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John John Florence wins the 2017 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

John John Florence claimed his first victory on the Australian leg of World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour. The reigning world surfing champion defeated Kolohe Andino in the final of the 2017 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, held in six-to-eight foot surf at Main Break, in Western Australia. Florence displayed his powerful laybacks and rail carves to earn two excellent wave scores from the judges. The Hawaiian ended up with a total heat score of 19.03 points, and a new award for his trophy room.

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John John Florence wins the 2017 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Grant Baker and Paige Alms crowned 2016/2017 Big Wave Tour champions

Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Paige Alms have taken out the 2016/2017 Big Wave Tour (BWT) titles. The big wave surfing competition organized by the World Surf League (WSL) ran three events – Puerto Escondido Challenge, Peahi Challenge, and the Nazaré Challenge. Grant Baker kicked off the season with a victory in Mexico, kept his composure, and secured a third place in Hawaii, and a seventh finish in Portugal. With this results, the South African secures the second BWT trophy of his career, after winning the title in 2013.

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Grant Baker and Paige Alms crowned 2016/2017 Big Wave Tour champions

Things you didn’t know about Hawaii

Hawaii: land of volcanos, luaus, surfing beaches, blue waters, leis, music, and endless green fields. That you already know. So, what more secrets hides the Aloha State? There many reasons to visit the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you’re visiting the remote Pacific archipelago for the sandy beaches, the surfing waves, or exploring the ancient traditions and cultural legacies, Hawaii is always truly fascinating. But if you want to impress friends and working colleagues, you’ve got to pull a few gems out of the pocket. Discover the most interesting facts about the Hawaiian islands.

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Things you didn’t know about Hawaii

The similarities between surfing and skateboarding

They are both boardsports, and they both share the need for balance. So, what do surfing and skateboarding have in common? Surfing and skateboarding both have decks, boards or planks. And they are fun to ride. One could be seen as a means of transportation; the other was also a Hawaiian past time. They share many tricks, and maneuvers, but they also breathe the same cultural values and lifestyle. If you surf and skate, you live the same dream.

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The similarities between surfing and skateboarding

The "Unstoppable" Bethany Hamilton returns with new documentary

She’s back. The most inspiring female surfer of all time announced the release of “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.” The new documentary movie by Lieber Films promises to detail the life and outstanding surfing career of one of the most popular athletes in North America. “Unstoppable” was shot in Hawaii and will reveal Hamilton’s complete and untold story from childhood into motherhood. According to the surf star, the film will share the ups and downs of her professional career.

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The "Unstoppable" Bethany Hamilton returns with new documentary