Category Archives: Surfing News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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; […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]