The invisible surf gems of El Salvador

With the advent of Google Earth and GPS technology most of the good right-hand point breaks in El Salvador have become crowded, but in the county of pupusas there are surf gems still to be explored.

El Sunzal is the most crowded point break nowadays, with usually 65 surfers per session. Punta Roca, perhaps the best wave in the country, gets around 30 surfers per session on good surfing day.

Las Flores and Punta Mango are probably in the 40 surfers mark per session. The less stellar point breaks like K59, La Paz, El Zonte, and Mizata have crowds averages of 20, but the take-off zone is more limited.

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Shooting the pier at Huntington Beach Surf City USA

Huntington Beach Surf City USA is celebrating one hundred years of surfing.

It's one of the most important surf cities in the world. Not only because it is located in the heart of California, home of American surfing, but also because Huntington Beach keeps setting the bar higher in the development of the so-called surf culture.

When you think of a quality beach break close to a pier, Huntington Beach always comes to mind first. In 1914, George Freeth became the town's first surfer. The Hawaiian pioneer was invited to give a surfing demonstration during the opening ceremony of the Huntington Beach Pier.

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The "Balinese Pipeline" comes alive at Padang Padang

It's one of the most beautiful surfing barrels in the world. The so-called "Balinese Pipeline" is, at the same time, the best and most popular wave in Bali, Indonesia.

Welcome to surfers' heaven. This is it. Pure stoke, all around you. Enjoy the sights and take note: Padang Padang might be firing green barrels, but the ocean's floor not that friendly. This wave deserves respect.

Indonesia's premium tube riding experience can be quite picky. Only the bravest Indian Ocean swells will transform Padang Padang into a world-class coral reef break. That could be good news in case you're a beginner-to-intermediate surfer.

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