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Learning to Surf in Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands

I am a terrible surfer. Let that be stated now. Dropping into my first perfectly forming left-hand roller at Beng Beng’s, a popular surf break in Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands, I was about as terrified out of my wits as I have been in any situation. After crashing into the white wash after a mere …

These Guys Went Cold Water Surfing in Iceland

And by cold water, they mean paddling between icebergs.<p>One difficulty of getting into surfing is that not everyone grows up in Bondi beach. Of course, there are alternatives to relocating your entire family to Australia, like driving to Cornwall for the weekend or smuggling your board into a …

Aquatic Sports

Australian dogs compete in surfing festival – video

A canine surf competition has taken centre stage at the Noosa festival of surfing in Queensland. Contestants in the 'dog spectacular' are judged on commitment, length of ride and style. The festival has run in the town for 20 years, attracting a mix of amateur and professional surfers

Billabong XXL Awards celebrate big-wave surfing

What's it like to stare down a 78-foot wave? It's really no big deal.<p>Or so big-wave legend Garrett McNamara claims. "I got desensitized by riding so many big waves that I don't really get a rush anymore," McNamara said with a laugh, adding, "I'm hoping I get the rush someday when I find a big …

Where to Go Surfing in South America

01 of 06<p>Just a short distance from ​Montanita is another very popular surfing spot in the Peruvian border. Mancora, also on the Pacific coastline, is …

Portuguese Surf Culture Heats Up the Coast

A surfer leaves the beach after a surf session at the Coxos break point in Ericeira, on the central coast of Portugal, on March 10. Ericeira has become a hot spot for surfers from all over the world, featuring 5 miles of coastline and booming surfing-related businesses like schools, gear shops and …

Aquatic Sports

Watch These Ladies Surf In High Heels

I can’t walk in heels so, to me, this is amazing. From what I can gather from the text below the vid (my Russian is a little rusty), this video was …

Miami's Surf Club to be revived and extended with a new hotel and residences designed by Richard Meier

While Miami Beach's coastline continues to rumble architecturally, an enticing new project is currently underway 20 minutes north in the quaint, low-rise beachfront neighbourhood known as Surfside. With respect to its high-rise neighbours - buttoned-up Bal Harbor to the north and the glitizier, …

Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The father of the modern surfing industry -- who vowed, at the beginning of his career, to make a living without ever having to wear hard-soled shoes -- died peacefully at his California home on Saturday at the age of 80.<p>Hobie Alter is …

Inventions

Saturdays NYC 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

As the seasons swell into warmer weather, New York-based Saturdays NYC looks ahead to unveil its<p>As the seasons swell into warmer weather, New York-based Saturdays NYC looks ahead to unveil its Fall/Winter 2014 offerings. Toted as its most expansive offering to date, the contemporary lifestyle brand …

Saturdays Surf NYC 2014 Fall/Winter Collection Is Mucho Awesome by Greg Weinstein

Here’s a look at the Saturdays Surf NYC Fall/Winter Collection, it’s enough to make us want the weather to stay cold…almost. Focusing on outerwear, …

Jared Graves’ Australian Adventure

In pursuit of singletrack, surf & sun with Giro's Adam Craig & Kelly McGarry in Graves' native Queensland<p>Jared Graves is one of the most well-rounded …

Mountain Biking

How Jack London Introduced Surfing to California

Kyle Theirman, in the process of thanking Jack London. Photo: courtesy of Kyle Thiermann<p><b>I learned to bodysurf by doing it, including a few</b> …

“I literally almost tore myself in half, but I’d get back on a plane for waves like this in an instant,” Dave Wassel on the P-Pass session that broke his back. Photo: Shield #Surfer #SurferPhotos @davewassel @andrewshield