Surfing

COLERAINE, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 22: A huge wave crashes against Castlerock pier as professional surfer Al Mennie waits on a break in the swell on December 22, 2016 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Storm Barbara is expected to cause major travel disruption when it hits northern parts of the UK later with 90mph winds predicted. The Met Office has issued an amber warning with the worst effects of the storm expected on Friday and Saturday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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A huge wave crashes against Castlerock pier as professional surfer Al Mennie waits on a break in the swell on December 22, 2016 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Photo Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A surfer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit surfs on Kuta beach on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 19, 2016.  The popular resort island, a pocket of Hindu culture in a country with the biggest Muslim population in the world, receives thousands of tourists every year over the Christmas season. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKASONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images

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A surfer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit surfs on Kuta beach on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Photo Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty 

John John Florence of Hawaii surfs during the final of World Surf League's (WSL) championship at Supertubo beach in Peniche, Portugal October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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John John Florence of Hawaii surfs during the final of World Surf League’s championship at Supertubo beach in Peniche, Portugal. Photo Rafael Marchante/Reuters 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08:  A surfer dressed in a Shark Onesies surfs at Bondi Beach on June 8, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The event was held as part of Wild Onesie Week, held to raise awareness and funds for endangered species and their habitats.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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A surfer dressed in a shark onesies surfs at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The event was held as part of Wild Onesie Week, held to raise awareness and funds for endangered species and their habitats

Australian surfer Justen Allport rides a wave during the Cape Fear surfing tournament in heavy seas off Sydney's Cape Solander in Australia, June 6, 2016

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Australian surfer Justen Allport rides a wave during the Cape Fear surfing tournament in heavy seas off Sydney’s Cape Solander in Australia.

Young surfers, nicknamed 'grommets' in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

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Young surfers, nicknamed ‘grommets’ in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

Surfer holding her board wades through the surf as clouds above are lit by the setting sun at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales

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A surfer holds her board as she wades through the surf at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales on Thursday

A surfer rides a wave in Punta Galea, northern Spain

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A surfer rides a wave during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in northern Spain

urfers Descend On Newquay For The Annual Boardmasters Festival...NEWQUAY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Angus Scotney of Great Britain competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach on August 7, 2013 in Newquay, England. Since 1981, the Boardmasters surfing competition -  which is part of a larger five-day surf, skate and music festival - has been an integral part of the British surf scene and has grown from humble beginnings, to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. It now attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Angus Scotney of Great Britain on Wednesday competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach in Newquay, England. The Boardmasters surfing competition has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981 and has grown from humble beginnings to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. 

A surfer carries his board as he walks along Sydney's Manly Beach May 14, 2013. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Sydney is experiencing a record-breaking run of consecutive autumn days above 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), with today being the 26th consecutive day, breaking the previous record of 25 days set in 1987. The bureau added that it is forecasting that the record late-season warm temperatures will continue. Picture taken May 14, 2013.   REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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A surfer carries his board as he walks along Sydney’s Manly Beach. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Sydney is experiencing a record-breaking run of consecutive autumn days above 20C (68F), with today being the 26th consecutive day, breaking the previous record of 25 days set in 1987. The bureau added that it is forecasting that the record late-season warm temperatures will continue.