Matt Banting: ready to ask for chili con carne

Matt Banting and Coco Ho have claimed the Los Cabos Open of Surf 2014, in four-to-six foot waves at Zippers, in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Matt Banting started strong in the final at Zippers, opening his victory strike with a 7.00 in an all-Australian final. The Port Macquarie native built momentum throughout the heat and while fellow finalist Dion Atkinson (AUS), 28, fought hard for the win, he was unable to find the scores needed to surpass Banting.

"We had great conditions and it's a great system with the new priority, it's a lot more surfing. Like Dion said, if you told me I was going to make the final hopping on the plane, I wouldn't have expected it," says Banting.


The Wave Bristol: 120 waves per hour

The world's first public Wavegarden has been granted green light to operate in the United Kingdom. "The Wave: Bristol" will be a reality in Summer 2015.

The South Gloucestershire Council has officially approved the construction of "The Wave: Bristol," a surf park surrounded by gardens, barefoot trails, lakes, foraging areas, and swimming pool.

"It's been a long three years. I can't believe we've finally made it. It's very emotional," says Nick Hounsfield, co-founder of the project.

"We believe that 'The Wave' will have a hugely positive impact on people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the local area, in Bristol and further afield."


International Surfing Day: find a wave, enjoy life in the ocean | Photo: Minoru Nitta

On the 20th June, wave riders celebrate the International Surfing Day. Time for surfers to be proud of their sport, and help keeping our oceans and environment pure and protected.

The International Surfing Day was established in 2005. Every year, surfers and surfing fans run contests, eco-friendly events, barbecues, film screenings, beach cleanups and multiple ocean-based activities.

These celebrations are held all over the world. Until 2013, the International Surfing Day was celebrated in two different dates. One was run by the Surfrider Foundation, and the other one was put out by EuroSima.