"Maverick Moments" follows unorthodox surfers

The dictionary tells us that a maverick is “an unorthodox or independent-minded person.” The new series “Maverick Moments” follows big wave surfers as they risk their lives in search of fame and recognition. If you’re a big wave surfing fan, you’ll love it. “Maverick Moments” rides the highest surf line to unveil how big wave chargers balance their personal lives with their passion for riding the biggest waves on the planet. “Every episode highlights an amazing big wave location, its surfing history, and unique culture. Athletes include Nic Lamb, Andres Flores, Anthony Tashnick, Ken Collins, Shane Dorian, Greg Long, Garrett McNamara and more,” explains Rocky Romano, the director behind “Maverick Moments”.

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Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles To Bring Together The Cream Of Indigenous Surfing To Bells Beach

Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles To Bring Together The Cream Of Indigenous Surfing To Bells BeachWednesday, 20 May 2015
Surfing Victoria and Surfing Australia are proud to be bringing back the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles to the culturally significant grounds of Bells Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast.The event, in its 4th year at Bells Beach will host a start studded field with former champions Russell Molony (Central Coast, NSW) and Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) being joined by former Australian Pro Junior Champion Soli Bailey (Byron Bay, NSW), big wave charger Ryan Hipwood (Gold Coast, QLD) and former Pipe Master Robbie Page (Wollongong, NSW).Former champion, Russell Molony, is looking forward to coming back down to Bells Beach to compete at the titles.“I am super excited to get down to bells and can’t wait to catch up with everyone.”“This is easily the best event all year and I can’t wait to be part of it again.”Incoming Surfing Victoria CEO, Adam Robertson, is impressed with the field for this year’s event.“Each year, the event seems to be gathering more momentum. This year we have some seriously good competitors with Russell, Otis, Soli and Robbie. With the addition NITV webcasting the finals day, this year is going to be better than ever.“I am looking forward to seeing them all surf and hopefully we get some great waves.”Local surfers in the mix for the event include current Indigenous Champion, Jordie Campbell (Sandy Point), Anthony Hume (Torquay) and Cormach Evans (Jan Juc).For the first time ever, surfing fans can catch all the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles finals action as NITV (Channel 34 free-to-air & Channel 144 Foxtel) broadcasts live from Bells Beach.From Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, the national Indigenous broadcaster will bring viewers daily updates, competitor interviews and news across its digital platforms with live streaming of the Finals event. The channel will follow the digital coverage with a special broadcast recap and Around the 44 competitor discussion show on Sunday 7 June.Mark Ella, NITV Head of Internal Productions and Sport, says: “NITV is committed to bringing viewers the best in Indigenous sport and we are thrilled to partner with Surfing Victoria to showcase some of Australia’s best surfing talent to a national audience.”Full programming information at www.nitv.org.au and viewers can join in the conversation and keep updated on finals streaming times via Facebook and Twitter.Broadcast details:Monday 25 – Friday 29 MayDaily updatesAvailable online at www.nitv.org.auDate to be confirmedLive FinalsStreamed online at www.nitv.org.auSunday 7 June, 2.30pmTournament RecapBroadcast on NITVSunday 7 June, 4pmAround the 44Broadcast on NITVThe Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is proudly supported by the Victorian Government, Play it Safe by the Water, VicHealth, Watharuong Aboriginal Cooperative, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Head Sox, Surf Coast Shire, NITV, Telstra, Surfing Australia and Surfing Victoria.For regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.

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Huntington Beach shapes 42-foot surfboard for the Guinness World Records

The city of Huntington Beach will try to break the Guinness World Records for “Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once” on the “World’s Largest Surfboard,” on the 20th June, 2015. Surfboard designer Nev Hyman has teamed up with Westerly Marine and local shapers to build a 42-foot long, 11 feet wide, and 16 inches thick surfboard. Or should we call it a longboard? Only participants who stay standing on the surfboard throughout the required 10 seconds will be counted towards the final record. Huntington Beach expects to have 60 surfers on the surfboard.

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Comet is the world’s first smartphone with fins

Meet the world’s first buoyant smartphone. Yes, it floats in the water. And yes, it has a fin system. Palo Alto start-up Comet Core promises to launch a revolutionary smartphone that is built with fins that deploy as soon as it is completely submerged in water. “We developed Comet to be a phone that people could truly take anywhere. We also wanted Comet to really reflect its users’ personalities, so we made it as customizable as possible. Comet is functionable, but it’s also a fun phone to use,” explains Raj Urs, CEO at CometCore.

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Roger Hinds conquers the 2015 Icons of Foam

Roger Hinds won the 2015 Icons of Foam Shape-Off Tribute to Rusty Preisendorfer, at The Boardroom, in Del Mar. It’s a back-to-back victory for Hinds. Last year, Roger conquered the Icons of Foam competition honoring Ben Aipa. The surfboard shaper has more than four decades of experience. “I’m really proud and humbled for back-to-back wins against such great shapers and honoring Rusty Preisendorfer. Looking forward to next year!” said Roger Hinds.

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48-minute documentary unveils "The Ultimate Waterman"

New Zealand has what it takes to become the ultimate surfing destination. And that is precisely what “The Ultimate Waterman” aims to prove. The 48-minute documentary showcases the beauty of New Zealand’s landscape, the Kiwi culture and the surfing potential, as well. In March, 2015, Daniel Kereopa won the inaugural edition of The Ultimate Waterman. The event had eight world-class wave riders competing in six different disciplines, and chasing the most extreme weather conditions at locations such as Otago Peninsula, Coromandel, Raglan and Auckland’s Piha and Mission Bay.

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