Day: September 26, 2022

Photo | Surfing story continues at Steamer Lane
Surfing Hawaii

Photo | Surfing story continues at Steamer Lane

A surfer carves a Steamer Lane wave near the Lighthouse Point cliff face. In the summer of 1885, three Hawaiian princes, David Kawananakoa, Edward Keli’iahonui and Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, surfed Santa Cruz’s San Lorenzo River mouth in the first recorded instance of the sport on the U.S. mainland. The princes rode heavy “o’lo” boards traditionally […]

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Man accused of killing surfing great Chris Davison hit with second charge of “intentionally choking person without consent” as Kelly Slater writes moving tribute, “Lost another soldier yesterday. One of the most naturally talented surfers I ever knew.” – BeachGrit
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Man accused of killing surfing great Chris Davison hit with second charge of “intentionally choking person without consent” as Kelly Slater writes moving tribute, “Lost another soldier yesterday. One of the most naturally talented surfers I ever knew.” – BeachGrit

Tough minimum sentencing laws mean Grant “Grub” Coleman faces a minimum sixteen years if found guilty of killing the surf star. The man arrested over the alleged one-punch killing of the wildly talented surf prodigy Chris Davidson has been hit with a second charge of “intentionally choking a person without consent”.  Davidson, forty-five, was allegedly […]

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Surfrider Foundation releases damning list of America’s “most threatened surf areas” including Oahu’s fabled North Shore, champion-crowning Trestles and Kelly Slater’s Cocoa Beach! – BeachGrit
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Surfrider Foundation releases damning list of America’s “most threatened surf areas” including Oahu’s fabled North Shore, champion-crowning Trestles and Kelly Slater’s Cocoa Beach! – BeachGrit

But silver lining? Climate change is, apparently, here to stay and really throwing wrenches into the works, or spanners, depending on whether your climate speaks the Queen’s English or in American vernacular. While violent wave-causing storms are said to be on the increase, iconic surf breaks will also be threatened due sea level rise and […]

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In California, Ukraine’s national surf team dreams of the Olympics, and the end of war
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In California, Ukraine’s national surf team dreams of the Olympics, and the end of war

Anastasiia Temirbek faced 10-foot walls of whitewater as she paddled out next to the pier at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games this week in Huntington Beach, California.  The ocean had decided to pulse just as Temirbek’s heat began, sending a succession of solid waves into the lineup and leaving the surfers struggling to make […]

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Oahu, Birthplace Of Modern Surfing, Will Soon Have The World’s Largest Deep-Water Standing Wave
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Oahu, Birthplace Of Modern Surfing, Will Soon Have The World’s Largest Deep-Water Standing Wave

Oahu’s west side offers the best of both worlds — Honolulu and its glorious restaurants and museums are a short half-hour drive away, while the stretch of island along the leeward side has mellow beaches and a laid-back, local vibe. On February 10, 2023, a unique entertainment destination will open on its shores: Wai Kai, […]

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Wavepool maestro Tom Lochtefeld fires back at claims hotly anticipated Palm Springs Surf Club tank has been shelved, “We’ll be filling her with water at the beginning of 2023!” – BeachGrit
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Wavepool maestro Tom Lochtefeld fires back at claims hotly anticipated Palm Springs Surf Club tank has been shelved, “We’ll be filling her with water at the beginning of 2023!” – BeachGrit

But no sign of wave-creating virtuoso Cheyne Magnusson nor his guy-pal, the hot Hawaiian eye-candy Kalani Robb! Two years ago, the world’s best surfers were lining up to jiggle their thumb tips against the Palm Springs Surf Club’s pygmy dingus, a proto-wavepool built on the site of the old Wet N Wild in that storied […]

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