Big wave surfing: doctors are studying new dangers

The third Annual Conference in Surfing Medicine will be held at Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland, between 9th-13th September, 2014.

The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) will be taking surfing medicine to extremes. The unprecedented North Atlantic swells of our recent winter boosted big wave surfing in the Old Continent.

Waves of immense ferocity and magnitude were cast upon the shores of Western Europe. The danger factor increased incommensurably.

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Kevin Schulz: hitting the air for San Clemente: Photo: Oakley Surf Team Challenge/O'Brien

The Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge 2014 returns with two stops in San Diego and Orange County.

The Surf Team Challenge picks 10 high school teams from each region against each other for the two regional titles, and a bevy of sponsor prizes and accolades.

The first stop in San Diego will hit Seaside Reef in Cardiff, on the 29th March, and the second event will take place at 54th/56th Street, in Newport Beach, on the 31st May.

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Sternwheel surfing: Dan Gavere has no problems with crowds

Dan Gavere has ridden the wake of a sternwheeler in the Columbia River Gorge, somewhere between Oregon and Washington.

When you don't have waves, you have to invent them. There are currently many options. You can build your own artificial wave pool or you can hit the nearest river wave.

A standup paddleboard enthusiast has surfed the wake of beautiful sternwheeler, as the river boat made his journey through the Columbia River Gorge, between Oregon and Washington.

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