Surfpolitik

Surfpolitik

Nazare surfing ban: The public and the damage done

João Valente

Surfing has been a boon for Nazare, businesses have flourished, real estate rocketed, but its popularity backfired last week when a huge swell coincided with the second-wave of COVID. The result? Surfing is now banned there.

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A shift in the hunting grounds

Stu Nettle

Twenty years ago Cameron Bayes and Jevan Wright were killed on consecutive days in the shark capital of Australia. What's changed for Australian surfers since then?

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No contest

Stu Nettle

Pro surfing is languishing while recreational surfing is booming. What purpose does pro surfing currently serve?

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The Sleeping Dragon awakes

Matt George

China recently held their national titles in a wavepool. They may be serious about entering the competitive sphere, but can they succeed in a biosphere?

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The Great Reset

Steve Blackley

This year, change has been foisted on the world, but surfing - when we all return - is still in our hands.