Red Bull Cape Fear
The Red Bull Cape Fear is a surfing competition held at a local Sydney break called Cape Fear, on the southern side of Botany Bay at Cape Solander. Known locally as 'Ours', it became the site of a Red Bull big wave surfing competition in August 2014 called Red Bull Cape Fear. Richie Vaculik competed against fellow local Evan Faulks. and Mark Mathews (surfer) and fellow professional surfer Ryan Hipwood organised the Red Bull Cape Fear event in August 2014.
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External links Australian Boardriders Battle
Australian Boardriders Battle is an event held by Surfing Australia. The event is held every year at Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia. Fox Sports also airs the Australian Boardriders Battle live on Australia Day. Bellyboarding
Bellyboarding is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a bodyboard on the crest, face, and curl of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore. Closeout (surfing)
In surfing, a closeout is a wave formation that does not allow a tubular ride or smooth ridable transitional and optimum trajectory of hydrodynamic wave action from drop in to either left or right. When a wave closes out, a surfer may drop-in from the wave crest and have nowhere ridable to go without encountering or running into wave action falls blocking his or her forward momentum or pathway. Normally, the term closing out refers to when the wave sets crest and fall parallel to the shore line. When the wave crests and falls across the whole set line simultaneously, this is referred to as dumping. J-Bay Open
J-Bay Open a.k.a. Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay is an event on the World Surf League. The event is held every year at Jeffreys Bay in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Inaugural winner Kelly Slater has the most victories with 4. Ku Ikaika Challenge
The Ku Ikaika Challenge is an annual big-wave competition, held at Makaha Beach, in Mākaha, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. The 1st Annual Challenge was held on February 14, 2008, in surf between 15–25 feet. Aaron Napoleon won the contest. Many surfers come and compete to show off their skills on the waves. The winner for first place receives $4,000. This challenge is mainly sponsored by Quick Silver. The challenge itself is a one-day event. Mark Mathews
Mark Mathews is an Australian professional big wave surfer. Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast is an event on the World Surf League. The event is held every year at Coolangatta in Queensland, Australia. Reef Hawaiian Pro
The Reef Hawaiian Pro is a surfing event held annually on the North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. It is currently the first leg of the Triple Crown of Surfing. Surfers compete for a share of $135,000 (men) or $35,000 (women) prize money. Since it carries a 6-star rating, the event is critical for those who want to qualify for the ASP World Tour. Richie Vaculik
Richie Vaculik (born Richard Vaculik) is a mixed martial artist and big wave surfer from Maroubra, Australia. Richie competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight division. Shoulder surfing (surfing)
In surfing, shoulder surfing refers to shoulder hopping. Shoulder hoppers do not take off on the critical part of the wave where there is a need for a high level of skill, but take off further down the line. They are often regarded as annoying by more experienced surfers because shoulder hoppers will sometimes drop in on a surfer already riding the wave – which breaches surfing etiquette of "first on wave (or, closest to the curl) has right of way". Southern California early eighties band the Surf Punks performed a song called Shoulder Hopper for their album My Beach. Stubbies (surfing)
The Stubbies was a surf competition held annually, in about March, at Burleigh Heads, Queensland from 1977 to 1988. The event was named after its sponsor the Stubbies clothing brand and was one of the three major Australian surfing competitions of its day (the other two being the Bells Beach Classic and Surfabout). Surfest
Surfest is an annual surfing competition held in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Surfest began in 1985 as an initiative of Newcastle City Council, and at the time, was the world's richest surfing competition. The event runs for thirteen days, and from the 2007 event, has been held at Merewether Beach, having been held between Newcastle Beach and South Newcastle Beach in the past.
Surfest adopted a festival-style approach in 2015, with smaller, more official events held on surrounding beaches in the lead up to the main event. Surfing in Brazil
Surfing was first introduced in Brazil in the 1970s.The sport is predominately participated by the middle class of the country.Rio Pro is one the major professional surfing events in Brazil.
Brazil has emerged as a major power in sport surfing which has being labeled the Brazilian Storm. Gabriel Medina was the first Brazilian to win a World Surfing Championship.Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for the largest wave at 80 ft (24.3 meters). Surfing in Scotland
Surfing in Scotland is a minor sport. The water around Scotland is fairly cold, requiring a full wetsuit, although it is warmed by the Gulf Stream.
In 2008, the actor Billy Boyd fronted VisitScotland's Perfect Day Campaign, and talked particularly of his love of surfing in Scotland, particularly in Machrihanish near the town of Campbelltown in Kintyre in the west coast of Scotland and Pease Bay and Coldingham Bay on Scotland's East coast. In an interview about the campaign with The Scotsman on 28 July, he said "I don't really do much promotional stuff but felt that with this one I could be honest...I'm very proud of where I come from and I get very excited if a friend comes over and I can show them around." Surfing in South Africa
Surfing in South Africa began in Durban in the 1940s.By 1965 the South African Surfing Association was formed. In recent years surfing associations have tried to encourage more black South Africans to take up surfing. Tube riding
Tube riding is a term used by surfers to describe riding well inside the curve or barrel of a finely-shaped breaking wave. Under the right conditions, waves in some areas, such as the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii, form a moving "tube" or cylinder as they break.
The most straightforward way to tube ride is by body surfing. By riding the waves on his belly without a board, a body surfer may access the tube with relative ease, even in the case of a moderately small barreling wave. It is also possible to tube ride using a boogie board, surfboard, or other wave riding implement. However, tube riding is an advanced skill and some surfers spend years (or even their entire lives) surfing without ever really getting "tubed" — the term for being inside the barrel of the wave. Wax comb
A wax comb is a tool used in the maintenance and removal of surfboard wax on a surfboard. Wax combs typically have features such a jagged or toothed edge and a straight, relatively sharp edge. The jagged edge is used to create textured grooves for improving the traction of the wax and the straight edge is used for scraping off unwanted wax. In addition to the straight edge for wax removal, some wax combs even have an inwardly curved edge for the rails (such as Mr. Zog's Sex Wax “Sex Comb”). Additionally, wax combs can have features such as fin key, bottle opener or a snap for portability (attachment to interior pocket loop, lanyard or leash attachment lanyard). Welsh Surfing Federation
The Welsh Surfing Federation (WSF) is the national governing body of surfing in Wales, affiliated to the European Surfing Federation. It is responsible for promoting the sport by organising National Championships, participating in events to raise public awareness and for selecting teams to represent Wales at an international level.The Welsh Surfing Federation is based at the Welsh Surfing Federation Surf School in Llangennith, Gower, which it owns.
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