Blake Lively: a helping hand from Rob Machado

Soul surfer Rob Machado is teaching how to surf to athletic role model and actress Blake Lively.

They appear together in Vogue Magazine. Lively compares the routine of getting into a wet suit to "the process it takes to get into couture!".

Rob Machado tried an impossible mission. "My goal was to keep her hair dry! I failed, but she never actually fell. We rode every wave to the end." he tells Vogue.

You can watch the slideshow of Rob Machado and Blake Lively for Vogue.

Leo Delyannis and Carson Mosley: true surfers

From Georgia to Delaware, surfers young and old scoured their quivers for their weapon of choice last week as the ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition kicked off, lasting Thursday through Sunday. While the waves may have been less than epic, the stoke was prominent - and it was contagious.

This year's contest roster was filled with strong competitors, all shooting for the top spot in their divisions. Showcasing hopefuls such as Virginia Beach local, Ryan Leopold, The Regional paves the way for a future in competitive surfing. "To be even considered in the The Easterns(r), you have to do well in The Regional," commented Harry Purkey, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director.

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Kelly Slater: USA knows how value he is

Nine ASP World Titles, 43 ASP World Tour victories and the current ASP World No. 1 spot are not enough for Kelly Slater (USA), 38.

Now, the Floridian is being recognized by the United States Congress in a bill dubbed the “Kelly Slater Resolution”.

While we’re not entirely sure what the “Kelly Slater Resolution” is, it goes to show that when you’re as dominant a force as the iconic natural-footer has become, even world powers take notice. Congrats Kelly!