SmugMug presents cold-water surf adventure in Norway, through the lens of SURFER's Chris Burkard
Photographer Chris Burkard and surfers Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig brave sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle to capture moments of raw beauty in conditions that rank among the harshest in the natural world. The bitter, cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward—adventure, amazement, […]
Dean Morrison, Koa Rothman, and Nate Behl trade heavy barrels in the Mentawais
While FTR Films describes Bank Vaults as a “fun Mentawai righthander,” it actually leans more toward the terrifying side of the spectrum. Dean Morrison, Koa Rothman, and Nate Behl do, however, make it look oh so fun. After all, what’s not to love about tropical blue water, stand-up barrels, and open-face power carves?
Aerial footage of Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith-Ford dodging a jetty to score barrels
Some takeoffs require more commitment than others. In this clip of Santa Cruz residents Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith-Ford at one of their local breaks, hesitation isn’t an option. Unless, of course, you want to be slammed into concrete jacks. For those willing to chance the man-made dangers that also make the wave what it […]
Solid south swell brings massive barrels and closeouts to Newport Beach's most infamous wave
Never before has breaking your back, neck, legs, surfboard, bodyboard, SUP, and/or handplane, while trying to surf an unrideable closeout looked so appealing. It could be the water color, maybe the slow-mo, or the mellow jam soothing out all the chaos; but somehow, this clip makes gnarly Wedge look doable to a sane person. In […]
One hell of a south swell slams the California, Mexico, and Nicaragua coasts
Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, and Matt Wilkinson find rippable swell in Western Australia
It’s been a while since you’ve seen Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, or Matt Wilkinson without a contest jersey on. Let alone all three of them in one clip. Fanning kicks things off at a wedgey West Oz beachbreak and even does an air (kind of, 0:45) reminiscent of his younger years. Then comes in Owen […]
Heaving sand-bottom barrels off the coast of France
If you love wine, cheese, and heaving sand-bottom barrels, France is your surf paradise. Blue Deja Vu focuses on Basque surfer Indar Unanue as he glides into well-overhead cold-water beachbreaks along France’s Atlantic Coast. Cameos from his neighboring Frenchmen Joan Duru, Maxime Huscenot, Vincent Duvignac, and Patrick Beven round out this four-minute clip.
A year's worth of footage of the legendary power surfer
Easily one of the most admired surfers of the past two decades, Taylor Knox’s unique mix of power and flow has influenced countless surfers, including much of the current World Tour. Shot and edited by Nick Pollet, this clip features footage of Taylor from the past year in Hawaii, Fiji, and Australia. Whether it’s Backdoor […]