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:
"The ultimate waterman is gonna be humble." [laughs] —Laird
Six dozen surfers on a tidal bore in France
In the realm of all things sweeping the Internet, here we have a video of what we’ll assume is one of the most crowded tidal bores ever ridden. Although the video—which features an estimated 77 SUPs, kayaks, shortboards, and longboards—was posted by the Federation of Costa Rican surfers, it was actually shot at the Gironde River
Man fall down go boom
Since the dawn of time, dudes getting busted up trying to rock dance out to the jump-off spot has been hilarious. Case in point, the timelessly funny travails of this would be North Point charger who’s entry to the lineup was rudely rebuffed by nature. The slipping, the falling, the splashing, the beating. It’s funny,