Surfing is not a complicated sport. Unlike many other water sports, the truth is that surfing only requires a surfboard and someone willing to glide over the ocean waves. The essential surfing equipment for beginners is comprised of a surfboard, fins, leash, wax, and wetsuit. That’s all you need to get into the sport of kings. But as you progress and improve your surfing skills, you’ll want more than just the essentials. A bag to protect your favorite stick, skin and ear protection and surf gadgets will also be useful to your surfing life.
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The surfing equipment list
Alex Ribeiro has taken out the 2017 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing at New Pier, in Durban. Despite the onshore wind, Dairy Beach delivered contestable three-to-four-foot waves for the last day of the prestigious South African surfing competition, a QS3,000 rated event. In an all-Brazilian final, Ribeiro needed over 15 waves to find two high scores that would defeat Hizunome Bettero. The former Championship Tour campaigner is looking forward to requalifying in 2018 for the elite tour.
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Alex Ribeiro wins the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing
Matt Wilkinson has taken out the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro. Wilkinson confirmed the third Championship Tour victory of his career after defeating rookie sensation Connor O’Leary in a tight final held in wind-affected four-to-five-foot waves at Cloudbreak. “I am so stoked. It definitely feels good to pick up momentum rather than to have the yellow jersey to lose. Now, I have it to keep,” said Matt Wilkinson.
Matt Wilkinson conquers the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro
Four surfers have confirmed their spot in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro. The non-elimination round at Cloudbreak brought a few surprises, but Matt Wilkinson played a smart game in a tricky heat against Julian Wilson and Ian Gouveia. It’s clear he wants the yellow jersey. “I’ve just been free surfing and keeping busy on those lay days, but stoked to get it back on and get some fun waves. Before last year, I’d never really had a big result here. To get to that final last year was a pretty good confidence boost for me for this year,” explained Wilkinson.
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Round 4 completed at Cloudbreak
Kelly Slater, the patron of the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro, has been knocked out of competition in Round 3. The waves were not big, but they were fun. Cloudbreak delivered four-to-five foot surf and sent a few top seeds home early. For example, Connor O’Leary eliminated Slater. “It is always tough to win that low scoring, but I am over the moon. I thought the energy was there at the start, but as soon as the trades came up, it went to nothing. I was glad I had two average scores to finish it off,” said O’Leary.
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Underdogs dominate the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro