Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan has acknowledged the larger and more complex terror threat shared with Indonesia, but has not offered any new co-operation to avert attacks.
Wipeouts and upsets marked the near conclusion of Round 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014, in Teahupoo. With six-to-eight foot barrels on offer, the world’s best surfers repeated the daily dose of tube riding performances.
Opening day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti greeted the ASP Men’s top competitors with 10-15 ft surf at Teahupo’o. It was a full day of both triumph and tragedy as amazing rides went down, and cringing wipeouts were had. Matt Wilkinson, Adam Melling, Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, Alejo Muniz, CJ Hobgood, Jordy Smith, Kai Otton and Taumata Puhetini took the worst beatings of the day. Watch the worst wipeouts from the opening rounds of competition during the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the environment we frolic in daily, surfers are getting injured all the time – including the professionals. During the Teahupo’o trials this past week, a ghastly wipeout forced Kevin Bourez into the reef headfirst. Following surgical treatment of head fractures and facial lacerations, he is now in a stable condition and on the road to recovery. While you shouldn’t let incidences like the above scare you, we thought it prudent to have a look at the various setbacks endured by some of our favourite surfing stars, how they recovered and what (not) to do if faced with a similar situation.
The Billabong Pro Tahiti got underway in biggest surf of the season as the world’s best battled 10-to-15 foot (3 – 5 metre) surf at Teahupo’o for Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2.
At this point, Kelly Slater is pretty much synonymous with surfing. The 11-time world champ stopped by the VICE Sports offices to sit at the bar and talk shop. He touched on the animosity between different surfing cultures (East vs. West vs. Australia) that existed in the late-80s, his miserable time playing “Jimmy Slade” on Baywatch in the early 90s, and what he remembers about his friend and rival Andy Irons.
It’s hard to believe that a little girl in pigtails, who’s only in her first year of school, could possibly be the best six-year-old surfer and skater in the world.
Two international tourists are still missing after their boat sank off the Indonesian Island of Sumbawa, but local fishermen late Sunday night found 13 more survivors clinging to a lifeboat. Continue reading
Rip currents—they’re the most common way beachgoers get in trouble when taking a dip in the ocean. Every year, swimmers and bathers needlessly perish at the hands of these swift-moving currents of water.
Muklis Anwar, is a Balinese surfer from Medewi, West Bali. In this shot Muklis is comfortable in a perfect Bingin Day. This photo was taken with a Canon 7D in a Liquid Eye Water Housing using a standard 18-55mm lens.
Back Story: This Image was requested by a Bali Magazine’s Editor supposed to be out in August but surprisingly it was not printed.