Random Happenings

6.16.14

Random Happenings

Great White Clears J-Bay Lineup

Pumping waves left unridden as a great white sends surfers rushing for shore

With a building swell at J-Bay on Sunday, a great white shark cruised through the lineup and sent every single surfer rushing to shore. “The 6-foot surf was just beginning to fire,” said photographer Ted Grambeau. “About 50 surfers vacated the lineup for at least a half hour.” Dan Ross, a former World Tour surfer […]

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6.12.14

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Wipeout Recovery

Big-wave charger Ramon Navarro falls then somehow bodysurfs back onto his board

What starts as a playful barrel somewhere off the Chilean coast quickly turns into one of the most amazing wipeout recoveries we’ve ever seen. Big-wave charger Ramon Navarro’s wave seemingly comes to an end as the second barrel pinches, forcing him into an impromptu body surf. Somehow, someway the wave pushes his board back into […]

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5.28.14

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Surfing With Sharks

New Smyrna Inlet swarmed with sharks over Memorial Day weekend

If you live in Volusia County, Florida, add surfing with sharks to the list of Memorial Day weekend activities. While out in about waist-deep water with his family, New Smyrna Beach resident Steve Anest noticed multiple dark shadows swimming beneath them. “They were anywhere from 3-5 feet in length and not overly aggressive,” he notes […]

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5.21.14

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Time Collapsed Surfing

An artist compressed one hour of footage into two minutes of overlaid waves

On an early morning in late January, artist Cy Kuckenbaker propped his camera on the bluff overlooking Sunset Cliffs in San Diego for an hour. “I was interested in exploring the manipulation of water and to see how the movements and patterns from surfing interact,” says Kuckenbaker of the video on his Vimeo page. “Watching […]

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5.15.14

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Toying With Teahupoo

An unreal stop-motion super session using Playmobil toys

Just when you thought the reality-defying waves of Tahiti’s famed reef couldn’t be anymore unreal, a stop motion Teahupoo video using Playmobil toys comes out. Karim Rejeb, who also made the equally awesome Perfect Holiday video, recreated a super session at the end of the road in his backyard. Between the foam balls (quite literal), […]

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5.14.14

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Laird Hamilton, “Greatest Surfer in the World”

The surfer everyone loves to hate on Entertainment Tonight

Love him or hate him (or love to hate him), Laird Hamilton lives an interesting life. “The greatest surfer in the world,” as Entertainment Tonight dubbed him, sat down with the Hollywood tabloid to discuss surfing “80-foot, even 100-foot waves,” why he feels at home in Malibu, and stand-up paddling, which he does “most of […]

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5.7.14

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Customs’ Quiver

Brazilian customs seizes Adriano De Souza's boards

Adriano De Souza began the Billabong Pro Rio without some of his most trusted sleds. In the days leading up to the start of the Rio event, Adriano had some of his boards seized by Brazilian customs and was forced to surf his Round 1 heat today on a backup board.

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4.28.14

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Christian Wach’s New View

A new perspective of a time-honored tradition

While GoPros are nothing new to surf videos, Christian Wach’s “New View” is something we’ve never seen before. The use of a custom mount on the tail of his 10′ longboard adds a unique dimension to the time-honored tradition of logging. The backwards take off at the 2:10 mark will take you for a spin […]

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4.24.14

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Surf Science

A wave quality survey needs your help

Your knowledge is needed. Did you hate science in school? Don’t worry. You’re an expert when it comes to the observational science of breaking waves. And Dan Reineman—a coastal researcher, Stanford doctoral candidate, and more important, a surfer—wants to deputize you as a citizen surfer scientist. Your role as a citizen scientist is easy: take […]

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4.22.14

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Bells Beach Carnage

Nikki, meet the reef.

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