Gold Coast ready for the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Bede Durbidge is out due to injury | Photo: Quiksliver

Welcome to the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour. The world’s best male and female surfers will battle for the initial points at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast, in Snapper Rocks, Australia.

Adriano de Souza followed Gabriel Medina’s footsteps and took the 2015 world title. He will…

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Oceans will contain more weight of plastics than fish by 2050

Plastics: by 2050 oceans will contain more weight of plastics than fish | Photo: Bledowski/BigStockPhoto

A recital by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation concluded that by 2050 oceans will contain more weight of plastics than fish.

“The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics” is the result of a three-year study of the powerful global plastic industry. In the next 20 years, the use of…

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Billy Stairmand celebrates fifth New Zealand surfing title

Billy Stairmand: the New Zealand record of five titles that is held by Auckland surfers Wayne Parkes and Iain Buchanan | Photo: Mark Stevenson

Billy Stairmand has done it again. The surfer from Raglan claimed his third consecutive national title at the 2016 Billabong National Surfing Championships, held at Clair Beach, Dunedin, in New Zealand.

Despite the onshore breeze, the marvel’s finals got underway, and Stairmand rapidly took…

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Adrien Bosson and Riccardo Marca claim European windsurfing awards

Adrien Bosson: vertical attacks in Leucate | Photo: Bellande/PWA

Adrien Bosson and Riccardo Marca have been named “Sailor and Rookie of the Year 2015” by the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT).

It was a tight battle. After picking eight finalists, the EFPT handed the verdict to the fans. In the decisive week, Amado Vrieswijk, Sarah-Quita Offringa, and…

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Ricardo Campello out of the 2016 PWA World Tour

Ricardo Campello: making a pause in competition | Photo: Carter/PWA

Ricardo Campello has announced that he will not compete on the 2016 Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) World Tour.

The Brazilian sea and freestyle windsurfing master made an unexpected decision, after finishing the 2015 season in fifth place. Campello will be out of the circuit for an…

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Emma Wilson wins SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Present 2015

Emma Wilson: winner of SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award 2015 | Photo: RYA

Emma Wilson is the winner of the prestigious One-to-Watch Present 2015 by SportsAid.

The 16-year-old windsurfer from Christchurch enjoyed an outstanding sailing season. She won two gold medals at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships, and a silver medal at the 2015 edition.

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Philip Köster crowned King of Cold Hawaii 2015

Philip Köster: a push loop into heaven | Photo: Cold Hawaii

Philip Köster has delivered a flawless swell windsurfing performance to embezzle the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2015, in Klitmoller, Denmark.

The howling winds of the North Wave crowned a new king. And he comes from Germany. Philip Köster secured his second victory of the year against an…

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