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7.23.15

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Flaming Barrels

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.

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7.9.15

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Outerknown, Set To Launch Next Week

...and here's what bossman Kelly Slater had to say

Remember Outerknown? When Kelly Slater left long-time sponsor Quiksilver this past year, he joined forces with Kering Group, owners of plenty, including Volcom and Gucci. Around this same time, The King let it be known that he would be creating a sustainable clothing brand he dubbed “Outerknown.” Any real talk from Slater about Outerknown has

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7.9.15

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This New Samsung/WSL Video Is Intense

"Without you, I am nothing."

Intense, extreme, and radical: three words to describe the new Samsung/WSL video, though probably not in the way you might be thinking. The production is magnificent, upholding to the highest levels of cinematic practice, and the ad stars a slough of top surf professionals. But the extremity of the piece, well it’s just not something

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6.24.15

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Fun Facts About The WSL

Straight from the mouth of CEO Paul Speaker

A little context: Above, World Surf League CEO Paul Speaker sits down with Stuart Varney, a cheeky British TV anchor prone to interruption and very, very afraid of sharks. The two discuss the current state of the WSL during a segment that for some reason asks, “Can surfing beat football?” We didn’t get an answer

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6.23.15

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The Gentleman Surfer

I'll be damned, that floater was dapper

It was only a few months ago that Quiksilver Japan introduced the first actual wet suit, and for most of us it seemed like more of a novelty and a joke than something anyone would actually purchase. Welp, we were wrong. If you visit Quik’s Japanese site, you’ll see that all of their true wet-“suits”

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6.23.15

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One Giant Board, Two World Records

Sixty-six surfers just rode the world's biggest board in Huntington Beach

Last weekend, more than 5,000 spectators covered the shores of Huntington Beach to watch sixty-six surfers climb aboard what can only be described as a huge-ass surfboard designed by Nev Hyman to set not one, but two Guinness World Records. The board, supposedly an enlarged version of one of Brett Simpson’s models, weighed a dainty

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6.19.15

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Red Crabs of the Apocalypse?

Southern California beaches inundated with tiny red crabs

No need to panic, unless you suffer from ostraconophobia (fear of crustaceans—very reasonable I might add), but thousands and thousands of little red crabs, called tuna crabs, are washing ashore on Southern California beaches. Normally, these little dudes float around toward the tip of Baja. But warmer waters have carried them north and deposited them

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6.10.15

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Giant Sharks, Vampire Squid, and Radioactive Worms

Three strong reasons to stay out of the ocean today

Meet “Deep Blue,” a 20-foot long great white who inhabits your nightmares and the ocean off the coast of Ensenada. Earlier this week Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted to Facebook this video of a diver high-fiving the beast for some reason. I can’t stress enough how bad of an idea that is.   OK, so this

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6.1.15

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Surf’s Up in Austin, Texas

Here comes a massive surf park for the Lone Star State

A surf park of massive proportions is planned for Austin, Texas, with its development team pushing to open the gates in 2016. The founder and CEO of NLand Surf Park LLC, Doug Coors, is a direct descendent of Coors Brewing founder Adolph Coors. Coors, a self-proclaimed engineer and surfer, claims to have just finished a

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5.26.15

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Point Break, Broken

Trailer for Point Break remake is...not great

Sigh.

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