Belgian photographer unveils his view of the "Surf Tribe"

"Surf Tribe," a photo exhibition by Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren, will be open to the public at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, from October 13, 2018, through January 13, 2019.

In his most recent project the Vanfleteren exposes a culture dominated by a deep respect for the ocean.

Vanfleteren looks beyond the traditional surf spots of California and Hawaii and travels all over the world in search of people who live where the ocean meets the land.

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Maya Gabeira sets new Guinness World Record for the largest wave surfed by a woman

The World Surf League (WSL) announced that Maya Gabeira has claimed the inaugural Women's XXL Biggest Wave Award and set a new Guinness World Record for the largest wave surfed unlimited by a female athlete.

The 31-year old from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil successfully surfed a wave measuring 68 feet (20.72 meters) from trough to crest at the infamous big-wave break known as Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal on January 18, 2018.

Gabeira had been fighting for the women's right to have their own world record in big wave surfing for quite a while. The WSL and the Guinness World Records have acknowledged her request, and a new category has been created.

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BSR Surf Resort voluntarily closes after brain-eating amoeba kills surfer

Fabrizio Stabile, a 29-year-old surfer from New Jersey, died from Naegleria fowleri a few days after visiting the BSR Surf Resort, in Waco, Texas.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating the source of the "brain-eating amoeba" that killed the surfer.

Meanwhile, the BSR Surf Resort voluntarily closed its doors until the results of the analysis determine whether the surfer was infected, or not, in the artificial wave pool.

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