Former Championship Tour (CT) campaigner Taj Burrow has taken out his second consecutive 2017 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy. The Australian veteran, who had already won the twin-fin division, concluded his performance in the pumping right-hand reef of Sultans with a win over free surfer Rob Machado in the thruster final. “I would have retired earlier if I knew this is what life would be like. I’m so stoked I got to come back here after a win last year. The waves were cooking for this whole event,” said Burrow.
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Taj Burrow takes out the 2017 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy
American fashion designer Thom Browne developed a wetsuit line inspired by the traditional menswear suit. We had already seen a wetsuit for business meetings. It was launched in 2015 by Quiksilver Japan. But now, Thom Browne changes the paradigm with a wetsuit that looks like an executive suit. The neoprene model, available in medium and large sizes, could be yours for $3,900. Do you find it expensive? Well, blame it on “haute couture.”
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The $3,900 wetsuit that looks like a business suit
Bede Durbidge announced that he will retire from the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour in 2018. The Australian surfer will put an end to his pro surfing career as an athlete, possibly after the 2018 Margaret River. But he has big plans for the future. “I’m very excited to take on the role as the elite program manager for Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre (HPC) and will be working with the best Australian surfers and their coaches heading into the 2020 Olympics,” stated Bede Durbidge.
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Bede Durbidge: goodbye WSL, hello Olympic Games
Why do you surf? How do you explain the need to catch waves on a regular basis? We look at the most common reasons why people love surfing. It’s the sport of the kings and an ancient form of getting back to shore after a fruitful fishing session. But, what is surfing for you? We all know surfing is an old practice that became a sport and a pastime in the 20th century. Yet, there’s more to it that can’t be described. Surfers regularly feel the need to get back in the water. How do you explain that? Is that an uncontrolled desire a formulation of the brain? Why does surfing make us so happy with life and ourselves?
I surf because…
Kanoa Igarashi and Sage Erickson have claimed the prestigious 2017 US Open of Surfing, in Huntington Beach, California. There’s nothing like winning in front his hometown crowd. Despite the small wave conditions, Igarashi defeated Tomas Hermes with a combination of backhand explorations in the mushy surf on offer. The American surfer’s best waves were the first (9.63), and the last (7.60) rides. And he used the same board throughout the week.