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Category Surfing News

13
Dec

Surfer Rides Waves Under Northern Lights

  Surf competitor, Mick Fanning, spent the past year traveling the world chasing waves. To cap off the year he jumped into the waters of Norway to surf under the Northern Lights. Red Bull reports the idea came from Norwegian photographers Emil Sollie and Mats Grimsæth. The duo had been wanting to photograph a surfer under …

6
Sep

NLand Surf Park: Man-Made Surf Spot

  Wave pools are more and more likely to be included in surfing’s future. Pro surfer Kelly Slater’s company Slater Wave Co. created a wave pool in California (inland, away from the coast), though it is not yet open to the public, and the New York Times reports a surfing “lagoon” opening soon in Austin, Texas. The …

12
Aug

Surfing Officially Joins the Olympics

Last week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that five new sports would be included in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The sports include: Baseball/softball, skateboarding, sports climbing, karate, and surfing. Surfer Magazine reports that the Olympic surfing events will take place in the ocean, not a wave pool as some speculated. There will be …

13
May

Pros Surf Kelly Slater's Wave Pool

Looking for the perfect wave? Kelly Slater Wave Co. has built a solar powered wave pool, designed for surfers. The Los Angeles Times reports that the pool is located in Lemoore, California, a town nowhere near California’s plentiful beaches. This feat could make it possible for those not living near the ocean to be able …

28
Dec

Tahiti Surf Session with Jamy Donaldson

Jamy Donaldson surfs Tahiti.

25
Nov

Central Coast Indian Summer 2015

The Central Coast has always been a great place to vacation for summer, but what a lot of people do not know is that it has a secret summer! The Central Coast has become known for its Indian Summers: we tend to get our hottest weather in September and October. This year, our SUP team …

27
Jun

2014 Sunset Beach Pro with Zane Schweitzer

Zane placed third overall at the 2014 Sunset Beach Pro. It was his first stop on tour this year and at just 20 years old, Zane has secured himself as a respected athlete in the stand up paddling community.

15
Aug

Dave Kalama Joins Imagine Surf as VP of Design and Innovation

  July 10, 2012—SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.—Imagine Surf, the San Clemente, Calif.-based performance driven stand up paddle board manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has named internationally-known big wave rider and stand up paddle board pioneer Dave Kalama as Vice President of Design and Innovation, effective immediately. In this position, he will be responsible for …

9
Jul

Q&A WITH FLY KITE DESIGNER, DAMIEN GIRARDIN

Why did you make the FLY? The Fly idea came from the idea that riding in light wind should be fun. To me, just because the wind is light, you shouldn't necessarily have to use a kite designed for racing – that is slow turning, heavy and not fun to ride.   What are the …

13
Jun

New Series: Positively Kai

Check out the new RedBull web series on multi-talented, multi-sport waterman, Kai Lenny. "Kai Lenny is a beast of an athlete. There is nothing he can't do. This series follows 19 year-old Kai as he continues to progress in surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing, and continues to push himself to new extremes."   In episode one, …

9
May

Shawn Richman joins the Naish International Kiteboarding Team

One Richman was not enough! Naish Kiteboarding is stoked to announce that Shawn Richman, brother to team rider Jesse Richman, has joined our International team. Shawn's testimony on the new kit: "The Torch is the best kite ever for freestyle. So happy to be back on a real C-shape…better to boost tricks and big airs; …

11
Apr

Karen Wrenn vs. the Channel Islands

It was one year ago this month that Naish team rider, Karen Wrenn, took on the challenge of crossing the seven channels of California's Channel Islands – all on her Glide 17'0". The epic paddle, over five consecutive days and 150 nautical miles, made Karen the first stand up paddler to cross all seven channels …

9
Apr

The Naish Chopper-one game changer

This just in from Steve Gates, one of the Gorge's Big Winds owners and renowned waterman: "Every now and then it comes along, a true game changer. The real deal. Very different from all before it. Rob and I have been sailing it for the past three days.   The Naish Chopper. I hadn't even heard …

14
Mar

Tahiti crowns the Surf/SUP Champions, which junior had people surprised

After three contests this year, Tahiti's 2011 Surf and SUP champion was crowned in December of 2011 at the Pink Coconut restaurant in the Marina of Punaauia. Naish Tahiti Junior team rider, Raioha Poenaiki took top honors in the Junior division after winning all three contests ahead of O'Neil Massin and Wong Teihotu in third. …

12
Mar

NAISH "YOUNG GUN" STILL SMOKIN'

Kody Kerbox, one of Naish's original "young guns", has come up through the ranks to prove himself a fierce competitor in the SUP world. Kody is the son of big wave legend, Buzzy Kerbox, and lives in Maui, HI where he surfs shortboards, longboards, SUP, tow-in, foil, windsurfs and races stand up paddleboards. We sat …

23
Feb

Strive Surfboards Team Rider Jamie Mitchell Wins ASL/Oakley Big Wave Award for "Biggest Paddle In"

Sydney, Australia – (February 13, 2012) Strive Surfboards newest team rider, Jamie Mitchell, earns "Biggest Paddle In" award at the 2011/2012 Surfing Life's Oakley Big Wave Awards.   "That was the first time guys had really taken it on by paddling, and it was amazing to watch," said Damien Warr, winner of the overall biggest wave award and who …

18
Jan

Escaping the UK winter chill

The UK can be dark, bleak and freezing cold in January and 2011 began with no exception, so Naish UK windsurfing team rider Jan Sleigh took off to Cape Verde in search of warm winter wind and waves and discovered an SUP playground.   “Our trip was mainly to find some windsurfing spots, but the …

1
Jul

Surfing Industry Sails into Uncharted Waters

By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times June 20, 2010 Everything old is new again, and that’s good news for the surf industry, which is finding new markets — and new product categories — in a decidedly retro version of surfing. “The biggest thing in surf right now has got to be stand-up paddling,” said Doug …

25
May

Andrew Doheny Takes Out Lowers Oakley Pro Junior

Andrew Doheny clinched the Oakley Pro Junior, his first ASP Pro Junior victory, over a stacked final field including reigning ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 18, Dylan Goodale (Kauai, HI), 19, and Tyler Newton (Kauai, HI), 19, with an impressive 17.10 out of 20 heat total after moving …

25
May

Creatures of Leisure Social Networking

Creatures on Twitter http://twitter.com/CreaturesTeam Creatures on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creatures-of-Leisure/228404940309 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creatures-of-Leisure/228404940309

25
May

Creatures of Leisure Retail Review - Down the Line, UK

The shop opened in 1993 as a hardware specialist and is now the biggest board/hardware store in the UK, stocking over 500 boards. The boards are all Oz made boards. We have a big focus on accessories and have gone big with Creatures as it fits our hardcore profile. We see Creatures as a solid …

25
May

Creatures TV - Vote for Adam Bennetts on Innersection

http://creatures.com.au/news/bennetts-innersectiontv

22
Apr

Reigning ASP Women's World Champ Steph Gilmore Wins Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 22, reigning three-time ASP Women’s World Champion, has claimed the 2010 Rip Curl Women’s Pro presented by Ford Fiesta over opponent Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 26, in a hard-fought Final. Event No. 2 on the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Rip Curl Women’s Pro came to a dramatic close today, with the …

22
Apr

Nat Young Secures Place on Taylor Steele's New Film Project Innersection

Every trip has it’s grom — Nat Young is ours. So of course we had to haze him a bit by not telling him ’til the very last minute that he’d qualified. Then when we tried to reach him, Nat was already gone to Tasmania to compete in another Cold Water Classic. Oops. No worries, …

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