Gambia and Nigeria join the international surfing scene

Gambia and Nigeria have officially joined the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The Gambia is a country located in West Africa. With approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) of coastline, it is bordered by Senegal.

"The Gambia is incredibly excited to become a member of the ISA. We know that our citizens will enjoy surfing and SUP, and hopefully be able to compete on a word stage within a few years," says Alieu Jallow, president The Gambia Swimming and Water Sports Association.

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How to paddle a SUP

Learn how to make a stand-up paddleboard navigate a straight line across the water, and perform abrupt turns whenever you think it's necessary.

The SUP paddling technique is an essential tool for all disciplines. Whether you're SUPing for waves, racing or simply cruising, you'll need to get it right.

First-timers in stand-up paddleboard struggle to find the balance on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) while simultaneously paddling the board. The good news is that there are a few tricks to do it correctly and effortlessly.

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Hugo Vau may have ridden the "Big Mama" at Nazaré

On January 17, 2018, Portuguese big wave surfer Hugo Vau had a day he will remember for the rest of his life at Nazaré's Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

According to several sources that were at the scene of the surf, Vau caught what might have been the largest wave ever surfed at 115 feet (35 meters).

"I'm proud of you, Vau! Today, I saw probably the biggest wave surfed at Nazaré by Hugo Vau on the biggest swell ever! The conditions were hard, but the perseverance of this amazing Portuguese team was speechless!" said videographer Jorge Leal.

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A German company specialized in designing and build wake park features announced the creation of the world's first floating outdoor surf pool.

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Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

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