Monster Waves for the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge!

Insane 25-foot surf saw the first event of the Big Wave Tour held at Playa Zicatela, where the world’s most renown big wave chargers took on the bombs of Puerto Escondido! The one-day event drew in plenty of spectators and was a true spectacle. This ferocious beach break and the ballsy surfers who paddled out put on quite a show, but in the end it was Hawaiian Kai Lenny who took home the trophy. The new Puerto Escondido Challenge champion had this to say about his victory.
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DJI Issues Firmware Update to Prevent Hackers Evading Geo

DJI has responded to recent publicity surrounding the hacking of its drones with a firmware update.  It’s no revelation that the Chinese manufacturer has been targeted by hackers in recent weeks. Many are looking to bypass the Geo system that grounds pilots in predetermined no-fly zones and places an altitude limit on flights. Equally, many […]

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Felipe Toledo Wins Big at the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay!

The 2017 Corona Open J-Bay saw incredible surf and even more incredible surfing, with the trophy going to a well-deserving Felipe Toledo, who blew the competition out of the water with some insane aerials. The Brazilian looked on point from the get go at South Africa’s premier surf spot, and dispatched with his opponents with style. Check out this video of Toledo nailing a double alley-oop and more to seal a 10-point wave score in Round 4…
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The World’s Best Cheap Surf Destinations!

If you want to get away from it all, surfing your days away on as little money as possible, you really need to weigh up the options! There are a number of places where you can happily live for a fraction of the price it would cost you on domestic shores, but to really score good waves and not get caught out by freak weather takes a little research. Luckily it has all been done for you, is just keep reading to find out more about the world’s best cheap surf destinations!

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Oceanside Welcomes Back the Supergirl Pro for its 6th Year!

It’s that time of year again, when the Supergirl Pro rolls into Oceanside for the weekend of July 28th to 30th, bringing with it some of the world’s best female surfers along with a whole bunch of musicians and other action sports events. Officially the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro, it’s a WSL Qualifying Series 6000 point event, attracting pro surfers from all over the world. This is the 6th year the event has been held, and over that time it has grown into one of the biggest showcases for women’s surfing in the world. Read more

What Can You Do With a Broken Surfboard?

A snapped or broken surfboard sucks. It’s a sorry day when your favorite stick is robbed of its purpose, all that time spent surfing it, reduced to nothing more than toxic garbage… but wait, there’s life after death! Broken surfboards really need to be kept out of landfills, they’re not biodegradable and contain all sorts of nasty chemicals. If you have one then do something with it, just don’t chuck it away and expect it to rot, because it won’t. Here are a few ideas to make your snapped surfboard useful again!

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The New Wave Pool on the Block – Is Surf Lakes Too Late to the Party?

Back when Kelly Slater revealed his new wave pool last year it seemed like a one-horse race, but since then we’ve had the Wavegarden Cove change the stakes, and now it’s Surf Lakes (link) turn to shake things up… but can they? Surf Lakes is the new Australian offering, joining the European and American wave pools in a race for global supremacy, so let’s find out a bit more.

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The SurfSection Top 5 Surf Edits of the Month! – June 2017

It’s that time again, our roundup of the SurfSection top 5 surf edits of the month! We’ve got surfing in Greece, wave wizardry in Puerto Rico, barreling Burleigh Heads, and we’re still just getting started! Some awesome surf edits have been dropped this month, so many that we can’t fit them all into this feature, just our handpicked top 5, so at least you’re getting the best of the bunch. Now sit back and watch some awesome wave riding from across the world!

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5 Surf Related Activities That Will Improve Your Surfing When It’s Flat!

When the ocean calms and the waves wither away what are surfers left with, besides a burning desire for more swell? Well a few things actually, specific surf related activities that can help to improve your surfing while you’re not, er, surfing. Here are 5 top surf related activities to enjoy while the surf is flat, and you can be happy in the knowledge that by doing them you’ll be helping your surfing at the same time!

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