Punta de Lobos: swell on the way

The Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos 2014, in Chile, is on yellow alert, as a 30-foot ocean swell heads towards South America.

The newly-created ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) has announced that the Chilean contest, as well as the Billabong Pico Alto, in Peru, are on yellow alert, with a large swell moving northeast from Antarctica. Chack the wave height forecast for the region.

"If the elements continue to align, we'll declare a start to this year's first big-wave competition. Currently, we have a few options with this swell: run in Chile, run in Peru, run in both or run in neither," explains Peter Mel, ASP Deputy Commissioner.


Kieran Grant: critical turn in Huntington Beach

Kieran Grant has taken out the 2014 US Deaf Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach, California.

The event held by the International Deaf Surfriders Association attracted competitors from all over the world, including Brazil, Israel, England, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Basque Country, Uruguay and the USA.

The US Deaf Open of Surfing was formed in 2001 to promote unity and interaction between deaf surf clubs. Kieran Grant won the Open Shortboard and the Open Longboard titles.


Surf Snowdonia: ready for the Olympic Games

The construction of the artificial wave park Surf Snowdonia has kicked off in Wales, United Kingdom.

Surf Snowdonia will produce two-meter (six feet) high, 180-meter (590 feet) long surfing waves every day of the year, in the village of Dolgarrog, in the Conwy Valley of North Wales.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed that the new surf pool "offers the possibility for surfing to be included in multi-sport events, and it significantly boosts the sport's ultimate ambition to be recognised as an Olympic sport."