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Kai Lenny crosses the channels of the Hawaiian islands

Kai Lenny has crossed all channels of the Hawaiian Islands to raise awareness of plastic pollution. The Downwind Voyage for Change was a huge success. The waterman completed the expedition using hydrofoils shortboards, kiteboards, and stand-up paddleboards. Lenny participated in local beach clean-ups at Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai every time he completed a crossing challenge.

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Why, when and how do sharks attack surfers

Sharks are at the top of the food chain. The ocean predators follow their instincts. The good news is that humans are not on their diet list. However, like us, they make mistakes, too. Swimmers and surfers are not sharks’ favorite meal. They prefer sea lions, sea turtles, fish, whales, and seals. The majority of shark attacks occur near the shore, in the surf zone and sandbars, because their natural preys live in these areas. But attacks also take place in steep underwater drop-offs, where divers often swim.

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Jordy Smith wins the 2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Jordy Smith has taken out the 2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, in Australia. The South African surfer has finally rung the bell. Smith defeated Caio Ibelli in the grand final with an impressive two-wave total of 18.90 points. Jordy Smith immediately made things easy for himself with a collection of sharp turns, eye-catching floaters, and flawless snaps applied on the eight-foot walls of Torquay’s most famous break.

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The history of Jamaican surfing in pictures

Jamaica is a Caribbean island surrounded by swells of all sorts and, as a natural consequence, surfing has been developing fast here. According to Billy Wilmot, legendary surfer, musician and event organizer, surfing became popular in Jamaica in the early 1970s, and since then it has never stopped growing and evolving. “The old school surfers included Cecil Ward, Jack Murray, Leighton Powel, Donnie Soutar, Terrence Muschett, Tim Chin Yee, Randy Cargill, Tony Lancaster, Nigel Andrade, David Langdon, Gordon Cooper, Steve Epstein, and the expats Martel brothers,” Wilmot tells SurferToday.

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The best apps for surfers

Smartphones have changed the way we live our surfing life, and apps have become a key tool for planning our wave riding sessions. Here are the essential apps every surfer should have. Surfing apps serve different purposes, but you can’t have all of them. Otherwise, your mobile device will turn into a useless, chaotic app farm. Also, make sure they’re light and fast so that they won’t drain the battery quickly. So, the smartest move is to be picky and ultra-selective. You want apps that will improve your surfing experience, and that will stay on your phone for a long time.

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