SURFING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Surfer Stephanie Gilmore’s five favorite looks for the gym and beach

Why do surfers always have the best style? And perhaps no female rider rocks this rule better than Australia’s Stephanie Gilmore—the epitome of cool in water and on land. The six-time world surfing champion has been pushing boundaries in the waves since her pro debut in 2007, and after winning the Roxy Pro Gold Coast this month, Gilmore, now ranked world No. 1, hopes to...
Via Excelle Sports
March 30, 2017

Roxy Pro: Surfer Stephanie Gilmore is back on top

Stephanie Gilmore may be six-time surfing world champion, but she hasn’t been able to claim a world tour win since 2014—that is until Sunday at the Roxy Pro where she won the 2017 Roxy Pro Gold Coast title. Gilmore defeated Lakey Peterson with a score of 16.60 to Peterson’s 12.66 at Snapper Rocks. The victory could mean a promising year for Gilmore especially because four...
Via Excelle Sports
March 20, 2017

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 Associated Press
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kelly Slater created a man-made wave pool good enough for surfers

We’ve all been to water parks and swam in those giant wave pools. They’re fun, but nothing like the real thing. If you’re a surfer, and you can’t practice in the actual ocean, you need a good approximation of what you’ll be facing during competition. Surfing legend Kelly Slater went ahead and created a wave pool that might actually be a decent representation of the ocean...
Via The Comeback
May 06, 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 Associated Press
December 16, 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

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
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