Bethany Hamilton: a surfer for life | Photo: Kirstin

She's back. The most inspiring female surfer of all time announced the release of "Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable."

The new documentary movie by Lieber Films promises to detail the life and outstanding surfing career of one of the most popular athletes in North America.

"Unstoppable" was shot in Hawaii and will reveal Hamilton's complete and untold story from childhood into motherhood. According to the surf star, the film will share the ups and downs of her professional career.

Chris Ward: finding the perfect surf line at the Volcom Pipe Pro | Photo: Noyle/Red Bull

The 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro is ready to go. The world's most famous barreling wave is ready to kick off the competitive season with its classic and challenging conditions.

The first Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event of the season runs from January 29 through February 10, at Banzai Pipeline, in Hawaii.

Last year, Kelly Slater secured his second Volcom Pipe Pro title with a surprising performance in the first contest of the year. The event has become a reference, and it somehow works as a demanding warm-up for the rest of the season.

Surfer's Ear: a silent abnormal condition that affects cold water surfers | Photo: Mark Probst/Creative Commons

Almost all lifelong surfers get some degree of exostosis, but the condition commonly known as "surfer's ear" will likely require surgical intervention in those who don't wear earplugs.

Surfer's ear is the result of benign bone growth under the skin of outer ear canal. It usually affects water sports enthusiasts - surfers, windsurfers and kiteboarders, swimmers, divers, kayakers, sailors, etc. - living and practicing their outdoor activity in cold environments.

The surfer's ear becomes more acute and severe over time, especially when sportsmen and sportswomen reach their 30s and 40s, having surfed a decade, or more, without ear protection. Surfer's ear is irreversible, and can only be treated with proper surgery.

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