The Margaret River Boardriders Club has taken out the 2017 Surf Boardroom Surf League, at Scarborough Beach, in Western Australia. The Surf League is the longest running and most prestigious interclub surf contest in the Golden State. The first edition dates back to 1986. Surf Boardroom has been supporting it for 25 consecutive years. Australia probably has one of the most active surf club scenes in the world and, in this event, nine regional and metropolitan teams from City Beach, Two Rocks, Geraldton, Cowarmaup Bay, Trigg Point, Contacio, Yallingup, Scarborough, and Margaret River proved it clearly.
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Margaret River Boardriders Club wins the 2017 Surf League
England’s first ever Adaptive Surfing Open took place in the stormy seas of Watergate Bay in Cornwall. Eighteen adaptive surfers from the UK, USA, Italy, and France competed across five divisions to take the inaugural titles. The event, which was the first of its kind here in England, follows a global push to celebrate and provide for adaptive surfing.
Filipe Toledo and Silvana Lima have taken out the Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles, in Southern California. The Brazilian duo defeated Jordy Smith and Keely Andrew in the iconic cobblestone surf break of Lower Trestles. Despite the small three-to-four-foot waves on offer, Toledo and Lima are a force to be reckoned with in pro surfing no matter what the conditions are like Filipe Toledo claimed the fifth Championship Tour of his still short career – he is the first male athlete to win two events this season and has definitely entered the world title discussion.
The Canadian prime minister has gone surfing in Long Beach, British Columbia. The moment was captured by Paul Freimuth. Despite the low air and water temperatures, Justin Trudeau decided to adventure himself into the waves of Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The good-looking statesman from Ottawa got the most out of the pumping swell on offer near Tofino, Canada’s surfing capital, while his security staff waited patiently on the beach.
Garrett McNamara has ridden the longest wave ever in the Tagus River, in Lisbon, Portugal. The big wave surfer caught a wake at the Santo Amaro Dock, and finished his stunt in Belém. McNamara spent 10 minutes riding the same wave under sunny skies and surrounded by media professionals. He used the first minute to get used to the motor-powered wave, and then let the rope go and enjoyed the knee-high wave for 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers).
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Garrett McNamara rides the longest wave of his life in Lisbon