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Kelly Slater saves mother and son from freak wave

Kelly Slater has saved a baby and his mother from being dragged out to sea at Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
But the story could have ended differently if the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau 2015/2016 had gotten underway. We explain: if the big wave surfing event had had green light, Slater would have been out, paddling for giants. The show didn’t run. Kelly was at Rockpiles checking the surf at Log Cabins. Suddenly, a freak wave invades the footpath and drags Sarah and her baby Van into the nearby bushes. The Floridian could not believe what his eyes were seeing, and ran for rescue.

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Pedro Henrique wins the inaugural Seat Pro Netanya

Pedro Henrique and Maud Le Car have conquered the inaugural Seat Pro Netanya, in three-to-four foot surf at Kontiki Beach, in Israel. The Portuguese-Brazilian surfer enjoyed a flawless stay in Israel by locking in the competition’s combined heat totals and highest single wave scores. Henrique used his air skills and powerful carves to beat Mihimana Braye in the final. “I’m over the moon, I came here not feeling 100% and managed to build my form in this event so to finally win is incredible. I’m going to go home and train more to be ready for the next events. It’s amazing to start the year like this but the season is long,” notes Pedro Henrique.

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Rip Curl’s GromSearch Indonesia is Underway!

Setting on fire the imagination of every under 16 year old surfer in Indonesia, Rip Curl is proud to announce their 2016 GromSearch series. With 6 separate competitions staged at 6 different locations promising the best surf in Indonesia, the annual GromSearch gives any under 16yr old surfers their shot at the big time. Real surf, real contests, real winners and a fantastic grand prize that could lead to international recognition and launch an international professional surfing career.

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Kelly Slater launches surfboard company Slater Designs

Kelly Slater will launch his own surfboard company. The 11-time world surfing champion has named it Slater Designs. The world of surfing saw his new logo for the first time in Round 1 of the 2015 Billabong Pipeline Masters. Slater rode a 5’10” Banana model shaped by Greg Webber, which featured the new Slater Designs sticker. The Floridian will launch his brand new surfboard company in the Surf Expo 2016, in Orlando, but Slater’s planks will only hit the mass market by April.

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Surf stars teach us how to fly safely

What do Laird Hamilton, Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning, Alana Blanchard, Anastasia Ashley, Masatoshi Ohno, Ricardo Christie, Paige Hareb, and Maz Quinn have in common? The answer is pretty simple: an Air New Zealand board safety video. “Surfing Safari” was filmed at four legendary surf breaks: Malibu, Gold Coast, Raglan and Piha. Apparently, airlines are increasingly competing for the most entertaining in-flight safety video entertainment.

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