Portugal conquers the Eurosurf 2017

Portugal has taken out the Eurosurf 2017, at Jaeren's Bore Beach, in Norway.

Despite the cold air and water temperatures, the southern European surfing team was able to conquer four of the five titles on offer. Eleven nations battling it out for medals in Nordic waters.

Daniel Fonseca (Men's Bodyboarding), Teresa Padrela (Women's Bodyboarding), Carol Henrique (Women's Surfing), and João Dantas (Longboard) won gold medals and helped put the Portuguese flag on the top of the rankings.

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Gabriel Medina wins the 2017 Quiksilver Pro France

Gabriel Medina has taken out the 2017 Quiksilver Pro France, at La Graviere, in Hossegor.

The Brazilian surfer defeated Hawaiian prodigy Sebastian Zietz in three-to-five foot beach break waves. Medina locked in his third Quiksilver Pro France win.

"It feels so good to win again. I have been working so hard before this event. This is a really special place for me. I am stoked. I am not thinking about a world title. I just want to do good at every event. I promised myself that I had to win one event this year and I finally got it!" sais Gabriel Medina.

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The divine alchemy between surfing and yoga

Cat Woods is a yoga and barre instructor based in Melbourne, Australia. She deeply loves both yoga and surfing and the endless pursuit of knowledge, skill, and fluidity in both.

This is the goal with yoga - to move on the mat, and off the mat, with a light step and an easy, relaxed movement. Not unlike a wave rolling into shore, or the slip of a surfboard across the peak of a wave. Light, confident, almost floating but also deeply grounded from the core to the earth.

The human body is made up of approximately 72 percent water. It is only natural that we should be drawn to the salty sea. It is only natural that we should like to move with rhythm, smooth and fluid poses, transitions and pace.

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It is one of the sport's most forgotten disciplines. The stand-up bodyboarding movement had its heyday between the late 1980s and early 1990s, but it continues to be an exquisite art.

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