Team USA won the 2017 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, held at Okuragahama Beach, in Hyuga, Japan. The American junior surfing team secured six medals and reconquered the overall title conquered in 2015. But the Japanese can also celebrate, as they snatched a gold and a silver medal. The gold medal in the Boys Under 18 division went to Ignacio Gundesen. The surfer from Argentina also made history for his country by winning the most coveted individual title.
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American junior surfers triumph in Japan
The holiday season is coming up, and we’ve got cool gift ideas for him and her. Welcome to The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2017. For many surfers and their families, Christmas is the best holiday and the most meaningful time of the year. It’s all about sharing life and love with those who are close to us. Surfing is a year-round sport. An outdoor activity that heals and brings joy to its participants from spring to winter. And surfers care about their stuff; they love technical gadgets and smart tools.
Surfboards are a complex formula that involves design, hydrodynamics, and materials. Take a look at the most common types of surfboard foam. When it comes to choosing the right surfboard core for your style and favorite waves, it always gets a little complicated, even for advanced surfers with decades of experience. Modern surfboards are made using four main types of core materials, with each having its own density, flexibility levels, strengths, and weaknesses.
The main types of surfboard foam blanks
Peniche has become the world’s first surfing destination to be benchmarked for sustainable surf tourism. Stoke Certified representatives met with various stakeholders in Peniche over the course of two weeks to evaluate the destination’s tourism plan, community development, cultural heritage preservation, surf resource management, and environmental conservation initiatives. The assessment benchmarked Peniche against the new Stoke Surf Destinations standard of 84 criteria, which was built on the foundation of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Destination Criteria and adapted to the unique sustainability challenges that coastal communities and surf tourism destinations face.
Killer whales have stormed the world’s northernmost surfing competition, in Unstad, Norway. Traditionally, sharks are the greatest threat to surfers and surf competitions. But, this time, nature sent something a little bit different. Two large killer whales, also known as orcas, invaded the Lofoten Masters contest area when surfers were in the lineup competing for a place in the final.
Killer whales storm the 2017 Lofoten Masters