Tom Carroll: ageing means big wave surfing | Photo: Rod Owen/Red Bull

Tom Carroll, Ted Danson, Rusty Preisendorfer, and Hobie Alter have been honored at the Waterman's Weekend, at Laguna Niguel.

The 25th edition of the Waterman's Ball, an event held by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA), aimed to push the fundraising total to the $7 million mark.

All funds raised go directly to supporting specific programs of 19 non-profit environmental organizations that address water quality and ocean pollution issues, defend beaches and surf breaks from development, and provide public education on ocean conservation.

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Garut Widiarta: monitoring the Padang Padang lip | Photo: Mick Curley

The best ever edition of the Rip Curl Cup Invitational saw Garut Widiarta stealing the show in firing wave conditions, at Padang Padang, Indonesia.

He is considered Bali's favourite son. Garut Widiarta is living the dream. The final of the 11th Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang got underway in solid six-to-eight foot bombs driving against powerful trade winds.

In the last heat, cousins Raditya Rondi and Widiarta had giant sets closing out the channel. But their knowledge and experience would prove that Indonesian surfing is coming out of the underground world.

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2014 European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding: Munich is a surfing paradise

Lukas Brunner has prevailed in the 2014 European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding, held in Munich, Germany.

This is more than just a simple surfing contest. Imagine you're arriving in Munich, a landlocked city located in the heart of Europe, and you find surfers riding waves by the airport.

You're not dreaming; you're right in front of the European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding. In 2014, more than 140 surfers dove into the surf pool to compete in the jet stream of water.

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