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LESSONS FROM THE 1965 AND 1966 WORLD CHAMPION.
Have you stopped lately to think to yourself “how fun is SURFING?” One should, as a matter of course, try and do that at least once a day.
Need a summer job but don’t want to miss those pulsing south swells? Well here are five seasonal employment options that will afford you time to surf and hopefully feed yourself during those hot summer months.
In song and prose, surfing has long been celebrated as a way to soothe the mind and invigorate the body. But scientific evidence has been limited. Now the Navy has embarked on a $1 million research project to determine whether surfing has therapeutic value, especially for military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or sleep problems.
Agence France-Press photographer Olivier Morin recently spent time with surfers on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. Above the Arctic Circle, men and women were taking surf lessons in snowstorms on Unstad Beach, with air temperatures dropping to around 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-13 degrees Celsius).
Surfing Rockaway Beach in the bitter cold used to be a solitary affair, only for locals and the hard-core. But because of a boom in popularity of the sport, the gentrification of the neighborhood and advancements in wet-suit technology, the frigid city surf has gotten crowded, locals say.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today welcomed the release by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the approved qualification system for Surfing’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, ensuring the participation of the world’s best professional surfers as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers from around the world at the Games.
The WSL announced that there will be a new stop for the Championship Tour in Lemoore, at the man-made wave created by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater.
Bruce Brown catches a wave while holding the camera to film another surfer for his 1966 international surfing documentary “The Endless Summer.”