First life-risking rides of the season ignite Nazare

Nazare is Nazare, and when wintertime comes, the Portuguese wave is unbeatable. The 2014/2015 big wave surfing season has been officially opened in the Old Continent. Humans love comparisons. Americans are often accused of setting standards and statements based on their own records and achievements; Europeans tend to believe in their inner superiority, inherited by history. The truth is that big waves “grow” everywhere. And November is proving to be a great month for wave hunters setting camp at Praia do Norte, Nazare, Portugal. It’s been big and powerful out the back.

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Why surfing is good for your health

Whatever your reasons for surfing, it is obvious to anyone who spends time in the line-up that surfing is really good for your health. When you surf, you feel stronger, fitter and happier, and with a good training program you can make the most of these health benefits. So how does surfing keep you healthy? Surfing is a particularly good way to keep fit because it is such a complete sport. When you surf, you work out all of your major muscle groups. Your shoulders and upper body get their workout while you’re paddling, while your legs get their turn while you are balancing and guiding your board; your core muscles are working hard throughout.

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Jack Beresford wins Kneeboard Surfing USA title number five

Jack Beresford has done it again. The wave rider from San Diego has reconquered the 2014 Kneeboard Surfing USA Titles, at Huntington Beach, California. Kneeboarding is still very popular; otherwise you wouldn’t have 70 competitors battling for national trophies in three-foot waves at Surf City USA. Beresford is one of the best kneeboarders of all time. He has claimed his fifth KSUSA title by defeating challengers Bill Lerner, Pat Evans, and Ed Quinn in the final heat.

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Australian legend Barry "Magoo" McGuigan passes away at 85

The world’s oldest competitive surfer has passed away at 85. Australian veteran surfer Barry “Magoo” McGuigan is a Bondi Beach legend. Barry McGuigan truly loved surfing. “Magoo” was born in Sydney in 1929. In the early days, he tried bodysurfing, then and started surfing around 1944, in Bondi Beach and Tamarama. In those days, we would have the waves just for himself. “There were no tutors. We just watched other surfers and tried to copy what we had observed,” Barry once told, as he got inspired by the legendary Jack “Bluey” Mayes.

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Nepal and Bangladesh join the International Surfing Association

Nepal and Bangladesh have joined the International Surfing Association (ISA), as the sport’s governing body intensifies its expansion to the Asian continent. They’re the 90th and 91st member nations of ISA, respectively. Nepal may be a landlocked country, but its stand up paddle community is growing every month. The Marshyangdi mountain river is the perfect spot for SUP activities and contests. “This is a great opportunity for us to further the growth of surfing and SUP in Nepal. Surfing provides many benefits to participants and communities and working together with the ISA will enable us to continue to provide motivation, hope and inspiration,” underlines Fred Aakerlund, president of the Nepal National Surfing Federation.

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Haha! Photo 1 is different now than it was 10 years ago. You are definitely right about the current Photo 1. That is indies.Lieu Indicators (West Coast Auckland, New Zealand)

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