Jamie O'Brien lights himself on fire and gets tubed in Tahiti
Part surfer, part stuntman, Jamie O’Brien never fails to come up with new and terrifying ways to nearly kill himself in the ocean. For the latest episode of his web series, J.O.B. teamed up with a Hollywood stunt coordinator to create a flame-retardant wetsuit, light himself on fire, and pull into a barrel at Teahupoo.
Surfboard collector Mark "Buggs" Arico discusses a few of his prized possessions
“It all started with one of Tom Curren’s boards. I was picking up some boards for a surf trip and saw it at my friend’s shop: a 1980s 6’5″ Al Merrick hand-shaped for Curren. I rode that board on my trip, and it was such an amazing feeling. As you get older and start reflecting
Can a three-day course teach you to survive big waves?
The Salvation Army Aquatics Center in San Diego is hardly synonymous with big-wave surfing. It’s the kind of community pool where you’d normally find lap swimming and water aerobics. But on this particular day, alongside the elderly women engaged in AquaZumba, an entirely different kind of class was taking place. It was a Waterman Survival
A generous portion of stellar surfing from Dane Reynolds
For the past few months, it seemed that the plug had been pulled over at Marine Layer Productions. But today it came roaring back to life with the release of “Sampler,” an 11-minute edit featuring all of the clips that didn’t end up in Dane Reynolds’ part in Cluster. According to Reynolds’ statement on Marine
Getting the barrel of your life in Mainland Mexico doesn’t come cheap
Picture the coastline of Pascuales, Mexico, with sprawling grass fields, swaying palms, and dark sand beaches perfectly angled to greet any ripple of south swell. At a glance, you’d think it’s the kind of utopia that every surfer dreams of. But the reality isn’t so inviting, and the waves there can make even the most
Matt Meola innovates along the Maui coast
In Matt Meola’s latest web edit, the beautifully shot “Home,” we find the Maui boy on his home turf doing what he does best. It’s chock-full of the kind of full rotations into the flats that set Meola apart from pretty much every other surfer in the world, but in this edit he takes his
Oakley Lowers Pro Champion Filipe Toledo on finding his form at Trestles
"I remember watching the 2011 Lowers contest while I was back home and I remember seeing something like six of the eight surfers in the quarters where Brazilian. After that people started talking about the Brazilian Storm and then Miguel and Gabriel both got wins there. I definitely wanted to add another Brazilian flag to the list."
A look at the colorful quiver of the equally vibrant Dane Gudauskas
Growing up, whenever I saw old photos of boards ridden by guys like David Nuuhiwa and Terry Fitzgerald, I was completely amazed by the artwork. You don’t see that style of art on surfboards very often anymore, but when you do, you instantly feel something. A little over a year ago I decided that I
...Or makes a very elaborate April Fool's joke
"Big decisions in life don't come easy and it's taken a lot of quiet time and personal introspection to come to this conclusion...The #RipCurlPro was the first event I surfed on tour and it's fitting that this will be my last. There are too many people to thank and memories to go over but here's to hoping I can pull a rabbit out of the hat and win one last event this week."