Cascais Women’s Pro may decide the world surfing title

Stephanie Gilmore: ready for the sixth title | Photo: ASP/Poullenot

Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore or Carissa Moore. Who will be the 2014 ASP Women’s World Tour champion?

The world title race is coming to a spectacular finish. Three Australians and a Hawaiian may decide who will raise the cup at the Cascais Women’s Pro 2014, in Portugal.

Gilmore is the only surfer with the chance to clinch the world title in the penultimate stop of the season, despite being currently ranked in the third position.

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Nauru, Sri Lanka and Cayman Islands join the International Surfing Association

Arugam Bay: a perfect point break in Sri Lanka | Photo: Arugam Safa Surf School

Nauru, Sri Lanka and Cayman Islands have become the 87th, 88th and 89th members of the International Surfing Association (ISA).

It’s almost there. The world governing body for the sport of surfing is close to reaching its goal of 100 member nations in 2015.

“Surfing is also a 22 billion dollar business with a natural focus on the youth demographic. By taking the sport to new destinations we can help stimulate local economies, create jobs and provide young people with a source of fun, engagement and lessons of excellence, fair play and respect,” underlines Fernando Aguerre, president of the ISA.

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Martin’s Beach Open for Biz – CA Judge and Governor Brown tell property owner to re-open public access

Since 2010, surfers and beachcombers who regularly spent time at Martin’s Beach, a picturesque little cove about 25 miles south of San Francisco, have been locked out of the place. Billionaire tech mogul Vinod Khosla bought a parcel of property that fronts Martin’s in 2008 for nearly $40 million, then two years later, closed the […]

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Greg Long on Fear – A blunt interview with one of history’s finest big-wave riders

Greg Long peered over the edge of everything in 2012 when he nearly drowned after falling on a massive wave at Cortes Bank. Well, technically, according to Long, he did drown, experiencing a non-fatal drowning. In this interview with Vice Sports, Long opens up about dealing with the his fear of the ocean after his […]

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The Perfect ’70s Surfer – Terry Fitz + BK + John Peck = Sam Hawk

Give me the DNA know-how and a pair of med students in lab coats, and I would love to take a crack at building the perfect ’70s surfer. I would call him…Sam Hawk. Because that is the best surfer name ever. Now toss over a petri dish and a gene splicer, let’s get to it! […]

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Titans of Mavericks invites 56 surfers to Half Moon Bay

Mavericks: steep drops in cold water | Photo: Jacobovs

The Titans of Mavericks will be challenging the iconic big wave surf spot located in two miles from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, in Half Moon Bay, Northern California.

Mavericks may be out of the Big Wave World Tour, but that doesn’t mean the peak isn’t pumping some of the heaviest and deadliest wave faces on Planet Earth.

The brand has been revamped, and Cartel Management invited 56 titans for the initial battles in the big wave arena. Therefore, the cold water spot will feature names like Carlos Burle, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Greg Long, Ian Walsh, Kelly Slater, Ken Collins, and Shane Dorian.

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Sandspittin’ – The carnage and triumph from Hurricane Marie’s date with Sandspit

You’ve seen the wave of the day, Gabe Venturelli’s dozen-barrel set he rode from the point to the beach, and that was an example of Sandspit at its finest during Hurricane Marie. What you haven’t seen, at least until you press play on the clip above, were the hordes of surfers who failed miserably in […]

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Twelve Months – One trip around the sun with Mateia Hiquily

Tahiti’s highest-trending export, the young Mateia Hiquily spent the last year doin’ work. He starts in Tahiti, heads over to Mex, puts his time in over in Hawaii, then returns home for more over the course of the clip, all of which took place over the course of the last 12 calendar months.

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From The South – A melodic, slowed-down look at the majesty of Hurricane Marie

A few weeks removed from Hurricane Marie, here’s a slower paced, groovy look back at the 40-year storm.

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GoPro Hero4 hits the market with improved photo and video quality

GoPro Hero4: 4K video at 30 frames per second | Photo: GoPro

The GoPro Hero4 hits the market on the 5th October, 2014, with improved image and video quality.

The most advanced GoPro waterproof camera features 4K30 video recording, 12-megapixel photos up to 30 frames per second (fps), built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Protune for photos and video.

The GoPro Hero4 Black Edition comes with a two-times more powerful processor, two-times faster video frame rates and even better image quality than its predecessor.

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