Night surfing will light up Figueira da Foz in 2019

The city of Figueira da Foz, in Portugal, will build a floodlight system for night surfing.

The coastal city located in the Coimbra district is known for its consistent beach breaks like Buarcos, Cabedelo, Molhe Norte and Murtinheira.

The area has some of the longest right-hand waves in Europe and is home to multiple national and international surfing and bodyboarding events that have been running non-stop for decades.

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WSL live events will be available on Facebook only

The World Surf League (WSL) announced that the full transition of its live online broadcast to Facebook will take place on July 2.

In January, the organization led by Sophie Goldschmidt sealed an agreement with the social network run by Mark Zuckerberg, in which the pro surfing circuit transferred the exclusive live rights to Facebook.

This includes all elite men's and women's Championship Tour (CT) events, the Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 and Big Wave Tour (BWT) events, as well as the World Junior Championships.

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Why do dolphins surf waves?

They don't need surfboards or any watercraft, and they're as good any as any human surfer. Here's why dolphins love to surf.

Why do dolphins like to catch and surf ocean waves? Are they doing it just for fun? Are they training their swimming skills? Are they merely showing off?

Dolphins are incredibly intelligent, social, and playful creatures. And they're great surfers, too. They are often spotted in pods riding the waves together.

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