Bianca Valenti on being a woman in big-wave lineups
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, can assume the mood of about a million different surf breaks—sometimes all within the same hour—depending on swell, tides, wind, or the particular malevolence of your God that day. But the place can really be reduced to two surf spots: under eight-feet, and then anything bigger than that. The (growing) crowds
The two Noahs—Wegrich and Cohen—pick and choose Iceland's best corners
Nobody really knows how Iceland got its name. Some think it was called that to fool people into thinking it was a frozen wasteland, when really, it’s not so bad. Others say that one of the first Nordic explorers to find the place showed up in the summer, thought it was great, then winter came
Week In Review
Random happenings in surf for the week of January 30th
Random happenings in surf for the week of January 30th.
Headed to Nicaragua? Make sure to check all the boxes on this handy travel guide
Offshores 300 days a year? Flights for a few hundred bucks? A wide swell window, diverse reef complex, and permanently tropical lineups? Any of that tickle your fancy? It's all within reach with a quick jaunt to Nicaragua, a booming exotic surf destination for plenty good reason.
Swim clear of the closing doors
It makes the most perverse kind of sense. Humans have done such a thoroughly efficient job of ruining the oceans that we just dump more trash into the sea in an attempt to preserve dwindling marine habitats. Fighting fire with fire, I suppose. Anyway, New York City has been sinking old, dilapidated subway cars into
Sunny's board is in serious trouble
I feel very bad for that surfboard for what it’s got coming. Very, very bad. A video posted by Kelly Slater (@kellyslater) on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:14pm PST
Week In Review
Random happenings in surf for the week of January 23rd
Random happenings in surf for the week of January 23rd.
Will the eco-friendly surfboard ever expand beyond the niche market?
Hawthorne, California—a grid of tired boulevards in southwest Los Angeles—is not a place you’d immediately associate with eco-friendly anything. Smog sits low and heavy in the dirt-colored air. Jumbo airliners belch noise and jet fuel as they roar in and out of nearby LAX. Massive oil-storage tanks rise up behind aging housing blocks. And freeways…everywhere
Surf community in mourning
With heavy hearts we report that Brazil’s Ricardo dos Santos has passed away after suffering gunshot wounds yesterday outside his home. He was 24 years old. Reports flooded social media channels all day with differing accounts of the incident, but it appears that dos Santos was murdered by an off-duty police officer after an altercation
Brazilian charger fights for his life after attack by gunmen
Brazilian pro surfer Ricardo dos Santos is in critical condition after suffering three gunshot wounds. Details are still trickling in at this point, but initial reports suggest that he was attacked near the beach outside his home after confronting a group of men openly using drugs near children. The men left following the altercation, but