Have you ever thought of "Surfing With Sartre"?

"Surfing With Sartre" is one of the most clever works blending the sport of riding waves with non-surf related topics.

And it could only be written by a professor of philosophy who also happens to be a skilled lifelong surfer. Why?

Philosophy is much simpler than we tend to think it is. It's about exploring who we are and observing and interpreting what's in front of us. It could be an object - a surfboard, for example - or even a flower.

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Finding meaning in a bottom-turn

As surfers, we spend most of our days craving for waves.

Checking surf forecasts - God knows how many sites we visit - exchanging messages with other surf heads to get last minute reports, and looking for a time window when we can sneak a nice session in between our daily obligations.

There's this unknown force that drives our attention towards surf, with the promise of a session that would bring all those feelings and emotions from a certain special day back.

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Why wave pools and competitive surfing don't match

Surf pools have made their debut in the competitive surfing scene. But, do we want wave technology to become a key part of competitive surfing? Is it a perfect marriage? Maybe not.

Yes, wave pools are part of the future of surfing. And yes, artificial waves will bring surfing to inland territories.

But that doesn't necessarily mean that professional surfers should compete in controlled environments where they know what to expect.

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Surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the ocean, not in a wave pool. The waiting period runs from July 24 to August 9.

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It's almost finals' day at Playa Llacolén. The 2018 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (ABF) continues in La Cupula, one of the finest boogie waves in Chile.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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