Say goodbye to "The Summer Surfers"

Summer can be a nightmare, especially if you're a seasoned surfer. Fortunately, the warm days are over, and winter is coming.

Artist collective Surf & Comics returns with a story that surfers know too well. The sunny days are a synonym of crowded lineups, small waves, and constant conflicts over priorities.

When the summer's gone, the tourists begin to disappear from the beaches, and peace and tranquility return to the surfing kingdom.

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Ezekiel Lau wins the 2017 Billabong Pro Cascais

Ezekiel Lau claimed the 2017 EDP Billabong Pro Cascais title, after defeating Italo Ferreira in clean three-to-four foot surf at Praia do Guincho, the back-up venue in Cascais.

In the final, both surfers got off to a slow start with medium scores, Ferreira leading the first exchange with a couple of forehand gauges on a clean little left. Lau opted for the forehand as well on a right but couldn't complete his final maneuver.

Facing tricky conditions, surfers decided to go to the air, and while the Brazilian fell on a few attempts, Lau managed to land a good tail whip for a 5.17 to momentarily take back the lead. He then quickly went back to his signature power carves and lay backs for a 6.67 and a stronger hold on the pole position.

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A Surfer's Ear surgery experience

Exostosis is a condition that affects surfers exposed to cold air and water temperature. Read a real-life story told by someone who ended up in an operating room.

My name is Luis, and I am 40 years old.

I started surfing in the north of Portugal, between 1989 and 1991. My favorite surf breaks are exposed to North Atlantic swells, where the prevailing wind direction is NNW and NW.

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