Brazilian customs seizes Adriano De Souza's boards
Adriano De Souza began the Billabong Pro Rio without some of his most trusted sleds. In the days leading up to the start of the Rio event, Adriano had some of his boards seized by Brazilian customs and was forced to surf his Round 1 heat today on a backup board.
The acquisition brings the awards show under the same roof as the Big Wave World Tour
The ASP's decision to purchase the XXL Awards falls in line with a number of recent purchases the organization has made, including their acquisition of the Big Wave World Tour.
After falling off the World Tour, Damien Hobgood looks toward the future
Damien discusses his new life away from the World Tour, his plans on returning, and his newfound love of big-wave surfing.
Construction set to begin on a Wavegarden in a surf park in North Wales
It’s been more than three years since Wavegarden first debuted their man-made lineup in a Spanish forest to the surfing world. In the ensuing time, we’ve seen the likes of some of the world’s best surfers cut their fins into the wave’s freshwater face, leaving you hard-pressed to find a surfer alive who wasn’t eager—or […]
Greens party hopes to amend controversial policy in West Oz
Critics argue that in addition to being brutal, the the baited drum lines are counterproductive because they actually draw sharks closer to the shore. There have been a number of public protests and the policy has stirred both celebrities, like Richard Branson and Ricky Gervais, as well as surfers like Dave Rastovich, to publicly condemn it.
Kekoa Bacalso's instructions for dropping the hammer
Remember, you're not trying to slide out here. You're trying to tear the wave in two.
After more than two decades, Slater leaves Quiksilver to start his own brand
As I contemplate the amazing opportunities I've had in life and the amount of good fortune I've encountered along the way, I’m excited to announce today that I’m embarking on a new journey.
The war-torn country without a coastline becomes 82nd member nation
Although the Middle Eastern country is without a coastline and has been in a near constant state of turmoil since the 1970s, that didn’t stop expatriates and refugees from starting a surf club and joining the ISA.
More than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled in channel outside of Galveston, Texas
On Saturday, an oil barge collided with another ship in the Houston Shipping Channel, resulting in the barge leaking more than 100,000 gallons of oil in to the Gulf Coast.
SurfAid receives NGO accreditation and funding from the Australian goverrnment
In recognition of their achievements, the Australian government granted SurfAid with an NGO accreditation, opening up the organization to more funding and allowing them to further expand their reach.