Filipe Toledo wins the 2017 Hawaiian Pro

Filipe Toledo has taken out the 2017 Hawaiian Pro, in Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park, on the North Shore of Oahu.

The Brazilian surfer bested a field of tough competitors in the finals and walked away victorious. Toledo beat Griffin Colapinto, Wiggolly Dantas, and Michel Bourez, and secured his first-ever win on the North Shore.

The decisive heat got underway in wind-affected four-to-six-foot waves. The Championship Tour (CT) campaigner caught seven waves and was able to impose his experience in the shifty lineup.

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The 2018 World Surf League schedule

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the full calendar for the 2018 Championship Tour (CT).

In 2018, the elite of pro surfing will not return to two iconic venues. The Bali Pro (Indonesia) replaces the Fiji Pro, and the Surf Ranch Lemoore (Central California) replaces the Trestles Pro.

"Indonesia is universally-regarded as home to world-class waves and is a location where the League is exploring long-term opportunities for the sport. Keramas is a fantastic venue and we are stoked to go there in 2018," underlined Sophie Goldschmidt, CEO at WSL.

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The pros and cons of peeing in your wetsuit

To pee or not to pee in your wetsuit: that is the question. There are two possible answers - just find the one that suits you best.

Nearly all surfers have already peed in their wetsuits while surfing. Why? Because sometimes it's really inevitable. You spend between one and three hours in the water, and on a few occasions, you just have to let it go.

Nevertheless, there are still some riders who refuse to admit it they relieve their bladders in the surf. The problem is that we drink water to stay hydrated, and then the body tends to eliminate it, especially when submerged in the ocean.

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It's never an easy thing to do, but sometimes we really need to sell a surfboard if we want to get our hands on a brand new stick, equipped with the latest shaping innovations.

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