Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion ...

Jan 3, 2016

Surfing visionary Gordon dies at 76

Larry Gordon, who helped turn surfing into a mainstream sport with the foam boards he created at his California company, has died. He was 76. Gordon’s wife, Gayle Gordon, told The Associated Press Saturday he died peacefully on New Year’s Day at his San ...

Santas hang ten by the hundreds off Cocoa Beach in Guinness quest

Dec 25, 2015

Santas hang ten by the hundreds off Cocoa Beach in Guinness quest

Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa Claus caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has become an annual tradition at Florida’s Cocoa Beach. Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted ...

Tokyo 2020 chiefs recommend five additional sports

Sep 28, 2015

Tokyo 2020 chiefs recommend five additional sports

Five additional sports, including skateboarding and surfing, have been recommended by the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday. Baseball/softball, karate and climbing were also given the thumbs up under a proposal that will ...

Jul 29, 2015

It ain't Malibu, but surf's up in North Korea

Here’s a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency based in New Jersey plan a surfing expedition and training camp in North Korea, which has pristine beaches, virgin waves and, they say, the ...

Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

May 22, 2015

Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water. On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named ...

Firm makes waves with record surfboard bid

Apr 14, 2015

Firm makes waves with record surfboard bid

A Rhode Island engineering technology and manufacturing company has set out to build the world’s largest surfboard. WPRO-AM reports that Bristol-based mouldCAM is building the board for the Visit Huntington Beach campaign in California, which hopes to break the world record for the most ...

Feb 9, 2015

Japanese surfer dies in Australia after shark bites off legs

A 41-year-old Japanese man was killed Monday by a shark while surfing off Australia’s east coast, close to where a shark mauled another surfer a day earlier, police said Monday. Australian news reports named the victim as Tadashi Nakahara, though police stopped short of ...