The history of surfing is very rich. There are multiple facts and figures surrounding the evolution of wave riding, through time. Some are strange, others are deeply bizarre.
Less than two weeks after winning the Pacifico Paddle Award at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards ceremony, Guinness has officially certified Shawn Dollar’s 61-foot wave at the Cortes Bank off California as a new World Record.
Mother Ocean, the madding crowd and the reef at Teahupoo conspired to create a day of vivid contrasts for Alain Riou. Commencing with disaster and ending up in triumph it was hard for him to feel much joy in the circumstances.
I think I’m close to a shoulder operation, and it’s no fun. In all honesty, I’m pretty good with shoulder rehab, training, tissue work and beyond, but sometimes injuries are just too destructive to deal with non-surgically. I bothered my shoulder on Friday doing some heavy sprint work, and those workouts are typically really good for power training and explosiveness.
So here’s something you don’t see everyday: a beautiful girl clamped onto the dorsal fin of a Great White Shark. If you do see this everyday, then you’re living a great life.
Hawaiian surfer Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA) has walked away with one of the sport’s most-prized accolades, the 40 year old winning the Ride of the Year award at the annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards ceremony, held at The Grove theatre in Anaheim, California last night.
Once in a while, a book comes along that changes the dynamic of a town, transforming it from a sleepy tourist haven to an overnight sensation, attracting hordes of visitors who hope that the essence of the story will rub off on them.
On Monday, NBA center Jason Collins published an eloquent essay on Sports Illustrated’s website in which he revealed to the sports world that he’s gay. Collins is now the long-anticipated first active male athlete in a major American sports league to do so. Many more will surely follow. After all, about 4 percent of the people reading this article are gay or lesbian. 5 percent if they’re from California. Statistically speaking, at least two of the pros competing on the men’s and women’s draws of the World Tour are likely to be gay or lesbian.
From beach clubs and aphrodisiac cocktails to sophisticated high tea, the ‘island of the Gods’ has plenty to offer travellers. Here are Bali’s top 10 secrets, as revealed in Bali Secrets from Deck of Secrets.
This is a complicated topic that takes years of study to fully come to grips with the “why” and “how” it all works. The “so what” for the average surfer is pretty simple. So let’s step through it.