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Top surfers of 2013

2013 was a big year for surfing. Records were broken and then broken again. A new champion was crowned, and an all-time great proved his mettle and renewed his commitment to surfing. There are probably many lists of top surfers of 2014 and I’m not aiming to make mine definitive by any means. I just … Read More

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Maya Gabeira: Big wave surfing’s queen

Back in October, Brazilian big wave surfer Maya Gabeira nearly died while surfing at Nazaré, Portugal, Europe’s capital of titanic-sized waves. Luckily she emerged with only a broken ankle. She may have in fact come away with a broken record too, for being on the biggest wave ever ridden by a female surfer, before disappearing … Read More

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Pipeline: Slater wins comp, Fanning clinches third world title

Australian Mick Fanning has won the ASP world surfing tour by scoring a 9.7 during the fifth round of the quarter-final heats at Hawaii’s legendary Pipeline. His come-from-behind triumph means that Fanning is now one of only five surfers to have achieved three ASP crowns. Coming into Pipeline it was down to Fanning and world … Read More

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Surfing spirituality: Hang Zen

There’s something being in a beautiful, alien environment can do your consciousness. It can change the way you feel, the way you look at the world, your entire sense of being. Sounds a bit like religion, doesn’t it? For some surfers, this feeling is called “surfing spirituality”. It’s easy to understand – one moment you’re … Read More

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