Margaret River: the surf jewel of Western Australia | Photo: Surfrider Foundation

The 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro will gather the world's best surfers in the Southwest of Australia, between 2nd-13th April.

Margaret River is a special place. A long-time staple on the ASP Qualification Series, this year is the first time in over 20 years that Margaret River has been an elite stop for both the men and women.

The women's event regained World Championship Tour status in 2013 having last featured in 1996, while this year sees the men's event upgraded to become part of the Dream Tour for the first time since 1990.

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FCS II: is there a revolution in the making?

Michael Heath is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Surf Hardware International, the brand behind FCS fins.

Heath has previously worked for some of the major global brands in the action sports industry such as O'Neill, Hurley, Nike and Rip Curl.

With over 18 years of experience, Michael Heath will be leading Surf Hardware International through a new growth phase, largely underpinned by the launch of the new FCS II system.

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Band-e Amir: a paradise for SUP enthusiasts

Afghanistan has joined the International Surfing Association (ISA) as its 82nd member nation.

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a landlocked country located in South Central Asia and part of the greater Middle East, is officially part of the surfing world.

Although Afghanistan has no ocean waves, the country has a small population of surfers who have come together and travelled for surfing.

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