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World Surf League: Rules & Regulations

Every year, the World Surf League (WSL) coordinates professional men’s and women’s surf tours and competitions. These competitions include Championship Tours (CT), the Qualifying Series (QS), the Longboard Championships, the Junior Championships, the Big Wave Tour and...

Best Spots to Catch Pro Surf Comps

Surf competitions take place all around the world. Fans of the sport travel all over to watch their favorite surfers compete and command the waves. Although each surf spot will offer sandy beaches and choice waves, not every location for competitions can be held in...

The Origin Of Surfing

The history of surfing dates back to 1779. In 1778, Captain James Cook made his third expedition over the Pacific Ocean. When he reached Hawaii, it became the first record of any European visiting the island. Unfortunately, Cook was killed. He devised a plan to...

Surfing Legends

Polynesian cultures had been surfing for centuries before Europeans witnessed the sport in Tahiti in 1767. During the early 1900s, a wealthy land developer paid Hawaiian George Freeth to surf outside of his resort as a way to entertain guests. The sport caught on with...

Various Swim Strokes To Master

When they go swimming, many people simply throw themselves into the ocean wave or the pool and paddle around enough to keep themselves moving and their head above water. This is fun, but when they watch competitions such as the Olympics and watch the swimmers perform...

Scuba Diving 101

Getting certified as a scuba diver is an important step if they wish to have the proper training before going on a dive. Here are some steps that you must follow in order to get your certification. Meet Age Requirements The first thing that any diver must qualify for...