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Int'l - El Salvador is riding waves as global surfing's newest mecca

A 13-mile stretch of Salvadoran shoreline the government has named Surf City is one of the world’s newest surfing meccas. At the center of those 13 miles are La Bocana and El Sunzal, two top surfing spots known collectively as El Tunco after the distinctive volcanic rocks just a few feet off the beach.

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Recreation

Int'l - Surfing Boom Brings Wave of Benefits to Tiny Coastal Town

The sport has produced world champions and fueled tourism. It's also given the community's poorest children hope.

Great Lakes
Recreation

OH - Surfers say wetlands location would stifle Lorain's waves

Federal plans for a new wetlands site built off Lorain’s shoreline would drown chances of good surfing there, according to board enthusiasts.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Warming Oceans, Stronger Swells: Big Wave Surfers Ride More Powerful Waves

For roughly three decades, Grant Washburn has looked out his window each morning and considered the height of the waves crashing against California’s ragged coastline, before dutifully noting the conditions in white, wire-bound calendars.

International
Recreation

Int'l - Costa Rica’s Vice Minister of Agriculture calls for reform of Sailfish regulations

International sport fishing magazines had declared Costa Rica as the “Sailfish Capitol of the World,” and Fiqueres was to deliver a decree making sailfish the National Fish of Costa Rica and giving sailfish status as a catch and release only species.

International
Recreation

Int'l - Author's alluring, haunting book examines the music, history and the dark life of the sea through the foghorn, a nostalgic link to our industrial past

Jennifer Lucy Allan is tucked inside a clifftop building. It is the home of the last working foghorn of its kind in Scotland, possibly the world. And it is about to blast a warning across the ocean.

International
Recreation

AUS - NEW FUNDING MODEL NEEDED FOR BEACH LIFE SAVING PATROLS

As demands for beach patrols and ocean life-saving services grow, the Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguards Association (APOLA) has called for a new funding model for the delivery of beach safety.