Last week, surfer, Phil Mummert was attacked by a great white shark off the western coast of Australia. According to Fisheries WA (Fisheries Department of Western Australia), the great white was believed to be 13-feet (4 meters) in length and approximately as wide as a Land Cruiser. The attack occurred last Friday at Bunker Beach. With a shark that large, […]
Let’s face it — sharks are scary animals. Sure, they are often misunderstood and get a bad rap since they are incredibly vital to the ecosystem and oceanic food chain and may not mean to attack surfers in particular. Sometimes we just look like food, dressed in our wet suits on our boards appearing as sea lions. But regardless, that […]
A great white shark bit a large chunk out of a woman’s surfboard last weekend at Morro Strand State Beach near San Luis Obispo, CA. Elinor Dempsey was shook up but completely uninjured after her shark encounter on Saturday morning. The shark reportedly swam around her, under her, then finally towards the nose of her board before deciding to take a big bit out of the board.
You really just have to watch this video to appreciate it. Surfing happens so fast. The rides are so short. The airs are so quick. Slowing things down to this degree allows us to witness and appreciate what actually occurs during those rapid but intense moments that continue to define and push this incredible sport. Airs? Airs are the future. Guys are just starting to land some insane tricks. Kelly Slater just stomped a 540 last week. A guy named Leif has footage of a rodeo flip. Kelly Slater recently stated he’s working on a 720º invert. Things are about […]
Whoa. Kelly Slater perfectly landed a 540 on a surfboard in Portugal today. The guy is 42 years old and still the best surfer in the world. Kelly is in Portugal waiting to compete in surfing’s World Championship Tour. He is currently ranked #2 in the world with a chance to win it all if things go his way in the final two contests. Just now, during a lay day at the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Kelly landed a 540. Or a 720. Or something. It serves as a blatant reminder that he is still the best man to ever set foot on a surfboard, and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time — you know, with that whole world title race and all. Just click play and […]
When we think of perfect tubes we don’t necessarily think of Europe. To be honest, we hardly think of Europe at all. Every spot has its day, but Mundaka, Spain is different. This place is mechanical, consistent, hollow, and packed. If the wind is off-shore, the place looks like Indonesia as show in the video below. The only real problem […]