Progressive surfing defined
Jack Freestone takes on a shifty beachbreak in this latest edit from the Australian phenom. No, the waves aren’t perfect, but Jack’s approach is nothing short of amazing. More massive turns and giant airs than you can shake a stick at.
Perfection in Indo, Clay Marzo in Nicaragua, and some top-shelf drone footage
CLIP OF THE WEEK: The Swell of the Century Hits Indo By now, you’ve likely been inundated with an endless array of photos, claims, and video highlighting the massive swell to hit Indo recently. This webclip, shot at Kandui, tops them all. This session was truly perfection defined. Check out the wave at the 4:24
Endless barrels and massive hacks on tap
From where we stand, there are few surfers we would rather see in their element than Clay Marzo. For whatever reason, Clay’s developed an ability to stick drops, navigate sprinting tubes, and pull turns that 99.99 percent of the surfing population would deem unmakeable. In this clip, Clay leaves his beloved Maui behind and travels
Jay Davies and Ricardo Christie take on Jeffrey's Bay
Jay Davies and Ricardo Christie recently left their mark on J-Bay’s fabled walls. In this edit produced by Kustom, the pair spice up the lineup by adding a splash of progression to the drawn-out lines that the point requires. Take note of Davies’ massive, off-the-screen air at the :47 mark.
The Mad Hueys, Owen Wright at J-Bay, a mutant slab, and more
CLIP OF THE WEEK: THE RIGHT A slab that literally made us queasy takes top honors this week. The Right, as it’s affectionately known, is a disfigured wave that lures men looking to guzzle adrenaline and massive barrels. Watch, cringe, and smile. PAMA DAVIES AND THE LOVE BUZZ It’s no secret that Hayden has become the shaper
Surfing stands in the way of Marcus Mariota's NFL contract
If you’re at all a football fan or pay any attention whatsoever to American pop culture, you’ve likely heard of Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. Recently, Mariota—who hails from Oahu and is buds with Zeke Lau—was snatched up as the No. 2 draft pick in the NFL by the Tennessee Titans. However, Mariota hasn’t officially
Cory Lopez takes you behind the Tahitian curtain
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Cory Lopez is virtuoso in the tube. In this clip, which features Cory sliding his way through a wealth of Tahitian glass, we’re reminded of just how adept the Floridian is inside the barrel. Take note groms: this is how it’s done.
The East Coast and South Africa have seen a dramatic spike in shark attacks
June has proven to be a brutal month for shark attacks the world over. On the East Coast, there have been seven reported shark attacks alone in North and South Carolina. In two of the attacks in North Carolina, which happened just over an hour and a half apart from each other, a young boy and
A new study about ocean pollution asks surfers to provide rectal swabs
A group of U.K. researchers are conducting a study to examine the connection between surfers who are exposed to pollution at their home break and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As part of their study…wait for it…researchers are requesting rectal swabs from a pool of 150 participants. The project, which is referred to as the “Beach Bum study”