And CNN dubs him "The King of Surfing"
The mainstream media's coverage of surfers always leaves a weird taste in your mouth, a discomfort akin to wearing shoes on the beach, or seeing a teacher in public. There's not technically anything wrong with it, I guess, but it sure feels like there is.
Olympic medal-winning skier on a different kind of mountain
A photo posted by Julia Mancuso (@juliamancuso) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:09am PDT Last week, Olympic downhill skiing gold medalist Julia Mancuso posted photos of herself charging some beefy sets at Cloudbreak to her Instagram feed. Mancuso has surfed for years, spends lots of time in the tropics, and lived part of her youth on […]
Following his loss in Portugal, Slater vents on his foam
When Kelly Slater was knocked out of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal in Round 3 by Aritz Aranburu, seemingly letting his golden opportunity to tighten the title race with Medina slip through his fingers, the champ was, understandably, a little frustrated. After walking into the competitor’s area and away from the camera crew, Slater, believing […]
Filmmaker tags in for Florence during Portugal's expression session
In an unexpected turn of events, John John Florence opted to sit out from the Rip Curl Pro Portugal Expression Session, and sent out his videographer Blake Kueny in his place. Completely unprepared for his World Tour debut, Kueny had to borrow a board from Brett Simpson before paddling out in the nearly vacant lineup […]
Supermodels prefer swallowtails
Luxury fashion accessories magnate Chanel has a new ad campaign built around Gisele Bündchen threading a tropical tube and…actually, just forget it. Words fail. Watch the video above. The part you’re interested in starts at the :20 second mark and runs to about 1:15. That barrelface, it rivals John John in terms of pure, blank-expression […]
Ramming Rocks With CJ Hobgood
CJ Hobgood narrowly escapes having his face torn from his skull. If that sounds morbid, just watch how close we came to losing his pretty mug in this clip.
The Positive Vibe Warriors take over T-Street
Tribal leaders of the Positive Vibe Warriors (aka the Gudauskas brothers) recently held their Third Annual Stoke-O-Rama at T-Street. A fresh crop of the indigenous San Clemente vibe tribe made their way down to the beach for what was a good time filled with sun, sand, and saltwater for all. More than a hundred grom […]
A blunt interview with one of history's finest big-wave riders
Greg Long peered over the edge of everything in 2012 when he nearly drowned after falling on a massive wave at Cortes Bank. Well, technically, according to Long, he did drown, experiencing a non-fatal drowning. In this interview with Vice Sports, Long opens up about dealing with the his fear of the ocean after his […]
New Slater song plumbs the emotional depths
This is what happens when you’re a hugely famous person like Kelly Slater. You have the opportunity to record music randomly, in this case with badasses like Karina Zeviani of Nouvelle Vague (the silky voice behind awesome Joy Division covers like this), and then have the whole Internet sit in judgment after you’ve set your […]
Santa Cruz surfboard bitten by shark, offered up on Craigslist
Santa Cruz surfer Beau Browning, allegedly attacked by a 15-foot shark over the weekend, no longer has any need for his chomped-up board. Chomped-up, and broken in half, actually, so ferocious was the biting. Now, you can own the latest piece of shark v. human history—Browning’s bitten board is now up for sale on […]