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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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.
Sports The most famous big-wave surfer on the planet doesn’t just want to ride waves. He wants to ride fairways.
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No. 14: Kelly Slater Kelly Slater is one of the world’s best and most popular surfers, and an 11-time ASP World Tour champion. In his time not spent surfing, Slater loves to golf and play the guitar, and he is a very powerful spokesperson for suicide prevention awareness. He finds himself as our 14th-hottest male in sports for 2013. Next On The Hot 100: AJ McCarron >>>...
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