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Oscar Moncada killed in car crash

Mexican surfing star Oscar Moncada died in a car accident, in San Pedro Pochutla. Mexico. The tragedy took place near his hometown of Puerto Escondido, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Moncada was driving a Mercedes Benz with two friends – Diego Oropeza and Waldo Rendón. The vehicle collided with a truck. Diego and Waldo died immediately; Oscar was taken to the nearest hospital but did not resist the injuries.

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Oscar Moncada killed in car crash

Logan Kamen shines at 2017 Easterns Surfing Championships

Logan Kamen has taken out the 2017 Easterns Surfing Championships, at Jennette’s Pier, in Nags Head, North Carolina. He won the Open, Junior and Boys divisions. Despite the storm surf conditions kindly provided by hurricanes Jose and Maria, the organizers found the ideal clean, double-overhead waves to crown the Open champions. The event run by the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) celebrated its 50th anniversary and has once again crowned the best amateur surfers on the East Coast.

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Logan Kamen shines at 2017 Easterns Surfing Championships

The Nelscott Reef Pro/Am 2017/2018 is ready to go

The Nelscott Reef Pro/Am will bring some of the best big wave surfers from around the world, along with local big names in the field to compete in a single day’s competition.  Organizers are excited about this year, as the event has once again opened the invite list to include amateurs as well as professionals. After an overwhelming response to an initial call for interest, organizers Adam Wagner and Gabe Smith decided to open the field to both. “I was a little surprised how many people wanted to be included this year. I knew it was going to be a good event this year, but we doubled the amount of interest from last year in just the first 24 hours of making the announcement.  We are super excited with the diversity of the invite list,” said Gabe Smith.

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The Nelscott Reef Pro/Am 2017/2018 is ready to go

Alex Botelho rode Portugal’s "Paddle In Wave of the Year"

Alex Botelho won the “Paddle In Wave of the Year” at the 2017 EDP Mar Sem Fim Awards. The Portuguese big wave surfing elite gathered to celebrate the most extreme rides of the season. After narrowing 87 entries to 20 nominations, the event finally crowned four new division champions. On December 12, 2016, Alex Botelho paddled into a giant wall of water at Nazaré’s Praia do Norte. The judges considered it to be the wave of the year by a Portuguese athlete.

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Alex Botelho rode Portugal’s "Paddle In Wave of the Year"

World Surf League buys the Mavericks surf contest

World Surf League (WSL) has bought the annual Mavericks big wave surfing invitational. The organizers of the Big Wave Tour (BWT) reached an agreement with the Titans of Mavericks and Cartel Management to run the event during the 2017/2018 season. According to the documents filed in U.S. District Bankruptcy Court, WSL bought the multi-year rights to the Mavericks Invitational for $525,000.

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World Surf League buys the Mavericks surf contest