There are 996,000 surfers, bodyboarders and SUPers in the UK

Surfing: the British love it | Photo: Hugh Lunnon/Creative Commons

There are 996,000 surfers, bodyboarders and paddleboarders in the United Kingdom, according to The Watersports Participation Survey 2015.

The new research concluded that nearly two percent of the British population rode a surfboard, boogie board or stand-up paddleboard in 2015. Comparing to…

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Surfing artwork on giclee print

Giclee (jhee-clay) – Derived from the french verb gicler meaning to squirt, to spray. The term giclee print typically connotes a certain elevation in printmaking technology.
A giclee is a high resolution digital print and is a recognized fine art print category like lithographs and serigraphs. Giclee is considered the world’s best technique for reproducing original works of art and for printing digitally created art .

Kelly Slater’s man-made swell will be 100 percent powered by solar energy

Kelly Slater Wave Company: 100 percent powered by solar energy

The first surf pool developed by the Kelly Slater Swell Group (KSWC) will be 100 percent powered by solar energy.

The Pacific Gas and Electric Squad (PG&E) announced that the Kelly Slater Wave Crew is one of the first businesses in California to join the firm’s Solar Choice program.

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Denmark produces 140% of electricity through wind power

Wind power in Denmark: 5000 turbines at work | Photo: CGP Grey/Creative Commons

Denmark produced 140% of its electricity needs through wind power.

On the 10th July 2015, the country enjoyed an unusually windy day and produced more energy than its domestic consumption. As a result, Denmark’s wind turbines exported 40% of the surplus power to neighbours.

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Meet Sealander, the amphibious caravan for exploring outer reefs

The Sealander: a caravan and yacht in one

German inventor Daniel Straub has developed a caravan and yacht in one. The Sealander is the perfect pick for surfers wishing to explore offshore surf breaks.

The concept is simple. Drive your car to your favorite surf spot (on the road, the Sealander is registered as a caravan). Then push the…

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Tricky tests in Round 1 of the J-Bay Open 2015

Kelly Slater: playing his usual trumps | Photo: WSL/Cestari

Kelly Slater posted the highest heat total of the opening day of competition at the J-Bay Open 2015, in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

In a wind-affected lineup, Dane Reynolds sent Filipe Toledo and Adam Melling to Round 2, with a collection of effective power turns in critical sections of the…

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"Lost and Found", an Icelandic surfing tale

Lost and Found: an Icelandic surfing tale

Surfers are willing to do anything to get that dream swell. Even to paddle around icebergs in shut-zero temperatures.

Videographers Mikey Corker and Chris McClean and photographer James Bowden traveled to Iceland with a company of surfers in search of new and challenging waves.

The journey to…

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