Praia do Norte, Nazaré: the new home of the Perfect Chapter | Photo: Estrelinha/CMN

The fifth edition of the Allianz Perfect Chapter will be held in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.

The tube riding event will feature 16 surfers competing against each other in one of the heaviest surf breaks in the planet. The first names in the list are Bruno Santos and Bruno Grilo.

"Praia do Norte totally fits the event's format and has been under the spotlights for quite a while now. Everyone knows the place for its giant perfect waves, but it also gets hollow and perfect on a 6-8 feet swell. It will for certain be a mind-blowing show and one of the best Perfect Chapter editions so far," says Santos, who won the contest in 2015.

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The Beginners' Guide to Surfing: catch your first wave | Photo: Robert Young/Creative Commons

Welcome to "The Beginners' Guide to Surfing." If you are ready to learn how to surf, then you'll find here all the resources, tips, requirements and information needed to stand up on your first wave.

Surfing is an exciting sport. It has been an outdoor activity for centuries, but it only spread as a popular physical recreation in the early 20th century.

Surfing has many practical advantages: it is relatively affordable, it has a fast learning curve, it is a fantastic exercise for the whole body, and it can be enjoyed in any coastline.

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Bondi Beach: 320 Santa surfers invade the line-up | Photo: RedBalloon

Three hundred and twenty Santa surfers have broken the Guinness World Record for the world's largest surf lesson, in Bondi Beach, Australia.

The famous Sydney beach was dressed in red, and the goal of the gathering was simple and valid - to raise awareness and funds for OneWave, a non-profit surf organization supporting people with mental health problems.

Young, old, beginners and pros hit the water with their red suits and long white beards. With 320 Santa surfers in the water at the exact same time, it is fair to say that Bondi Beach was a bit crowded.

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