Pipeline barrels, Supsquatch, and Poopies
Jamie O’Brien and his band of misfits are back with another season of surfing’s version of Jackass. No sense in pretending not to be excited. Be it the absolute domination that JOB holds at Pipeline, the torture that Poopies continues to endure, or the mastery of their ridiculously oversized SUP (aka Supsquatch), 5.0 should be
Air New Zealand and Gabriel Medina want you to be safe in the skies
You’ve flown on Virgin Airlines, right? You know the dance party safety video they play before takeoff? Kind of charming at first, but ingratiating by the return flight? It’s the worst. Air New Zealand’s new safety video is so much better. Need help understanding how seat belts work? Alana Blanchard’s got that. Anastasia Ashley is
Abducted by tube-hunting aliens
Aliens exist and they want to lead you to almond-tube perfection. The only issue is that you’ll have to whip on some serious rubber because the tubes they have in mind are in Iceland. If you’re keen for a mission to the edge of the universe like Ian Battrick here, then go ahead and follow
Analyzing a waist-high wave with an 11-time World Champ
You don’t become 11-time World Champ without analyzing every little aspect of your surfing. The fact of the matter: Kelly Slater has been filming, watching, and correcting his surfing since before half of the Top 34 were in grade school. In a recent string of web releases, the King of Surf has been revealing his
Plenty of wipeouts and carnage to go around in Newport, folks
It’s hard to say what goes through the head of these surfers, swimmers, and spongers as they enter a crowded and chaotic Wedge lineup. Regardless, it’s quite a spectacle, and is always recommended, if not required, viewing.
Close encounters of the exposed-reef kind
Courtney Conlogue must’ve been impressed by Nikki Van Dijk’s epic tumble over the Bells bricks last year. In yesterday’s action at Bells, Conlogue milked a runner to the beach, ticked the boxes on the inside section, then leapt feet-first over oblivion, nearly skulling herself in the process. Commitment.
Maya Gabeira signs with Lululemon, yoga pant aficionados
You’ve heard of Lululemon, right? That global apparel brand that’s monopolized yoga, that company taking all your girlfriend’s money? They’re coming in hot and making a push into surfing, with a heavy focus on a swimwear line, and just picked up quite the “elite ambassador” to spearhead their campaign. Brazil’s Maya Gabeira charges big waves,
You've heard the news, now watch the video
Last week, word got out that Mason had signed with Rip Curl and today, the industry giant dropped this edit touting its latest addition to their team. We're fired up to see what the future holds for this relationship.
Behind the scenes of the WSL
Ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world, from best break to best break, continent to continent, on the WSL Dream Tour? Of course you have. We’ve all fantasized about what it would be like getting paid to surf the best waves in the world, with the best surfers in the world.
What the hail? Instagram reacts
Today, on March 2, 2015, Huntington Beach residents woke up to find their beach under a blanket of snow. Well, hail, technically, but still, frozen water. Here are some firsthand accounts from the trenches. No word yet on the official hashtag…rumors tell us they’re trying #SnowCal on for size. Here’s Oatmeal Joe, for the win: