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Surfing – Billabong Superbrand Faces Uncertain Future

Surfing - Billabong Superbrand Faces Uncertain Future
Surfing Giant Billabong International Announces Big Losses Billabong, an international giant of surfing clothing, has reported staggering losses of over a quarter of a billion Australian dollars over the last trading year. The massive downturn in fortunes represents a 331 per cent drop on the previous year’s performance, which saw very healthy net profits of $119 million. - Speaking to the press,... 

Thousands Turn Out For Boardmasters 2012

Thousands Turn Out For Boardmasters 2012
Capacity crowds packed out Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach for this year’s Relentless Boardmaster’s Festival. The gigantic event was billed as Europe’s biggest and most exciting festival of surf, skate and music and judging from the reaction of the hoards of excited attendees, it did not disappoint. - The proceedings kicked off 10 days ago with the 6 star Surfing Series and the Vans Summer Skate... 

ED Sheeran and Dizzee Rascal to Appear at Boardmasters

ED Sheeran and Dizzee Rascal to Appear at Boardmasters
Plymouth is gearing up for a feast of world class surfing and live music this weekend as Relentless Boardmasters gets into full swing. The event officially kicked-off yesterday with the 6 Star Surfing Series and the Vans Summer Skate Sessions, but Friday and Saturday will see the festivities get fully into swing when some of the biggest names in U.K. music descend on Watergate Bay. - Friday will see... 

Steph Gilmore Takes Fifth World Surfing Crown

Steph Gilmore Takes Fifth World Surfing Crown
If ever there was a competition to crown an all-time queen of surfing, 24-year-old Australian surfer, Steph Gilmore, would have to be in with a chance of winning. This weekend saw Steph cement her reputation as a living legend of women’s surfing by claiming her fifth ASP World Championship crown. - Steph Gilmore’s first win came back in 2007 when she was just 18-years-old. Subsequently, the surfing-superstar... 

Big Wave Surfers Gather in Fiji for Mega Waves.

Big Wave Surfers Gather in Fiji for Mega Waves.
Some of the very best international big wave surfers came to the rescue of the Fijian leg of the ASP World Tour, after a mega swell delivered up mammoth 30 foot waves, which were deemed just too big for the regular tour surfers. Australian surfers, Jeff Rowley and Todd Rosewall received a call from the directors of the ASP World Tour after the huge waves forced them to put normal surfing proceedings... 

Peace Deal Agreed Between Rival National Surf Groups.

Peace Deal Agreed Between Rival National Surf Groups.
The U.K.’s two leading national surf bodies have announced that they have put an end to hostilities and healed a bitter schism that had divided the British surf community. The U.K. Professional Surf Association (UKPSA) and the national governing body, Surfing GB, fell out in 2007 following an aborted merger between UKPSA and Surfing GB’s predecessor, the British Surf Association (BSA). Subsequently,... 

Surfer Rides Record Breaking Wave.

Surfer Rides Record Breaking Wave.
The extreme sports hall of fame welcomed another star athlete into its fold today following confirmation that Garrett McNamara had secured a surfing world record. The 44-year-old professional surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii, became the official holder of the “tallest wave surfed” record, following a lengthy adjudication process undertaken by the Guinness Book of World Records. News of McNamara’s... 

Tim Walker and Jemima Knight Triumph At Student Surf Tour.

Tim Walker and Jemima Knight Triumph At Student Surf Tour.
Last weekend, Croyde Bay in Cornwall played host to the U.K.’s National Student Surf Tour. The event was blessed with unseasonable warmth and sunshine, which, alongside excellent waves, made for a particularly successful 3-day contest. Tim Walker from the Falmouth student surf team took the men’s crown, with Jack Ellis (UWIC) and Tom Perkins (Plymouth) taking the second and third place (respectively)... 

O’Neill Cold Water Classic Cancelled.

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Cancelled.
The O’Neill Cold Water Classic (Thurso East), which has been a fixture of the British surfing calendar since 2006, will not be taking place this year. The event has been cancelled after the major sponsor, O’Neill, failed to renew their contract for future branding rights. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) decided that without a sponsor, it would not be feasible for the event to proceed... 

New Board Has Big Vision for British Surfing.

New Board Has Big Vision for British Surfing.
The new board of directors for Surfing Great Britain (SGB) has announced its vision for the future of British surfing… and they’re not thinking small. Perhaps inspired by the world-class surfing conditions witnessed in the West Country recently, the new surfing body has unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the sport; significantly enhancing participation amongst the general public and implementing... 
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