Letting Bruce Loose

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bruce irons surfing in pipe masters WSL surf contest

Yesterday, the WSL announced that Bruce Irons has been allocated one of the two replacement spots in the upcoming 2015 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the climactic contest of the Championship Tour dedicated to his late brother. Following the public outcry that followed his omission from the trials event last year, Bruce… Read more »

Going for Gold

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Carissa Moore surfing the wave garden in Spain, the technology that could be used if surfing is included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Surfing: In the Olympics. Now, there’s a can of worms! Last Monday the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games announced a shortlist of eight sports that they are considering from which they can select one or more to champion for inclusion in their games. Under recent reforms, at each Olympic Games the host city is… 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 »

The Gold Coast’s Gold

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Surfing Gold Coast point break

  The Sand at Snapper Rocks. At the end of this month the 2015 WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour kicks off, as it has done in so many years past in its previous incarnations, on the Gold Coast.  Every year the eyes of the surfing world focus squarely on the points of Coolangatta at the… Read more »