Aramoana, 'The Spit': do not touch, it's sacred

The Aramoana Spit, one of the best surf spots in New Zealand, is under serious threat.

Surfers fear the expansion of dredging plans will end the quality waves in that Southern country’s peak.

Port Otago has asked the Regional Council authorization to dump dredge spoils at the Aramoana Spit, in order to allow larger ships to navigate through to the Port Chalmers.

Thirty years ago, the wave break could have been destroyed as authorities were planning an aluminum smelter. In those times, surfers and environmentalist stopped the disaster.

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Reubyn Ash: the trickster

Reubyn Ash (Newquay, GBR), 22, has won the ASP Europe Specialty 6.0 Cash for Tricks event in Anglet, France, today, the British athlete unleashing his well-known progressive surfing to dominate an angry 40-man field that once again pushed their limits in the clean two-foot surf on offer.

Ash, who finished ahead of young gun Edourard Delpero (Biarritz, FRA) and renowned free surfer Christophe Allary (Reunion Island, FRA), delivered a flawless performance of airs, aley-oops and fins-out rapid-fire turns to secure event No. 2 of the 6.0 Cash for Tricks Series.

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The Future of Surfboards: there's everything a modern surfer will need

How will the surfboards be in thefuture? Will they embed gadgets such as mobile phones? Will surfers be able to feed themselves while enjoying the pleasures of wave riding? Where is innovation in modern surfing?

Well, in 2004, Intel - world’s largest chip manufacturer - created the world’s first ever surfboard with built-in wireless laptop. The surfboard allowed surfers to check their emails and surf the internet.

We're living in the world of global communications, so SurferToday.com decided to shape the surfboard of the future or, if you wish, the futuristic surfboard.

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