Sunday’17th of August, PadmaBoys Challenge 3rd Series was on. Waves were pumping, weather was sunny and everyone was super stoked on this event. Hope you guys enjoy this clip as much as that crowd!!
Regardless, surfers flock to these deadly waves in droves. It’s the rush, the danger, and the sheer joy one gets from flying down the face of an incredibly large mountain of water that keep us coming back for more despite the odds—albeit minuscule—of that being that fateful last ride.Here’s 5 of surfing’s deadliest surf spots:
As the spit clears and you exit the best barrel on the planet, heading straight for the camera guys in the channel still on your speed line, for us there’s only one option. Slide on your belly into the channel. Here is the ASP’s compilation of the best kickouts during the Tahiti Pro.
Kalani Chapman scores an Indonesian double barrel and takes home $1000.
Brazil’s Gabriel Medina making it look too easy. Jump into an aerial masterclass with the world number one as he tears apart the North Shore, Hawaii. #SurfingIsEverything
Hurricane Marie did a lot of good things. She brought amazing waves to most of California’s coast. She made an entire society of surfers giddy for three days straight. And she did this, which is hilarious. But only because no one got hurt. Imagine how expensive this wave was? All those cameras and phones.
Indonesia is aiming for higher growth in foreign tourism within the next five years as the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has set a target of 12.7 million foreign visitors by 2019, a 25 percent increase from the estimated 9.5 million inbound tourists this year.
Jamie O’Brien, who you’ve already seen do a board transfer at Pipeline, just did the same thing at The Wedge in California. A board transfer, in case you’re wondering, consists of Jamie paddling into a bomb on a foam Catch Surf log with his regular shortboard balanced on the nose. When he stands up, he picks up the shortboard with him and rides down the face holding it in his hands. After bottom turning the log, he then jumps off and lands on the shortboard (on his feet).
It’s been a year since Channel Islands opened its first store outside of the US right here on our little island of Bali. C.I. is renown for being the best in terms of boards, technology, and quality catering to the likes of Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, Dane Reynolds, Adriano de Souza and many others.