Day: August 1, 2022

Vans US Open of Surfing called ON for Women | Maui Now
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Vans US Open of Surfing called ON for Women | Maui Now

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES – JULY 31: Zoe McDougall of Hawaii surfs in heat 2 of the Opening Round at the VANS US Open of Surfing on July 31, 2022 at Huntington Beach, California, United States. (Photo by Beatriz Ryder/World Surf League) The Vans US Open of Surfing, Stop No. 4 of the World Surf […]

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High-surf warning in effect for all Hawaiian Islands due to ‘historic south swell’
Surfing Hawaii

High-surf warning in effect for all Hawaiian Islands due to ‘historic south swell’

JAMM AQUINO / JULY 16 A surfer rides a large wave at Ala Moana Bowls during a large south swell. Former Tropical Storm Darby dissipated southwest of Hawaii island on Saturday evening, but not the high-surf warning which remains in effect today through Monday for the south-facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands. The National Weather […]

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Beach closures, damage: What travelers can expect after the ‘historic’ Hawaii swells
Surfing Hawaii

Beach closures, damage: What travelers can expect after the ‘historic’ Hawaii swells

The state moved fast to mitigate damage after the record-breaking waves closed roads and beaches and flooded property across the islands. Show Caption Hide Caption Giant waves in Hawaii crash the party during wedding reception A southern swell created “historic” surf conditions in Hawaii, according to The National Weather Service, sending waves crashing into a […]

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Surfer shares horrifying story of being brutally savaged in Hawaii lineup by crazed pig: “It had a bloody face as if it had been attacked, the longest snout, with tusks like a baby mastodon!” – BeachGrit
Surfing Hawaii

Surfer shares horrifying story of being brutally savaged in Hawaii lineup by crazed pig: “It had a bloody face as if it had been attacked, the longest snout, with tusks like a baby mastodon!” – BeachGrit

“There was a giant bite mark. That could have been me.” Any surfer who has traveled to the Hawaiian Island chain knows that it is paradisiacal but also knows a dark menace lurks beneath the plumeria and hibiscus flowers. Violently spilled açaí bowls. But also wild pigs. Nasty things that defecate in water sources, root […]

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Sunsets, Surf, Mexico – Padres Groove to San Diego Vibe with ‘City Connect’ Uniforms
Surfing Mexico

Sunsets, Surf, Mexico – Padres Groove to San Diego Vibe with ‘City Connect’ Uniforms

Major League Baseball launched its “City Connect” uniforms last year and caused a bit of a fashion splash. Now the Padres get to join in. The Friars became the seventh team this season to unveil their special unis, which combine a shout out not only to San Diego’s SoCal vibe, but also its location near […]

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10 Best Mexico Surf Towns for Beautiful Views and Relaxed Vibes
Surfing Mexico

10 Best Mexico Surf Towns for Beautiful Views and Relaxed Vibes

There are many reasons why Mexico’s Pacific coast is one of the most beloved destinations among surfers. Not only does this wild stretch serve up stunning sunset-facing beaches with incredible waves, but it’s also home to many surf towns that cater to intrepid wave chasers with low rates for board rentals, ice-cold beers, and the […]

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Hawaiian Surfer Malia Manuel on Hula, Waves, and Going With the Flow
Surfing Mexico

Hawaiian Surfer Malia Manuel on Hula, Waves, and Going With the Flow

Follow the professional surfer around her home island as she rides, hula dances, and talks about the joy of movement. Malia Manuel was just 14 years old when she won the 2008 U.S. Open of Surfing. Fast-forward through 15 years of elite wave riding, numerous titles, and you’ll find that she continues to crush it. […]

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Experience: I was attacked by a wild boar while surfing
Surfing Mexico

Experience: I was attacked by a wild boar while surfing

Experience: I was attacked by a wild boar while surfing The pig pulled itself up and took a chunk out of the board with its teeth. There was a giant bite mark. That could have been me Ingrid Seiple at Mokulē’ia Beach Park, Hawaii. Photograph: Bea Oyster/The Guardian Ingrid Seiple at Mokulē’ia Beach Park, Hawaii. […]

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US Open of Surfing 2022 Begins With a Bang
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US Open of Surfing 2022 Begins With a Bang

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Sunny skies and 2–3-foot surf conditions greeted professional surfers from all over the world as they began their battle for $50,000 in prize money in the opening day of the Vans US Open of Surfing on July 30. The nine-day festival is held just south of the Huntington Beach Pier and includes surfing, […]

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