On August 3, 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed surfing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All IOC members unanimously approved the proposal to include surfing, for the first time in its history, in the Olympic movement. Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association (ISA), fulfilled the dream of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing, and of millions of anonymous surfers worldwide.
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The day surfing became an Olympic sport
You are what you eat and drink. There’s no other way to put it. So, if surfing is your top priority, protect yourself and don’t underestimate the power of unhealthy nutrients. Your body is your temple. If you allow it to absorb food and drinks that are not welcome, your physique will respond and, ultimately, your health will deteriorate with a clear impact on life expectancy. People with stressful jobs and lives tend to eat worse than individuals who plan their meals and care about their diet. This not about weight; this is about the components of food and drinks.
This is the story of how Steve Brown reconnected with surfing, lost an arm, and returned to the surf zone for an emotional comeback. This is his diary. This is a dream come true. In 1973, during a college overseas study trip to Indonesia, Steve had a chance to spend some time at Kuta Beach, Bali, bodysurfing, watching the surfers from Australia and contemplating the meaning of life. One day, he rented what turned out to be a very water logged surfboard and tried to surf. Steve loved the experience, but time passed by quickly.
The man who relearned to surf with one arm
Ricardo Christie conquered the 2017 Martinique Surf Pro, at Basse-Pointe, in Martinique. Inspired by the Caribbean gods of the sea and pristine three-to-four foot waves, the Kiwi surfer defeated Bino Lopes in a tight matchup between two Qualifying Series (QS) veterans. Christie proved he’s ready to return to the Dream Tour by putting out a competent performance at the righthand pointbreak. And he needed six rides to clinch the tasty trophy.
Ricardo Christie wins the 2017 Martinique Surf Pro
Wavegarden has released the first photo of “The Cove,” the second generation of man-made wave technology. The artificial wave company headquartered in the Basque Country published a picture of what will be the new wave produced by Wavegarden. According to the developers, the new generation surf facility is capable of producing 1,000 ocean-like waves per hour, i.e., 16.6 waves per minute, or nearly one wave every four seconds.
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Wavegarden reveals the barrel inside "The Cove"