Papua New Guinea: Surfing’s Splinter Group

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young children in papua new guinea pose with their splinter surf boards carved from local trees or broken canoes

Riding waves in Papua New Guinea has a long and fascinating history, and a very interesting future ahead of it. For hundreds of years villagers in the remote coastal communities around Vanimo in Sandaun Province have been surfing prone on wooden boards known as “splinters”. These basic surfboards (called “palangs” in local pidgin) are carved… Read more »

An Icon of Our TIMES: Gabriel Medina

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WSL world surfing champion gabriel medina competing in France

noun / [in-floo-uh ns] / The power to have an effect on people or things. Gabriel Medina possesses this power, according to TIME Magazine. Yesterday, TIME published their 2015 list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World and surfing’s World Champion has been featured in the Icons category, alongside such luminaries as Pope Francis the leader of the Catholic Church, Pakistani… Read more »

Departure Gate: Fiji

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Cloudbreak Fiji by Mat Arney

Words and images by Mat Arney The transitional seasons of late autumn and early spring can sometimes make the process of selecting a surf vacation destination a difficult (although never unwelcome or unpleasant) decision; will you luck into the desired combo of solid, late wintery swells and warm, summery weather? The Fijian islands, sitting pretty… Read more »

From Pipeline to Politics

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Dustin Barca From Pipeline to Politics

Dustin Barca has often been categorized as a fighter, and tomorrow (Tuesday November 4th) he steps into the political ring as he runs for the position of Mayor of Kauai in the State of Hawaii general elections. The Pipe specialist and former WCT competitor turned professional MMA fighter has been building his political profile on his… Read more »