Mavericks: Everest of the Seas | Photo: Ed Grant

"Mavericks: Everest of the Seas" is an incredible art and photographic exhibition, open at Coastal Arts League, in Half Moon Bay, from 12th to 28th February.

Jeff Clark, Ed Grant, Brian Overfelt, Tony Canadas, Elizabeth Pepin Silva, Fred Pompermayer, Don Montgomery, Art Gimbel, Tom Rissacher and Seth Migdail show outstanding quality pictures of surfing in Mavericks. Colour, black-and-white, wipe-outs, huge take-offs and gnarly rides are captured by the experienced eyes of surf photographers.

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Kelly Slater: the boss

Kelly Slater has been awarded Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year 2011. The 10-time world surfing champion secured the "Oscar of Action Sports" in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

The Floridian surfer from Cocoa Beach beat fellow action sports stars Jamie Bestwick (UK, BMX), Victor Fernandez (Spain,Windsurfing), Stephanie Gilmore (Australia, Surfing), Levi Sherwood (New Zealand, Freestyle Moto-Cross) and Shaun White (US, Snowboarding).

American Kelly Slater received a warm reception from an enthusiastic audience as he was presented with the Laureus Action Sports Award for the third time, after winning a record tenth World Surfing Championship. He became the youngest ever world champion in 1992 at the age of 20. He became the oldest at 38 in 2010.

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Air France and KLM: not surfer friendly

Traveling with a surfboard is harder, every year. The airline companies are severely restricting surfer's right to fly with his belongings. This time, the problem is raised by Air France and KLM and their baggage policies.

Now, if you want to check-in a bag which is more than 158 cubic centimetres (height x length x width), you will have to pay €200, from Europe, or $200 from the United States, for a one way flight. In many cases, your surfboard will be more expensive than your personal flight ticket.

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