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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Get Ready for a VR Trip to Cloudbreak – A recreation of Jon Ritter's discovery of Cloudbreak—this time with virtual reality

Back in the 1970s, an American surfer named John Ritter sailed through the then mostly unsurfed South Pacific in search of empty waves–which he found, in plenty. But perhaps the most significant of his findings occurred in 1978, when, on a trip from Samoa, Ritter stumbled upon a dredging left-hander just off the heart-shaped Fijian

A Florida Surf Shop Burns – Gulf Coast's WCSS needs help

After an electrical fire tore through Holmes Beach, Florida’s West Coast Surf Shop, the Gulf Coast surf community on Anna Maria Island is reeling. Jim Brady opened WCSS in Holmes Beach in 1964 and over the course of more than a half-century has played a major role in cultivating the Gulf Coast enclave’s surf culture

Amidst the Mayhem in West Oz – Jordy, John John, Mikey Wright and more freesurfed between shark attacks and rounds at Margies

Between the shark attacks and overall drama surrounding the Margaret River Pro this year, some the world’s best were able put the worst-case scenarios out of their minds and just go surfing-which is something the Western Australian locals do every day. Surf photography dream team Ryan Miller and Trevor Moran where there to capture the

The Faces of Women’s Longboarding in 2018 – A highlight reel featuring Honolua Bloomfield, Kelia Moniz, Natalia Smith, Rosie Jaffurs, Victoria Vergara and more, courtesy of Roxy Facer

It was at this point, last year, that social feeds worldwide started to become filled with a steady stream of beautiful longboarding. Fresh clips of world longboarding champion Honolua Bloomfield, along with Kelia Moniz, Natalia Smith, Rosie Jaffurs, Victoria Vergara, Justine Mauvin, and Soleil Errico, seemed to pop up digitally overnight Surfermag.com

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