Mustofa Jeksen rules Indonesian surfing

Mustofa Jeksen took a second Oakley Pro win, at Canggu’s famed rivermouth righthander, in Indonesia, after defeating Made Awan in challenging 4-6 foot thumping surf. Both competitors were previous Oakley Pro winners, Jeksen having won the inaugural event back in 2009, and Awan in 2010. Last year it was current Coca-Cola ISC champion Marlon Gerber who won the event. Neither Jeksen or Awan had banner years in 2011, both just barely inside the top 16 in the rankings, so it was obvious they were hungry and committed to getting this year off to a good start. Mustofa jumped into the lead and never looked back, catching 10 waves during the final while Awan took only half that many (5).

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Maverick’s curtain call

Before the invention of the mercury barometer, trying to come close to accurately predicting tomorrow’s weather was left to history and experience of the current conditions. Today with satellites, shipping lanes, computer models and other techno advancements, making more accurate weather predictions…

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The world’s most expensive surfboard

Meet the world’s most expensive surfboard. No, it didn’t belong to Kelly Slater, Duke Dahanamoku, Mark Occhilupo or Patrick Swayze. Yes, you’re right, it’s the ultra, mega famous “Baywatch” surfboard. The 7’1″ red Malibu with the yellow “Baywatch”logo can be yours for only US $1,000,000, as it can be bought at eBay, the only place in the world where strange things can be sold for reasonable prices. The owner is an honest man and gives us detailed information. Let’s see. “An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used”, you can read. “Interesting, rare, collectible and usable surfboard for sale. This surf board was designed, shaped, painted and glassed exclusively for the television series of Baywatch. It was used on the movie set as a movie prop. Use as a surfboard, coffee table, wall art”.

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The rare surfing photo of Edward, Prince of Wales

An autographed photo of Edward, Prince of Wales, surfing in Hawaii in 1920 has been unveiled by the Musem of British Surfing. The royal surf picture was taken by a descendant of the iconic Duke Kahanamoku, who gave Edward – later to become King Edward VIII before abdicating to marry American Wallis Simpson – a few surf lessons. Edward, Prince of Wales visited the Pacific islands and enjoyed a three-day surf trip with Earl Mountbatten, future Admiral of the Fleet. The beautiful photo was purchased by the Musem of British Surfing, now open in Devon. This is considered the first photo so far of a Briton standing on a wave.

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