Why Oahu's North Shore is still the surf world's proving ground
If you think about it in the proper headspace (let’s say three beers in), the relationship that mainland surfing has had with Oahu’s North Shore for the past seven decades or so looks an awful lot like a youthful, hot-blooded love affair—one that burns brightly at first, grows cool after time and familiarity, and then,
Week In Review
Reef Girls! Surf With Slater! Mavericks Terrors! And more...
Random happenings in surf for the week of November 6th.
When Murphy's Law punches your surf trip in the mouth
This past June, when San Francisco surfer McNair Evans and friends left California for Indonesia just in time for the best swell in decades, they had no idea that Murphy’s Law would punch their long-planned surf trip right in the mouth. Here’s a timeline of maybe the most frustrating Indo mission ever, through no fault
Five years after Andy's passing, his absence is still felt on Tour
We’ll never know how long Andy Irons would have remained a competitive force on the World Tour. He’d be 37 years old today, five years younger than Kelly. While Slater’s laser-beam focus on diet and keeping his body in near-perfect shape have temporarily staved off his aging process, it’s difficult to imagine A.I. still dragging
North Shore, Oahu
I always saw my kids as little buddies. I wasn’t really grown up yet when I had them. I was still kind of a kid myself. Being able to go to the beach and be outside all the time when they were little definitely made it easier to raise them. It helps to have a
Week In Review
To Claim or Not to Claim! Terrifying Sea Creatures! Kiteboarding Majesty!
Random happenings in surf for the week of October 30.
New wave pool atop a ten-story building planned for Orlando
If you’ve seen Bladerunner as many times as I have, then you’re likely just as convinced as I am that our future will take place entirely in skyscrapers (and in off-world colonies). There’s only so much available land out there, so, up, up, up we go. But where to put the wavepools that we’ll all
New South Wales government enacts big plans to prevent attacks
Australia’s New South Wales coast has seen 13 shark attacks on surfers and beachgoers so far this year, compared with three in all of 2014. In response, the New South Wales government just announced that they’ll spend $16 million on a comprehensive plan to dramatically reduce the amount of attacks without culling sharks. “We don’t
The Titans of Mavericks event is on the clock
Bang the gong, fire the cannon, wave the green flag, the waiting period for the 2015-16 Titans of Mavericks contest is open. On a perfectly calm early autumn day at Princeton-By-The-Sea, the surfers competing in the Titans of Mavericks, called in from across the globe, Avengers style, assembled at the picturesque little cove that benignly
Week In Review
The best river wave ever? And so much more...
Random happenings in surf for the week of October 23rd