Serge Dedina: a surfer running for Mayor of Imperial Beach | Photo: Serge Dedina

Serge Dedina, a Californian surfer and environmentalist, is officially a candidate for Mayor of Imperial Beach, for the upcoming November 2014 election.

The author of "Wild Sea: Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias", and co-founder of non-profit environmental organization WildCoast wants to "make Imperial Beach a better place for kids and families."

Dedina lives in Imperial Beach - "my hometown" - since he was seven years old. In his career, Serge helped developing two national parks along Baja's Sea of Cortez coastline, and halted Mitsubishi Corporation from destroying San Ignacio Lagoon.


Pepe Oltra: 21 kilometers in 2h38m | Photo: Jorge Góis

Pepe Oltra has conquered the São Jorge 2 Pico, in the Azores Islands, Portugal.

The first ever oceanic stand up paddle (SUP) marathon held in Europe gathered twelve athletes. Eleven were able to conclude the 21-kilometer (13 miles) challenge in Atlantic waters.

The conditions were perfect. Light southeast winds and a southern one-meter swell helped paddlers link São Jorge and Pico. Marta Salaberri, the only woman in the contest, finished the crossing in sixth place.


Surfer dog: canine style in the waves | Photo: San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Ziggy, Ricochet, Hanzon and Kalani are the winners of the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, held at Imperial Beach, California.

Fifty surf dogs gathered for one of the most important canine wave riding contests in the USA. The 9th edition of the Surf Dog Competition crowned champions in four categories: small, medium, and large dogs, as well as an innovative tandem surf showdown.

Dogs are surfing better and better. It's clear that many can already carve and turn like true professionals. One day, they'll be hitting the line-up by themselves, snaking their best friends for the perfect wave.