history of surfing

MICK FANNING AND THE BIG CHALLENGES OF HIS LIFE

di Erika Scafuro   Focusing on surfing legends, on professionals, on icons and on those who are still struggling to become one, means knowing not only their careers, but also investigating their personal history. And it is by doing this that we realize how many champions have become such even and above all despite the…

DO WHAT YOU LOVE MOST, THE SURFING FOR CONNER COFFIN

di Erika Scafuro   The spotlight can only rest on Conner Coffin, the American pro surfer who concluded the 2021 championship tour in fourth place in the world ranking. Native of Santa Barbara, California, Conner grew up with his younger brother, Parker, sharing with him the dream of becoming professional surfers. A dream realized by…

WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE SURFING HISTORY: LISA ANDERSEN

di Erika Scafuro   Lisa Andersen has struggled to pursue the dream of becoming a professional surfer. Of course she did it and in a bright way! From 1994 to 1997 she earned four time the title of woman world surfing champion.     In the 80’s the surfing world was very different from today.…

GIDGET, A FEMALE SURFING ICON

di Erika Scafuro     «The waves smashed against the dunes line one long, noisy, mad steamroller. I slid on the board and dug my hands into the water and shot over the foam like a speedboat. […] A wave and another wave, high as houses, but I didn’t care. […] A few more strokes…

FOUR THINGS WE LEARNED FROM POINT BREAK

di Erika Scafuro       Whatever your surfing level, Point Break maintains its supremacy as a cult movie for surfing, despite 30 years having passed since its release. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, with exceptional stars, such as the actors Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, Point Break is a thriller in which the real protagonist…

JORDY SMITH AND HIS GREAT MINDSET

di Erika Scafuro   The power of pro surfers like Jordy Smith is that, beyond competitions, they manage to convey so much enthusiasm for the essentials of surfing as taking hours of travel just to ride a wave. This is what South African pro surfer, currently ranked fifth in the top five of the WSL,…

NOSERIDERS, THE DANCERS OF SURFING

di Erika Scafuro   Seeing a surfer perform the noseriding maneuver, reaching with the feet the nose of the board, it seems to see a dancer dancing between the waves. Noseriding is born in the late ‘50s and soon it becomes so popular as a surfing style. The main noseriding maneuver consists into, while riding…

ON THE PEAK OF THE WAVE WITH KAI LENNY

di Erika Scafuro   Thinking about Kai Lenny immediately comes to mind one of those gigantic waves that he surfs with extreme naturalness. Atletes as Kai, who reach formidable goals, are always imagined on the peak of a big wave, so high and so unreachable. Kai, who comes from the island of Maui and is…

LEROY BELLET AND HIS EPIC SURF PHOTOS

di Erika Scafuro   Surf photographers gave us the opportunity to admire extraordinary shots of surfers intent on crossing a tube, performing aerial maneuvres or riding massive waves. It has been precisely the desire to share these moments with everyone and to share the big passion for ocean and surfing that led the young Leroy…