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 […]
Mark Mathews at Ours in Sydney, Australia
Photographer: Bailey Jones Location: Cape Fear (a.k.a. Ours), Sydney, Australia Specs: Canon EOS 7D; 70-200mm f/4L; ISO 100; 1/250th at f6.3 Comments: “Cape Fear was pumping on a super east swell direction. That’s why the lip is so think,” explains Mark Mathews of this photo of him taken by 15-year-old Bailey Jones. “I was about […]
Surfing's next-gen met under the Huntington Pier to battle it out at the NSSA National Championships
Aerial footage shows you Puerto Escondido like you've never seen it before
As if the unforgiving sandbar bombs of Puerto Escondido could be anymore intimidating, enjoy here some aerial footage for some scale of the waves these Mainland Mex madmen are willing themselves into.