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3 in 10 Oregon Surfers Admit to Surfing During Health Advisories

Surfers ingest 10 times more ocean water than swimmers, about 170 milliliters a day, or half a can of soda, researchers said.

(NEWPORT, Ore. ) - Oregon Surfers Health warnings issued by state officials when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

Nearly three in 10 surfers admit they knowingly surf during health advisories – nearly the same amount that chooses not to surf during periods of elevated bacteria.

Read Full Article (Jun-19-2014 14:02)

Oregon Surfing Contest and Beach Clean-Up This Saturday

The event celebrates International Surfing Day.

(NEWPORT, Ore. ) - Oregon Surfing Time to go surfing, Oregon style.

On Saturday, Newport's chapter of the Surfrider Foundation together with the chapters in Portland and Siuslaw (Florence) will be holding the 6th Annual Otter Rock 'n' Roll Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge.

Read Full Article (May-08-2014 16:31)

Oregon Surfrider Chapters Celebrate International Surfing Day With Otter Rock N` Roll

Otter Rock N' Roll Surf Contest registration now available

(PORTLAND) - Otter Rock N' Roll Surf Contest The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport, Siuslaw, and Portland Chapters have announced they will be hosting the 6th annual Otter Rock N’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.

Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves, and beaches.

Read Full Article (Apr-01-2014 00:02)

Dry-Land Drama Threatens to Derail Incredible Big Wave Surf Session

Watch, as Eric Akiskalian's surfing plans get turned upside down at the very last minute as he is confronted with high drama by a local event promoter named John Force due to a decade long rivalry that just won't go away.

(LINCOLN CITY) - Nelscott Reef Lincoln City Living in the Pacific Northwest is far different then living on the sunny beaches of Southern California. The surfing scene is equally as different.

The Pacific Northwest’s brutally cold winters often lead to incredible days and sometimes weeks pass without being able to enter the water. When the swell and weather conditions do come together, the Oregon coast can elevate itself to one of the best big-wave surf destinations in the world.

Read Full Article (Mar-31-2014 09:23)

Kelly Slater Wins Oakley Wave of the Winter Powered by Surfline

11-time World Champ also claims CLIF Bar Overall Performance Award for stellar Pipe season

(HUNTINGTON BEACH GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Kelly Slater 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater's no-handed Pipeline bomb earned top honor as the Wave of the Winter for the 2013-14 North Shore season.

After much scrutiny of a host of top rides, the expert judging panel of Gerry Lopez, Pancho Sullivan and Ross Williams declared Slater the winner based on wave size, degree of difficulty of maneuvers, style, and an overall "heaviness" factor.

Read Full Article (Nov-01-2013 13:31)

Ken Collins Responds to Laird Hamilton on Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira

Laird Hamilton appeared on CNN, saying that Carlos Burle's wave could only be considered the "wipeout of the year" because at the end of his ride, Carlos fell.

(GIG HARBOR) - On October 29, 2013, a massive swell hit Nazaré, Portugal. Big wave surfers Maya Gabiera and Carlos Burle decided to test their merit on the wave.

Maya, despite intense training and preparation, broke her ankle on the wave and, after a struggle, drowned in the turbulent waters. Her rescue partner Carlos Burle managed to get her out of the water and give her CPR on the beach. She was taken to the hospital and will live to surf another wave.

Read Full Article (Aug-02-2013 11:52)

Six Things to Know Before Shark Week

On July 30, nonprofit shark research group OCEARCH and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) began the most ambitious great white shark-tagging mission undertaken in history.

(STATE COLLEGE, PA - Shark Week Before you dive into Shark Week on the Discovery Channel (Aug. 4 - 11), check out six things you may not know about sharks.

From anti-shark wetsuits to "Sharknado," you don't have to wait to find out what's new in the watery world of sharks.

Read Full Article (Jun-19-2013 17:33)

Legendary Lensman Dives Into Surfline`s Photo Universe

Iconic photographer Aaron Chang set to judge Surfline’s annual User Photo Challenge.

(HUNTINGTON BEACH) - Aaron Chang portrait Aaron Chang, one of the most prolific surf photographers of all time, is once again judging’s annual User Photo Challenge, and – along with Surfline's Jeremiah Klein and Billy Watts -- selecting the $1,000 winner.

Amateur photographers who upload to’s User Photos section will have their work ultimately judged by Mr. Chang himself in the yearly contest.

Read Full Article (Mar-29-2013 23:06)

Big Wave Season Wrap Up, XXL Biggest Wave Entry and Upcoming Hip Surgery

Includes the XXL entry photo shot by Bryn Forbes and my GoPro Hero 2 footage that was shot from a board mount of that ride.

(GIG HARBOR) - Eric Akiskalian at Nelscott Reef in Oregon I would like to take a moment to thank you all for your continued support during my big wave adventures.

For over 13 years now, most of you have been following and or supporting me in some way, shape or form.

Read Full Article (Jan-31-2013 15:46)

GoPro Big-Wave Addicts
Episode 4 - Pacific Northwest Crew in Full Force

Featured riders include: Ollie Richardson, Dan Hasselschwert, Mark Builder, Tim Henton, Keith Galbraith and Eric Akiskalian

(GIG HARBOR) - Big Wave Addicts The Pacific Northwest crew had been watching this storm develop under Japan for about 10 days and it was really geared up to send some monster surf their way.

Veteran big-wave riders and 2011 Billabong XXL Nominee Eric Akiskalian and his tow partner Keith Galbraith were thinking this was going to be the swell where they could once again ride waves in the 60'-65' range...

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