HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has announced it's suspending all surfing competitions because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision Tuesday means at least two World Surf League...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s biggest surfing competition of the year has started amid ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus among fans eager to watch the action.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Professional surfers will be riding the waves again on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, a summer competition that draws thousands each year to Southern California's Huntington Beach, has been canceled because of the...
For Ray Booth, surfing is more than just a sport. It's a passion, a way of life, a therapy. Maybe even an obsession.
So when the coronavirus pandemic shut down California beaches from...
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The World Surf League is canceling or postponing all events through the end of May, citing the continued evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The surfing events at the 2024 Paris Olympics will be held on the other side of the world in Tahiti.
The International Olympic Committee signed off Tuesday on...
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Who needs a sleigh when you've got a surf board?
Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve...
PARIS (AP) — Organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games hope to hold surfing events more than 15,000 kilometers away in the Pacific island of Tahiti.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The World Surf League's 2019 women's championship tour is heading for a high-stakes finish wrapped up in red, white and blue.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is considering setting limits on the number of surfing contests held on Oahu's South Shore, officials said.
The restrictions may be similar to those for North Shore...
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Sports' 24/7 series will profile professional surfer Kelly Slater in December.
The one-hour episode, which will premiere on Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. EST, will focus on Slater's...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Organizers of the annual surf contest in the massive waves of Mavericks in Northern California say they are canceling the competition indefinitely.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru dominated surfing at the Pan American Games on Sunday when Lucca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas won their shortboard finals and a potential ticket to the Tokyo 2020...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Every dawn, on every day, surfers in wetsuits paddle out to take on the famed Peruvian waves. Back on rocky beaches bearing Hawaiian names like Makaha and Waikiki, instructors...
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Several Olympic hopefuls are competing this weekend in the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro, the world's largest all-women's surfing contest.
ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The USA Surfing Championships was put on pause after a shark jumped out of the Southern California water.
The Orange County Register reports the shark was spotted...
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Over 25 surfers hit Good Harbor Beach on Saturday for the first outing of a new Cape Ann surfing competition.
The Lake Atlantic Invitational Surfing Competition,...
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore lost her quarterfinal Saturday to 17-year-old Florida surfer Caroline Marks in the World Surf League season...
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore has lost her quarterfinal to 17-year-old Florida surfer Caroline Marks in the World Surf League season opener.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League.
Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff because of...
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Qualifying for the inaugural Olympic surfing competition began Wednesday with a World Surf League event which also featured equal prize money for male and female board...
The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul.
That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melancholy...
If Australia's Stephanie Gilmore captures the gold medal when surfing makes its Olympic debut two years from now, it might not be her most meaningful win.
Gilmore, who is talked about as possibly the greatest athlete of all time in her sport, takes pride in being on the ground floor in the fight for a prize that could have a longer-lasting impact: equal pay for women on the professional tour where she and her rivals make their living.
The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn't participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing.
The World Surf League will award the same prize money for men and women starting in 2019.
CEO Sophie Goldschmidt says the equal pay for surfers will apply for the league's various tours — world championship, junior world championship, longboard and big wave.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Surf's up in California, where it's now the official state sport.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill making it so.
The new law declares surfing to be "an iconic California sport" — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian people and was imported into California from Hawaii.
Still, it says Californians have embraced surfing and made important contributions to the modern sport.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three-time world champion Carissa Moore of Honolulu edged 16-year-old phenom Caroline Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, to claim her first Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro victory Sunday at the Oceanside Pier.
It was Moore's first time topping the podium in six attempts at the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, the largest women's surf contest in the world.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Surf's up again for Bethany Hamilton, who's back to riding waves four months after giving birth to her second son.
Hamilton has earned a wild-card spot in the first Surf Ranch Pro at the World Surf League's Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California.
It's a big step for Hamilton, 28, who has forged a strong surfing career as well as several off-the-water pursuits since losing her left arm to a tiger shark 15 years ago.
TOKYO (AP) — In keeping with the laid-back lifestyle of his sport, Kanoa Igarashi won't let the pressure of representing Japan overwhelm him when surfing makes its much-anticipated debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 20-year-old Igarashi was born in Huntington Beach, California, in 1997 but recently received dual citizenship in order to compete for his ancestral homeland in 2020.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — On any given day, Philip Goold is in his tiny woodworking shop, running his hands down a piece of wood, almost feeling the grains produced by years of growth.
On another, he's out on the ocean, sliding his hand down the face of a wave, using it to slow his speed so he can get covered up by the barrel formed as the swell crests.
Often, at least in his mind, woodworking and surfing are synonymous.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Surfing star Kelly Slater has not only found what could be the perfect wave, he's helped create it.
Slater will introduce his Surf Ranch to the world this weekend, when the two-day Founders' Cup of Surfing is held in a nondescript patch of California's Central Valley, some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A professional surfing event off Western Australia has been called off two days after two shark attacks nearby.
The Margaret River Pro, part of the World Surf Tour, was canceled on Wednesday after organizers decided there was a risk of further attacks.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwestern Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his legs, an official and a witness said.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A professional surfing event off Western Australia was briefly suspended Monday after a shark attack nearby.
The Margaret River Pro event, part of the World Surf Tour, was put on hold for an hour after the attack at Gracetown, about 15 kilometeres (nine miles) away.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous.
Fanning had to punch away a shark during a competition in South Africa in 2015, and the Aussie surfer's later interview describing the narrow escape became the stuff of legend. The video of Fanning's encounter with the Great White has been viewed more than 25 million times.
PARIS (AP) — A group of French men — including doctors, lawmakers, a judge and a surfing champion — is speaking out against sexual harassment and violence, and calling on other men to join the cause.
In an essay published Tuesday in Le Monde, scores of men say "all of us have benefited" from sexism in public life, and "we have perpetuated these inequalities."
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's images include an Amazonian indigenous man in traditional clothing during a meeting ahead of the pope's visit in Peru; big-wave surfing in Portugal; and a Dakar Rally team driving through a mountainous region in Argentina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker of adventure and fulfillment and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80.
Brown died of natural causes Sunday in Santa Barbara, said Alex Mecl, general manager of Bruce Brown Films.
Along with the music of the Beach Boys, Brown took surfing from a quirky hobby to a fundamental part of American culture.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Surfing legend Kelly Slater is building a man-made wave park in Florida.
Palm Beach County officials recently greenlighted the surf ranch in his home state. The ranch could be ready in early 2019. Florida might have endless miles of beaches but it's not known for the monster waves that surfers crave.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts.
"This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach," creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County Register. "And no one thinks twice that you can do anything with it."
HONOLULU (AP) — Quicksilver has announced that it will not be sponsoring this year's iconic big wave surfing competition known as "The Eddie."
Quicksilver, Red Bull and the Aikau family had previously agreed to sponsorship terms for the world-famous event until Saturday, when new terms that were introduced could not be met.
"When the family declined to surrender control of the Eddie for five years on the terms Quiksilver was demanding, Quiksilver terminated negotiations," the Aikau family stated.
HONOLULU (AP) — A bunch of four-legged surfers hit the shores of Waikiki for the annual dog surfing contest at Duke's Oceanfest.
KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2xBsWUl ) 17 dogs paddled out on Thursday to compete for best wave, best tandem and best costume.
The annual dog surfing contest brought participants from as far away as California.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hawaii surfer Bethany Hamilton lost 60 percent of her blood and her left arm in a 2003 shark attack. After multiple surgeries, she vowed to get back on the board — which she did just one month later. And now, 14 years later, she has taken her place among the sport's greats.
Hamilton was inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame on Friday in Huntington Beach, California.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana held off Sage Erickson of Ojai to win the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro surfing contest Sunday at the Oceanside Pier.
Conlogue won the contest for the second time. She also won in 2009
Conlogue pulled the event's highest single-scoring wave during the final, earning a near-perfect 9.77 with a massive air-reverse.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three-time world champion Carissa Moore of Oahu, Hawaii, second-ranked Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana and defending contest champion Coco Ho of Oahu head the field for the 10th anniversary edition of the World Surf League 6-Star Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro on Friday through Sunday at the Oceanside Pier.
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of surfers along Florida's Space Coast are honoring the man who has been called "the Godfather of East Coast Surfing."
Surfers were holding what's known as a "paddle out" Saturday for Dick Catri in the waters off the Sebastian Inlet State Park along Florida's Space Coast.
A "paddle out" is a time-honored tradition that is basically a floating memorial service for a surfer.
Peru’s capital rigs a beach for nighttime surfing
As most Lima residents prepare to sleep, a handful of hardcore surfers descend on the only beach in Peru where they can ride the waves at night.
On the island where Lyon Farrell comes from, they cherish the golden sand and hanging 10.
In the place where he'd love to land next winter, he'll need a snowboard, not a surfboard, and will get more mileage out of a backside 1260 than riding waves.
Farrell is that rarest of birds — an elite snowboarder who hails from, of all places, Maui. It certainly makes for quite an icebreaker when he shows up at contests.