The New Generation of Professional Surfing

Seventeen-year-old Caroline Marks just won the first event of the 2019 Championship Tour, and will claim a $100,000 check as one of the first women to collect on the WSL’s new equal pay policy. It’s important to note that equal pay does not extend to most Qualifying Series events, which means that only athletes who have already reached the elite echelon will benefit.

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Molly LockwoodComment
Dry Spells

When I went away to college, two ambitions drove me: to succeed academically, and to do so within reach of a promising surf spot. In my fledgling days, I would time my surf sessions with razor-thin margins, returning to campus damp and sunburned, but knowing Joyce’s impact on European modernism. My professor was impressed.

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Andréa CaloiaroComment
Surfing the Divide

From 1948 to 1991, Muizenberg Beach, one of the best surf breaks in South Africa, was open to whites only. Cape Town’s reputation as a “Surf City” was built on segregation. “We used to think surfing was for white people,” Siegelaar says. “It wasn’t something we talked about in Lavender Hill.”

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Libby LeydenComment
Are Coral Reefs Signaling the End of the World?

Some 50% of the world’s reefs have been lost due to climate change and pollution. Read how the North Shore’s Kahaulelio family took part in a massive community effort to protect Hawaii’s reefs by passing legislation that bans chemical sunscreen.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Sustainable Surf Gear

It’s only logical to make your beach routine ocean-friendly.

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