Kelly Slater: getting barreled in 1996 | Photo: Quiksilver

Kelly Slater is leaving Quiksilver after more than 23 years of relationship.

The 11-time world surfing champion has announced his departure from Quiksilver after a long relationship with the company headquartered in Huntington Beach.

"They've supported me through good times and bad, personal hardships and competitive triumphs, and never wavered in backing my choices and desires in all that time," explains Slater.

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University of Surfing: opens in La Jolla in September 2014

The new University of Surfing will open in La Jolla, California, in September 2014.

It's one of the most kept secrets in the history of American higher education. The future University of Surfing will be presented as the most complete and comprehensive studies in the sport of wave riding.

There are nearly 2.5 million surfers in the USA. The North American nation has well established roots in surfing, and California is one of the surf riding capitals of the world. The equation puts San Diego in the map of academic surfing degrees.

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Taylor Jensen: taking it easy

Taylor Jensen and Jen Smith have claimed the 2014 Australian Longboard Surfing Open, at Kingscliff, New South Wales.

The Legendary Pacific Coast Open Pro final was fiercely contested between two former ASP World Longboard champions Taylor Jensen and Harley Ingleby.

The American surfer Jensen came out on top even though he only pulled three waves during the 30-minute final for a combined two wave total of 16.10.

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