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- 20 November 2017 | Surfing
The Chilean big wave surf break of Punta de Lobos and the idyllic Australian point break of Noosa have been officially declared the 9th and 10th World Surfing Reserves, respectively.
After launching the "Lobos Por Siempre" campaign in 2015, Save The Waves and Patagonia helped raise enough funds to buy the Mirador Property, a 4.5-acre area located at the tip of Punta de Lobos.
Over 900 small donors and companies collected $750,000, and now the legendary Chilean surf spot is protected forever.
- 19 November 2017 | Surfing
The Surf Ranch will host one of the events of the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.
The announcement comes two months after the completion of the Future Classic, the first ever surf competition held at Kelly Slater's wave pool in Leemore, Central California.
WSL is not entirely clear on how the contest format will run. The pro surfing organization only notes that the man-made waves will "complement and evolve the competitive experience."
- 17 November 2017 | Surfing
The surf industry produces several types of wetsuits for different environments. Check out the wetsuit temperature guide.
Wetsuit thickness is a compromise between staying warm and comfortable in the surf and flexibility. The thicker the neoprene is, the less flexible you'll feel in the waves.
Should I wear a wetsuit if I travel to Hawaii or Australia? What is the ideal wetsuit thickness for the UK? Is a 3/2 enough for surfing in Australia? And for Southern California waves, which wetsuit should I wear?