NSL: not to be confused with the National Skydiving League

The best high school surf teams in the country will meet at Upper Trestles, CA this weekend June 12-13 for the National Surf League (NSL) High School Cup Championships.

Using the National Surf League’s innovative “Game” team format, the High School Cup will feature some of the progressive amateur surfing action ever seen, along with all the drama, strategy and spectator excitement the “Game” format is known for.

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Caballitos de Totota: the future of surfboard shaping

No, pro surfers aren't going that retro. But Sofia Mulanovich, Sally Fitzgobbons and junior Nadja de Col surely enjoyed the "Caballitos de Totora", old surfboards originally used by fishermen in the waters of Peru.


These ancient and unique surf treasures have thousands of years of history and are made of a watergrass type.

"They are huge and heavy, much bigger than a normal surfboard. It was incredible. A lot of fun but very difficult to stand up and do some maneuvers with it. It does not have killas, and its very, very heavy" Sofia Mulanovich commented.

Watch how to ride wave with a "Caballito de Totora".

Maybe they'll exchange it for the quad fin surfboards... Who knows?

In The Surf: some guys should really take a look at this...

BSUPA's Simon Bassett and Matt Argyle have been working with the RNLI and other national bodies to develop a safety leaflet for people thinking of stand up paddle surfing.

You will be seeing this leaflet at shops, beaches and activity centres all over the UK, but it is also available here.

If you go out into the surf you need to read this, especially the sections about etiquette in the lineup and wave priority.

This document applies to surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders.