China has some of the best athletes in the world, but surfing is still making its first steps into the mainstream. Here’s how it looks in 2017. In Zhuhai, a city located in the South China Sea, there is a surf spot called Golden Beach, which is very suitable for surfing beginners, and it’s one of the few places where it is allowed to surf in the region. A Cai is a 37-year old surfer from the neighboring city of Jiangmen. He is an electrical engineer, a father of two children, and one of the very few surfers who catch waves on this beach.
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A Chinese surfing story
Surfing is not a complicated sport. Unlike many other water sports, the truth is that surfing only requires a surfboard and someone willing to glide over the ocean waves. The essential surfing equipment for beginners is comprised of a surfboard, fins, leash, wax, and wetsuit. That’s all you need to get into the sport of kings. But as you progress and improve your surfing skills, you’ll want more than just the essentials. A bag to protect your favorite stick, skin and ear protection and surf gadgets will also be useful to your surfing life.
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The surfing equipment list
Alex Ribeiro has taken out the 2017 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing at New Pier, in Durban. Despite the onshore wind, Dairy Beach delivered contestable three-to-four-foot waves for the last day of the prestigious South African surfing competition, a QS3,000 rated event. In an all-Brazilian final, Ribeiro needed over 15 waves to find two high scores that would defeat Hizunome Bettero. The former Championship Tour campaigner is looking forward to requalifying in 2018 for the elite tour.
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Alex Ribeiro wins the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing
Metrolink announced surfers now can travel with their surfboards on Southern California’s regional rail system. The transportation company installed special surfboard storage netting on all Metrolink Bike/Surfboard cars. Boards must not exceed 6’4”, and bodyboards are welcome. There will be one storage area per train, and each area will allow five surfboards. Metrolink asks users to carry their boards in bags.
A 30-year-old surfer survived a shark attack in Bantham Beach, near Devon, in England. Rich Thomson was grabbed by the leg and bitten by a three-foot smooth-hound shark. As a result, he suffered cuts to his hands and a bruised leg. According to researchers, it is the first time in the UK that the ocean’s predator attacks a surfer. And the strike would have caused worse injuries if he had not worn a thick wetsuit.
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First shark attack on surfer in the UK