World Surf League: game on for 2016 | Photo: Masurel/WSL

The calendar for the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) has been announced.

The 2016 Samsung Galaxy Men's Championship Tour (CT) remains unchanged. It will kick off in the Gold Coast, Australia, on March 20th, and it will wrap up on December 20th, in Pipeline Hawaii.

The world's best male surfers will compete in 11 events. The WSL decided to consider Western Australia's North Point as a backup site for the Margaret River/The Box contest.

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Waves: a wave is not a wave without a crest, trough and face | Photo: Bonnie Brown/Creative Commons

What are the parts of a wave? Surfing wouldn't be a sport without waves. Without waves, surfers wouldn't be able to walk on water. Let's take a look at the different components that make a wave... a wave.

There are several things we know about waves. We understand - probably since we were children - that waves break, waves travel, and that waves have different heights. That's the easy part.

The majority of us know that every wave is different, that some waves are more powerful than others, and that they usually come in sets of three or six. Right?

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David Eggers: talented and bold | Photo: Encyclopedia of Surfing

David Eggers has passed away at the age of 45, in Salton Sea, California. The goofy-footer was one of the stars of surfing in the 1980s.

Eggers was born in Mountain View, California, in 1970. He caught his first wave at the age of seven. By 1984, David had already won two United States Amateur Championships.

Two years later, and with 225 amateur trophies, the young rider drops out from school, signs pro deals with surf industry brands and ends his rookie campaign on the world tour in 34th place.

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