Lisa Andersen: style and grace in the waves

She won four ASP Women's World Tour titles in a row from 1994 to 1997. Lisa Andersen is the star of the third annual SurfAid Cup Malibu, to be surfed on the 6th September, 2014.

At 45, the New York surfer girl is back in the competitive line-up. Lisa Andersen started surfing at 13, when professional female surfing was still a mirage.

After winning 35 National Scholastic Surfing Association trophies in eight months, the blonde wave rider embarked on a pro career and only retired in 2001.


Kolohe Andino: the Red Bull sticker gives him wings

Yes, the world's most famous energy drink is taking over surfing. As you might have noticed, the surf industry is suffering deep changes. Will the "Big Four" keep up as we know them? No, Red Bull is increasing the pressure on the conservative surf industry market.

Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Billabong and O'Neill. For more than two decades, these were the brands that we would traditionally see on the shelves of our local surf shops.

But the classic surfing oligopoly is quietly giving in. Small brands are growing, and the new generation of surfers is chasing new niche concepts, when it's time to buy surf wear, and surf gear.


North Korea: waves are everywhere | Photo: Uri Tours

North Korea is opening its frontiers to surfing, with three new tours organized by the government.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has announced three surf resorts in the country's east coast: Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon.

The government led by Kim Jong-un is trying to boost the revenues from tourism, and surfing is part of the plan. The Korea International Travel Company (KITC), controlled by the nation's tourism bureau, is organizing surfing tours to the best spots.