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THE MERMAID SOCIETY // 2017 AUSTRALIAN SUP CHAMPIONSHIPSThey might be commonplace in the lineup in 2017 with a number of professional SUP surfers and racers propelling their sport beyond comprehension but SUP or Standup Paddle Boarding hit the surf/ocean sports

FEATURE // SURFING IN CHINASurfing in China is a new idea and a new sport. It could be because it is now an Olympic sport, or simply because surf tourism is hot. Of course, right now you wouldn't think about

THE MERMAID SOCIETY | SUP WORLD TOURAustralia's Terrene Black has been crowned 2017 APP World Racing Champion after winning events in both Japan and Maui this year.The Association of Paddlesurf Professionals tour was first started in 2012 and this year

THE MERMAID SOCIETY | 29 OCT 2017 PE'AHI CHALLENGE, MAUI HAWAIIIt's early in the Hawaiian swell season as the roar of the winter waves begin to approach, and the Pacific Ocean has been reeling this week with typhoons positioning themselves

World's Best Big Wave Invitees Are Headed To Pe'ahi Challenge Defending champion and local charger Paige Alms will welcome Justine Dupont, Andrea Moeller, Keala Kennelly, Felicity Palmateer, Bianca Valenti and alternates surfers Emily Erickson, Nicole Pacelli, Laura Enever to Maui today

Best Female Big Wave Surfers Prepare For Inaugural Queen Of The Bay Event At Waimea Bay Photo by @raquelheckert93 THE INFO: The Red Bull Queen of the Bay event will be held at the famous Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu

Carissa Moore Gains Late Momentum In Europe With One Event Remaining The surfing World Tour has had some interesting moments and switches this year. It started with old favourite and style master Steph Gilmore reigniting her fire at the first event,

NSSA Southwest Explorer Conference 17/18Report by Liv Stokes Photo by Kurt SteinmetzThe NSSA (National Scholastic Surf Series) ran their Southwest Explorer events at Ponto Jetties in Carlsbad,on October 7-8.  Due to the cancellation of the prior event on their calendar, which was

Joana Schenker Wins First Bodyboard World Title For Portugal The waves at event seven on the Bodyboard World Tour at Praia Do Norte, Nazaré Portugal were welcoming. Perfect offshore conditions greeted the women as they made their way to the beach

2017 Sintra Pro Portugal Continues To Provide Base For Women's Bodyboarding The Sintra Pro Portugal is the 5th of 8th world tour event for the professional bodyboarders. Sintra, and the European leg of the tour generates a lot of energy and

Brazil's Silvana Lima Puts Her Name Back In The Headlines With Win At Swatch Pro Trestles Event One of the surf world's best writers Sean Doherty brought to light one of the harsh realities of being a professional surfer is that

The Highs & Lows Of Creating History At The ISA World Games It has been a historic week of competition in Denmark for Team Australia as they continued their dominance taking home gold in the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

The APB Tour continues and this weekend the girls were in Japan competing at the Urban Research Tahara Pro.The 3-4 foot conditions saw the world's best competitive bodyboarders take to the water on the south western coast.Local Sari Ohhara held

It's been an excellent couple of weeks in Europe for Hawaii's Coco Ho taking her second Qualifying Series event win in as many weeks. The waves didn't really come to the party for finals day at the Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro but

6 x World Paddle Board Molokai Champion, 8 x ISA Gold Medalist and Australian Champion Ironwoman Jordan Mercer has won a gold medal at the International Surfing Association's World SUP & Paddle Board Championships in Denmark.Mercer was about to board her

The Power Of Dreaming Big & Pushing The Limits In France What is it like to want something with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul? Philippa Anderson knows all about it. The 25-year-old from Newcastle on the

In the lead up the World Qualifying Series event at Anglet that runs between 22-26 August 2017, the event organisers have run a speciality event to rev up the summer energy in the coastal town. Surf De Nuit is a

The Boardmasters event is held at Fistral Beach in the south western surf town of Newquay in England each year. Not only is it one of the major surf events on the European calendar, it also plays host to one

WSA Championship Tour Event #3 Mission Beach Results 2015  Story by Liv Stokes(Top photo by Western Surfing Association)17th October 2015 - The Salt Life WSA Championship Tour held event #3 at Mission Beach, in San Diego, on October 10-11.  The competitors

Tyler Wright Wins 2015 Roxy Pro France (Top Tyler Wright hangs in tight, Photo by Poullenot / WSL)16th October 2015 - Clean 6 foot waves at Cul Nus in Hossegor, France were the line up for a great win and the