Beat the Heat by Taking to the Water

From kayaking to ferries, enter the splash zone in New York’s waterways.

#beaches, #new-york-city, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

How to Stand Up Paddleboard: A Beginner’s Guide

The peaceful pastime is secretly a full-body workout. Here are a few techniques to keep in mind.

#boats-and-boating, #exercise, #kahanamoku-duke-1890-1968, #paddleboarding, #surfing, #water

Inside Brazil’s 40-Year Rise to Global Surfing Dominance

This generation of Brazilian surfers is so dominant, so undeniable, that it has earned a nickname: the Brazilian Storm.

#brazil, #ferreira-italo-1994, #medina-gabriel, #surfing, #world-surf-league

Riding the World’s Biggest Waves, Without a Surfboard

Kalani Lattanzi has taken bodysurfing to the next level, paddling into 40-foot waves with little more than the fins on his feet.

#maui-hawaii, #nazare-portugal, #surfing, #swimming

Janet MacPherson, a Kind of First Wave Feminist in Surfing, Dies at 84

She was the rare woman to pick up surfing in the 1950s. More remarkably, she continued to ride the waves into her 80s.

#deaths-obituaries, #surfer-magazine, #surfing, #women-and-girls

Gabriel Medina, Champion Surfer, Withdraws From Season to Focus on Mental Health

“I’m not in a place where I believe I can perform against the world’s best surfers right now,” the Brazilian three-time world champion said on Instagram.

#medina-gabriel, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #surfing, #world-surf-league

Tom Morey, Surfer Who Invented the Boogie Board, Dies at 86

He created a lightweight, flexible board out of a piece of foam in his backyard in Hawaii in 1971. It introduced millions to the pleasures of riding waves on their bellies.

#boogie-board, #deaths-obituaries, #inventions-and-patents, #morey-tom-1935-2021, #surfing

The World Surf League Introduces a Year-End Playoff System

The World Surf League has rearranged its schedule and will crown new champions using a playoff system.

#assn-of-surfing-professionals, #moore-carissa-1992, #san-clemente-calif, #slater-kelly, #surfing, #world-surf-league

Surf Instructor Claims QAnon Made Him Kill His Children, F.B.I. Says

Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, of Santa Barbara, Calif., abducted his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter and took them to Mexico, the authorities said.

#california, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #matthew-taylor-coleman, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #santa-barbara-calif, #surfing

How a Rockaways Locations Rep Spends Her Sundays

If Claudia Bloom is not surfing or swimming in the ocean, she’s walking or biking down the boardwalk to find friends, yoga, tacos or music.

#arverne-queens-ny, #beaches, #bloom-claudia-1959, #content-type-personal-profile, #movies, #rock-locations-production-co, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #surfing, #television

Surfing for the United States, but Representing Hawaii

U.S. Olympic surfers from Hawaii — the proud home of the sport — would prefer to compete under their own red, white and blue banner.

#florence-john-john-1992, #hawaii, #kahanamoku-duke-1890-1968, #native-hawaiians, #olympic-games-2020, #surfing

Want Your Kid to Learn Something New? Sign Yourself Up, Too.

How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both.

#books-and-literature, #chess, #classical-music, #parenting, #surfing

Surf’s Up. Grab Your Helmet.

Helmets used to be a rarity in surfing. Now, young surfers on the North Shore of Oahu are embracing the safety device as a necessity in the world’s most dangerous waves.

#hawaii, #helmets, #oahu-hawaii, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #surfing

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

#canada, #great-lakes, #lake-huron, #lakes, #snow-and-snowstorms, #surfing, #toronto-ontario, #travel-and-vacations

Surfer Dies After Shark Attack in Hawaii

The 56-year-old man died a day after the attack in Maui. A surf competition scheduled in the area later that day was postponed and moved.

#hawaii, #maui-hawaii, #sharks, #surfing, #world-surf-league

Australian Shark Attacks Jump, Raising Questions

Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #australia, #beaches, #oceans-and-seas, #sharks, #surfing

How to Pretend You’re in Hawaii Tonight

With a few easy-to-find items, you can discover the archipelago’s breathtaking biodiversity, savor its flavors and music, even delight in an island-inspired Thanksgiving.

#art, #beaches, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #hawaii, #islands, #movies, #museums, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surfing, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #volcanoes

Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom

In the digital era, a carefully crafted persona has become more valuable than contest results.

#magazines, #surfer-magazine, #surfing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #world-surf-league

Bringing Perfect Waves to the Masses

Wavemakers have proved they can manufacture ideal surfing conditions. But can they scale it?

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coachella-valley-calif, #surfing, #world-surf-league

The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year

Maya Gabeira didn’t just ride the biggest wave ever ridden by a woman. It was the biggest wave surfed by anyone in the 2019-20 winter season, a first for women in professional surfing.

#mcnamara-garrett-1967, #nazare-portugal, #records-and-achievements, #surfing, #women-and-girls, #world-surf-league

That Person Floating Over the East River Is Riding a $12,000 Water Toy

A cross between a surfboard and a Jet Ski, the eFoil can go as fast as 25 miles per hour — but only for 90 minutes at a time.

#dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #efoil, #flite-inc, #montauk-ny, #new-york-city, #rivers, #surfing

How to Survive in the ‘Shark Attack Capital of the World’

To live in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., is to know sharks and forget fear.

#beaches, #florida, #international-shark-attack-file, #sharks, #surfing

The M.T.A.’s Doomsday Budget Plan

Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buses, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #surfing, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #transit-systems

It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

#animal-behavior, #beaches, #benchley-peter, #california, #california-state-university-long-beach, #cape-cod-mass, #capuzzo-michael, #conservation-of-resources, #east-coast-us, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks, #surfing, #swimming

A Rockaway Life

Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #beaches, #cardwell-diane, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

Surfing Was Set to Debut at the Summer Olympics. 2020 Had Other Plans

This was going to be a historic year for the sport of surfing. We spoke with the world’s top surfers to go behind the scenes as the sport prepares to make its Olympic debut … next year.

#athletics-and-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #surfing

You can now surf in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Browser developers love to add small Easter Eggs to their apps to help you while away the hours when your Interent is down, for example. Chrome has long had the Dino game, that you can start from the ‘No internet’ error screen, for example. With its surf game, Microsoft’s Edge team built something similar into its pre-release channels earlier this year and as the company announced today, it’s now also available in the stable channel, too.

Just type in ‘edge://surf’ into your URL bar and you’re off to the races. The surf game is an endless scroller where you try to avoid obstacles, other surfers and the occasional attention-starved kraken. It’s more fun than the Dino game and also a bit more fully-featured. There are different game modes (endless, time trial, zig zag) and you can play with keyboard, mouse, touch or gamepad. If you like your games even more casual, there is a reduced speed mode and there is a high visibility mode for those with visual impairments.

After almost a year in public preview, the Edge team launched its first stable version earlier this year and only last week, Microsoft announced a slew of new features at its virtual Build developer conference. Even during its preview period, Edge was already a capable browser, though it lacked any killer features — unless being a very good Chromium-based browser made by Microsoft was really what you were always looking for. That’s slowly changing now, as the team is now building out the Edge feature set. The surf game isn’t exactly a killer feature, but it does help set the overall vibe for the browser and shows that Microsoft is looking to go beyond the basics now.

#chromium, #google-chrome, #microsoft, #microsoft-edge, #offline, #surfing, #tc, #web-browsers

Several Surfers Are Found Dead in the Netherlands

At least five bodies were found or seen in the foamy waters off the beach resort of Scheveningen, a district of The Hague.

#deaths-fatalities, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #netherlands, #surfing

Shark Attack Kills Surfer in Northern California

Ben Kelly, 26, who designed boards for a living, was surfing at Manresa State Beach near Santa Cruz when he was attacked.

#california, #international-shark-attack-file, #santa-cruz-calif, #sharks, #surfing, #woods-hole-oceanographic-institution

Should Surfing Be Allowed During the Pandemic?

It has been widely banned, even though it can be therapeutic and done in accordance with social distancing rules.

#bolinas-calif, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #surfing

Catching Waves for Well-Being

Surf therapy programs often focus on children with autism or anxiety, or groups like veterans or cancer survivors.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #special-education, #surfing, #therapy-and-rehabilitation