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 »

Me, Myself and Surfing: Oney Anwar

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One Anwar

Indonesia is the dream destination for many surfers around the world, so what’s it like growing up and learning to surf there?  Oney Anwar was born and raised in Lakai on the island of Sumbawa, and grew up surfing the incredible wave at Lakey Peak surrounded and encouraged by visiting surfers.  A talented surfer and… Read more »

Me, Myself and Surfing: Michael Kew

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Surfer in a backlit barrel at Rincon in California shot by Michael Kew

  Oregon-based writer, photographer and videographer Michael Kew is a surfer whose creative output has inspired so many other surfers to head off in search of empty waves.  Kew has travelled far and wide in his search for waves, from the frigid high latitudes to the more inaccessible islands of the tropics across every major… Read more »

A Surfboard Made Of Wood: The James Otter Interview

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The Early Bird Otter Surfboards surf simply Feature Image

  We are big fans of TED here at Surf Simply; in a digital landscape saturated with informational and motivational videos, the TED talks (from their annual conference in Longbeach, California and now from their independently organised TEDx events) are consistently amongst the best out there. Their tagline “ideas worth spreading” applies to everything from… Read more »