Drama and sharks light up the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay

The fans and the competitors won’t forget this day at J-Bay. It was pro surfing at its best. The South African point break delivered flawless six-to-eight-foot waves, and the athletes answered accordingly. The day kicked off with pure magic. When Filipe Toledo gained speed and launched into a magnificent air reverse, everybody knew this day would be a special one. The judges had no doubts – Perfect 10.

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Sophie Goldschmidt appointed CEO of World Surf League

Sophie Goldschmidt is the new CEO of the World Surf League (WSL). The British executive will lead the pro surfing circuit from August 1, 2017. Goldschmidt has a long career in the sports industry. She started working in 1999 as sports marketing manager for Adidas. In   2003, she was named vice-president for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

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The perfect heats that marked the history of pro surfing

They’re rare and precious. Watch the perfect heats that marked the history of competitive surfing. Pro surfing has had five different eras: the ISF World Surfing Championships (1964-1972), Smirnoff World Pro-Am Surfing Championships (1969-1977), IPS World Circuit (1976-1982), ASP World Tour (1983-2014), and the World Surf League (2015-). For a pro surfer, the perfect heat – a two-wave total score of 20 points – is the ultimate goal. But judges are traditionally conservative, and you’ve got to earn it.

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The perfect heats that marked the history of pro surfing

Jordy Smith scores a Perfect 20 heat at J-Bay

Jordy Smith scored the first ever Perfect 20 heat at J-Bay with a combination of power surfing and flawless tube riding. With two Perfect 10-point rides, the South African made history at his favorite surf break and secured a spot in Round 4 of the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay. “It feels absolutely phenomenal. Just be to here at J-Bay where the waves are firing and to have that opportunity is incredible. You go out there and give it everything you’ve got,” noted Smith.

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Jordy Smith scores a Perfect 20 heat at J-Bay

Spectacular waves ignite the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay

Filipe Toledo surfed the first Perfect 10-point wave of the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay, in South Africa. The Brazilian wonder boy stormed the second day of competition in flawless five-to-eight-foot surf at Supertubes. Toledo won his Round 2 heat with a near-perfect two-wave total of 19.63 points. “It feels good to be back.You just have to enjoy it out there. Our heat was definitely amazing with pumping surf non-stop. My froth level is over the moon,” expressed Toledo.

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University of Lisbon announces postgraduate degree in high-performance surf coaching

University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Human Kinetics announced the launch of a postgraduation program in high-performance surf coaching. The world of surfing is evolving rapidly, becoming transparent, standardized, evidence-based, multidisciplinary and Olympic. The postgraduation in high-performance surf coaching is the world’s first course supported by Surfing Medicine International, offering state of the art medical knowledge.

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