Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece: you don't need clothes out in the sea | Photo: ESPN/Peggy Sirota

Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece have paddled out naked for ESPN's The Magazine Body Issue 2015.

All-round waterman Laird Hamilton and professional beach volleyball player Gabrielle Reece got their clothes off and proved they're fit as ever.

"I am not sure how I willingly got myself into this, but I'm about to go paddleboarding naked, in my neighbourhood. The best part of the whole thing is I convinced my husband to do this, so there will be probably lots of conversation at dinner this evening," reveals Reece.

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Shaun Tomson, George Thomopoulos, Errol Hickman and Max Wetteland (left to right): the Durban surf gang in 1983 | Photo: Pat Flanagan

Max Wetteland, one of the most influential surfers in South Africa, has passed away at age 76.

Wetteland was born in Durban, in 1938. He began surfing at 12, and when he was 15 he already rode his own wooden boards. In the late 1050s, Max won three national paddleboard championships.

For many, he was the pioneer of surfing in South Africa. In the mid-1960s, his country didn't have a surf industry with contests, surf shops, and a well-developed surfing community.

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Seth Moniz: giving Axel Irons a few surfing tips | Photo: NSSA

Seth Moniz and Caroline Marks have conquered the Open Men and Open Women divisions at the 2015 NSSA National Championships, at Huntington Beach, California.

After eight days of competition, the United States has crowned seven new National Scholastic Surfing champions, plus 16 Explorer champions.

"So stoked to win the Open Men's division after my brother, last year. It's my last amateur event. I'm super psyched. Today was a fun day; we had fun waves," expressed Seth Moniz.

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