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After more than 25 years of deliberation, the sport of kings finally makes its debut at the Games

Born in Surf City USA, and the descendant of an actual samurai, Japan’s surfing superstar is ready for the sport’s debut on the world stage.

Kai's cycling roots run deep starting with his mother, Paula Lenny, a Pinarello athlete who was the Oregon amateur state champion in 1986.

Our writer, a lifelong surfer, tries to find out

A six-part documentary series chronicles big-wave surfer Billy Kemper’s near-death experience and his path to recovery

Winter on the legendary North Shore of Oahu brings epic rides, agonizing wipeouts, and, every so often, acts of heroism

Russell Bierke is known for taking unconventional lines through some of the world's largest waves

On the wave-rich islands of Canada's Haida Gwaii, surfing is creating new connections to an age-old culture—and surfboards have been given a more befitting name

The massive waves of Nazaré, Portugal are famous for surfing—but one group of athletes has embraced a new way to engage with these waters

How a quest to get women included in the Mavericks surfing contest fueled a transformation that could impact all of sports.

Anyone who sets foot in the ocean will ‘RISK CERTAIN DEATH,’ says the National Weather Service

Ramón Navarro chases swells around the world. Here's the carry-on gear that helps him get it done.

Phenomenality, from Lucas Jatobá, profiles big wave surf pioneer and gifted storyteller Ric Friar.

Sarah Gerhardt, the first woman to surf Maverick's, on her long path from homelessness to the top of a monster wave

Two big-wave pros on shitty things they've heard in the lineup and their work toward creating pay equality in the sport

After a nearly two-decades-long fight, women will surf in the iconic event. It's about time officials recognized what these athletes have been doing for the past half century.

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