- 29 April 2011 | Surfing
Reubyn Ash has successfully pulled a double grab flipping on his forehand. The English surfer was trying to land a new trick in Indonesia and he has finally made it.
The new surf move was named "The Reubyo" after being recorded for eternity in Lakey Peak, one of the most famous surf spots in Indonesia, located near the city of Hu Hu. Watch "The Reubyo".
This is clearly not an easy move and it looks like a "Rodeo", but a closer analysis proves it to be quite different.
Reubyn Ash has always been interested in new laboratory surf moves. The surfer from Bude found the perfect Indo left ramp to confirm a place in surf history. Check out the best aerial surf inventions.
- 28 April 2011 | Surfing
The best surfer in the world has never been born. It would be extremely unfair to name the one and only, the surfer who won everything and challenged all waves. There are great surfers, and a small group can be considered in 'the best surfers of all time' list.
The history of surfing has shown us that riding waves is always a work in progress. There's one surfer starting a revolution and a younger one upgrading everything in the next years.
Duke Kahanamoku was the first star and is often seen as the father of modern surfing. He won five Olympic medals in swimming and spread the activity of riding waves. Eddie Aikau, the lifeguard and surfer of the 50's and 60's, braved 30-ft waves, saved lives and ended his short but intense life lost at sea.
The Californian Greg Noll, aka "Da Bull", is one of the big wave surfing pioneers. His name can't be missed, and sources confirm that he was the first surfer to ride a wave breaking on the outside reef, at Banzai Pipeline, in November 1964. Gerry Lopez, aka "Mr. Pipeline", is 11 years younger and rapidly showed why he is considered the best tube rider in the world.
- 28 April 2011 | Surfing
The Law for the Preservation of Waves has been approved by the Peruvian Government ten years ago. The world’s first federal law that specifically protects surf spots actually includes an official registry of waves, listed by geographic coordinates and these waves are protected from physical harm under this law.
However, this important law hasn’t gone into effect yet. For the law to be implemented, several ministries, federal agencies, and institutions must "approve" its language and enshrine it as the rule of the land. As a consequence, Peruvian waves are still facing constant threats.
Peru is blessed with a coastline of world-class breaks, some of the top surfers on the globe, a vibrant surf culture, and a fascinating surf history. Many Peruvians have recognized the importance of protecting the coastline to not only preserve Peru’s heritage, but also for the country’s economy.