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Town once feared 10-storey waves - but then extreme surfers showed up

Town once feared 10-storey waves - but then extreme surfers showed up

A small town in Portugal has become a mecca for surfers chasing the biggest waves on the planet. But the consequences if you make a mistake are huge.

  • by Patrick Kingsley

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Shark warning for South West break after whale carcass washes up on beach
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Shark warning for South West break after whale carcass washes up on beach

The warning comes only days after a surfer was knocked off his board by a suspected great white shark at the same surf break.

  • by staff writers
Aussie Wilson to surf for world title at Pipe Masters in Hawaii

Aussie Wilson to surf for world title at Pipe Masters in Hawaii

This year's surfing world title will go down to the final event of the year, with Australian Julian Wilson and two Brazilians in contention for the crown.

Australian world title contender Wilson advances in Portugal

Australian world title contender Wilson advances in Portugal

The 2018 world surfing title is now a race between two, Brazilian Gabriel Medina and Australia's Julian Wilson.

Six Aussie surfers progress in Portugal

Six Aussie surfers progress in Portugal

Julian Wilson, who is in contention for the world title, was among six Australians progressing at the Rip Curl Pro in Portugal.

Wilson narrows gap with France surfing win

Wilson narrows gap with France surfing win

An emotional Julian Wilson has dedicated his stunning Quiksilver Pro France victory to missing French surfing identity Pierre Agnes.

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Gracetown veteran is WA's first World Surf League World Champion

Gracetown veteran is WA's first World Surf League World Champion

WA surfing legend Dave Macaulay claimed victory at the World Masters Championship at Sao Miguel in the Azores archipelago last week.

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Gilmore's march toward seventh title boosted by second at Surf Ranch Pro
Stephanie Gilmore

Gilmore's march toward seventh title boosted by second at Surf Ranch Pro

Stephanie Gilmore has finished runner-up in a four-woman final at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro to continue her march to a seventh world surfing title.

The world's best surfers head inland to catch a wave
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The world's best surfers head inland to catch a wave

The wave shouldn't be here. It's an exotic crest of water 1.8-metres high, well over 160 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean.

  • by Noah Smith
Margaret River Pro back on calendar in May to thwart 'aggressive sharks'
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Margaret River Pro back on calendar in May to thwart 'aggressive sharks'

The Margaret River Pro will be on the 2019 world surfing championship tour, but later in the year to minimise the risks of "aggressive shark activity".

  • by Nathan Hondros
'Message means even more': Stephanie Gilmore hails WSL equal pay move
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'Message means even more': Stephanie Gilmore hails WSL equal pay move

World surfing is riding the gender equality wave to pay parity with the backing of two of the sport's greatest male and female champions.