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Teenager Joe Keogh born to ride waves

It's a miserable day in Shek O, where even curious village dogs curl into balls for warmth and diehard locals shun the frigid beach. But not Joe Keogh. Relishing the chance to surf before pulling on his school clothes, he sprints to the water's edge and launches himself.

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 3:03am

How surfing holiday changed Hunan native Chen Ping's life

By the time most people reach the age of 36, they've settled into a traditional life - marriage, at least one child, a nine-to-five job and perhaps a 30-year mortgage. But that's not the life Chen Ping wants at that age. At least not just yet. For now, she's happy catching waves as a surfer and hostel owner.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:44am

Surfing in style in the Maldives

If you are an experienced surfer you owe it to yourself to surf the Maldives. Many tend to look upon these exotic atolls as either a diving or honeymoon destination, yet take a glance at the seaward side of the atolls and you'll see incredibly consistent Indian Ocean swells thumping into the coral reefs that fringe them, creating some of the loveliest waves in the world.

7 Sep 2012 - 5:22pm

Surfing safaris around the world

Malé International Airport is the point of entry. There are connecting flights through Colombo in Sri Lanka. Flights from Hong Kong to Malé cost from HK$5,449 with Qatar Airlines. 

27 Sep 2012 - 10:17am

Surfing dogs battle to rule the waves

Well, I'll be doggone ... this year's hot summer did not deter surfers and their dogs in America from taking to the waves to see who could be top dog. The seventh annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition was held on Imperial Beach, in San Diego, California, last month.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Give me a break

That hackneyed old phrase 'Europe's answer to Hawaii' has been used for decades to describe one big wave spot after another, but of all of them, the island of Madeira has one of the strongest claims to the title.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Annissa Tita Flynn

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS My dad, mum and I live in Phuket, down in the south at a place called Chalong. I started surfing at Nai Harn Beach, which is a good place for learners. I'd been cable-skiing and wakeboarding, and was ready to try a new challenge. I was about seven or eight, and my dad bought me a big soft board, and was pushing me along on the waves.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am