Fernando Aguerre: living la vida loca

The International Surfing Association (ISA), the World Governing Authority of Surfing, announced today that it will debut a new trophy for the World Surfing Games. The trophy will be on display during the ASR Trade Show at the San Diego Convention Center from the 13th to the 15th of August.

Regarding the new trophy, ISA Director General Bob Mignogna said, “From 1964-1972 the ISA (then called ISF) awarded The Eduardo Arena Trophy to the Gold Medal National Team in honor of the ISF founder and president from Peru. Since 1978, the ISA has presented The Basil Lomberg World Team Trophy to the Gold Medal National Team, named after the ISA president who hailed from South Africa. After 32 years, The Basil Lomberg Trophy will be retired.”

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Jack O'Neill: your house will be safe

Jack O'Neill will build a seawall around his home, in Pleasure Point.

The surfing legend and founder of O'Neill was granted permission to protect his house from the down-coast currents.

The famous construction will now be defended with a concrete wall that may be enough to make sure the 87-year-old surfer can sleep tight.

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Great White Shark: sometimes he's a good guy...

Professional surfer Chuck Patterson has had a close encounter with a couple of great white sharks.

Patterson was SUP surfing with friends at San Onofre beach, California, when the dangerous creatures surrounded his board.

The waterman filmed everything with the HD Pro camera during 15 minutes.

Watch the video, HERE.

The 9ft shark slapped the tail on the SUP board, but never quite showed the intention to attack Chuck Patterson. Another smaller juvenile did exactly the same thing.

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