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Is Portugal’s Monster Wave Now Legit in the Eyes of Surfing’s Elite?

With its first World Surf League-sanctioned tour event in the books, Nazaré is no longer just a photo-op.
Hans Aschim
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One Year Later, Mick Fanning Is Returning to the Scene of His Infamous Shark Encounter

The Australian World Champion has too many good memories and too much unfinished business to not compete in next week's J-Bay Open.
Mimi LaMontagne
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The World Surf League Just Bought Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool

When the surfing world saw that first artificial wave begin to break and peel down the line in a large green pool in regional California, it shed one giant collective tear of joy. Here’s what last night’s news means for competitive surfing.
Mimi LaMontagne
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Parity Meets Progression: Looking at Pay Equality in the World of Pro Surfing

The figures might surprise you.
Mimi LaMontagne

Like it or not, the Brazilian Storm Has Taken Over Pro Surfing

Once considered fringe competitors, the new crop of Brazilian surfers is now poised to own the WSL. And not everyone is psyched about it.
Saxon Baird
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John John Florence's Next Set

Producing his film View From a Blue Moon, which released today, took three years and distracted his focus from the competition circuit. Now he’s looking to win.
Matthew Giles
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The Long Fight for Women’s Parity in Action Sports

From surfing to cycling to skateboarding, women make less money and have fewer opportunities than men. Athletes and organizations are working for change, but barriers remain.
Mary Catherine O'Connor