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Santander decides spots for Rio 2016 Olympic Games 06 September 2014, 20.29 Sports
Santander decides spots for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
04 September 2014 | Windsurfing Up to 178 RS:X windsurfers from 49 nations are ready for the most important event of the season. The ISAF Sailing World Championships play a decisive role in the Rio 2016 qualification
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Maiden victory for Julien Quentel in Alacati 06 September 2014, 20.29 Sports
Maiden victory for Julien Quentel in Alacati
01 September 2014 | Windsurfing The windsurfer from Saint Maarten had all the pressure on his side. After failing to advance from heat nine with a poor start, Quental was at the hands of Antoine Albeau, who only needed to
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A windsurfing love story in the "Atlantic." 06 September 2014, 20.29 Sports
A windsurfing love story in the "Atlantic."
29 August 2014 | Windsurfing Jan-Willem van Ewijk, the director behind "Atlantic.," has filmed the story of a young Moroccan windsurfer who decides to embark on a solitary windsurfing voyage to Europe. Fettah Lamara has a
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A strength training exercise for over 40 windsurfers
26 August 2014 | Windsurfing Age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and functionality is natural part of the ageing process and it's commonly called "sarcopenia". "Sarcopenia" generally appears after 30 or 40 years of
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Francisco Birkner wins gold at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
25 August 2014 | Windsurfing The Techno 293 windsurfing class showed its full potential in light easterly winds, as the competitions comes to a close in tactical mode. Francisco Saubidet Birkner, from Argentina, overthrew
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Indoor windsurfers enter Poland's National Stadium 06 September 2014, 20.29 Sports
Indoor windsurfers enter Poland's National Stadium
05 September 2014 | Windsurfing Can you imagine 58,000 spectators watching the world's best windsurfers in a football stadium equipped with a state-of-the-art retractable roof? Sailors will not ride the green grass. They
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Amaury Lavernhe wins the Arica Chilean Challenge 2014
22 August 2014 | Bodyboarding The final had two strong riders battling for precious points on the APB World Tour: Amaury Lavernhe and Pierre-Louis Costes, in a French affair. Guilherme Tamega and Alex Uranga were third,
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Quarterfinalists decided in the Arica Chilean Challenge 2014
22 August 2014 | Bodyboarding The heat is on. Eight bodyboarders have a confirmed their presence in the quarterfinals of the Chilean event: Alan Munoz, Amaury Lavernhe, Guilherme Tamega, Lucas Nogueira, Mike Stewart, Alex
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New York City temporarily lifts ban on bodyboarding
21 August 2014 | Bodyboarding When the New York City Parks Department issued the ban, bodyboarders almost could't believe what they were hearing. The authorities announced that all "flotation devices" were not allowed to
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Surprising performances at the Arica Chilean Challenge 2014
21 August 2014 | Bodyboarding The organization decided to extend heats from twenty-five minutes to thirty minutes, to compensate for the inconsistent but rising swell. Mike Stewart confirms that ageing is of less
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British Prime Minister hits the waves of Cornwall
23 August 2014 | Bodyboarding The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party seems to be a fan of wave sports, just like the English monarchs. Prince Charles is an experienced windsurfer;
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Punta Rocas gets the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games
The International Surfing Association [ISA] prepares to celebrate 50 years with the world's largest surfing competition, which includes Team, Men's and Women's divisions. "We are delighted to be going back to Peru for the
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Hollow barrels and wipeouts continue at Teahupoo
With six-to-eight foot barrels on offer, the world's best surfers repeated the daily dose of tube riding performances. Josh Kerr survived the first elimination round against fellow countryman Mitch Coleborn. Kerr put out a
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A Super 16mm surf movie with a dubious title 22 August 2014, 19.29 Sports
A Super 16mm surf movie with a dubious title
Surf movies are getting very experimental. Forget classic Hollywood angles, high-tech video effects, contemporary editing and mainstream soundtracks. Today, everything's a lab. "Expencive Porno Movie" was shot entirely on
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Surf dogs will hang 20 in Del Mar 22 August 2014, 19.29 Sports
Surf dogs will hang 20 in Del Mar
The surf dog competition will feature for the first time the Paddle Paws Parade, a stand up paddleboarding show for puppies mastered by the Helen Woodward Animal Center. All 80 dogs will compete in four different weight
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freestyle.ch Zurich turns 20! 19 August 2014, 00.30 Sports
freestyle.ch Zurich turns 20!
@snowboardtour ttr Tweet Look who I just ran into... A few of my favorite shredders! Welcome to the snowy mountains of Australia! ❤️ http://t.co/zZVpTctXwn
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Noireaux and Wylde celebrate maiden victories in Mexico
19 August 2014 | Windsurfing The American Windsurfing Tour season has passed the halfway mark. The Mexican stop brought the magical head-to-logo waves to the iconic Punta San Carlos point break. Noireaux was sitting in
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New York City bans bodyboarding 19 August 2014, 00.29 Sports
New York City bans bodyboarding
18 August 2014 | Bodyboarding The New York City Parks Department has issued a ban on boogie boards. Anyone trying to enter the water with a bodyboard will face penalties. The unprecedented decision was taken by Jill
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Chileans impress in the waves of Arica 19 August 2014, 00.29 Sports
Chileans impress in the waves of Arica
18 August 2014 | Bodyboarding El Gringo is up and firing. The non-elimination round saw former world champion Uri Valadão scoring a couple of rare right-hand gems and skipping to Round 5. Amaury Lavernhe followed the
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Adam Keegan steals the 2014 Australian Bodyboard Titles
15 August 2014 | Bodyboarding Keegan, a former pro bodyboarder from Mount Coolum, won the Senior Mens division in the dying minutes of the inaugural Wahu Australian Bodyboard Titles held in Coffs Harbour. "This is the
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Bjorn Rune Jensen wins the Battle of the Sund 2014
18 August 2014 | Kiteboarding With 250 kiteboarders from 16 different nations out in the water, it was time to rewrite the history of the great naval battle that took place November 8th, 1658, and that was lost by
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Polaroid Cube challenges GoPro in the surf camera market
Polaroid Cube hits the market in September 2014. It will be the smallest surf camera ever, standing at just 35mm (1.37 inches). With its six megapixel photo CMOS sensor, Polaroid's Cube will compete directly with
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Tó Mané launches the Ericeira Photo Camp 19 August 2014, 00.25 Sports
Tó Mané launches the Ericeira Photo Camp
Hailed as the European surfing capital, Ericeira is a World Surfing Reserve since 2011. The multiple surf breaks, which includes Ribeira d'Ilhas and Coxos, have been explored since the mid-1970s. Tó Mané, the man who
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Huge barrels open the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014
The Teahupoo test kicked off with a handful of excellent tube riding performances. Kelly Slater didn't waste time and sealed his heat with a total of 16.40 points, including a nine-point ride. "I couldn't wait to start the
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Skateboarding legend Jay Adams passes away at 53
Jay Adams was one of the most important names in the surf and skateboarding team Z-Boys, alongside Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom, Craig Stecyk, Allen Sarlo, Nathan Pratt, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Chris Cahill and Stacy Peralta. Back
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Tanner Gudauskas wins the Soöruz Lacanau Pro 2014
The Californian goofy-footer got the most out of his powerful backside to surf the best waves, and steal the final from the reigning ASP European Junior champion."It was fun. You know, every heat I was like 'ok cool I made
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NEW RIDER INFORMATION ON WST 2.0 15 August 2014, 18.26 Sports
NEW RIDER INFORMATION ON WST 2.0
6 Star 1 – 5 Star Industry News 30/07/2014 Qualification Cut-off Date for “WST Pro Series” (working title): August 22nd, 2014 At this year’s General Assembly in Barcelona, TTR Pro Snowboarding decided to
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Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary!
6 Star 1 – 5 Star Industry News 11/07/2014 The times they are a-changing! Apart from the fact that summer is already almost over: Ten years have passed since the first Hotzone.tv Park Opening took place in Hintertux.
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JAPANESE RIDER  DOMINATE THE 2014 SOUTH AMERICA ROOKIE FEST
6 Star 1 – 5 Star Industry News 14/08/2014 For the 5th edition the Black Yeti and his rookies landed in Chile for the 2014 South America Rookie Fest, the kick-off event of the 2014-15 World Rookie Tour, the leading
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Australian Slopestyle Tour 2014 kicks off August 25th with The Mile High by Carlton Dry
6 Star 1 – 5 Star Industry News 07/08/2014 Australia has never hosted a stronger field of international Snowboarders and Freeskiers as the AST (Australian Slopestyle Tour) is in 2014. Currently 8 of the World’s top 10
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Burton Announces 3rd Annual High Fives Snowboarding Competition Presented by MINI
6 Star 1 – 5 Star Industry News 05/08/2014 BURLINGTON, VT, August 4, 2014 – Burton Snowboards announced today that the 3rd annual Burton High Fives presented by MINI will take place at Cardrona Alpine Resort, located
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THE WSF WORLD ROOKIE TOUR MOVES SOUTH 15 August 2014, 18.26 Sports
THE WSF WORLD ROOKIE TOUR MOVES SOUTH
6 Star 1 – 5 Star Industry News 01/08/2014 The Black Yeti and his Rookie Fest events will go down under in South America and Australia for the summer leg of the World Rookie Tour. The search for future snowboarding
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Powder Stashes Aren't the Only I-70 Hidden Treasure
Coloradans and visitors, next time you’re stuck in I-70 ski, weekend, holiday, rush-hour, construction, accident, weather, tunnel closure, road closure, mountain-goat crossing, hazmat spill, or plain ol’ WTF standstill
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How to release a stuck windsurfing mast 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
How to release a stuck windsurfing mast
09 August 2014 | Windsurfing Many people give up and will keep their giant mast out in the garden. In one piece. Stuck masts can last forever, but they're definitely not portable at all. Windsurf masts get blocked when
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The day Apple decided to sell windsurfing boards and sails
08 August 2014 | Windsurfing In 1985, an internal battle nearly killed Apple Computer, Inc. Steve Jobs and John Sculley fought for the leadership role, and Jobs was forced to leave the high tech company. That was when the
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Warming-up for better windsurfing 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Warming-up for better windsurfing
13 August 2014 | Windsurfing This is especially valuable for windsurfers as they constantly manage sudden movements and unexpected situations as well as occasional wipeouts that are natural parts of sailing. "Improved
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Ricardo Campello delivers a tow-in windsurfing show
12 August 2014 | Windsurfing The 2014 Dunkerbeck Eyewear Tow-In Exhibition invited the top eight sailors, plus three wildcards, to showcase their aerial arsenal in front of hundreds of spectators. There were remarkable
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Levi Siver clinches the Pacasmayo Classic 2014 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Levi Siver clinches the Pacasmayo Classic 2014
11 August 2014 | Windsurfing The Pro finals got underway in impeccable swell conditions, with mast-high waves rolling through the Peruvian surfing arena. The final had Kevin Pritchard and Levi Siver fighting for points
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Tenerife crowns Philip Köster and Daida Moreno
11 August 2014 | Windsurfing The German windsurfer continued his dominance of El Cabezo to move up to second overall in the world rankings. He may well defend his PWA wave world title. "I didn't land my double planing,
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Bodyboarding down the Rere Rock Slide 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Bodyboarding down the Rere Rock Slide
12 August 2014 | Bodyboarding If you were complaining about riding waves in shallow waters and rocky reefs, take a look at Jenna and Jordan. They've headed to Wharekopae River and decided to document an original slide,
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Surprise judge confirmed for the Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2014
11 August 2014 | Bodyboarding The Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2014 is more than a bodyboarding competition. The event focus on building new and positive relationships, and sharing life experiences, in honor of a young man who
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A German beauty in the waves of Panama 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
A German beauty in the waves of Panama
08 August 2014 | Bodyboarding She likes to read, she enjoys listening to music, and she loves to sunbath. Apparently bodyboarding is not one of her favorite hobbies. That is not a problem, though, for a group of prone
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The double mission of Ben Player at Arica 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
The double mission of Ben Player at Arica
06 August 2014 | Bodyboarding They call it the Latin Pipeline and Backdoor. Arica is located on the northern tip of Chile, and it offers a unique cold water reef break that seems designed for high-performance
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"Salt Horizon" promises high-performance bodyboarding
04 August 2014 | Bodyboarding Filmed in Scotland, Java, Portugal, the Philippines, Bali, as well as the Gold Coast, North and South Coasts of NSW, Victoria, South and Western Australia, "Salt Horizon" promises everything
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Irish bodyboarder saves two siblings from drowning
14 August 2014 | Bodyboarding Billy Cronin, a trainee lifeguard and passionate bodyboarder, rescued brother and sister from the powerful surf conditions and strong rip currents. They had been swept 300 meters away from
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Dungeons Challenge is on yellow alert 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Dungeons Challenge is on yellow alert
A good-looking swell might be heading towards Cape Town, South Africa, and hitting the iconic big wave surf spot between 18th-19th August. Wave face sizes may be in the 20-25 foot plus range, and possibly pushing toward
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Australian surfer dies at Scar Reef 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Australian surfer dies at Scar Reef
Peter Luke, 27, was riding big waves at Scar Reef, when the tragic accident took place. Reports tell that the young surfer was catching five-meter waves (16 feet) at Jelenga Beach in West Sumbawa. Luke was enjoying the
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Surfing Nazaré back in 1968 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Surfing Nazaré back in 1968
Colored longboards on the roof of a car. What are those "things"? In 1968, the picturesque seaside community of Nazaré was still living quiet days, under the dictatorship of Salazar. Wave sports were almost as rare as a
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Lisa Andersen steps into the SurfAid Cup Malibu
At 45, the New York surfer girl is back in the competitive line-up. Lisa Andersen started surfing at 13, when professional female surfing was still a mirage. After winning 35 National Scholastic Surfing Association
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Is Red Bull taking over surfing? 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Is Red Bull taking over surfing?
Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Billabong and O'Neill. For more than two decades, these were the brands that we would traditionally see on the shelves of our local surf shops. But the classic surfing oligopoly is quietly giving in.
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North Korea plans surfing tours in the coastline
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has announced three surf resorts in the country's east coast: Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon. The government led by Kim Jong-un is trying to boost the revenues from
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Naish releases the 2015 kiteboarding collection
06 August 2014 | Kiteboarding The 2015 line by Naish says, "it's time to break the mold." So stir your senses and explore the new products made available by the legendary water sports insignia. "The 2015 Fusion Control
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Slingshot adds FCS II fin system to kite boards
04 August 2014 | Kiteboarding The kiteboarding brand founded by Tony Logosz and his brother Jeff decided to embed the FCS II technology in the 2015 line of kite boards and surfboards. "We are proud to be the first
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Johnny Heineken cuts the Swiss waters 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Johnny Heineken cuts the Swiss waters
15 August 2014 | Kiteboarding Kiteboarders from 15 nations traveled to Engadin, in the Swiss Alps, a mecca for skiers in winter, to compete at 1,800 meters above sea level in the latest sailing sensation: kite
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Aaron Hadlow celebrates first victory since 2009
11 August 2014 | Kiteboarding Former world freestyle kiteboarding champion Aaron Hadlow has, once again, celebrated victory in a PKRA stage. The British rider pulled his biggest and best tricks in optimal flat water and
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Richard Branson buys the PKRA World Tour 15 August 2014, 18.25 Sports
Richard Branson buys the PKRA World Tour
10 August 2014 | Kiteboarding The Virgin mogul, a passionate and avid kiteboarder, has bought the rights of the PKRA World Tour, in an unusual joint-venture agreement with the Spanish entrepreneur behind Zed. Best
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Western Australia enforces life jackets on kiters and windsurfers
08 August 2014 | Kiteboarding The Department of Transport has released new guidelines for kiteboarding enjoying the pleasures of wind in the region. There are mandatory and recommended rules. All kiteboarders and
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Surf Skooter is the bodyboard with handle bars
11 July 2014 | Bodyboarding The idea may not be radically new, but the Surf Skooter will hit the market. Can you imagine a bodyboard with handle bars? Well, you've probably seen a couple of ones a few years ago in the
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The slow death of professional bodyboarding 15 July 2014, 20.32 Sports
The slow death of professional bodyboarding
11 July 2014 | Bodyboarding Bodyboarding fans are confused. The IBA World Tour 2014 has been cancelled, but its Facebook page keeps posting insipid messages. The website is a disgrace: two blocks of ads, and a short
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Ben Veitch conquers the 2014 Western Australia bodyboarding title
07 July 2014 | Bodyboarding The third and final event of the 2014 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles wrapped up in unforgettable fashion over the weekend with sensational winter conditions blessing competitors at Scarborough
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Andre Botha confirmed in the Cave Rock Invitational 2014
15 July 2014 | Bodyboarding It is probably the only bodyboarding in the world where sponsors are not invited to participate. The Cave Rock Invitational will gather 16 riders to showcase their talent in the KwaZulu-Natal
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Joe Bourke is the 2014 NSW bodyboarding champion
14 July 2014 | Bodyboarding The best bodyboarders in New South Wales were forced to move from Crowdy Head to Crowdy Gap Beach because of the wild five-to-six foot waves. After the first round of competition at Jones
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Stephen Du Preez prevails in the West Beach Warfare 2014
14 July 2014 | Bodyboarding The Pro division got underway in consistent three-to-four foot waves. The final saw Iain Campbell and Stephen Du Preez competing for the highest place in the podium. The decisive final began
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Josh Moniz and Caroline Marks win the 2014 NSSA National Championships
The 18-year old surfer from Honolulu will never forget the day he joined Kolohe Andino, Greg Long, Kelly Slater and Andy Irons in the winner's list of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA). The hard-fought
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Outer Known is Kelly Slater's new surf brand
Outer Known. The surf insignia created by Kelly Slater has been baptized, according to our friends at Stab Magazine. After leaving Quiksilver - the partnership lasted 23 years - Slater started a new sponsorship deal with
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Toledo's Perfect 10 ignites Mr Price Pro Ballito 2014
Despite breaking his magic board, Toledo put on yet another show-stopping aerial performance, earning his second Perfect 10 point ride of the event. "I don't have words to describe what I am feeling. I broke that board but
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How smoking seriously affects surfing 06 July 2014, 22.32 Sports
How smoking seriously affects surfing
Smoking and surfing. Two words with the same number of characters, two words with opposite meanings. The good news is that a surfer can quit on any day of the year. What for? To live more, to surf better, to catch more
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Swell on the horizon for the J-Bay Open 2014
The best right-hand point break of the African continent will see the Top 34 surfers plus two wildcards battling for points, prize money and honor. Jeffreys Bay is back for good. After a two-year hiatus from elite
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Timmy Reyes wins Mr Price Pro Ballito 2014 06 July 2014, 22.32 Sports
Timmy Reyes wins Mr Price Pro Ballito 2014
The Californian surfer, 32, proved it is never too late to make a glorious comeback, after several injuries almost put an end to his surfing career. Tim Reyes defeated Matt Wilkinson in the final heat held at Willard
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Ritalin use for ADHD soars fourfold as child psychologists warn of untested drug cocktails PDF Print E-mail
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More youngsters are being prescribed Ritalin for ADHD despite clinical guidelines to the contrary, say child psychologists Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Observer

Prescriptions of Ritalin for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have quadrupled in a decade, prompting fears it is being pushed on children at the expense of alternative treatments and without appreciation of long-term effects.

Figures released by the NHS business services authority to the Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt reveal the number of prescriptions of methylphenidate hydrochloride, the generic name for Ritalin, rose in England from 158,000 in 1999 to 661,463 in 2010.

Ritalin is a psychostimulant drug most commonly approved for treatment of ADHD in children. It is also used to treat conditions such as narcolepsy and in certain cases may also be prescribed for lethargy, depression and obesity.

The Association of Educational Psychologists said its members were reporting an increase in children with behavioural difficulties being prescribed the drug in conjunction with antidepressants, despite the fact there was "little to no evidence about the effect which these cocktails of drugs are having on the development of children's brains".

The association claims clinical studies show the "beneficial effects of psychostimulant medication are not sustained over the long term, necessitating stronger and stronger dosages to be prescribed over time" and that it is "becoming a common practice for children to be prescribed stronger dosages than recommended in the morning as a 'top-up' or 'kickstart' dose so that medication lasts the full school day".

Munt, who until recently sat on the education select committee, said there were natural alternatives that could help combat ADHD. She highlighted a report commissioned by the RSPB that suggested activities in a natural environment appear to improve children's symptoms by 30% compared with urban outdoor activities, and threefold compared to playing indoors. But Munt said many young people were prevented from enjoying the outdoors because of reasons such as lack of school playing fields and the distractions posed by video games, smartphones and social networking.

"It is extremely alarming that in the decade up to 2010, prescriptions for Ritalin quadrupled," she said. "Statistics show that 90% of prescriptions for this powerful drug in 2004 were used to combat behavioural problems in school-age children. I am shocked that there has been such a huge explosion in use."

ADHD is believed to affect between 5% and 10% of schoolchildren in the UK. Symptoms include overactive and impulsive behaviour and difficulty paying attention. The increase in Ritalin prescriptions appears to mirror the US where there was an 83% increase in sales of the drug between 2006 and 2010.

How many children are being prescribed the drug is difficult to quantify from official data. Munt said: "Unless the Department of Health collects vital statistical data about prescribing habits, no one will know what is happening.

"We hear teachers tell of their students' lack of ability to concentrate, from police about increasingly disruptive and antisocial behaviour, and from parents unable to control the actions of young family members. We need to show young people how to deal with the normal stresses and strains of growing up. Resorting to powerful drugs only stores up trouble for the future."

The Association of Educational Psychologists said it believed guidelines were not being followed. The guidelines recommend that ADHD medication should not be prescribed to pre-school children for the long term.nor in isolation from other therapeutic interventions, without consultation But the association said it was aware of a substantial increase in the number of children aged under six, and in some cases as young as three, being prescribed ADHD drugs. It said an informal survey of educational psychology practitioners across the West Midlands had revealed there were more than 100 children under six on the medication in the area. "This is reaffirmed across the country by our members," the association said.

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