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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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