Bondi Beach tests the "Intelligent Buoy" shark detection system

Bondi Beach: the Clever Buoy will warn surfers and swimmers of the presence of sharks

Sydney’s Bondi Beach is testing a shark warning system that detects large predators.

The “Smart Buoy” is a trial system that involves buoys installed 546 yards (500 meters) offshore. When the shark’s distinct movements are detected, the device sends a message to the lifeguards.

The lifeguard…

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"The Eddie" is ready: who will subdue Waimea Bay?

Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau: it is never too big at Waimea Bay | Photo: Quiksilver

“The Bay calls the Day”. Eddie is ready. It’s on. The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau 2015/2016 is set to run on February 10th.

In the past 31 years, the big swell surfing miracle held at Waimea Bay got underway eight times. This will be the ninth edition. The endure time “The Eddie” was…

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Go for it: Titans of Mavericks gets green light

Mavericks: big, sharky, cold and deadly | Photo: Nelly/Red Bull

The Titans of Mavericks has been called on. The world’s daring big sea surfers will hit Half Moon Bay on February 12th.

It’s never big enough for the “The Eddie” but, in Northern California, there are 24 chargers ready to tackle giant waves breaking in sharky cold waters. This time, Mavericks…

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Albee Layer survives a dangerous wipeout at Jaws

Albee Layer: falling into the abyss

Albee Layer suffered a massive wipeout at Jaws, Maui. He will be out of the water for while.

The Hawaiian big swell hellman has had a fantastic season at Peahi but, this time, the beast sea almost claimed his life. Layer knew there wouldn’t be enough sea to run “The Eddie,” so he stayed in Maui…

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Nic Lamb wins the Titans of Mavericks

Nic Lamb: he won the Titans of Mavericks with steep drops | Photo: Candas/Red Bull

Nic Lamb has conquered the inaugural edition of the Titans of Mavericks, at Half Moon Bay, in Northern California.

The big swell invitational got underway in 20-to-30-foot surf and light onshore winds. There were air drops, injuries, vertical commitments, shark sightings, and unexpected freak…

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10 lessons surfing teaches you about life and business

Surfing: a sport for life and business

I have learnt more lessons about life and business from surfing than I have from just about any other single activity I’ve ever taken part in.

Surfing is one of the most mentally and physically challenging things you can do and as a result, the lessons it teaches you come think and brisk. And…

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Chris de Aboitiz goes surfing with dogs with behavior problems

Chris de Aboitiz: the Australian surf dog trainer

Dog trainer and canine lover Chris de Aboitiz has proved that his puppies may soon join the World Surf League pros.

Some surf dogs are greater than others. In fact, there’s one man that is taking canine surfing to a whole new level. His name is Chris de Aboitiz, an experienced Australian…

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