It’s never too late to avoid surfer’s ear. The new Alpine SurfSafe universal ear plugs are made in the Netherlands and will protect you against exostosis. Surfer’s ear is becoming a global threat to the wave riding community, especially those living and surfing in cold environments. The strange condition kicks in at full power after 30 years of age, and may very well require surgery. That’s why the only option is wearing surf ear plugs. Unlike other models available in the market, Alpine’s SurfSafe ear plugs do not feature support wings that fit in the external cavity or both ears.
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Alpine launches the SurfSafe ear plugs
It’s official. The Mavericks big wave surfing competition is officially part of the World Surf League (WSL). The WSL confirmed reached an agreement with Cartel Management, and the iconic Northern California surf break will be included in the current 2017/2018 Big Wave Tour (BWT) season. “The WSL has always held a high amount of respect for the both venue and its community as one of the pillars of big wave surfing. We intend to continue to run the Mavericks event and celebrate the stories of those who steward and surf it through the Big Wave Tour,” noted Sophie Goldschmidt, CEO of WSL.
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Mavericks included in the 2017/2018 Big Wave Tour
Hawaii is one of the most popular surfing destinations on the planet. But, when should a European, Australian or mainland American surfer visit the Aloha State? When the American novelist-journalist Jack London and his wife Charmian visited the Pacific archipelago in 1907, they got in touch with the strange “surfboarding” pastime. Since then, tourism completely revamped Hawaii, and the number of foreigners interested in getting in touch with the spirit of aloha never stopped growing.
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When is the best time to surf in Hawaii?
We’re already deep into fall, but Southern Californians are calling it the swell of the summer. If you’re a surfer living in California, you know how hard it was to find waves during the 2017 summer. If fact, it was deeply frustrating to spend the warm season chasing decent two-foot rollers. But the rainbow has finally arrived. The Wedge was set on fire by a long-period south swell that hit Newport Beach’s most famous surf break during the weekend. And you could feel the ocean’s energy from the beach.
The Wedge shows its claws
Three-time world champion Mick Fanning went surfing at the Eisbach River, in Munich, Germany. The Australian surfer, who is set to compete at the Quiksilver Pro France, decided to visit Germany, enjoy the legendary local river wave, and taste a few beers during the iconic Oktoberfest. The Eisbach River wave is a one-meter standing wave that breaks in cold and 40-centimeter deep waters, close to a small bridge and near the Haus der Kunst art museum.
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Mick Fanning surfs the Eisbach River wave in Munich