Surfer punches shark! Surf Rage! Sit Down Paddling!
Ahh Friday, the happiest of days. Enjoy the three-day weekend.
Badass of the Week
Darren Mills was surfing in New Zealand when a shark attacked him. He fought back and miraculously lived to tell the tale. To top it all off, he plans on surfing again.
We knew the crowds were aggro on the Gold Coast, but this is another level of hostility. Mark Morlock was speared in the eye at Snapper Rocks by a surfer he had “unwittingly cut off” five months prior.
Surf & Turf
Golf Digest explored pro surfers’ attraction to hitting the links during downtime. Apparently, there are a lot of similarities between the two sports.
Don’t worry, Anastasia golfs too
Or, rather, she “stuns in surf and on turf,” according to the Backnine Network. You’ll love the gallery they made of her.
The newest extreme sport?
Argentinian surfers turned river riding pioneers hope to attract tourists to their “surf spot” like Munich in Germany does. Good luck with that.
Bethany Hamilton 2016
The “Soul Surfer” spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast alongside President Obama. Are politics in her future?
A whole lot of nothing
How is curling a sport in the Winter Olympics and surfing isn’t in the summer Olympics. #thingsIwillneverunderstand
RETWEET if you’d rather be surfing #TeamLaird
Gold bond is a life savor when traveling!
Kalani Robb’s new sponsor allowed him to live out a dream sequence for his welcome video.
Sterling Spencer has teamed up with his best friend Rob Machado on a journey toward “legend status.” He’ll be eating acai bowls and combing his dreads in the Seaside parking lot in no time.
Surfing’s first billionaire, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, filed paperwork to enter the stock market. Will they ride the wave of technology or wipeout on market fluctuations?
Worst Wipeout Ever Full version!
Perhaps it was the popularity of this GoPro video that prompted Nick Woodman to take the company public.
SDP: Sit Down Paddling
Hopefully not coming to a lineup near you.
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Until next week my friends, until next week.
Random happenings in surf for the Week of February 10.