Scorpion Bay: perfect waves in Mexico | Photo: Yomads

The perfect surf at Scorpion Bay, in Mexico, is being threatened by a deep ocean phosphate mining project.

Scorpion Bay is one of the best surf spots in Mexican waters, but the perfect peeling right-handers may have their days numbered because of "Don Diego," a mining adventure led by Exploraciones Oceánicas.

"The mining permits allow for phosphate exploration off the coast of Mexico in the Bahía de Ulloa, between Abreojos and San Lázaro. Phosphate is exploited for its value as an agricultural amendment and is used in large scale applications in the USA and around the world," explain Save The Waves.

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Mawgan Porth Beach: a popular surf break in Cornwall | Photo: Creative Commons/Robert Hewitt

Three surfers have lost their lives in a rip current off Mawgan Porth Beach, near Newquay, Cornwall, in England.

Two men and a woman, with ages between 42 and 52, were surfing in challenging conditions, with powerful three-to-six foot waves hitting the Cornish shores.

"The waves were bigger, they were quite big. And it wasn’t the safest of days to be in the sea. But it wasn’t particularly dangerous. There were lots of safe places to be, and they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time," explained the owner of a local surf school.

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International Surfing Association: say hello to Karin Sierralta, Fernando Aguerre, Barbara Kendall, and Casper Steinfath | Photo: ISA/Michael Tweddle

Fernando Aguerre has been re-elected as president of the International Surfing Association (ISA), at the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games in Punta Rocas, Peru.

The iconic Argentinean enters his eighth term as president of the world governing body for the sport of surfing, with two new vice-presidents: Barbara Kendall, New Zealand Olympic Windsurfing gold medalist and IOC Member, and two-time ISA Stand-Up Paddle world champion, Casper Steinfath.

"With the new wave technology that is about to transform Surfing we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to take the sport to new territories," underlines Fernando Aguerre.

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