KLM: take your surf gear on board instead of a suitcase | Photo: KLM

KLM is welcoming surfboards on all intercontinental flights. For free.

The Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it will carry surf equipment on all KLM, and all Air France operated flights. The oldest airline in the planet has even set up a site for their new surfer friends (surf.klm.com).

"On intercontinental flights, travelers can now bring their surf gear for free. In addition to one piece of free hand baggage, they can choose to take their surf gear instead of a suitcase at no additional charge," KLM explains.

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Taylor Jensen: he writes the foreword of 'The Longboard Travel Guide: a unique book for log riders' | Photo: ALS

Longboarders have reasons to celebrate. "The Longboard Travel Guide" has been released. And it's a wonderful guide to the planet's best logging waves.

Longboarding has never been dead. The art of riding a longboard setup might have faded away for a while, but surfing's most stylish side returned in full glory.

According to the author of "The Longboard Travel Guide," there are three essential rules of longboard travel: always put padding around the rails, always trust your instinct, and always bring a spare shortboard.

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Frederico Morais: he knocked out Mick Fanning | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

Frederico Morais and Vasco Ribeiro have defeated Mick Fanning and Adriano de Souza, in Round 3 of the 2015 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, held in Supertubos, Peniche.

The Portuguese wildcards had a stellar day of surfing supported by an enthusiastic home crowd. As a result, the 2015 World Surf League champion will be decided in Pipeline, Hawaii.

Morais opened his account with a near-perfect 9.13 and later backed it up with a 6.90. Fanning was out of the competition, but Frederico kept his composure and also won the Round 4 heat.

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