A collection of clips from quite possibly the best unsponsored surfer in the world
Laurie Towner first made a name for himself back in 2006 while charging Shipstern’s Bluff alongside Andy Irons. Since then he’s continued to earn the praise of the world’s best surfers, but recently fell victim to cuts at Billabong. This clip, which features everything from small-wave punts to tow-ins at massive Teahupoo, may be evidence […]
A slice of surf history heaven
SURFER is proud to become the presenting sponsor of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (EOS), a relationship that brings together two of surf culture’s most cherished and authoritative voices. It’s a match made in surf history heaven. SURFER is the surf world’s flagship publication, long considered the “bible of the sport.” EOS, the surf world’s […]
Kelly Slater joins forces with the comedian in a spoof video that pits surfers against endangered animals
Why would you want to raise the river when you can move the ocean? That’s the common sense solution Will Ferrell offers to counter Robert Redford’s movement to help endangered species along the Colorado River delta. Ferrell confesses his concern for surfers around the 1:40 mark and then Kelly Slater pops in around 2:20. Slater […]
Two days of chasing heavy slabs in Australia
Towing-in may be out of fashion, but some waves require a jet ski. Two such waves are featured in this clip. Scott Dennis, an Australian with a knack for slab hunting, surfs two spots that would strike fear into the heart of most. Stick around for the left at the end.
Barry Mottershead ventures into Ireland's unknown for a camping and surfing expedition
Best known for his death-defying antics at Mullaghmore, Barry Mottershead ventures to Ireland’s west coast to surf a slightly more manageable slab. At first, this right looks very playful. The footage at 1:23 puts that thought to rest when you realize it’s breaking directly onto a rock shelf.
One perfect left barrel after another at Desert Point
Australian Scott Dennis made the short flight over to Bali and scored two days of absolutely firing Desert Point. The waves progressively get better throughout the clip, highlighted by the four or five barrels he gets on one wave at the 2:07 mark.