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surfing

(Encyclopedia) surfing, sport of gliding on a breaking wave. Surfers originally used long, cumbersome wooden boards but now ride lightweight synthetic boards that allow a greater degree of…

Huntington Beach

(Encyclopedia) Huntington Beach, city (1990 pop. 181,519), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast, across from Santa Catalina Island, in an oil-producing area; inc. 1909. It manufactures…

Waikiki

(Encyclopedia) Waikiki wkk´, famous beach and resort center SE of Honolulu on SE Oahu island, Hawaii. Tourism is the economic mainstay; Waikiki is known the world over for its beach and…

Movies and Film: Surfing the "New Wave"

Surfing the "New Wave"Movies and FilmFrench Film HistoryIt's Art, Stupid!A Century of Cinematic SplendorBefore the WarSurfing the "New Wave"The Eighties and NinetiesTen Fabulous French Films The…

Nazaré

(Encyclopedia) Nazaré näzär´, town (2011 pop. 15,158), Leiria dist., W central Portugal, on the Atlantic Ocean, 17 mi (27 km) SW of Leiria. It is a fishing port and popular seaside resort. Part of…

Beach Boys, The

(Encyclopedia) Beach Boys, The, American rock music band formed in 1961 by brothers Brian Wilson, 1942–, Dennis Wilson, 1944–83, and Carl Wilson, 1946–98, with Mike Love, 1941–, and Alan Jardine,…

Kahanamoku, Duke

(Encyclopedia) Kahanamoku, Duke, 1890–1968, American swimmer and surfer, b. Honolulu. A native Hawaiian, he was an excellent swimmer, surfer, and canoeist, and by 1911 he was setting Amateur Athletic…

windsurfing

(Encyclopedia) windsurfing, also called boardsailing or sailboarding, water sport that employs a board-and-sail device and combines elements of sailing and surfing. The sailboard was first developed…

Rell Sunn 1998 Deaths

Rell SunnAge: 47 international surfing champion who helped found the Women's Professional Surfing Association and established the first professional tour for women; one of the first five…