La Vaca: the Spanish big wave surf spot breaks over a deep rocky seabed | Photo: La Vaca XXL

The organizers of La Vaca Gigante Invitational 2015/2016 have announced the list of 32 riders that will challenge on the liquid beasts of Santander, in the north of Spain.

Andrew Cotton, Aritz Aranburu, Axi Muniain, Eric Rebiere, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Natxo González, Pablo Gutiérrez, and Tom Lowe are some of the invitees for this year's edition.

La Vaca Gigante Invitational 2015/2016 will feature big wave surfers from several corners of the globe, and many national and local chargers. The waiting period runs from October 1st through March 31st.

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Kai Lenny: Hawaiian waterman | Photo: Scott/TUW

The government of New Zealand will invest up to 1.2 million dollars in the Ultimate Waterman over three years.

The event puts a group of wave riders competing in eight different surfing disciplines over ten days. The 2016 edition will run between March 12th-20th, in Auckland and throughout New Zealand.

The organization added two new categories: the "Underwater Strength Run and Swim" and the "Prone Paddleboard" race. New Zealander Daniel Kereopa won the inaugural edition.

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Tandem surfing: there are 68 different lifts | Photo: Noosa Festival of Surfing

The 2015 SeaHawaii Tandem Surfing World Championship will take place on December 5-6th or 12-13th, depending on the surf forecast, at Makaha Beach, Hawaii.

The invitational event will feature 16 of the world's best tandem teams, and returns to Hawaii for the first time since 2009.

"This year's championship has special meaning because it is being hosted at Makaha Beach. This will be the world's single largest gathering of tandem teams since ITSA's first World Championship in 2006 in Hawaii. We'd especially like to thank Mel Pu'u for graciously including our event as part of his 10th Annual Waterman Championship contest," explains Tiffany Rabacal, co-president at ITSA.

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