This sport has been practiced for 500 years.
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Surfers have always a good temper.
Bill Hamilton is an important surfer. He was born in Long Beach, California in August 27, 1948. Since he was a child he has lived with the sea and waves. His stepson, Laird Hamilton, is considered the best big waves surfer in history, he has had a very difficult life, but surf saves him. He could dump his energy excess in surf. He was the first surfer to complete a 360º, the first to jump up to ten meters at his windsurfing... But he has always been a very humble person and he has never liked fame. Now, he has a wife and three daughters.
ASP world tour is a surf competition in which men and women surfers compete to be the best in the world.
In this year, the male competitors ranking is: 1. Mick Fanning, 2. Kelly Slater, 3. Joel Parkinson and 4. Jordy Smith. And the female is 1. Carissa Moore, 2. Tyler Wright, 3. Sally Fitzgibbons and 4. Coutney Conlogue.
This is a video of the ASP World Tour of this year, and then, you have a video of Carissa Moore in 2011:
There are a lot of films and series well documentated in surf, such as Persiguendo Maverick, Billabong Odyssey, Soul Surfer, Blue Water High...
"Surfing is one of the few sports that you have to look forward to see what's behind them." Laird Hamilton.
"It's like the mafia, once you are inside there is no way to go out." Kelly Slater
"I think that when an individual becomes a surfer, it's like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time." Kelly Slater
"It's not tragic to die doing something you want." Mark Foo
"Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear." Buzzy Trent
"The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave." Paul Walker.
María López Vigueras