Keala Kennelly claims the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro 2015

Keala Kennelly has taken out the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro 2015, at Pipeline. The iconic surfer from Kauai dominated the double overhead barrels on offer in the competition. In the final, Kennelly defeated Honolua Blomfield, Melanie Bartels and Moana Jones. Kennelly opted to move further west toward Off The Wall, during the 35-minute final. The strategy paid off. The big wave charger completed high-risk vertical turns and critical closeout maneuvers to steal the hearts of the judges.

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Daniel Kereopa crowned The Ultimate Waterman 2015

Kiwi wave rider Daniel Kereopa is The Ultimate Waterman 2015. The event invited eight athletes to compete in five different ocean disciplines, in New Zealand. Kereopa went into the final 15-kilometer stand up paddleboard endurance race with a minimal points lead over Kai Lenny, but the home boy held his nerves and kept close to the Hawaiian. “Up on stage I realised how many years I’ve put into surfing and paddling, all the hours of going out when it is real horrible, not spending time with my family and stuff and all the memories flooded back to me. I am thankful I remembered that on stage because without them I have nothing,” expressed an emotional Daniel Kereopa.

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The woman who coined the expression "Surfing the Internet"

Surfing is a sport, but in the last decades the digital world thought it could also be an excellent way to address a common habit. Apparently, the expression “surfing the internet” was introduced by a librarian and, yes, riding waves was an inspiration for the iconic term. Meet Jean Armour Polly. In March 1992, Internet was still a very primitive “activity”, but the Master in Library Science had already published an article called “Surfing the Internet” in the University of Minnesota Wilson Library Bulletin. “In casting about for a title for the article, I weighed many possible metaphors. I wanted something that expressed the fun I had using the Internet, as well as hit on the skill, and yes, endurance necessary to use it well.”

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Gabriel Medina fined for incident with Glenn Hall

Gabriel Medina will be fined for his incident with Glenn Hall during the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2015. The World Surf League (WSL) Rules and Disciplinary Committee decided that, “following conversations with both parties involved as well as reviewing broadcast footage, (it was) determined that Medina was in violation of the athlete Code of Conduct.” In other words, the 2014 ASP World Tour champion will be able to compete at the Rip Curls Bells Beach 2015. The World Surf League believes that the use of the f-word in the post-heat interview can be excused.

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Kereopa or Lenny? Who will be The Ultimate Waterman 2015?

Two in a row. Daniel Kereopa won the longboard division of The Ultimate Waterman 2015, at Raglan, New Zealand. The Kiwi contestant secured a back-to-back victory on his last scoring ride, 9.17 out of a possible 10 points, which combined for an 18.50 point heat total. Kereopa defeated Kai Lenny by a very narrow margin – only 0.43 points. The Hawaiian led for much of the final with two well executed nine-point rides, but it was Kereopa that stole the show with five minutes remaining in the final. The win came in a similar manner to the stand up paddleboard discipline contested the day prior.


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What is the difference between a wetsuit and a drysuit?

Surfers, divers, kayakers, and watermen in general have asked the question. We’ll try to explain. And it is quite easy to understand the difference between wetsuits and drysuits. It’s all in their names. Water temperature is the main reason you should get a drysuit instead of a wetsuit. A drysuit is made from layers of insulating synthetic materials (neoprene and nylon might be included) that will prevent the user from making contact with the water. Its waterproof seals and zippers will protect the wearer from very low air and water temperatures, i.e., weather conditions below 50°F (10°C). In a drysuit, your body will never touch water at all.

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