Tour veteran steps aside after stellar Hurley Pro heat
Freddy Patacchia knows how to exit with style. At the Hurley Pro this morning, mere moments after earning a perfect-10 for obliterating a Lowers right on the way to a first round heat victory, Patacchia announced that his first round heat would be his last. Like, ever. ASP Rookie of the Year in 2005, the
Santa Cruz charger expects full recovery
A photo posted by Shawn Dollar (@shawndollar) on Sep 8, 2015 at 1:37pm PDT Over the weekend, Santa Cruz’s Shawn Dollar suffered a brutal wipeout that left him with a broken neck and a concussion. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Dollar was surfing a Central Coast break and was pitched headfirst into a
Week In Review
First double backflip ever! Surf bro wisdom! Surfing in heels!
Random Happenings in surf for the week of September 4th
Kelly Slater, an artisanal marshmallow, and Jason Statham walk into a bar...
This is the difference between Kelly Slater and the rest of the surf world. When Noa Deane and Creed McTaggart eventually drift away from their sponsors to start their own line of tattered baseball tees and black hightops, their release party will be attended by the Metal Neck crew, Al Knost, breathtakingly thin girls slathered
Kaito Kino really wanna dance
See what good music does for a surf clip? Blows the fun fuse to smithereens. Look at Kaito Kino shredding to the good time tunes here. Have you ever wanted to move to Hawaii, or lose an entire day dancing to Kool and Gang, more in your entire life? Of course not.
The moodiest of beat-downs
Oh, Russ Bierke, thank you. Thank you for having the steel spine it takes to pitch oneself into watery oblivion, and to do so in the most glorious of slo-mo, crystal clear video edits. There’s a moment in here, right about the 2:11 mark, where young Bierke nearly crosses the event horizon into the beautiful,
New motion-tracking device mines the deepest, darkest secrets of your surfing data
Big data is all around us. It’s lurking over your shoulder even now (don’t look). Everything we’ve ever pointed our cursors at while perusing the Internet is recorded in a quietly humming database somewhere in Silicon Valley. Our phones drop little digital breadcrumbs everywhere we go, leaving a trackable and monetizable GPS trail. And now,
Week In Review
Mason Ho Courts Death! John John Gets Salty! Bodysurf craziness!
The randomest happenings in surf for the week of August 28th.
Are we on the cusp of an algae-based surfboard revolution?
All petroleum is made up of algae (and other micro critters—sorry, not dinosaurs, despite what you may have heard) that’s been fossilized and compressed and heated over eons. Once sucked from the earth, petroleum is refined into, among other things, polyurethane (PU), the compound that makes up the foam used in the overwhelming majority of
Raise a glass to Duke Kahanamoku, born 125 years ago today
If you’ve visited Google this morning, and of course you did, it’s the world’s most popular piece of digital real estate, you probably, hopefully, noticed Duke Kahanamoku’s handsome face smiling back at you in today’s “Google Doodle.” Duke, the most famous—and by leaps and bounds the most important—surfer in history was born 125 years