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India's first female surfer takes on more than waves

Friday, August 01, 2014

Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.



Catching the Wave: Black Surfing Scene Takes Off in the Rockaways

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"I was like, ‘Wow, black guy surfing?’ And they were all crowding around him like he was freaking Mick Jagger or something." — Louis Harris, who was inspired to surf by fellow black athlete.

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Know Your Neighbor

Riding the Waves in a Damaged City: A Surfer's Return to Rockaway Beach

Monday, May 20, 2013

VIDEO. Area beaches officially reopen to visitors this weekend for swimmers, the first time since Sandy ravaged the area. But for the city's surfers, the beaches never closed. Surfer Michael Miller was back at Rockaway Beach a mere five weeks after the storm.

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Listen to Lucy

I can’t stop my cyber loafing

Monday, February 25, 2013

I can’t stop my cyber loafing



Watch: Australian Film Combines Surfing and Classical Music

Monday, July 09, 2012

Pieces by Rameau, Bach and Rachmaninoff are crashing onto Australian shores this summer with a new movie project that attempts to marry classical music and surfing.

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Niche Market | Surf Shop

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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Surf Competition Comes to Long Island, Despite Storm Damage

Saturday, September 03, 2011

A major surf competition with some of the world's best surfers — and $1 million in prize money — is descending on Long Island this weekend, despite the damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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The Takeaway

Surfing the Giants of the Ocean with Laird Hamilton

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ask most surfers what their ideal wave would look like and they'd probably say 10 to 12 feet tall, with a nice steady break, so that they can ride along the inside of the rolling wave.  That wave would look like a wall of water about twice the height your average sized person. Now, imagine a surfer describing their ideal wave as 30, 40, or even 70 feet tall.  That wave would be a monolithic, fast moving wall of water with the power to destroy anything in its path.

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The Takeaway

Riding the Waves in the Windy City

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Surfers in the Midwest are cheering this week because of a change to a Chicago law that makes it possible to take surfboards on the city's beaches. The Takeaway talks to surfer Vince Deur who co-chairs the Great Lakes chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Watch this video about Great Lakes surfing.

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