Random Happenings

2.17.16

Random Happenings

Single Fin to the Head

Man dorsal-whipped by dolphin at Blacks

Just when you thought you only had to worry about sharks in the lineup, it turns out dolphins are down to scrap, too. Earlier this week, Thomas Machuca was surfing Blacks in San Diego when a bottlenose dolphin attempted to scalp him with his dorsal fin, leaving Machuca with 18 staples in his head. True

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1.29.16

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Slater To The Rescue

After being unable to make it out at Waimea

So thankful the surf gods denied @kellyslater today cos for whatever reason he was right there to save my wife and kid who were swept across a road by a freak wave today. Forever grateful to the great man and so thankful my family is alive and safe ❤️ Thanks to all the lifeguards too

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1.28.16

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Tom Dosland and the Wipeout From Hell

We're happy he's alive

When it comes to Jaws, those few extra strokes can mean the difference between dream and nightmare. For Tom Dosland, yesterday saw this particular wave fall into the latter. There’s nothing to worry about as Tom is alive. His leash, on the other had, might be a little stretched out.

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1.8.16

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Dane Reynolds Gets Snaked At Sandspit

In mind-melting 4k

There are humans creatures on this earth that are far superior to the rest in their craft. You have Levi Strauss, master of jeans. You have Harry Snyder, founder of In-N-Out and double-double-with-animal-fries perfectionist. And then you have Dane Reynolds, king of the right wedging barrel. So, when you see one of these gods among

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1.7.16

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Fergal Smith For President

All aboard the Green Party wave for everyone's favorite organic Irishman

  Tired of the partisan poo-slinging that’s plagued the U.S. presidential race? Have you considered installing a large wall around your home’s perimeter that insulates all sound, muffling the divisive spiels from desperate candidates? Looks like Fergal Smith has thought the same about Ireland, and he’s decided to take the local stump and contest its

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1.5.16

Random Happenings

Brad Domke & Tom Curren Say “No” To Fins

It just keeps getting weirder and weirder

On a scorching day back in May of 2015, Brad Domke and Tom Curren showed up to a small, righthand pointbreak in Mainland Mexico with one goal in mind: to surf without fins. While Domke showed up in your normal tropical surf attire (boardshorts and t-shirt), Curren showed up in the most outlandish setup to

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1.5.16

Random Happenings

Bethany Hamilton Surfs Jaws

What did you do today?

Bethany Hamilton’s impressive resume of inspirational surf milestones includes “repeatedly towing into Jaws.” She earned an XXL Award nomination a few years back for a Jaws sesh, but she caught some much larger waves yesterday. Bethany gave birth mere months ago, by the way.

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12.21.15

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Tom Lowe Dodges a Jet Ski at Nazaré

During his first time surfing the big-wave spot, nonetheless

Imagine this: You’ve worked up the courage to go out at Europe’s well-known big-wave spot, Nazare. While it isn’t XXL huge, it is still very sizable. There are a handful of guys towing. However, you have decided to paddle the wave for your first time. You finally take off on one of the big rolling

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12.19.15

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The Wave I Ride Premiere

Catch the California screening of Paige Alms' story on December 20th in Newport Beach

If you’re in Southern California this weekend, mark your calendar for the California debut of The Wave I Ride: The Paige Alms Story. The 70-minute documentary, directed by award-winning filmmaker Devyn Bisson, tells the raw story of Maui charger Paige Alms and shines light on all the ups and downs that naturally come with being

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12.15.15

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Snakes, Wipeouts, and Fails

This is what the Gold Coast looked like last weekend

There are A LOT of surfers in Australia, many of whom live on, and/or near, the Gold Coast. Now that the water has heated for summer and the dry spell has lifted, hordes of humans have flooded the Superbank to shake off those dusty winter cobwebs. And what better way than by going over the

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