101 surf sports: 115 Third St., San Rafael; 415-524-8492; 101surfsports.com. In progress: Lessons and equipment for stand-up paddle, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing weekends. The prices vary. Bay Area Discovery Museum: 557 McReynolds Road, Fort Baker, Sausalito; 415-339-3968; baykidsmuseum.org. In progress: Kids’ Nature Lab and hikes. The prices vary. Summer camps:Read More →

Laird Hamilton was one of the first watermen to test the kites developed by the Legaignoux brothers. This is how he lived the early years of kitesurfing. When kitesurfing was born, Laird John Zerfas was already an accomplished wave surfer. His stepfather, Bill Hamilton, was a phenomenal and highly respectedRead More →

Choosing the right skimboard can be complicated. The good news is that a sizing chart and a few rules of skimmed science will solve the most common doubts. How to choose a skimboard? First, write down your height and weight, as these variables will count when purchasing new equipment. ThenRead More →

Mike Waltze lives and breathes Hawaii. The surfer-filmmaker who directed “That First Glide” was one of the first surfers to take on Jaws and ride the waves using dynamic air kites. Waltze was born in Port Beach, California, but moved to Oahu, Hawaii when he was still young. He startedRead More →

Professional skimboards are works of art, science and design. But you don’t necessarily need a high-end skimboard to shred and have fun. Let’s learn how to shape a skimboard. The good news is that producing your own skimboard doesn’t cost a lot. With a few phone calls, you will getRead More →

Hawaiian water sports legends Robby Naish, Pete Cabrinha, and Don Montague share their personal stories in an audiobook filled with great music and a laid back vibe. Through never-before-seen interview recordings from the award-winning film “Chapter One – The Kiteboard Legacy Begins”, the three men talk about the evolution ofRead More →

Chilling stuff! Thick-skinned athlete wakeboarding on glacier around ‘iceberg capital of the world’ in subzero temperatures Nikita Martyanov, 28, from Russia, traveled to the remote town of Ilulissat on the west coast of Greenland Creepy footage shows the daredevil surfing at high speed through the icy landscape Martyanov had toRead More →

Guinness World Records confirmed this. Nuno “Stru” Figueiredo has officially surfed the biggest kitesurfing wave in the world. On November 8, 2017, the kitesurfer from Porto, Portugal launched his kite in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, and sailed one of the most dangerous beach breaks on the planet. The wind wasRead More →

Mike Dowdy rides Wake Superior A big part of being the best in the business is being dynamic. It’s about being versatile, creative and curious. One-turn static ponies – although they’re really good at winning – don’t move people. It is the pioneers, the travelers, the astronauts who do it.Read More →

Quiksilver has announced the launch of an inflatable safety vest exclusively designed for the practice of big waves. The Highline Airlift vest is the result of a joint venture between Quiksilver and the French diving equipment company Aqua Lung and hopes to improve the safety of surfers in extreme conditions.Read More →

Billy Bryan signs autographs for young fans during the VIC World Skimboard Championships at Aliso Beach Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Laguna Beach, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer) Noah Webb competes in the 18-21 amateur semi-final at the VIC World Skimboard Championships at Aliso Beach ParkRead More →

How to choose and buy a skimboard? Do you plan to ride crashing waves or just slide on a wet surface? First of all, you need to choose the board that matches your weight and level of experience. Ultimately, it all depends on how fast you can haul through theRead More →

Participant of the 2014 Virgin River Skimboard Classic, located at the waterfall, St. George, Utah July 12, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News ST. GEORGE – On Saturday morning, 27 young people competed in the Virgin River Skimboard Classic 2014, which took place at The Waterfall, locatedRead More →

Maya Gabeira almost escaped death by drowning in Nazaré. What are the impacts and risks of big wave surfing on the physical and mental health of extreme surf athletes? The European Association of Surf Doctors (EASD) has analyzed The shocking erasure of Maya Gabeira in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.Read More →

Kitesurfers discussed the judging guidelines that should score performance in wave kiteboarding competitions. The Kite Surf Pro (KSP) confirms that judges will track major elements such as commitment, degree of difficulty, innovative and progressive maneuvers, combination of major maneuvers, variety of maneuvers, speed, power and debit. Additionally, judges will alsoRead More →

The first combination with an integrated instantly inflatable air bladder was invented. This exceptional new survival development was developed by big wave legend Shane Dorian, Billabong Wetsuits and Mustang Survival Corporation. Named “Billabong V1”, the revolutionary suit was designed after Dorian’s near-drowning incident in 2010 at Maverick’s, the famous coldRead More →