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WSL is ready for the 2018 Mavericks Challenge

The official competition window of the Mavericks Challenge will run from January 3 through February 28, 2018. The announcement was made by the World Surf League (WSL) after receiving the approval of event plan by the California Coastal Commission. “Mavericks is a special location that adds a new level to the Big Wave Tour (BWT) schedule. Hosting the women’s event at Mavericks was always a priority for us when we acquired the event,” noted Sophie Goldschmidt, CEO of WSL.

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WSL is ready for the 2018 Mavericks Challenge

Things you shouldn’t do in the surf lineup

Crowded lineups often generate tense vibes at the peak. Here’s what everyone should avoid doing in a busy surf break. The lineup is the area where waves break; the so-called take-off zone. Therefore, it is the place where the majority of surfers wait for their treasures, sitting on their surfboards and looking out to the horizon. When we’re lined up waiting for our turn, we must remember that we’re not alone, and everyone around us is near you for the same reason – to catch the most and the best waves.

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The best surfer nicknames of all time

You don’t need to be a surfing legend to earn a cool nickname. Just do something memorable and let your friends do the rest. In the meantime, discover the best surf-inspired and non-surf-related nicknames. They’re cool, laid-back, aggressive, fresh, creative and quite often define a surfer’s personality. Nicknames are words that usually represent the person who owns one. Animals, food, drinks, personality traits, physical characteristics, mental skills, lifestyle preferences, reputational assets, abbreviations and diminutives, they all serve to create a moniker.

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Pipe Masters kicks off with no shortage of drama

Gabriel Medina and Julian Wilson will have to surf Round 2 to keep their world title hopes alive. The first day of competition at the 2017 Billabong Pipe Masters saw Kelly Slater returning to the waves after a long injury that kept him out of the game since July. The 11-time world champion won his Round 1 heat against Joan Duru and Kolohe Andino. Slater says his foot is at 65 percent, but he looks confident and comfortable in the lineup.

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Pipe Masters kicks off with no shortage of drama

Legendary surf filmmaker Bruce Brown passes away at 80

Bruce Brown, the father of the surf movie genre, has passed away in his sleep at the age of 80. Brown was born on December 1937, in San Francisco, California, and lived his first nine years in Oakland, before moving with his family to Long Beach. His first cinematographic experience was an 8mm short produced in 1955, while aboard a navy submarine stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Two years later, after getting a 16mm camera from Dale Velzy, Brown returned to Hawaii to film “Slippery When Wet.”

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Legendary surf filmmaker Bruce Brown passes away at 80