English Surfing Federation: founded in 2017 | Photo: Surfing GB

Surfing Great Britain (SGB) and the English Surfing Federation (ESF) have announced plans to merge both organizations.

The new unified national governing body for the sport of surfing in England will be named English Surfing Federation. The decision has been coordinated with the International Surfing Association (ISA) and Sport England.

The English Surfing Federation will be fully operational by March 2017 but, until then, there will be no disruption to service.

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Lucy Pet's Gnarly Crankin' K-9 Wavemaker: a mobile surf pool for dogs

It's a pool... It's a wave. It's Lucy Pet's Gnarly Crankin' K-9 Wavemaker. Meet the world's first surf pool exclusively designed for dogs.

You've seen them surfing waves in the ocean, and now you'll watch puppies enjoying small rollers in Lucy Pet Foundation's mobile wave machine. In other words, it's a surf truck for canine surfers.

The idea came up in 2012 during the Rose Parade held in Pasadena, California. Lucy Pet Foundation co-founder Joey Herrick contacted an artificial wave company with an unusual request.

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Kai Lenny: winner of the 20th Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships | Photo: M2O

Kai Lenny has set a new record at the 20th anniversary of the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O).

The Hawaiian waterman concluded the Men's Unlimited Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) division in four hours, seven minutes, and 41 seconds, and beat Connor Baxter's 2014 record by a minute and a half.

"This is the hardest race in the world. It was so difficult. You have the fastest guys. I figured I had to get a win in myself soon because everyone is so much faster, and it is getting harder to do it. But this year I really focused, and I think I haven't been that focused in a race before - reading each bump and everything else was blurred out," explained Kai Lenny.

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