New book looks into the science of "flow" and sports progression
Have you ever wondered why it took nearly a half century of surfing—from the sport's Duke-led resurgence to Da Bull's charging in 1957—for people to work up the courage to ride Waimea, but now it seems that big-wave barriers are broken down each winter? If so, then The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Performance is here to answer your questions.
Raise a pint to the Emerald Isle
Surfers have been freezing their asses off and getting bounced on peat-covered reefs in Ireland since at least the late 1940s. But it’s really only been in the last 20 years or so that non-European surfers took much notice.
A curated list of the best surf webclips on the Internet
CLIP OF THE WEEK: Jorgann Couzinet Jorg is from lovely and sharky Reunion Island, he’s the reigning French national champion, and he’s been busy busting up the European Pro Junior series. Here he is in the Clip of the Week banging around some fun-looking Reunion wedges. Enjoy. Live the Search Europe, Part III The Brittany […]
Get to know OTIS, self-contained sustainable trailer perfection
Green Mountain College in Vermont would like to build you the perfect self-sufficient surf trailer.
A curated list of the best webclips on the Internet
CLIP OF THE WEEK: Golden Tales Just Dane, Kelly, and Matt Banting cruising the Goldy. More Dane please. Jaws Wipeouts Maui wipeout porn complete with play-by-play. Seems less scary somehow with so many boats in the channel. At least ’til boats start getting flipped. Wipeout From Hell Yeah, the title pretty much sums it up. […]
New Indonesian surf discovery three hours from the sea
More news on the wave pool front. A guy named Fred has been building small-scale wave machines since 2008 and posting the results on his YouTube channel. He started with a machine powered by a truck, which made the most perfect tiny wave that anybody’s ever seen. And now he’s unleashed video of his newest […]
Navarro's lost surfboard takes a 300 mile journey from Spain to France
Back in December, Ramon Navarro came in fifth in the Punta Galea Challenge, a Big Wave World Tour event held near Bilbao, Spain. During the event his leash snapped and his board was lost to the current.
A video look at G-Mac collecting his Mercedes-designed super board
A couple weeks back we ran photos of Garrett McNamara’s Mercedes-designed rig for towing into giant Nazaré. The “sleek, sexy, fast” Mercedes surfboard now has its own little promo video.
Surfers brace for ecological disaster as construction becomes closer to reality
Last month, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega announced that construction would begin later this year on a controversial $40 billion, 180-mile long waterway through the middle of his country that would rival the Panama Canal.
A Webber wave pool is coming. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
The first artificial wave pool opened for business in London, of all places, in 1934. In 1966, Tokyo's Summerland amusement park built a new wave pool, the "Surf-a-Torium," and for the first time, artificial waves were ridden by surfers. The surf media at the time went understandably nuts, proclaiming a near-future of perfect waves sloshing around wave pools in cities all over the world. And for the last 50 years, that "near-future" has remained distant as ever. Well, unless you're shaper-cum-wavepool developer Greg Webber.