Random Happenings

9.28.15

Random Happenings

Surfing Shortlisted for 2020 Olympics

One step closer to surfers going for the gold

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced early this morning that it approved surfing for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo games. This doesn’t mean that surfing is officially in yet, just that the Tokyo games organizers have recommended its addition, along with four other sports — baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, and skateboarding. The surfing portion would

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9.17.15

Random Happenings

Finally: Overhead Man-made Surf!

Of the unsurfable kind, but still...

Snowdonia what now? That well-overhead sloshing you see above is purely in the name of science, but oh, the possibilities! The Dutch, ever-vigilant to the possibilities of their entire country being subsumed beneath the freezing waters of the Atlantic, built this tsunami-replicating beast to test the water-resisting ability of some of their legendary dike technology.

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9.17.15

Random Happenings

‘Point Break’ Releases Second Trailer

"You haven't surfed anything like this"

The second trailer for the highly-anticipated Point Break is hot out of the oven, which means you get another glimpse at the probable scenario of a hotshot FBI-agent’s brash attempt to tame Teahupoo. Heed the fisherman’s advice, Johnny Utah.

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9.12.15

Random Happenings

Dolphins Hate SUPers

The proof is in the body slam

Two stand up paddlers went surfing in Los Angeles the other day when a dolphin surfing a wave decided to body slam straight into the SUPer that was attempting to get the clip. Well, he definitely got the clip. While in actuality the dolphin was probably just confused, we’re not counting out the idea that

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9.11.15

Random Happenings

Brad Domke Takes His Skimboard To Teahupoo

When will he stop?

Professional skimboarder Brad Domke took his frictionless approach to the South Pacific’s “End of the Road” and towed into a solid wave at Teahupoo. While he didn’t win Ride of the Year at last year’s XXL Awards, this is definitely a sign that he’s not easing up on his pursuit of capturing some sort of

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9.2.15

Random Happenings

Notes From the Outerknown Release Party

Kelly Slater, an artisanal marshmallow, and Jason Statham walk into a bar...

This is the difference between Kelly Slater and the rest of the surf world. When Noa Deane and Creed McTaggart eventually drift away from their sponsors to start their own line of tattered baseball tees and black hightops, their release party will be attended by the Metal Neck crew, Al Knost, breathtakingly thin girls slathered

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8.19.15

Random Happenings

Surfing In The Munich Airport

Novelty is as novelty does

Ever had the wild thought of riding a wave while waiting at the airport to catch your next flight? Yeah, me neither. Sounds like a highdea that would never reach fruition. Well, at least that’s what I thought before watching this video. What you have here is a standing wave in the middle of the

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8.14.15

Random Happenings

Mick Fanning Is Ditching The “Yum Yum Yellow” Sleds

In response to his shark dance at J-Bay

Hear it from the mouth of White Lightning yourself, yum yum yellow is out and a shark-repellant paint job with striking blue is in. Superstitious? No. Predicting another attack? No. But by all means, when you get attacked by a monstrous shark you take every precaution moving forward.

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7.23.15

Features

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

Random Happenings

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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