California Coastal Commission approves construction of "concrete monolith"
The California Coastal Commission gave a controversial go-ahead to build a concrete structure that would hold nuclear waste from the inoperative San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the Orange County Register reported on Tuesday. The system — officially named an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) — would house dry, steel casks of spent fuel to
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
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.
"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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.