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  • Surf Snowdonia! Wave Garden Technology Creates Perfect Barrels, Wave Consistency

    The World’s First Lake With Artificial Waves Will Make Perfect Barrels Every Minute GREAT BRITAIN/Conwy Valley, North Wales There are plenty of great waves at North Shore, but a good barrel is hit or miss in Great Britain. Lucky for surfing enthusiasts and those dreaming of riding water, that’s about to change. Surf Snowdonia is building the world’s first Wavegarden, an artificial surfing lagoon, at Snowdonia National Park in Wales. It will be located in Dolgarrog, in the beautiful Conwy …Read More

  • Costa Rica’s Rich Marine Biodiversity Devastated By Pirate Fisherman

    Illegal fishing: 21st-century pirates plunder treasures of Costa Rica’s seas PACIFIC OCEAN/Cocos Island, Costa Rica Pirate Fishing Damian Carrington joins a patrol boat on a hunt for pirate vessels looting the Cocos Island’s natural wealth. It’s just after dawn and on the gleaming Pacific Ocean, 365 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, the hunt is on for pirates. But these 21st-century buccaneers are looting the treasure beneath the waves, not the gold and silver coins buried long ago on …Read More

  • Ecover, Tesco Partner To Collect, Recycle Ocean’s Plastic Garbage

    Washing-up liquid bottle made from ocean plastic aims to clean up seas *new bottle set to launch later this month in UK in partnership with Tesco* UNITED KINGDOM/Ocean Pollution Green cleaning brand Ecover to unveil packaging innovation to highlight long-term dangers of dumping plastic in ocean The world’s first washing-up liquid bottle made from reclaimed ocean plastic is to go on sale in UK supermarkets later this month. The green cleaning brand Ecover will use the launch of its new Ocean …Read More

  • Sally Fitzgibbons Claims Victory Billabong Rio Women’s Pro 2014

    Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Rio Women’s Pro BARRA Da TIJUCA/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Schedule: Women’s Quarterfinals (Heats 1-4), Semifinals (Heats 1-2 to Completion) Conditions: 2-4 foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca FINAL: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.27 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 14.67 Carissa Moore wasted little time in the Final against Sally Fitzgibbons, belting an excellent 8.50 for three big backhand turns and adding a 3.50 to her total shortly afterward. While Fitzgibbons found herself on the ropes quickly, the …Read More

  • Michel Bourez Wins Billabong Rio Pro 2014

    Michel Bourez Claims Victory at Billabong Rio Pro BARRA Da TIJUCA/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Schedule: Men’s Round 5 (Heats 1-4 to Completion) Conditions: 2-4 foot (1 metre) chunky waves at Barra Da Tijuca FINAL: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.84 vs. Kolohe Andino (USA) 6.43 Michel Bourez opened up first in the Final, blasting a 7.17 for a series of three powerful backhand turns. Kolohe Andino would catch a series of waves, his best coming in at a 5.00 for two backhand …Read More

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