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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
4 days ago

Stephanie Gilmore wins Women’s Pipe Invitational

Australian Stephanie Gilmore posted a 9.0 ride and a 8.0 ride on her way to winning the Women’s Pipe Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii. With an average wave score of 5.71 and the closest runner-up—and fellow Australian—Tyler Wright posting a 6.33 for her best ride, the Invitational was all Stephanie Gilmore’s to win. While she might not have had the best season in 2016, the win...
Via Excelle Sports
December 15, 2016

San Clemente transplant Jordy Smith wins Hurley Pro; Tyler Wright wins women's event

Tanner Gudauskas gave the wave everything he had. The San Clemente surfer threw big hacks as he took the right-hander toward shore, the crowd on the beach going wild as Gudauskas met up with former world champion Joel Parkinson in the semifinals of...
Via The OC Register
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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

Surfer Kelly Slater Saves Child, Mother After Rogue Wave Sweeps Them Away

Don’t call Kelly Slater a hero: the 11-time World Surf League champion was just in the right place at the right time. After getting rejected by a giant closeout wave at Waimea Bay in Oahu, Hawaii, Slater took a different route home than he normally does. Photographer Chris White was with his wife, Sarah, and young son, Van, when a giant rogue wave crashed over the guard rail at...
Via NESN.com
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 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

#SDLive: Bethany Hamilton and Tanner Gudauskas join the panel.

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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