Massive Wipeouts! Near-death cutback! North Korea!

A literal cutback.

That’s Gotta Hurt

Massive Teahupoo means massive wipeouts.

Over The Falls

C.J. Hobgood, you are a legend.

Beware of Groms

Connor Coffin's near-death experience.

Beware of Crowds

Jordy Smith unsuccessfully dodges a shoulder hopper.

ICYMI: NK Open For Surf

Kim Jong Un, World Champ for life. Beat that Slater. Full story here.

Speaking of North Korea

James Bond already shredded there, without lil’ Kim’s permission. Such a badass.

SURFER Comments

NK Open For Surf

It's almost hard to believe that Kim Jong Un has 12 world titles. If he's half as good as the North Korean intranet says he is, then it will be a sight to behold watching him get shacked.

-Mark Hearne

I've seen so many ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos that I was expecting the guy behind him to throw Gatorade on his ass.

-Roger Cole

You don't want to be in the Hang Ten event!

-Gary Eser

Hungry Grouper

And we thought sharks were scary.

Hungry Orca

Sorry, sea lion. No place to hide. (1:00)

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

When a good barrel closes out on us, we all regress into a 2 year old.

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| posted on August 22, 2014

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 18.