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.
ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — After a series of underdogs stole the show at the beginning of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, two of the sport’s most seasoned superstars took home the gold medals. Carissa Moore of the United States and Italo Ferreira of Brazil became the first Olympic surfing champions on Tuesday, more than a century […]
ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — An aggrieved Olympic surfing alternate forced into a futile race against time to catch a wave in Japan is slamming a competitor’s officials as “selfish” for not being transparent about his rival’s positive COVID-19 test that cost him a shot at the sport’s historic Summer Games debut. Angelo Bonomelli, 30, is […]
ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — It was surf’s up Sunday for the sport’s century-in-the-making Olympic debut as competitors were consumed emotionally by the momentous occasion and exuded the pure joy of finally making it. For many spectators, this was the first glimpse of a beloved-though-niche competitive sport that is as wild as it is stunning. Kanoa […]
ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing’s debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science — in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact. Serious wave chasers are by default atmospheric science junkies because there are few, if any, sports that are both dependent on an uncontrollable variable — the weather […]
TOKYO (AP) — Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais has announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the sport’s Olympic debut in Japan. Morais, 29, issued a statement on social media Friday evening. “This is likely the saddest video I’ve ever had to post. In 2019 I qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that […]
TOKYO (AP) — Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing. That begins with learning how to read ocean swells to anticipate the formation of the wave to quickly execute a maneuver. Here, we explain what you need to know about surfing to appreciate its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games this […]
LEMOORE, CALIF. (AP) — Johanne Defay of France was devastated when the mega sponsor Roxy dropped her right before she became a pro surfer in 2014, shattering her confidence and threatening her career altogether. “They were just like ‘Oh, you don’t look this way, you know, for, like, pictures,” Defay said. “And I just felt […]
With the help of the local fire department, Surfers for Autism was able to kick off a new St. Lucie County chapter with a successful event.
LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — Italo Ferreira grew up without much in a small town with nothing to do. His life began to change course when he discovered surfing — improvising with a cooler lid from his father, who sold fish in their native Baía Formosa in northeast Brazil. And now, the 27-year-old surfing aerial master […]