There is a golden rule at Praia do Norte that says: "Never go right."   The 51-year-old surfer from Sydney has been a regular face at the Portuguese surf break. But, this time, he didn't even need a huge wave to live a terrifying moment.   All it took was a medium-sized right-hand wave

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The Australian surfer will retire from the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) after the second contest of the season. Fanning says he can't give it 100 percent anymore and is not enjoying it as much as he was in the past. "The tour has given me so much, but I

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If recognized and approved, it will be the second time surfing is adopted as official state sport, after being designated in Hawaii in 1998. Interestingly, Hawaii opted for having two formal state sports - an individual sport (surfing) and a team sport (outrigger canoe paddling).   Assemblymembers Muratsuchi and

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French authorities on Wednesday called off a two-day search and rescue operation for the chief executive of the California-based surfwear company Quiksilver after his motorboat washed up empty on a beach near Hossegor, north of the coastal resort of Biarritz, the previous day. Pierre Agnes, 54, had gone out on a solo fishing

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John John Florence

"The last couple days have been nerve-wracking," John John Florence said after clinching his second straight World Title on Monday. The 25-year-old Hawaii-born surfer did it in front of a huge hometown crowd at Pipeline, his backyard, and his favorite wave on Oahu's North Shore. By doing so, Florence becomes

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