Air France and KLM: not surfer friendly

Traveling with a surfboard is harder, every year. The airline companies are severely restricting surfer's right to fly with his belongings. This time, the problem is raised by Air France and KLM and their baggage policies.

Now, if you want to check-in a bag which is more than 158 cubic centimetres (height x length x width), you will have to pay €200, from Europe, or $200 from the United States, for a one way flight. In many cases, your surfboard will be more expensive than your personal flight ticket.

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Shape room: more than a just a surfboard factory

What does an MBA and surfing have in common? Nick Traboulay, MBA candidate at the College of Business Administration of the California State Polytechnic University, is studying how surfers think how design theories affect surfboard shaping.

Traboulay wants to determine the demand for hosting evening classes on surfboard shaping, design theories and manufacturing materials. So, the MBA candidate has posted an online survey and invites everyone to respond to his questions. The "Shaper’s University Potential Customer Interest Survey" is available online.

In 10 minutes, surfers answer 50 simple questions like "How often do you surf?", "How many surfboards do you currently own?", "Have you ever tried to shape your own surfboard?", "A surfboard’s bottom contours are very important to my decision to purchasing a specific surfboard" and more.

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Alby Falzon: pictures with soul

Alby Falzon, the iconic photographer and filmmaker, has been elevated into the sport’s Hall of Fame at the Australian Surfing Awards. The Australian legend directed several remarkable surf movies.

The "Crystal Voyage" and "Morning of the Earth" are some of his great masterpieces. Growing up in the beachside suburb Maroubra in Sydney, Falzon did not begin surfing until age 14, when the family moved to the New South Wales Central Coast.

Co-founder of the original Aussie counter-culture surf bible, "Tracks", Falzon lives up to his reputation as the spiritual father of the alternative surf lifestyle. Falzon still lives on an eco-friendly farm he bought in the early 1970s near the NSW mid-north coast, where he cares for and feeds injured wildlife, before loading up his boards and driving to the beach for a surf.

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