To be a surfer you have to love the feeling of surfing. It takes a lot of hard work to catch waves. The learning curve for surfing can be quite steep. If you take lessons and pick the right board shape and size, for the right wave height and speed, you are steps closer to ripping like the pros. The paddle, the pop-up, and duck diving, all take time to master and execute effectively. Normal challenges include starting late in life or not having the money for high-performance boards.
How does Bethany Hamilton surf with one arm?
Donn Ito, the man behind the blog “Quantum Surf Physics,” reveals the secrets behind many unfinished rides. Blame it on the surfer; blame it on the surfboard. There are many reasons why we fall off a surfboard. But understanding what causes surfboard’s rocker to stick can reduce wipeouts. Below is a sequence of Mark Foo’s last ride. Note the spray shooting from under Mark’s board. It is generating a wake after a free fall. Mark struggles to maintain his balance but is pitched.
Travis Grant has broken the coveted four-hour barrier at the 2017 Molokai 2 Oahu (M20) Paddleboard World Championships, in Hawaii. The athlete from the Gold Coast won the men’s unlimited stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race and set a new record after finishing in 3 hours, 59 minutes, and 52 seconds. “I can’t believe we can go 32 miles (53 kilometers) on a SUP in under four hours, now. I was pretty emotional this year, during and after the race. It’s amazing how your own family can change and influence you so much,” expressed Travis Grant.
New SUP record set at the 2017 Molokai 2 Oahu
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and, after the inclusion of surfing, is one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport. Coincidently (or maybe not) the International Canoe Federation (ICF) has recently challenged the idea that the International Surfing Association (ISA) is the world governing body for the sport. So, who should rule SUP: surfers or canoeists? The ISA has been running stand-up paddleboarding events and world championships for over a decade.
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Who should rule SUP: surfers or canoeists?
The Hula is a complex dance developed by the Polynesian who originally settled Hawaii. The dance is accompanied by a song (“mele”) or chant (“oli”) which tell stories and traditions embedded in the Hawaiian culture. According to historians, the dance – named “Ha’a” – was originally performed for Pele, the goddess of volcanoes fire, wind and lightning, and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. Ancient Hula is played using traditional instruments, while the Western-influenced version features the ukulele, the guitar, and the double bass.
What is the Hula?