Surfing

Orange County teen surfs for 3 years in a row

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teen who says daily surfing keeps her stoked has marked a milestone — she’s hit the waves daily for three years. The Orange County Register says Meg […]

06/02/2014

High surf

With big waves coming, Mavericks contest is on

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — With a large Pacific storm pushing large waves toward California, organizers of the big wave Mavericks surfing contest have told competitors to grab their boards and get ready. Jeff […]

01/22/2014

Dec. 24, 2013: A young surfing Santa Claus hits the waves during the fourth annual "surfing Santas" event in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)

Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida’s Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports that when Cocoa Beach Mayor […]

12/27/2013

Hawaii surfer throws punches to escape shark

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived. Jeff Horton was surfing Sunday morning with about 10 others near Kilauea when someone spotted […]

10/22/2013

Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere

  EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man bitten by a shark off the Northern California coast says he was having a great day of surfing when the great white “came out of nowhere.” Forty-five-year-old Jay […]

10/07/2013

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OC’s Lowers Pro surfing contest canceled

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — A contest that drew world-class surfers to Orange County has been canceled for the first time in 24 years because it couldn’t find a sponsor.

03/06/2013

Calif. surfer bitten by shark punched its head

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – A 25-year-old California surfer who survived a shark attack says he punched the shark in the head until it finally released him. Scott Stephens spoke about his ordeal at a news […]

10/31/2012

Surfer bitten by shark in latest attack off Calif.

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – Hospital officials were expected to release more information Wednesday after a 25-year-old surfer was apparently bitten by a shark off the coast of Eureka, the latest in a string of shark […]

10/31/2012

Great white swims past surfers, warnings posted

(AP) – A great white shark sighting has led to warning signs on California central coast beaches. Surfers spotted the shark on Tuesday near Leadbetter Point in Santa Barbara. KSBY-TV says the shark was swimming […]

08/15/2012