Why, finally, it's time to move on from King Kelly
Kelly Slater turned 42 this week. Mick Fanning is 32. Parko’s knocking on 33′s door. Taj is 35. That’s four of the ASP’s top-five, right there, all north of 30. This, as you may be aware, is unprecedented. Remember when Occy burst out of his mummy wrap to win a title at 33? The oldest […]
Nobody does surfboard design like Stuttgart, Germany
When Garrett McNamara tackled massive, ugly Nazaré last week, he did so on a new, uh, surfboard. Mercedes, one of his chief sponsors, and Garret got together to make a board they're calling the "Silver Arrow of the Seas."
Dane Reynolds' Loaded gets everything right about surf movies.
The megastorm left devastation in its wake
Hercules wasn't all about giant perfect surf at Belharra and Mullaghmore. Many coastal communities in the U.K. bore the brunt of the storm's rage, and it will take years to recover.
Meet the new Bureh Beach Surf Club, the first of its kind in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone. For many, the country’s name still evokes images of blood diamonds, a desperate civil war, and enslaved child soldiers. Though the diamond-fueled violence ended well over a decade ago, deep scars remain. Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries on earth, unemployment is rampant, and the majority of its population lives on […]
Psychologists say wetsuit color may affect your performance far more than you think
What color is your wetsuit? Black, right? Makes sense. Assuming you’re not a pro, you’re likely not looking to draw attention to your questionable cutback and weird arm placement with a brightly colored suit. Sports and behavioral psychologists, however, have news for you: wetsuit color may affect your performance far more than you’ve ever imagined. […]
Mad Huey Shaun Harrington flirts with 10 feet of tiger shark disaster
The Mad Hueys. What do they do, exactly? Well, mostly things like this. It’s hard to say what the plan was for this video, it’s Shaun Harrington shark diving with a birdcage. Funny, but on the precipice of disturbing. Mad Hueys in a nutshell.
An interview with surfing's strangest street artist
There is really only one place in the U.S. where street art portraying pro surfing victories could possibly gain the attention of passersby, and that place is Southern California. Following each World Tour event in the 2013 season, an anon artist called BERT chose a blank wall of a building somewhere near the I-5 to […]
California and Hawaii's four greatest runs of wintertime swell
In the Northern Hemisphere, the holiday season ushers in the year's first slate of big winter swells. Once a decade or so, raging Aleutian storms send winter swells roaring toward Hawaii and the West Coast of such towering strength, these swells reshape the narrative of big-wave surfing history. As they recede, they've left behind shattered coastlines, legendary sessions, and additions to the hall of big-wave-riding legends.
It's time for a little more out of ZoSea and the "New" ASP
At last, the waiting is over. The Piping Hot Surf Festival, the 2014 ASP season debut and your favorite one-star ASP-Australasia event, ran this week in sunny Victoria, Australia, with ‘CT hangers-on Jay Thompson and Nathan Hedge as headlining performers (Hedgey’s your winner). “This is it,” you’re no doubt saying to yourself. “The new ASP is finally here!” Except, […]