SAO SEBASTIAO, Brazil (AP) — As most of Brazil tuned in to watch two local clubs battle for the continent’s soccer championship last month, 14-year-old Luana Reis was far from a television set. She was surfing blue-green waves with a soaring rainforest backdrop, competing with dozens of other teens in the yearly municipal tournament at […]
Dan Tarnow, 40, is a semi-professional stand up paddleboard (SUP) athlete and the vice president of Surf Canada. Prior, he always enjoyed surfing until a car accident changed his life.
Sofly Surf School, owned and operated by Sahrfilli Matturi, is creating a community of surf enthusiasts in Southern California.
Participating in sports or athletic endeavors in our youth can offer incredibly valuable life lessons early in life. Group sports teach the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork. However, even individualized sports encourage the development of healthy competition, resilience and perseverance.
Even when a sport is open to all genders, abilities and experience levels, it can be intimidating to join in when you feel like the odd man out — or woman in this case. Betty Michels grew up surfing with her brothers and their friends. It wasn’t a lack of ability that made her look past the break, but a longing for connection to other female surfers.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist and defending champion Carissa Moore of Honolulu won her fifth world title and Gabriel Medina of Brazil claimed his third at the Rip Curl World Surf League Finals on Tuesday at Lower Trestles. It was the first time the WSL decided its world champions in a one-day, […]
Logan Radd, 15, rides the waves of Space Coast.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — From Tokyo to Lower Trestles, surfing is still riding its biggest wave. Less than two months after their sport’s Olympic debut, the top five women and men have gathered at Lower Trestles, one of Southern California’s epic breaks, for the World Surf League’s new one-day, winner-take-all championship. For the first time, […]
Carissa Moore wore a white and yellow plumeria pinned next to her ear for her victory-lap interviews after making history as the first Olympic gold medalist at surfing’s historic debut. Her mother — crowned the Honolulu Lei Queen in 2016 — had given her the flower hair clip before she left for Tokyo to remind […]
The world’s longest running surf competition, the East Coast Surfing Championship (ECSC) held in Virginia Beach, hosts its 59th annual competition in August. Several hundred amateur and professional surfers travel here from all over to compete for prizes, surfing titles and bragging rights.