The Best Surf Films

Surfing is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the cinema, offering stories of courage, passion and self-transcendence. Here's a look at three iconic surf films: 'Point Break', 'Chasing Mavericks' and 'Soul Surfer'. Point Break (1991) Point Break is a classic action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow....

Ecology and surfing: A Natural Alliance for the Protection of the Oceans

Surfing, more than just a sport or pastime, embodies an intimate relationship with the ocean and coastal ecosystems. Surfers spend a great deal of their time in the water, and are direct witnesses to environmental changes and the impact of pollution. This proximity has made them ardent defenders of the ecology, seeking to protect...

Surfing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Rendezvous in Teahupo'o

For the second time in Olympic history, surfing will be on the programme of the Olympic Games, this time in Paris 2024. The events will take place in Teahupo'o, Tahiti, known for its massive and feared waves. Competition venue: Teahupo'o, Tahiti Teahupo'o, with its perfect tubes and shallow reef, is one of the most popular surf spots in...

Surfing at Hoya!

Day 1 Your certified instructor will explain how the beach works. On the moors, each spot has its own particularities that you need to understand. You'll learn how to identify bays and sandbanks so that you can position yourself correctly, according to your level, avoiding potentially dangerous spots. You'll learn...

The Baïnes: hidden treasures and dangers of the Atlantic beaches.

Baïnes, geological formations specific to the Atlantic coast, particularly in France, are both fascinating and potentially dangerous for bathers and surfers. These natural basins, located between the beach and the wave line, are formed by the action of the tides and ocean currents. What is a Baïne? A baïne is a natural...

Surfing Equipment: A Technological and Cultural Evolution

Surfing Equipment: A Technological and Cultural Evolution

Surfing, the sport that is emblematic of beaches the world over, relies on specific equipment that has evolved over the decades. Understanding the different types of equipment used in surfing is essential to appreciating the complexity and diversity of this discipline. Types of boards 1. **Shortboard**: Short and light, this board is ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers....

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