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Olympic Champion Sunisa Lee On Roster for July Camp | Inside Gymnastics

07/01/2022 Surfing Professional via Inside Gymnastics Magazine
Olympic Champion Sunisa Lee On Roster for July Camp  | Inside Gymnastics

Four junior athletes and five seniors, plus one traveling replacement gymnast for each division, will comprise the Pan American Championships team. Gymnasts interested in being selected to a team spot will compete July 4 and may verify on select apparatus July 5.

Isaiah Gregory diligently developing his surfing prowess

04/16/2022 Surfing Youth
Stephane Gregory BVM Sports User Submission
Isaiah Gregory diligently developing his surfing prowess

Isaiah Gregory's dad, Travis, has been surfing since he was eight years old. Living beachside is essential to him for this very reason. Isaiah was watching Travis surf since before he could walk so Travis was elated when Isaiah told him right before he turned 4 years old that he wanted to “surf by myself,” after tandem surfing for a short period.

Virginia Beach resident surfer loves to catch waves

04/14/2022 Surfing Other
Gina Foresta BVM Sports User Submission
Virginia Beach resident surfer loves to catch waves

“Quite honestly, I love everything about surfing,” said Virginia Beach resident Camden Hoover, 15 years old. “I love how it makes me smile — how when the weather might be pouring down rain I’m still sitting with a smile on my face. It welcomes me into this happiness that just holds on and won’t let go.”

Wrightsville Beach Junior Elite stand up paddle board team eager to compete again

04/08/2022 Surfing Club
Virginia Garrison BVM Sports User Submission
Wrightsville Beach Junior Elite stand up paddle board team eager to compete again

The WBJETS/Wrightsville Beach Jr. Elite team was formed in 2016 and is open to kids 9-18 years old. The team goals are to promote a healthy lifestyle on the water for kids and water safety in the flats and ocean so these skills can be passed along to others.

Q&A with Wilmington area stand up paddle boarder Campbell Carter

04/03/2022 Surfing Club
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Q&A with Wilmington area stand up paddle boarder Campbell Carter

A Q&A with Wilmington area stand up paddle boarder Campbell Carter.

In the rainforest’s shadow, Brazilian surf capital blossoms

12/29/2021 Surfing National
MAURICIO SAVARESE and CHRISTIAN PRENDERGAST Associated Press
In the rainforest’s shadow, Brazilian surf capital blossoms

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’s journey from injury to competing at stand up paddleboarding world games

12/01/2021 Surfing National
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Dan Tarnow’s journey from injury to competing at stand up paddleboarding world games

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 uses water, connection and peace to teach beginners

11/29/2021 Surfing Other
Nicholas Mallozzi BVM Sports Contributor
Sofly Surf School uses water, connection and peace to teach beginners

Sofly Surf School, owned and operated by Sahrfilli Matturi, is creating a community of surf enthusiasts in Southern California.

Surfing isn’t just child’s play to 11-year-old Neptune Surf Classic champion Emery Bryan

11/01/2021 Surfing Youth
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Surfing isn’t just child’s play to 11-year-old Neptune Surf Classic champion Emery Bryan

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.

Virginia Beach’s Betty Michels continues the empowerment of Salty Sisters surfing

10/01/2021 Surfing Amateur
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Virginia Beach’s Betty Michels continues the empowerment of Salty Sisters surfing

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.