Kekoa Cazimero: Hawaiian pride | Photo: Landon Hayashi/Free Candy Productions

Kekoa Cazimero and Kai Sallas have emerged victorious in the 2014 Hawaii Surfing Championship, at Sandy Beach.

The third and final leg of 2014 Hawaii Surfing Championship was run in light offshore winds and SSW swell, which produced perfect six-foot waves at Honolulu's surf gem.

The local surfer ripped and stole the top honors in the Men's Shortboard division. In the Longboard category, Kai Sallas managed to win his fifth event in a row, and was crowned champion.


Surfing: when virtual reality gets into play

Big wave surfer Mark Mathews and TV producer Michael Lawrence have captured the power of a 15-foot barrel in virtual 360-degree video mode, at The Right.

Two Australian friends - Mark Mathews and Michael Lawrence - have captured virtual reality surfing footage using Triggar 360 Technology for usage in virtual reality headsets, taking the viewer inside the real time action of surfing a huge cavern.

"I've been trying to show people what it is like to stand in a huge barrel my entire career and Garage Entertainment and Triggar 360 Technology have allowed me to achieve just that," explains Mathews.


Ismail Miglal: enjoying the perfect waves of the Bay of Bengal | Photo: Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival

Ismail Miglal has conquered the Open Men's division of the Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival 2014, held in Covelong, India.

Up to 120 surfers participated in yet another surfing contest promoted in Indian waters. The three-day event attracted over 8000 people.

The organizers confirmed that the Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival saw a drastic rise in skill levels of the nation's most talented surfers, but it also displayed a fully-committed performance by several international wave riders.