Advancements in big-wave technology that are putting surfers steeper and deeper in monster waves
Not all progress takes place in the lineup. With the big-wave surfer's incessant desire for "bigger," the hunt for giant surf, through paddle or tow, has bred a parallel market for technology and design that aids in the pursuit. Big-wave surfing in itself has seen many of its longstanding milestones destroyed recently, with new records erected immediately from the rubble. It's innovations like these that are making it all possible.
Top-shelf shredding by the world's best at Lowers
CAST (in order of appearance) Lowers Angry Crowd Jordy Smith Carissa Moore Owen Wright Adriano de Souza Julian Wilson Jeremy Flores Bede Durbidge Nat Young Gabriel Medina Kolohe Andino Fred Patacchia John John Florence Music: Eternally Dizzy
Say goodbye to the ASP, and hello to the World Surf League
Ladies and gents, the Association is no more. The the world’s best surfers, the dream tour, and the webcasts will remain, but the Association of Surfing Professionals is retired, rebranded now into the World Surf League. Just about a year removed from the ASP overhaul, complete with the changing of logos and media rights and
Bali perfection isn't without its ills
Bali Belly is a well-documented peril of spending time in Indonesia’s wave-rich hub. But despite the horrid nature of the sickness, it doesn’t keep surfers from making annual pilgrimages to the region. In Indo-Flu, Roberto D’Amico and Dutch surfer Yannick De Jager discover that regardless of how sick you get the waves are just too
Warm-water barrels in Mexico and plenty of Southern California fun
For a 14-year-old, San Diego’s Ryland Rubens’ style is polished well-beyond his age. In this clip, Ryland finds waves around Southern California as well as in Mexico. Expect to see plenty more of him in the coming years.
The 2014 Red Bull Qiantang Shoot Out Finals Go off on the Largest Wave in the Event’s History
Jamie O’Brien and Jamie Sterling win 2014 Red Bull Qiantang Shoot Out