Month: February 2022

Dane Reynolds Takes Chapter11 TV to Hawaii – SURFER Magazine
Surfing Hawaii

Dane Reynolds Takes Chapter11 TV to Hawaii – SURFER Magazine

Ten years ago at the 2012 Hawaiian Pro, Dane Reynolds laid down one of the most impressive turns in the history of competitive surfing. Shane Dorian–sitting in the booth at the time of said maneuver–called it one of the gnarliest turns he’s ever seen. Suffice to say, the turn proved that D. Reynolds is in […]

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Watch: ‘Real surfers’ invade popular surfing locale in close encounter
Surfing California

Watch: ‘Real surfers’ invade popular surfing locale in close encounter

By David Strege | February 5, 2022 9:00 am ET A group of surfers were suddenly accompanied on the waves of a popular Southern California surfing locale by what were described as “real surfers.” A pod of dolphins, known for catching a wave or two, showed up in a close encounter at Rincon Point in […]

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Surf resort in Palm Desert approved, man-made waves expected in two years
Surfing California

Surf resort in Palm Desert approved, man-made waves expected in two years

Tired of the crowds at your local surf spot? Soon, you’ll be able to catch waves in the desert, about two hours away from the salt-water ocean. The DSRT Surf Resort was recently approved by Palm Desert city leaders, bringing planners one step closer to developing Southern California’s first artificial, new-wave surfing getaway. The major […]

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Hurley launches new apparel line with Black Girls Surf
Surfing California

Hurley launches new apparel line with Black Girls Surf

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it. That’s a mantra Rhonda Harper, founder of Black Girls Surf, says often to convey the importance of cultural and gender diversity out in the ocean to inspire others to feel comfortable riding waves. One mega surf brand, Costa Mesa-based Hurley, is showing support for more inclusion […]

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Surfing, skateboarding will officially ride into the LA28 Olympics
Surfing California

Surfing, skateboarding will officially ride into the LA28 Olympics

Surfing and skateboarding – two extreme sports with strong ties to Southern California – will officially be part of the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The news comes after the International Olympic Committee met in China on Feb. 3 and decided on 28 approved sports that members felt put a “strong focus on youth,” […]

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Dave Reardon: Hawaii needs to get on board and help make surfing a high school sport
Surfing Hawaii

Dave Reardon: Hawaii needs to get on board and help make surfing a high school sport

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Wasn’t this settled 18 years ago? Or 11 years ago? The state’s Department of Education sanctioned surfing as a sport in 2004. Then, political and business leaders — and a young champion from Palolo named Carissa Moore — gave it another significant push in 2011. But, […]

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A year after a wipeout nearly killed him, this pro surfer is back to taking on the big waves
Surfing Hawaii

A year after a wipeout nearly killed him, this pro surfer is back to taking on the big waves

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Last February, big-wave surfer Mikey “Redd” O’Shaughnessy got a first-hand lesson in Pipeline’s power when he hit his head on the reef and had to be resuscitated on shore after being knocked unconscious. He doesn’t remember much, but his helmet tells the story. “You can see it’s pretty scratched up and there’s […]

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Days before 50th birthday, surfing legend Kelly Slater wins iconic event in Hawaii
Surfing Hawaii

Days before 50th birthday, surfing legend Kelly Slater wins iconic event in Hawaii

On Day 3 of the Winter Olympics, America’s biggest victory might very well have come not on a frozen halfpipe in China, but in the warm waves of the Banzai Pipeline, thousands of miles away in Hawaii. The win belonged to Kelly Slater, the surfing great who turns 50 this week. Slater defeated a rider […]

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New bill would allow tow-in surfing in Hawaii’s smaller waves
Surfing Hawaii

New bill would allow tow-in surfing in Hawaii’s smaller waves

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! A bill that would amend state law to allow personal watercraft to tow surfers into waves below high-surf warning levels, as determined by the National Weather Service, has been introduced in the state Senate. SB 3228 proposes to amend Section 200-37, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to read […]

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Lawmakers mull funding for high school surfing – Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Surfing Hawaii

Lawmakers mull funding for high school surfing – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Lawmakers are considering a measure to provide the Department of Education with a wave of funding to make surfing a prep sport across the state. House Bill 2277 would provide an unspecified dollar amount to the state department to promote and support surfing as an interscholastic sport in all the state’s high school athletic leagues. […]

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