HBO gives Titans of Mavericks a mainstream closeup
“The call went out to 24 competitors around the world: Drop whatever you’re doing…and get on a plane. The Day of Reckoning…was here.” Sprinkle in plenty of dramatic pauses and personify Mavericks to a degree of Seussian monster thumpty-thumps, and you’ll get something like HBO’s newest episode from Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, a 14-minute documentary on
And now the young professional could use some help
Jake Davis, the young professional surfer from San Clemente and brother of Luke Davis, just underwent surgery to correct a spinal issue that had been bothering him for months, called Spinal Arteriovenus Malformation (AVM), and now he could really use some help to cover part of the cost of such a surgery. The backstory: Jake
You can never argue with a local
Soli Bailey was already feeling a bit shaky while visiting the sharky region of Southern Australia. That wouldn’t stop him from suiting up and paddling out. But it was a different kind of local who would interrupt his rather innocuous session, and while Bailey thought he had scored a nice little blue drainer to himself,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.