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Bowie Pollard triumphs in the Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017

Style, grace, camaraderie, and good vibes. The Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017 concluded at First Point, Queensland, with a feeling of wanting more. Longboarders have always stepped aside from the idea of high-performance surfing. When you’re hanging five and ten, you learn to appreciate the moment, and the focus is less on execution. And that’s precisely what the Noosa Festival of Surfing is all about, even if in some years the waves and the winds don’t fully cooperate with the riders.

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Bowie Pollard triumphs in the Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017

What are capillary waves?

The most common source of swell is mid-latitude depression. When the wind blows over the ocean, energy is transferred from air to water and waves are generated. Capillary waves represent the initial stage of wave generation. They are the first waves produced by small vortices in a completely flat sea, and they have a very short wavelength. Perhaps the best way of exemplifying the capillary wave is imagining a simple hairdryer, which can switch itself on and off about once a second.

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What are capillary waves?

Kiteboarding boss will select the Italian surfers for Tokyo 2020

The surfing team that will represent Italy in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be chosen by the Italian Waterskiing and Wakeboard Federation (FISW). The Italian surfing scene is living its own soap opera moment. In an unprecedented move, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has designated FISW to proceed with the selection of the surfers that will carry the Italian flag in the upcoming Olympics. The problem is that, according to the International Surfing Association (ISA), the national governing body for the sport of surfing in Italy is the Italian Surfing Federation (FISURF).

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Kiteboarding boss will select the Italian surfers for Tokyo 2020

The book that will inspire you to build a surf shack

How does surfing play a role in architecture? The answer has been revealed in a masterpiece titled “Surf Shacks.” Gestalten is a German publisher known for releasing state-of-the-art architecture, design, photography, and lifestyle books. You could think that Germans would not have the best knowledge and taste for a surf publication, but that is not true at all. The publishing company invited surf collective Indoek to compile some of their favorite surf homes. And the result is magnificent.

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The book that will inspire you to build a surf shack

How does an ocean buoy work?

Ocean buoys measure a whole range of weather variables such as wave height, swell period and direction, wind speed and direction, air and water temperature, and barometric pressure. These heavy and colored weather stations are usually placed by national meteorological centers in open ocean. In the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the organization responsible for deploying weather buoys, operating and collecting data from each floating device.

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