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October 30, 2017

The WSL Big Wave Tour Peahi Challenge featured innovative performances.  In the final, Ryan Hipwood and Kai Lenny together, took off late under the lip on a giant wave. Take offs under the  lip are usually attempted in waves of less magnitude.

Both surfers initiall...

October 25, 2017

     Surfing is a gravity sport similar to skate boarding, skiing and snowboarding.  Surfing differs in that the mountain changes and moves.  Wave motion adds movement and danger to surfing.  A fast moving breaking wave affects a surfer by either giving him a boost or...

October 21, 2017

    

 

     Let’s take a plunge down a very steep wave.  As you struggle to keep the nose up, you lose control.  The surfboard free falls to the bottom of the wave and the nose is buried in the dark depths of the sea.  The surfboard stops moving abruptly a...

October 14, 2017

WSL Quiksilver Pro France

What really happens in a nose poke?   A nose poke is a shallow pearl dive.  The nose or tip of the surfboard may or may not submerge underwater.  The surfboard usually decelerates.  At high speed the board can stop abruptly and launch the rider...

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