Slater, Marks, Gilmore advance at World Surf League event

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) — Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has advanced from the round of 32 at the Bells Beach World Surf League event, and fellow American Caroline Marks and seven-time wo...

Governor says surfing can connect California and El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California masterfully markets its surfing culture and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he wants to share that expertise with El Salvador to help boost tourism and provi...

Governor says surfing can connect California and El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California masterfully markets its surfing culture and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he wants to share that expertise with El Salvador to help boost tourism and provi...

Teenager Caroline Marks wins her 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League by maintaining the form that helped her defeat world champion Stephanie Gilmore on her hom...

Teenager Caroline Marks wins 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League Monday, sustaining the form from an earlier defeat of world No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore on her...

Seven-time surf champ Gilmore upset in Gold Coast QFs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore lost her quarterfinal Saturday to 17-year-old Florida surfer Caroline Marks in the World Surf League season opener. ...

Seven-time surf champ Gilmore upset in Gold Coast QFs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore has lost her quarterfinal to 17-year-old Florida surfer Caroline Marks in the World Surf League season opener. ...

Wipe out for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League. Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff bec...

Surf is up: Season opens for Olympics qualifying, equal pay

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Qualifying for the inaugural Olympic surfing competition has begun with a World Surf League event which also features equal prize money for male and female boardriders. ...

Breakdancing makes next move to Olympic status at Paris 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing and three other sports have made the next move toward becoming medal events at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The International Olympic Committee'...

Column: IOC must wield big stick to clean up weightlifting

PARIS (AP) — No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick. When initial drug testing came back n...

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 83...

Riding the wave: Surfers grow up in touching documentary

The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul. That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melanchol...

American ski racer River Radamus making waves on the slopes

His name, River Radamus , almost conjures up images of summer. His game is most certainly meant for winter. Although, the 21-year-old ski racer from Edwards, Colorado, joked: "If it ...

The Latest: Lamborghini rolls out new convertible

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Geneva auto show (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Lamborghini is vying for the younger — and decidedly well-heeled — set with the rollo...