- 09 July 2014 | Surfing
A Kiwi surfboard shaper has designed the world's most expensive surfboard.
Forget the "Baywatch" surfboard, auctioned at eBay. Roy Stuart says he used advanced hydrodynamics to produce a very unusual surfboard. The Rampant 10'6'' apparently allows surfers to reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.
For "only" 1.3 million dollars, you'll get an extravagant wooden plank that weighs 31 pounds (14 kilograms), coated with a 23-carat gold dragon inlay.
- 08 July 2014 | Surfing
Westwood will be the third artificial surf pool installed in the United Kingdom.
A surf park with its own beach in a man-made lagoon will be built near Junction 27 of the M5, in Mid Devon, in the Southwest of England.
The surf park is one of the seven leisure attractions that will be connected in Westwood. In the center of the project, the Westwood Reef will pump artificial waves for surf enthusiasts.
- 07 July 2014 | Surfing
The world's best surfers will ride J-Bay Open 2014 between 10th-20th July, at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
The best right-hand point break of the African continent will see the Top 34 surfers plus two wildcards battling for points, prize money and honor. Jeffreys Bay is back for good.
After a two-year hiatus from elite competition, the venue adds a technical element to the Dream Tour. This is not just another wave. J-Bay can be tricky and it requires study, knowledge and experience.