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FA Cup: 'Lovely goal, best of the night' Carroll curls in Swansea's seventh

Tom Carroll curls Swansea's seventh goal into the top corner to extend Swansea's lead against League Two Notts County in their FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Via BBC Sport
15 days ago

Bethany Hamilton, shark survivor, wows in surf competition

HONOLULU (AP) It's a feat that few have the bravery or physical ability to attempt: taking on one of the world's most dangerous waves while competing against the best surfers in the sport. But Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm to a shark at age 13, charges the waves. Now 26, she knocked the top-ranked female surfer out of the competition during the World Surf League Fiji...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Surfing legend Kelly Slater created his own artificial wave pool

Surfing icon Kelly Slater has been developing his mysterious artificial wave for the last decade, and last December stunned the surfing world with by showing off his secret spot - a huge pool that can produce "elite-level" waves repeatedly. Slater recently invited some of the best surfers in the world to test out his wave pool, and they were blown away. 
Via FOX Sports
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Surfers get once-in-a-lifetime 60 foot swells off Hawaii

HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) The Eddie was ''a go'' as a powerful and sustained swell produced huge surf on Oahu's North Shore Thursday. Before the sun came up over the horseshoe-shaped Waimea Bay, organizers huddled together to make the final call on the invitation-only big-wave competition that hasn't been held in six years. The event in memory of local lifeguard and big-wave surfer...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) Hawaii's big wave surf competition was called off early Wednesday when the 40-foot swells predicted failed to materialize, event spokeswoman Jodi Wilmott said. The competition was last held six years ago, when swells met organizers' strict minimums. The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event began in 1984, but there have only been eight times conditions...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Man credits higher power for surfer Kelly Slater saving wife, baby from wave

Kelly Slater: 11-time World Surf League champion and ... guardian angel?A man credited "the surf gods" for putting Slater in the right place at the right time to "save my wife and kid who were swept across a road by a freak wave" on Kamehameha Higheway this week in Oahu, Hawaii.Photographer Chris Whitey thanked Slater in an Instagram post, while providing some scary details in his comments.
Via FOX Sports
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Shark attack survivor Fanning pursues surfing crown despite brother's death

SYDNEY -- Mick Fanning, who survived a shark attack in South Africa in July, decided to keep competing at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii to pursue his fourth world surfing title despite learning of the death of his brother Wednesday.Before entering the water for competition, Fanning was told his 43-year-old brother, Peter, had died back in Australia.Fanning, 34, says "it's kind of...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fanning keeps competing in Hawaii despite brother's death

SYDNEY (AP) Mick Fanning, who survived a shark attack in South Africa in July, decided to keep competing at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii to pursue his fourth world surfing title despite learning of the death of his brother on Wednesday. Before entering the water for competition, Fanning was told his 43-year-old brother, Peter, had died back in Australia. Fanning, 34, says ...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

'Thanks for not eating me' -- Surfer home, recounts shark attack

Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa. It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this three-time world champion is no fictional Crocodile Dundee-style Aussie. He's the real thing: his shark...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Surfer and bare-handed shark wrestler returns to Australia

Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa. It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this three-time world champion is no fictional Crocodile Dundee-style character. He's the real thing: his shark...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday. The Australian surfer was struck by the shark from behind and knocked into the water as he sat on his board waiting his turn during the JBay Open in...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Surfer Mich Fanning Attacked By Sharks During Finals of Competition in South Africa

Surfing looks cool as hell, but there is a very good reason why a lot of people don't do it--they don't want to get eaten by a shark like surfer Mick Fanning almost was during a competition off the coast of South Africa. Fanning was out in the water on his board when a shark fin pops out of the water right next to him.The ensuing attack was all captured on camera (very intense and...
Via FatManWriting
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Champion surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark during live broadcast (VIDEO)

An Australian surfer made an incredible escape from serious harm after encountering a shark during a major competition in South Africa — all of the frightening attack being seen by viewers on a live broadcast of the event. Mick Fanning was competing in the J-Bay Open on the eastern Cape, when one of the sharks approached his surfboard. Video of the attack showed the shark...
Via The Other Paper
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mick Fanning attacked by shark; J-Bay Open canceled

Following Mick Fanning’s near death encounter with a shark during a heat at Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa, the commissioner of the surf league decided to cancel the remainder of the competition. The safety of our athletes is a priority &, after discussions with both Finalists, we will cancel the remainder of #JBayOpen competition. — #JBayOpen (@wsl) July 19, 2015 In an interview...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mick Fanning shark attack caught on live TV (Video)

Professional surfer Mick Fanning had a close — WAY too close — encounter with a shark on Saturday, and it was all caught on live television. Fanning, who was competing in the World Surf League’s J-Bar Open in South Africa, was floating in open water waiting for a wave when a shark swam up beside...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pro surfer has terrifying encounter with shark

By Jesse Reed World renowned surfer Mick Fanning stared death in the face on Sunday when a huge shark attacked him during the J-Bay Open final in South Africa. The entire thing was caught on tape, as the harrowing event occurred on live TV. Sharks are in the lineup. @Mick_Fanning is OK. The #JBayOpen Final is on STANDBY http://t.co/Kq8bZ5eIA7 http://t.co/FusEoR2EHM — #JBayOpen...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrap up: 2015 Fiji Pro

Highlighted by Owen Wright’s four perfect 10s in a single heat, the 2015 Fiji Pro wrapped up last Friday on a quiet, soft note with some riders facing scores as low as three points. Here’s a summary of the tournament, starting with the quarters. Quarterfinals Heat 1 Julian Wilson (AUS) Italo Ferreira (BRA) Heat 2 Taj Burrow (AUS) Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) Heat 3 Owen Wright (AUS) Joel...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Speculation over Slater retirement after Instagram post

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) Kelly Slater caused a stir in the surfing world on Thursday when the 11-time world champion suggested in an Instagram post that the Bells Beach event in Australia might be his last before retiring. The 43-year-old American said in the post that ''big decisions in life don't come easy and it's taken a lot of quiet time and personal introspection to come...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Bull gives wings to Brooke Thabit and hope for others with spinal cord injury

For most people, a debilitating spinal cord injury would derail their everyday life. For Brooke Thabit, it means overcoming it all by staying in the gym. The post Red Bull Gives Wings To Brooke Thabit And Hope For Others With Spinal Cord Injury appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Laird Hamilton, Inventor

Sports The most famous big-wave surfer on the planet doesn’t just want to ride waves. He wants to ride fairways.
Via maxim.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

One-armed 'Soul Surfer' wins major title 11 years after shark attack

Eleven years after losing her left arm during a shark attack, Bethany Hamilton, the inspirational 24-year-old surfer won the Surf-N-Sea Pipeline Women's Pro, one of the crown jewels in the world of women's surfing.The Kauai-born Hamilton — also known as the Soul Surfer — topped two Hawaiian surfers and a competitor from Japan in the final round for the title.For Hamilton, who famously...
Via The Other Paper
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Surfer Carlos Burle rides possibly the biggest wave ever surfed

Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle road a storm surge off the coast of Nazare, Portugal on Monday that may have been the largest wave ever surfed. According to Deadspin, early reports have estimated that the wave was somewhere in the range of 100 feet high. If that’s the case, Garrett McNamara’s record of riding a 78-foot […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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Surfer twerks to warm up for event

If there remains an unfortunate segment of the blogosphere-perusing population that has yet to ever hear (or more fittingly, see) professional surfer Anastasia Ashley, that likely won’t last much longer now that a video has surfaced of her seductive warm-up routine that involves a wondrous display of twerking. Much like Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke catapulted […]The post Pro...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Slater: Punish surfers for pot? Harsh, bro

Surfing legend Kelly Slater is happy to submit to random drug tests, but has queried whether using marijuana should be a punishable offense in sport. The 11-time world champion is in Australia for the start of the World Tour, which opens this weekend with the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast, 50 miles south of Brisbane on Australia's east coast. It will be the first event to fall...
Via FOX Sports
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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Surfer has crush on Tim Tebow?

Is there a more eligible and sought-after bachelor in the world right now than Tim Tebow? We know the fans love him for what he brings on the field, but Tebow has become an extremely hot commodity off the field as well. I guess the choir boy lifestyle will do that for you. After all, if you can’t bring Tim Tebow home to meet your parents than who could you bring? At the site...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2012  |  16 Comments
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