Big wave surfing, like most things in life, is all about preparation. For Ian Walsh this means starting the morning off with a surf, going straight into multiple grueling training sessions with Deep Relief Athletic Training Center on Maui, and then ending the day with yet another surf and a large plate of food.
Mick Fanning (AUS) has won the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, defeating Jordy Smith (ZAF) in clean 3-to-5-foot barrels at the iconic Supertubos in Peniche. Fanning’s third event victory this season, after wins at Bells Beach and Jeffreys Bay, moves him up to World No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings.
As published in the Bali Post, a doctor from Udayana University’s medical faculty has painted a dark and depressing story of one of the outcomes of Bali’s current tourism boom.
Storm conditions put a hold to the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t waves to be had. Garrett MacNamara and friends decide to try surf this swell at spot Papoa, Peniche. With a day off from competitive surfing, even John John made an appearance.
On a day that saw a pair of huge upsets with implications for the WCT Title race, the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal’s dwindling field made the most of Supertubos’ hollow waves. Get the wave-by-wave breakdowns with the ASP Heat Analyzer, and the full recap for Rounds 2 and 3.
Here’s the final episode of Afends’ Code Zircon 99 series. While last episode gave us a brief taste of the Indo season that kept on keepin’ on, this episode expands on the team’s time in the tropics.
Here’s a clip of 2014 Rip Curl Padang Cup Champ, Garut Widiarta free surf during his trips for the Asia Comp, Maldives, Padang, and Philipines.
The wind is blowing ferociously on the banks around Peniche right now – most of the banks are closeouts, yet the whole of the WCT is out there. But on a lay day in Portugal, Kelly Slater tagged a closeout ramp and just kept spinning, spinning and spinning in a fashion your eyes won’t believe.
A brand new clip of Leonardo Fioravanti. Yes he’s Italian and yes that rhymes with stallion and no we’re not going to talk about that. Instead, let’s talk about how magnificently barreled he gets in this video — enough to make a grown, stable man perspire. Here’s a look back at the year that was, shot entirely in Indo.
On Thursday, October 9 at around noon, while at a retreat at Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina, the leaders of One Harbor Church witnessed a shark feeding frenzy. The men were out fishing for the evening’s dinner when they stumbled across more than 100 sharks attacking a school of blue fish. As seagulls and pelicans joined in on the meal, the men began to cast into the surf, catching fish without the use of bait.
For more than five minutes, the sharks were observed swimming in and out of the surf, some of which became beached in the fury. Donnie Griggs, the cameraman who captured the footage, is an avid waterman who spearfishes, dives, swims and surfs at Cape Lookout often. We want it to be clear that Cape Lookout and the surrounding beaches of Eastern North Carolina are extremely safe for swimming. The presence of these sharks and large schools of fish is actually a sign of a very healthy ecosystem.