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Grumari: the the primary contest site for the Oi Rio Pro 2016 | Photo: Ivan Serpa/WSL

Grumari Beach is the primary contest site for the Oi Rio Pro 2016

The Brazilians love surfing, and the Oi Rio Pro 2016 is back in town. Thousands of enthusiastic surf fans will flock to Grumari between May 10th-21st. The decision has been made. Grumari will serve as the primary contest site for the Oi Rio Pro after a storm destroyed the event’s official structure at Postinho. The spot is located 45 minutes west of Rio de Janeiro, and offers multiple surfing opportunities: deep barrels and steep ramps. The competition will be broadcasted at Postinho, and local teams will work to try to get it back as an option as soon as possible.

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“The Aureus”: a one-off 24-karat gold surfboard

British shaper Ellie Miller teamed up with gilding artist Danni Bradford to create the world’s first 24-karat gold surfboard. Only one surfer will have the opportunity to own “The Aureus. Can a surfboard be considered a piece of jewelry? Lux Surfboards has literally transformed a shortboard into a precious piece of jewelry. But make no mistake: this is a real and functional surfboard, and it is worth $125,000!

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10 lessons surfing teaches you about life and business

I have learnt more lessons about life and business from surfing than I have from just about any other single activity I’ve ever taken part in. Surfing is one of the most mentally and physically challenging things you can do and as a result, the lessons it teaches you come think and fast. And you have to accept and internalize those lessons quickly, otherwise you risk hurting yourself.

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Ketut Agus and Suma Longbottom take the titles at Lombok

Rip Curl’s Gromsearch lived up to its name by not only searching for the best young surfers in Indonesia but also searching for the best waves for them to surf in. After a last minute decision to move the contest from Senggigi Beach all the way across the island to Kuta Lombok’s famed Seger Beach, the Senggigi Boardriders jumped into action with transport and support and coordinated with the West side boys to make it all happen. Sure enough, the predicted swell moved in and gave the competitors a perfect field of 3-4 foot rights with light winds and yet another great, fair GromSearch was underway.

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Riding the waves of San Sebastian’s emerging surf economy

San Sebastian’s surf cluster is a city-driven, new-generation type of cluster policy that connects apparently unrelated activities around a common theme: surf. By choosing a theme rather than a specific sector, the cluster initiative refrains from “picking winners” and opens new opportunities for economic diversification that make use of specific local strengths: gastronomy, hospitality, natural urban resources, IT-digital competences and engineering skills.

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Haydenshapes opens a surf shop like no other

Should surfboards be treated like high fashion items? Why not? Australian surfboard company Haydenshapes has opened its flagship store in Sydney. And it’s shockingly impressive. Surfboards. Where are they now? Where will they be in the future? Hayden Cox is redefining the way we enjoy the surf shop experience. To get things started, he replaced the classic colored environment by a black-and-white conceptual look.

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