Hot air balloon: riding the waves of Cardiff-by-the-Sea

A marriage proposal in a hot air balloon ended up in the waves, in California. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

It was supposed to be just another beautiful afternoon near Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The surfers were enjoying the last waves of the day, under a magical sunset.

Suddenly, the line-up felt there was something wrong with a hot air balloon drifting a few meters up in the sky. Inside the balloon basket, Eric Barretto had proposed to his fiancee.


Sandy Beach, Honolulu: Barack Obama has bodysurfed here | Photo: Creative Commons/Matt Sims

The popular Sandy Beach may be renamed in honor of US President Barack Obama, but the idea doesn't touch the heart of the majority of Hawaiians.

President Barack Obama Sandy Beach Park. This could be the new name of Honolulu's Sandy Beach, famous for its iconic bodysurfing competitions, and shore break photo stunts. Bodyboarders love it, too.

The City Council has made the proposal having in mind that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, and the President's proven ability to bodysurf the local waves.


Zarautz: a surf tragedy in the Basque Country | Photo: EFE

Two beginner surfers have lost their lives in Zarautz Beach, Basque Country, Spain.

Brothers Javier and Andrés Guibert, 44 and 46, were learning to surf in severe maritime conditions, in a dangerous rip current area with large waves.

Surf instructors from local surf schools were able to rescue both men, but when they reached the shore, there was nothing else to do. When the ambulance arrived, Javier and Andrés were declared dead.