Highlights of accidents from the Teahupoo Offramp
Let’s start by saying that we know it’s hard—nay, impossible—to play it cool when you’ve just exited a perfect 10-foot barrel at Teahupoo. We get it. But what we saw in the realm of kickouts at the Billabong Pro Tahiti was nearly as entertaining as the tubes themselves. Whether it was Kelly Slater awkwardly jumping […]
Red Bull's Cape Fear Challenge is on at Ours
"There's no wave in the world from 6 to 10 feet that is heavier than it. Deep-water swells pitch on a super shallow ledge that's covered with razor blade barnacles and then it breaks only 10-15 meters from the cliff face. So if you fall off and don't hit the bottom, chances are you're going to get washed in to that cliff face. There are plenty of dangers and few people willing to navigate them." —Mark Mathews
Soft Top to shortboard to closeout on dry sand
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Jamie O’Brien decides to bust out a board transfer on a massive set at The Wedge. Big board, to little board, to big barrel.
The jury is still out on the dolphin's motives
If you’re sick of stand-up paddlers crowding lineups, apparently you’re not alone. In this clip, which was shot during a comp in South Africa earlier this week, a pod of dolphins surf down the point when one jumps out of the face of the wave and into a stand-up paddler. Given that dolphins aren’t well-versed […]
Ya think he knows a thing or two about this reef pass?
During a lay day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Kelly Slater hopped in a helicopter to give a bird’s-eye breakdown of Teahupoo (see the 12-second mark for the proper pronunciation). As expected, Teahupoo remains one of the most beautiful and downright terrifying waves on the planet, even from above. Between the narrow channels that cut […]
Zak Noyle takes you behind the cover of our September Issue
I had to swim inside and deeper as the set came in and time it just right. If I would have mistimed it, I probably would have gotten washed up on the reef and pretty beat up. But I was able to hold it long enough to watch Koa fly by me and capture the moment. It really all came together perfectly.
Two major storms are approaching the islands
Hawaii is preparing for the arrival of two major back-to-back storms. The first storm, Hurricane Iselle, is predicted to make landfall on the Big Island as a category 1 hurricane as early as tomorrow night. Hurricane Iselle is currently packing winds up to 90 mph. The second storm, Julio, is predicted to skirt just north of the islands, with its effects arriving on the islands as a tropical storm over the weekend.
Dusty Payne vs. Carlos Munoz—who gets your vote into the Hurley Pro?
Sixteen surfers go head to head in online video battles at HurleyPro.com. The winner of each heat moves forward to the next round and eventually, the winner is awarded a coveted wildcard slot in the Hurley Pro at Lowers.
A look at Steph Gilmore's new biopic
It’s this narrative—one of a meteoric rise and overcoming tragedy—that sets the tone Steph Gilmore’s biopic film, Stephanie in the Water. Years in the making, the film chronicles the tribulations and triumphs of a young phenom. From her unyielding competitive drive, to coming of age and the thrill of winning a world title, to her subsequent attack and her return to form, it’s all cleanly packaged in this film.
HBPD made the arrest following comments the 16-year-old made on social media
Police seized a handgun, a shotgun and electronic devices from the boy’s home.