Surf pioneer George Downing dies at 87

Hawaiian surf legend, waterman, and environmentalist George Downing passed away peacefully in Oahu. He was one of the last Waikiki Beach Boys mentored by Duke Kahanamoku.

It's hard to forget his infectious smile. George Downing is widely seen as one of the original big wave surfers.

Downing mastered the art of riding giants in the Hawaiian islands and went on to win the prestigious Makaha International Surfing Championships three times in 1954, 1961, and 1965.

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Things you didn't know about Alana Blanchard

Once labeled the "Anna Kournikova of Surfing," she grew up to become much more than just a blonde beauty. Today, Alana Blanchard is one of the most popular female athletes in social media.

The Hawaiian professional surfer, model, and actress was born on March 5, 1990, at her house in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii.

Don't judge her for the wrong reasons. Alana Blanchard is highly professional in everything she does, whether tacking big Hawaiian waves or posing for several hours straight in photoshoot sessions.

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Surf pool opens in German shopping mall

Surfing is literally where you find it. And what better place to catch a few good waves than in a cold landlocked German city.

Welcome to Osnabrück, a quiet urban community with around 150,000 inhabitants located in the northwest of Germany. The city is around 100 miles away from the North Sea, so there are not many hardcore ocean surfers in town.

But that didn't deter wave pool manufacturers Citywave and local shopping mall L&T from creating something different. The goal was to install a standing wave in the heart of a commercial zone.

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The full schedule for the 2018 European Skimboarding Cup (ESC) has been released.