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Komunity Project Ambassador Vasco Ribeiro Wins World Junior Title

Nineteen-year-old Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) has won the Allianz ASP World Junior Championships in pumping 3-4ft Ericeira. Today marks the first time a Portuguese surfer has ever won a World Junior Title. To top it off, he pulled it off in front of his home crowd. Collecting a couple 9-point rides, Ribeiro’s performance peaked in the [...]

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Following the Sun – by Charl van Rensburg

Three decades later, Charl van Rensburg recounts how a movie screening in ’84 was in some way a metaphor for how life would unfold. ‘Following The Sun’ is his entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** FOLLOWING THE SUN – [...]

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Surf Ninja – Jean du Plessis

Yellow Sands is where this Slummies ripper calls ‘home’, and it’s there among its fun peaks and sharks that he learned his wave slaying skills. His tertiary education is keeping him busy these days, but that hasn’t slowed his progress as he shreds harder, faster and with more style each session. Meet this week’s Surf [...]

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Carlos Muñoz // Next Level Part 2 // 8:52

brightcove.createExperiences(); As you know, as I know and as Joey Turpel definitely knows, Carlos Muñoz won the 2014 Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles video wildcard. Nobody will argue the fact that Carlos is a WCT-level talent, but coming up against G. Medina after having no experience on the big stage is no petty task. Still, [...]

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Does Getting A Cover Still Matter?

John John Florence, SURFING 50th Anniversary Issue. Photo: Domenic Mosqueira At the turn of the century there was no greater measure of surfing celebrity than getting a cover. Then, focus turned to getting the end-section of a Taylor Steele film. Today it’s all about how many Instagram followers you have, or so it seems. And [...]

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Happy Ending: The Madman

Balaram Stack. Photo: Nick Liotta There was this Lebanese poet. Kahlil Gibran they called him. And just like any good Lebanese poet would, Gibran wrote poems. Parables too. In one particular parable called The Madman, Gibran writes about the day a thieve stole his masks. At first, he was pissed. Like livid. So he ran [...]

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Team SA Down to Two (2014 ISA World Surfing Games)

After six pressured days of competition at the 2014 Claro ISA World Surfing Games, Michael February and Tanika Hoffman are the only South Africans left in the event and challenging for gold. Michael February glided to a spot in Repercharge Round 8. Team SA lost a further two members on Day 6 at Punta Rocas [...]

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Should Professional Surfing Have A Season?

Should surfing have an actual season? It’s kind of a funny concept. Obviously, different parts of the world flare up at different times of the year and people will always surf year-round. But other professional sports have the luxury of a full season and offseason — why not us? Here, we make a case for [...]

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Ebola And Surf Travel

Mozambique. Photo: DJ Struntz You bleed out of your eyes! There are more cases than what’s being reported! Not even the USA is apt to handle an epidemic! A stroll through the SEO-friendly alleys of Google will give you all the sensational information — some of it cold hard fact, some of hot spicy rumor [...]

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2014 O’Neill Cold Water Classic // Day 1 Highlights // 2:06

Here’s what happened on day one of the 2014 O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Steamer Lane. The post 2014 O’Neill Cold Water Classic // Day 1 Highlights // 2:06 appeared first on SURFING Magazine.

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Casey Grant Top Scores on Day 5 (2014 ISA World Games)

The defending champs are down to four members after losing another surfer on Day 5 of the 2014 Claro ISA World Surfing Games in Peru. Faye Zoetmulder surfed twice on Day 5, but unfortunately bowed out of competition. Following an excellent start on Monday which saw her win convincingly in Round 1, Faye Zoetmulder was [...]

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