Kanoa Igarashi will surf for Japan in the Championship Tour

Kanoa Igarashi will represent Japan in the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.

The 20-year-old surfer was born in Huntington Beach, California, but he has dual citizenship - his parents and family are Japanese.

With this announcement, Igarashi hopes to compete for the Land of the Rising Sun in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Simultaneously, he will become the first ever Japanese athlete on the Dream Tour.

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Lucas Chianca claims the 2018 Nazaré Challenge

Lucas Chianca has taken out the 2018 Nazaré Challenge, at the infamous Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

Despite the tricky and dangerous ocean and wind conditions, thousands of surfing fans invaded the local lighthouse, and the surrounding cliffs to witness the world's best tackling the big waves.

With 25-to-35-foot waves on offer, the organization announced that the contest would be rated with a bronze coefficient.

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Why surfing is a religion

Whether you're metaphorically speaking or taking it extremely seriously, you might have talked or referred to surfing as a religion. And it makes sense. Here's why.

You can't compare religions. They are what they; they represent what they represent. But if there's one thing that all the major religions groups - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism - have in common is faith.

Faith guides belief and, when that happens, rationality is put aside. That's precisely what takes place in our brain when we surf.

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Are you on a week-long beach holiday? Have you bought bodyboard for your kid? Smart move. Get ready to introduce your offspring to the waves easily and safely. It is going to be fun.

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Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

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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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