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 .

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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How to be true windsurfer and improve the community

Oresund: a Swedish windsurf town | Photo: Visit Skane

A contingent of Swedish windsurfers is showing the way forward in how to support fellow sailors, get more money into the windsurfing business and increase the social capital within the community.

From where we stand, it is merely a seven-hour drive to the Arctic Circle. In the horizon, you can…

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Surfer plays the violin while riding Nazaré

Nuno Santos: violinist and big wave charger | Photo: Red Chargers

It can’t get any crazier. Portuguese surfer Nuno Santos has ridden the big waves of Nazaré, in Portugal, while playing the violin.

He wrote the music for Garrett McNamara’s Red Chargers project. And he loves huge waves, too. Nuno Santos, a Portuguese teacher, decided to ride and play the…

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What are El Niño and La Niña?

El Niño: the world water temperatures in September 1997 | Photo: NOAA

El Niño and La Niña are complex climate cycles that occur in the Pacific Ocean around the equator. They have the power to affect the entire weather around the globe due to drastic variations in the oceanic temperatures.

They change the odds of floods, drought, heat waves, and cold seasons for…

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320 Santa surfers ride the world’s largest surf lesson

Bondi Beach: 320 Santa surfers invade the line-up | Photo: RedBalloon

Three hundred and twenty Santa surfers have broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest surf lesson, in Bondi Beach, Australia.

The famous Sydney beach was dressed in red, and the perfection of the gathering was simple and authorized – to raise awareness and funds for OneWave, a…

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Brazil’s mining tragedy and the dangers of storing iron ore waste

The Samarco disaster: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff flies over the Mariana region | Photo: Stuckert Filho

Brazil suffered one of the worst environmental tragedies in the country’s history. A mining dam located in Minas Gerais collapsed and spilled 196 million cubic feet (60 million cubic meters) of mud into rivers, communities, and the ocean.

The Samarco iron ore operation is a joint venture…

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