On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it’s not the widely known sporting icons who are the most revered, but surfer Eddie Aikau.
You may be tempted, when Anna Calvi steps onstage, to note how small she is compared to her enormous black guitar, or to comment on her angelic blond Marcel waves.
Andy Lynes finds an idyllic location for a West Country break where great views, surf and food are all within reach
Teams clear up anything from cigarette butts to medical waste
It was the size of a bus, and sea-loving Bishan Rajapakse came off worst
Tropical Storm Andrea took aim at Florida's northern Gulf Coast today and was forecast to cut across Georgia and up the US Atlantic coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The US international footballer immediately retired after he revealed he was gay
Pristine sands, golden shores, sea turtles, luxury wellness, fun surf and seafood shacks
A row of men clutching surfboards stand waist-deep in a sludge-coloured river, buffeted by a chill wind. As a distant roar draws near, they look nervously over their shoulders.
A town in Australia has been covered in foam after strong winds blew the surf off the sea and onto the shore.
A surfer had part of his hand bitten off as he tried to fight off a shark off the New South Wales coast, while on the other side of the country shark sightings caused panic on one of the busiest days of the Australian summer, as scientists speculated that warmer ocean temperatures may be bringing the killers closer to shore.
Laidback leader hails from Elvis country – but will he get caught in a trap over the weekend?
Western Australia called on the federal government yesterday to lift a ban on the fishing of great white sharks following an unprecedented fifth death in its waters within less than a year.
Known as "MP" among the surfing fraternity, Michael Peterson dominated Australian surfing in the early 1970s. But although he was regarded as the best in the world by his peers, his domination never spread beyond his native country. With his aviator sunglasses, leather jacket and brooding aura, Peterson was nothing short of intimidating. Resented by some but adored by the majority, he was supremely talented, but his career hit the buffers before it had had chance to blossom.