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17 Jul
Para Surfing World Champion Malu Mendes was born with cerebral palsy. Miguel Almeida, visually impaired, is training to be a professional surfer. At the School of Adapted Surfing in Santos, southeast Brazil, dozens of people with disabilities are using a surfboard and waves as therapy.
27 Feb 2020
Barbies rocking Tokyo 2020 Olympic uniforms took over Mattel's sneak peek preview of this year's New York Toy Fair on Friday. The dolls reflected the five new sports added to the Olympic program - baseball/softball, sport climbing, karate, skateboarding and surfing.
25 Dec 2019
Surfboard tucked under his arm, Dery Setyawan sprints into the crashing waves. It is not just a physical challenge but an emotional one -- most of his family and friends were swept to their deaths when a tsunami hit these shores 15 years ago. His hometown of Lampuuk was almost destroyed entirely, but despite his devastating loss, the father-of-two sees the water as a way to heal. On December 26, 2004, a monstrous 9.3 magnitude quake struck undersea off the coast of Sumatra. It sparked a tsunami nearly 100 feet (30 meters) high that killed more than 220,000 across a string of Indian Ocean countries, including Thailand, Sri Lanka and India.
16 Oct 2019
Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar until recently, but now one beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm to the Southeast Asia Games for the first time ever.
4 Jun 2017
Jack O'Neill, the surfing icon credited with creating the modern wetsuit, died on Friday at his California home at the age of 94.
12 Mar 2017
Italy has produced its share of elite sports people in the past but no-one quite like Leonardo Fioravanti, aged 19 and one of the surfing's most exciting talents.

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