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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015

    Tokyo Olympics proposes adding five sports to 2020 games

    Japanese organizers on Monday proposed adding five sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: baseball-softball, karate, surfing, skateboarding and sports climbing. They were approved from a list of eight finalists, also …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014

    Baker big-wave surf victor

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – The Mavericks surf competition off the Northern California coast delivered massive waves, and in the end South Africa’s Grant “Twiggy” Baker took home the crown. …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

    She’s true Supergirl

    Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, heads the field in the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-Star Ford Supergirl at the Oceanside (Calif.) Pier …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2013

    Big wave surfers return

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sunday’s Mavericks Invitational …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

    Surf’s up in Hawaii

    HONOLULU – Hawaii will soon become the first state to call surfing an official high school sport. Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state education officials said Monday it will join the …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011, 6:50 A.M.

    Paddlers across the mainland noticed standing up

    A growing sport that combines elements of canoeing and surfing is riding a wave of enthusiasm through the Inland Northwest. Stand up paddling (SUP) is an ancient utilitarian boating technique …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011, 6:50 A.M.

    Presentation introduces stand up paddle boarding

    What: Free presentation on stand up paddle boarding, dealing with gear, launching and basic techniques. Who: By Rob Casey, author of ‘Stand Up Paddling Flatwater to Rivers and Surf’ (pictured).


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