Molle in Sweden

The Swedish surfers, in association with the Swedish Surfing Association, will protest against the plan to destroy a special point for all surfers of the region.

The action will take place on the 13th March. It's one of Sweden's best waves in the harbour of Mölle on the westcoast of Skåne, South of Sweden.

The harbour will build wave stoppers to stop the waves to disturb the guests who are parking their million dollar boats there. Due to lack of money it seems that they will not build as their original plan.

They say that the new plan of wave stoppers will not harm our waves, but we are not sure about that as we don't know who they have asked or if they have done the right investigations about waves and surfing.

Jonas Lilja has started a club called "Skånes Vågsurfare" to work with this matters.

Source: Swedish Surfing Association

One Winter Story

Produced, directed and shot on 16mm and Super8 film by Sally Lundburg and Elizabeth Pepin of Frank Films, this unique hour-long documentary examines the life and legacy of Sarah Gerhardt.

In February 1999, Sarah became the first woman to surf Maverick's, the monstrous wave that breaks in the freezing waters off Half Moon Bay in Northern California.

Over the years, Maverick's has become the place where big wave surfers come to test their skills in some of the harshest surfing conditions in the world. Sarah's journey to Maverick's was anything but easy. Surfing became her escape from the hardships of home and faith became the guiding force in her life.

"One Winter Story" traces Sarah's strength and determination to her roots in a beautiful montage of film, voice, memory and emotion.

Her journey takes viewers from one fantastic surfing local to another: from the frigid and challenging conditions off the coast of Central California, to the massive walls of water on the Outer Reefs of Hawaii where Sarah became the first woman in the world to tow in surf, and finally, to the ominous conditions at Maverick's in Northern California.

The Filmmakers, along with film star, Sarah Gerhardt, will be in attendance. There will be a question and answer session following the film. Proceeds to benefit Save the Waves Coalition.

Source: Save The Waves Coalition

Huntington Beach

Surfing America, the national governing body for surfing in the USA, is excited to announce the dates for the 2008 SIMA Surfing America USA Championships.

The event, which decides the undisputed USA surfing champion by pooling top talent from the ESA, HSA, NSSA, TGSA, and WSA, will return to Huntington Beach in August and provide qualifiers with a highly competitive event.

"Surfing America is proud to bring the USA Championships back to Surf City USA," said Surfing America Executive Director Mike Gerard. "This year's event is gearing up to be the best USA Championships ever and enthusiasm for its return to summer is high. Thanks to all who support the mission of Surfing America and its developmental programs benefiting tomorrow's world champions."

The USA Championships are the foremost event in American junior surfing and include an ASP-certified panel of judges, live scoring and four-person, twenty-minute heats. Although, the event is youth focused, it still holds divisions for elder surfers as well.

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