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S. Africa trials high-tech solution to shark attack threat

To counter the threat posed by sharks to surfers off South Africa's coast, a high‑tech solution is currently on trial near Cape Town. Duration:...

Rip Curl

Hawaiian surfer John Florence competes during his quarter‑final heat of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal at Supertubos Beach in Peniche on October 20, 2014

Gilmore takes lead in surfing title race

Stephanie Gilmore posted the only nine‑point ride of the day to beat fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons at surfing's Cascais Women's Pro...

Annual dog surfing competition draws California crowds

The best canine surfers gathered for Huntington Beach's annual dog surfing competition, "Surf City, Surf Dog." Duration: 01:15

Australian tourist dies surfing in Indonesia

An Australian man has died after being hit by a wave while surfing in central Indonesia, police said, while another Australian surfer remains missing near...

Surf's up: monster waves keep California lifeguards busy

Surf is up in California, where lifeguards are making dozens of rescues as daredevils brave the biggest waves to hit the surf‑crazy western US state...

AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar. Beachfront...

Durbridge last Aussie standing in Tahiti

Bede Durbridge is the last Australian standing at the world surfing tour event in Tahiti after earning a place in the semi‑finals. Durbridge posted...

Second straight lay day in Tahiti

The Billabong Pro in Tahiti has been put on hold for a second successive day. Organisers will convene on Friday morning (early Saturday AEST) to next...