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World Surf League on board for equal prize money in 2019

More Sports Sep 7, 2018

World Surf League on board for equal prize money in 2019

The World Surf League will award the same prize money for men and women starting in 2019. CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said the equal pay for surfers will apply for the league's various tours — world championship, junior world championship, longboard and big wave. Eleven-time world champion ...

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

More Sports Jul 3, 2018

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

Surfing giant Kelly Slater, an 11-time World Surf League champion, has announced he will end his glittering career next year. The 46-year-old American, considered the greatest surfer of all time, said he planned one more year on tour before hanging up his board. "My basic plan ...

Teenage surfer Shino Matsuda wins Ichinomiya Chiba Open

More Sports May 27, 2018

Teenage surfer Shino Matsuda wins Ichinomiya Chiba Open

Shino Matsuda showcased a solid campaign Sunday, winning the women's final at the Ichinomiya Chiba Open, a World Surf League Qualifying Series event. The 15-year-old Matsuda's top run at Tsurigasaki Beach landed her an 8.57 out of a possible 10, and the teen's 13.84 total ...

Wetsuit pioneer O'Neill dies at 94

More Sports Jun 3, 2017

Wetsuit pioneer O'Neill dies at 94

Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home, his family said in a statement. He was 94. The eye-patch wearing ocean lover died peacefully, surrounded by family in ...