Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr. talks about what a surfing World Title would mean for Brazil
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior—you know him as simply “Neymar,” or at least you should, because he’s a soccer genius—is one of Brazil’s most cherished sports stars. He’s also buddies with Gabriel Medina. The two play a little poker, trade snarky barbs on Instagram, and exchange jerseys, as per the unwritten rules of soccer sportsmanship.
Shopping for private tropical islands has never been easier
Do you love to surf, but hate the crowds? Tired of scrimping and saving all year to spend a week at a tropical reef pass with 75 other office drones? What if I told you there was a better way? What if I told you there was a website that meant discovering your own little
The Hurst sisters take to the Huntington surf with Life Rolls On
Get a little inspiration heading into the weekend. Sophia Hurst—sister to pro surfer Leila Hurst—was born with spina bifida, a spinal condition that causes disability. That doesn’t keep her from getting out into the water occasionally with Leila. Back in August, Sophie and Leila took part in a Life Rolls On event at the Huntington
A look at the Surf Craft exhibition at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park
But my dilettante ways exist independently from appreciation, and currently there’s no better place to appreciate the evolution of surfboard design than the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. From now until January 11, 2015 you will find a comprehensive—and in certain parts of the museum, esoteric—collection of surf vehicles put together by none other than Richard Kenvin. Spread out and suspended amongst the austere Mingei setting are paipos and spoons, asymmetricals and boogie boards, fish and stingers, Simmons twin fins and TOMO MPHs.
A cinematic tour through a history of teenagers crushing it at Lowers
As long as there have been rippable peaks at Lowers, the young have come in droves. Limber, full-of-energy teenagers more than eager enough to skip down the path, along the trail, over the tracks, across the sand, over the cobblestones, and into the lineup. Energy undiminished, they’re still ready to paddle around anyone and everyone,
A Visa x Pizza Hut x Teahupoo collab
“But can Kolohe Andino really pay for pizza inside one of the heaviest waves in the world?” — Morgan Freeman, VISA commercial, 9/7/14 I think it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves for some time now. When little Kolohe first started popping air reverses in the San Clemente shorebreak, and the sponsorship dollars did flow,
Shaun Tomson is raising funds for youth mentorship
On September 20th, Shaun Tomson will be surfing for a great cause. San Diego’s Boys to Men is a non-profit that provides mentors for young boys who grow up without a father. The group sends representatives to middle schools, high schools, and foster care facilities to assist fatherless young men in navigating from adolescence to
Your dream of hitting North Korea's beaches has come true
Good news. According to the Pyongyang Times, North Korea’s tourism authorities are offering surf tours to international guests during “this present bathing season.” The first tours ran from July 28th through August 6th. So far three areas are open for tourists: Songdowon, Lake Sijung, and Majon. A quick search of Google Earth shows that these
A candid Slater talks about his rivalry with Andy Irons
Last week Slater told USA Today that he was not the most interesting man in sports. This week he sits down with Vice Sports to talk about, among other things, his Baywatch experience (mainstream interviewers seem to love asking about Baywatch) and his competitive relationship with Andy Irons. He also touches a tiny little bit on the
How Peter Spacek is using surfboards to revive a lost art form
The mere mention of the word “scrimshaw” can raise hackles on the necks of some. It’s an art form stigmatized by the medium it was traditionally practiced on: whale bone and tusk ivory—two parcels of a modern no man’s land. But despite the art form's unsavory origins, anyone who has seen scrimshaw knows how masterful and nuanced these inked etchings—these incredibly detailed pieces of storytelling micro-sculpture—often were. And now the world—or the surf world at least—can rediscover scrimshaw through the impressive, guilt-free work of Peter Spacek.