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 ...

Jul 8, 2013

Whale knocks surfer unconscious

A Sydney surfer had a lucky escape Sunday when he was hit and knocked unconscious by a whale frolicking off Bondi Beach. Bishan Rajapakse, a 38-year-old doctor, said the last thing he remembers before waking up on the beach was saying “Hey, how’s it ...