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Canines shine at the 2017 World Dog Surfing Championships

You never know what’s going to happen in a dog surfing competition, and the 2nd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships was no exception. It brought together some of the top expert and amateur dog surfers. It welcomed thousands of fans and created a fabulous Surf Dog Village with over 18 partners and vendors, including charities the Peninsula Humane Society and Rocket Dog Rescue. Plus, it gave fantastic moments in dog surfing. And then, of course, there where the whales –  a pod of humpback whales set up shop right behind the lineup of dogs and provided additional scenery to an already exciting view.

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Kai Lenny wins the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge

Kai Lenny has taken out the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge, in Mexico. The Hawaiian waterman secured his first Big Wave Tour (BWT) victory in near-perfect 20-to-25 foot waves. Lenny won the bronze-rated event with a spectacular barrel in the dying minutes of the final. “I can’t believe it. I am so stoked. It was hard to get waves out there because they were just so shifty, but then the one that I had been waiting for finally came. I did a slow bottom turn, and then I knew I had it,” explained Kai Lenny.

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5 reasons to moisturize your skin after surfing

The frequent exposure to salt, sun, and sand can easily stress your skin. Even if you’re using a good sunscreen to prevent skin damage, it’s important to hydrate your skin after each surf session to keep it supple and healthy. The beach is a rough environment for the skin and, as a surfer, you are spending more time there than an average person. The extended contact with sunlight, the wind, the seams and materials of your wetsuit, the roughness of the sand and even the frequent use of thick sunscreens may clog, dry and irritate your skin.

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How to sit on a surfboard

Sitting on a surfboard and pivoting is one of the first things you’ll need to master when learning how to surf. It requires balance and practice. Surfers sit down on their boards to wait for the waves. The technique has many advantages. For example, it allows you to keep an eye on the best sets from a higher perspective. If you’re simply laid prone on a surfboard waiting for the action, you’ll lose a lot of precious swell information. Sitting on the board will also enable you to turn the board faster toward the beach when you decide to catch a wave.

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The perfect heats that marked the history of pro surfing

They’re rare and precious. Watch the perfect heats that marked the history of competitive surfing. Pro surfing has had five different eras: the ISF World Surfing Championships (1964-1972), Smirnoff World Pro-Am Surfing Championships (1969-1977), IPS World Circuit (1976-1982), ASP World Tour (1983-2014), and the World Surf League (2015-). For a pro surfer, the perfect heat – a two-wave total score of 20 points – is the ultimate goal. But judges are traditionally conservative, and you’ve got to earn it.

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