Tag Archives: surfing

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 […]

Shark Breaches Near Surfers in San Francisco

It’s every surfer’s, paddleboarder’s, kiteboarder’s and pretty much anyone who spends a large amount of time in the ocean’s biggest fear: the great white shark. It’s usually a pretty unwarranted fear driven by movies, pop culture, and sensationalized news media. Shark attacks are extremely rare. Though  George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File […]

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 […]

Shakira Westdorp SUP Surfs Minnie Waters

In a short video from Daniel O’sullivan, Starboard shows off their team member Shakira Westdorp as she SUP surfs Minnie Waters in New South Wales, Australia. Westdorp uses a Starboard Pro 7’1″ and one of Starboard’s newest models, the Hyper Nut 6’9″. The video begins with her waxing down her Starboard Pro before paddling out […]