Random Happenings

8.6.14

Random Happenings

Kama The Surfing Pig

Easily the best of his kind

Kama, the world’s best surfing pig, is at it again. This time with his very own GoPro clip. Turns out Kama isn’t a fan of small waves, which makes sense because after all, he is Hawaiian. According to his owner, Kai Holt, Kama’s technique has improved so much so that when he starts to pearl

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8.5.14

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Norway River Surfing

Nørway's got all kinda wåves

If you skip ahead to about the 2:00 mark, you will see some Scandinavian dudes, including famous snowboarder Terje Håkonsen, bounce around on a fun-looking standing wave at a river in Norway with a name that is probably impossible to spell. River surfing looks hard.

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8.4.14

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Surfing Seal Up for Whatever

Seal pup hangs with the boys in England

Usually when a seal jumps out of the water and up onto a surfboard, it’s been chased up there by ten feet of hungry shark and it’s clinging onto anything for dear life. This little guy though, he’s just looking for some bro time. Doesn’t even care that these guys are on longboard pop outs.

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8.4.14

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Mind-Blowing Fall Recovery

Is this the ultimate fall-to-bodysurf-to-recovery ever?

If wiping out is an art, this recovery is a masterpiece of Picasso proportions. Mikey Wright, kin of World Tour stars Owen and Tyler, does what appears to be the ultimate fall-to-bodysurf-to-recovery ever. After pearling on his second turn, his board pops through the lip only to be pulled back into the wave by his

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7.28.14

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Kelly Slater’s U.S. Open Warm Up

A small forecast calls for a creative means of preparation

When the U.S. Open of Surfing forecast calls for no larger than 3-foot faces, warming up for the event can be difficult, especially when following up an all-time swell at Jeffreys Bay. Unless, of course, you’re Kelly Slater. In which case, you jump on an old board (notice the sticker?), head to a lake in

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7.26.14

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Teen Arrested for Threatening US Open

HBPD made the arrest following comments the 16-year-old made on social media

Police seized a handgun, a shotgun and electronic devices from the boy’s home.

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7.24.14

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Skeet Derham, Bullseye Nias Drop

Terrifying airdrop to barrel to claim

  This Nias video is a little bit dark, so what you can’t see is the panicked moment mid-drop when Derham’s heart literally beats out of his chest, then he grabs it out of midair, then stuffs it back into his body. After that, Derham’s rail bites, he locks into a screamer, and comes flying

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7.24.14

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Flood Surfing in Switzerland

Fast-moving water creates a powerful standing river-wave

When you live in a landlocked country, surfing becomes much more complicated than driving to the nearest beach and paddling out. For these surfers in Switzerland, flood surfing presents the perfect opportunity to get in the water without venturing beyond their borders. Earlier this week, fast-moving water in the Thur river granted such a situation

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7.16.14

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Wedge Madness

Solid south swell brings massive barrels and closeouts to Newport Beach's most infamous wave

Never before has breaking your back, neck, legs, surfboard, bodyboard, SUP, and/or handplane, while trying to surf an unrideable closeout looked so appealing. It could be the water color, maybe the slow-mo, or the mellow jam soothing out all the chaos; but somehow, this clip makes gnarly Wedge look doable to a sane person. In

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7.14.14

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Biggest Skimboard Wave Ever

Brad Domke goes XXL in the most finless way possible

Too big for a finless board. Too big to be able to maintain any kind of control with that sort of speed. Too easy. I mean, Lord knows how many times Domke was massively ruined during this session, but that ride looked like cake. For him. But then, there are his hands.

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