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Two surfers, same waves. But people aren’t cool with the difference in pay.

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Over the weekend, surfers competed in the Ballito Pro, which takes place in South Africa’s east.

In the Billabong Junior Series, the under-18 mens winner was Indonesia’s Rio Waida, while the womens competition was won by South Africa’s Zoe Steyn.

While the news would invite congratulations, a Facebook post showing the two winners has angered people. 

As the photo shows, Waida received 8,000 SAR ($577), while Steyn — who was standing right beside him — received exactly half of that. It’s… not a good look.

“Did the girls surf a different ocean that was easier we don’t know about? This is pathetic,” reads one comment.  Read more…

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Chris Hemsworth is just being a good dad, teaching his kids how to surf

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While the rest of Hollywood might still be recovering from the Oscars, Chris Hemsworth is busy being a good daddy.

The Thor: Ragnarok star is back in Australia, spending some quality time with the family and keeping the world up to date on his Instagram.

It’s a slice of the simple life, like a spot of camping and barbecues by the fire.

Or casually skipping rope by the beach.

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Despite warnings, bros are surfing on floodwaters

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The brunt of Australia’s Cyclone Debbie has resulted in flooding, with thousands of people told to evacute their homes.

But for some risk-taking surfers, the onslaught of water down streets and hills presents an opportunity for thrill seeking.

That’s despite authorities warning people to stay out of the floodwater, because well, there might be sharks lurking underneath — if the threat of drowning in fast moving water wasn’t enough of a threat.

Take these dudes surfing on raging floodwaters Murwillumbah Weir, and there’s a jet ski at about 28 seconds in too. Australians, hey. Read more…

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