduced to the Southern Hemisphere, the 2019 Holy Bowly recently rolled through Thredbo for an epic time. This event — which has become more and more popular in the Northern Hemisphere over the past few years — features a unique format. Competitors shred a one-of-a-kind custom setup with no rules on how to find the right line. Anything goes.
The Bowly took over Antons Terrain Park for an entire week from September 9 - 15. Watch the action above, and jump in on the fun had on the trip below.
Featuring: Austen Sweetin, Bryan Fox, Andy James, Miles Fallon, Jesse James Parkinson, Matt Hoy and Joel Paxton.