Posts Tagged ‘surfing’


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Afternoon with taj

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Monster waves

I’m back from a surf trip to Cornwall – England’s South Westerly big toe that sticks out into the Atlantic, pointing across at America. And it just so happened that I arrived there at the same time as the tail winds from Huricane Katia, which meant that when I caught my first sight of the […]

Aranburu lights up some Basque Country barrels

Check out this video Aritz Aranburu surfing Mandaka in the dark… by the glow of his LED-covered board! MUNDAKA 24H from on Vimeo.

Indo mornings

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Minds in the water

A movie by pro surfer Dave Rastovich of Surfers for Cetaceans. [youtube][/youtube] Surfers and the rest of us that enjoy or live off the ocean have a responsibility.

Owen Wright wins Quicksilver Pro New York

Owen Wright, the 21-year-old rookie from DownUnder took out 10-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater in the final heat to win the first Quicksilver Pro New York. Thanks to hurricane Katia the surf was surprisingly good and the contest that was nearly cancelled due to hurricane Irene and doubters scoffed at (A surf contest in New York […]

Kelly wins in Tahiti – highlights reel

Ten time world champion Kelly Slater won the Billabong Pro Tahiti yesterday. The contest was one of the best ever held; incredible waves, epic wipeouts and free surf sessions when the contest was on hold because the waves were too big! Check out the unbelievable highlights reel below: [youtube][/youtube]

Chopes Code Red

As hurricane Irene chugged up the east coast of North American yesterday, history was made in Tahiti with the biggest swell ever seen or surfed at Teahupoo. The Tahitian government called a rare code red (no boats allowed to leave port) and ISP contest organizers called off the Billabong Pro Tahiti for another day and […]

Billabong Pro Tahiti – Day 7 Highlights

Very heavy.  Lots of insane wipeouts.  And the swell is building!  Watch live today here. [youtube][/youtube]

Board’s-Eye View

Check out this awesome video of Kalani Robb surfing in slow motion! [cincopa AQPAYtan8MxR]

Blue sway

Tired of sitting at the computer? If you’re one of the great majority of us who, alas, can’t just toss it all and walk out and plunge right into the real ocean, a passable substitute is the fantastic footage in this inspiring video from award-winning surf filmmaker Jack McCoy. Not Paul McCartney’s finest moment with […]

Billabong Pro Tahiti surf contest starts today

The Billabong Pro Tahiti surf contest started just a few hours ago at the famed surf break Teahupoo. The swell is 4-6 ft perfect tubes and should build considerably later in the week. You can watch heats live here. Watch highlights from yesterdays warm up session: [youtube][/youtube]

Bondi 8am

Today’s picture of Bondi beach from Aquabumps;

Surfer Babes

The top hits in a Google search for “female surfers” include a list of The Nine Hottest Female Surfers and an article at which muses that females have attracted more fans to the sport because, after all, “what red-blooded male doesn’t like to watch sexy female surfers prep on the beach and get wet […]

Jack McCoy’s view from back stage

Award-winning surf filmmaker Jack McCoy has a very fresh perspective on surfing. [youtube][/youtube]

Surfing with the enemy

In honor of international surfing day 2011, here is a great video about surfing in Cuba. [youtube][/youtube]

What makes a great surf break

Surfline has a really cool article on The Mechanics of Malibu that explains the history of the iconic surf break and why it works. Like so many breaks, it is all about the supply of sand and cobbles that form the bar that the waves break on.  Hat tip to Randy Olson.

Parko wins Bells!

Aussie Joel Parkinson has won the 50th edition of the Bells Beach surf competition. The video below highlights the best heats from the final day. The final heat between Parko and Mick Fanning is at the end. [youtube][/youtube]

Modernist Basque Surfing teaser

this looks neat: Modernist Basque Surfing teaser from debolex films on Vimeo.

These girls can REALLY surf


Insane Indo barreling tidal bore

Crocodiles, half hour + rides, chocolate brown water, secret spot; sounds like an adventure. [vimeo][/vimeo] See more footage here

World’s ocean winds and waves are growing

Bad news for ship captains and other mariners, good news for surfers and kitesurfers. Hat tip to Carrie Wind speeds and wave heights over the world’s oceans have been rising for the past quarter-century. It’s unclear if this is a short-term trend, or a symptom of longer-term climatic change. Either way, more frequent hurricanes and […]

Mavericks jet ski debate flares up following the death of another big wave surfer

Santa Cruz surfer Josh Loya screams down a wave face in front of two rescue craft waiting to offer assistance if needed during last year’s Maverick’s contest. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel file ) The recent drowning of legendary big wave surfer Sion Milosky at Mavericks has renewed the debate in California over whether jet skis should be allowed […]