Typhoon Vongfong intensifies, heads toward Japan
Some forecasters are predicting that Typhoon Vongfong could rival Typhoon Haiyan in strength, which destroyed much of the Phillipines last year and claimed more than 6,000 lives. However, if current predictions and reading hold true, the storm is expected to weaken as it moves north toward Japan and make landfall as a category 2 storm.
Doc Lausch and Signal Surfboards cut a cardboard surfboard
If you thought the “Ride Anything” movement that defined the last decade had run its course, think again. Recently, Southern California-based shaper Doc Lausch and a team from Signal Snowboards created a functional shortboard composed almost entirely of cardboard. While the idea of riding a paper board may sound absurd, through a mountain of trail
Medina holds ground for title race
Amid a sea of bombing beackbreak peaks, John John Florence took down Jadson Andre in the finals of the Quik Pro France. With thousands of fans scattered across the shore, the Hawaiian made his way to the podium where he was able to briefly reflect on his win. “I’ve had a few really close calls
Medina Falls In Quarters, Slater Advances, John John Drops a 10
The world title race took an interesting turn at the Quik Pro France today when current ratings leader Gabriel Medina lost his Quarterfinal heat against Josh Kerr while Kelly Slater, the current runner-up, advanced into the Quarters by dismantling Taj Burrow. While it’s too early to predict what the exact implications this will have on
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CLIP OF THE WEEK: Indo for Two An ode to two Desert Point locals, Usman and Awan, who’ve spent more time behind the Indonesian curtain than most of the World Tour. All that, and they don’t even need surnames. Taylor Knox Takes the Rail To Work If you miss seeing Taylor on Tour, you’re surely not
23-year-old surfer loses hand and arm
Yesterday’s incident marked the second shark attack in the town of Esperance in a year and reinvigorated the debate on shark culling measures in WA.
Preservation of U.S. territory in the South Pacific will expand
President Obama, under executive order, is looking to further expand the protection of these monuments by increasing the size of the protected area from a total of 77,000 square miles to 782,000 square miles. Under this status, commercial fishing and drilling would be banned.
Darren Handley of DHD breaks down Steph's Lowers sled
Steph Gilmore Height: 5’10″ Weight: 146 lbs. Shaper: DHD Model: Duck Nuts Length: 5’9″ Width: 18 1/8″ Thickness: 2 1/8″ Volume: 24.21L Tail Width: 14 1/8″ Bottom Contour: Single to double Glassing: Single top and bottom, plus carbon patches How long has Steph been riding this model? She’s been riding that board on and off in any
Travis Lee of Channel Islands breaks down Jordy's winning Lowers board
Jordy Smith Height: 6’3” (190.5 cm) Weight: 189 lbs. (85.73 kg) Shaper: Channel Islands Model: Girabbit Length: 6’1” Width: 19.25” Thickness: 2.63” Volume: 31.8 Tail: Squash Fins: Futures Am-2 Height: 4.73″ Base: 4.64″ Area: 15.98″ Foil: Flat Was Jordy’s board made specifically for the Hurley Pro? Yeah, this board was made specifically for Lowers. It was
Identical wave and heat scores for entirely different surfing
In their Hurley Pro Round 3 heat at Lowers, both Adriano de Souza and Filipe Toledo literally went wave for wave all the way to the final moments. The pair ended the heat two identical scores posted: 8.77 and 7.90. So what’s a pro to do? The ASP has a rule for such a scenario.