The World Surf League (WSL) has publicly declared its interest in buying the Titans of Mavericks or, alternatively, in getting the permit to run a competition at Half Moon Bay. The invitation-only contest had been put for auction with bids starting at $1 million, but after the initial reviews, four interested parties decided not to submit an official bid. Cartel Management – the company behind Titans of Mavericks – canceled the public auction, and announced that it was engaging parallel negotiations with two potential buyers.
Surf localism is an aggressive behavior commonly seen in the most crowd surf spots on the planet. When the ancient Hawaiians introduced surfing to the world, it was kind of like the birth of money – it made some people hungry, greedy, and powerful while leaving the majority, thirsty, needy, and destitute. Before California made surfing mainstream in the 1960s, surf itself was a quiet, and hyper-local sport. After all, it’s one of the few sports that is mainly dictated by one’s geographical location.
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What is surf localism?
Hawaiian surfer hero Bethany Hamilton has been named the Waterman of the Year 2017. The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) decided to honor pro surfer Bethany Hamilton with the prestigious award for her inspirational work in the surfing community. Despite losing her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, the young and talented athlete didn’t stop surfing, competing and participating in motivational conferences and events.
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Bethany Hamilton is the Waterman of the Year 2017
Learn what to do if you find yourself unexpectedly in cold water for a long time. The UK and Irish waters are cold enough to kill, even in summer. This is why the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) released a video that teaches us how to survive in extremely low temperatures. The average water temperature in Britain and Ireland ranges between 12 and 15°C. But there are many areas in the world where cold water is a living threat.
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How to increase your chances of surviving in cold water
Adriano de Souza conquered the 2017 Oi Rio Pro, in Saquarema, Brasil. The Brazilian surfer defeated Adrian Buchan in a nail-biting final held in front of a large crowd of fans. The six-to-eight foot waves on offer at Itaúna delivered the perfect conditions for a tactical battle. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been up here, but I’m so happy to win here in front of this crowd,” expressed an emotional De Souza, who hadn’t won a Championship Tour event since the 2015 Pipe Masters.
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Adriano de Souza wins the 2017 Oi Rio Pro