Here are a few quick minutes of Betet “Da Guy” Merta giving him home breaks a going over.
The sandstone cliffs of Pico do Fabril, sculpted by the relentless action of the North Atlantic, are recognizable for layers of striking red pigment in the sand. Anyone freesurfing, competing or spectating at the swell-pulling back-up venue inevitably goes home with a conspicuous coating of red sediment on footwear, wetsuits and vehicles.
Surf instructor Peter Abell, 32, who lives in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, got down on one knee, held out a ring and popped the question to marine biologist Angie de Burgh, 30, – all while balancing on a board
Maldives. Located in South Asia. Home to prized surf breaks such as Chickens, Lohi’s, and Pasta Point, became an increasingly sought-after surf destination for salty shredders around the globe beginning in the mid-to-late 90s. Like many surf spots back in the day which surrounded this area, their only occupants were marine life and local tribes who couldn’t give a sh*t about perfect 6-8ft empty tubes in 70-80 degree water temperatures. And Luckily like Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, and Nate Tyler, you can still score some of these spots relatively uncrowded if you time it right!
Jonathan Gubbins enjoys the venomous lefthander and endless line at Desert Point.
Four minutes journey of the videomaker Kako Lopes through Java, Mentawais, Sumbawa, Lombok in 2016. This one featuring some of Brazil’s finest surfers Filipe Toledo, Yago Dora, Mateus Herdy, Icaro Ronchi, Kayu Vianna, and more.
This is the unfiltered life story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy came from humble beginnings on the North Shore of Kauai and rose through the ranks to international surf stardom. He influenced a generation through the public lens as a wild, young phenom, who came to be known as “the people’s champion”. Throughout his life Andy fought an up and down battle with bi-polar disease and drug addiction. Andy passed away suddenly at the age of 32, with his wife 8 months pregnant expecting their first child.
Growing up on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, with a family of passionate surfers, Tyler Wright was always destined for surfing greatness. Through the guidance of her older brothers she was hooked on the sport early, and due to her clear passion and insane talent, secured a sponsorship with Rip Curl in 2002 – a partnership that continues to this very day. At the age of 14 she found herself on the world’s stage – the highest level of surfing competition, the World Tour. Since then she has not only remained consistent but has excelled, finding herself on or near the top of the ladder almost every year. When it came to winning a World Title, it was never a question of “can”, but rather “when”. From everyone here at Rip Curl – CONGRATULATIONS TYLER! This win couldn’t be sweeter, or more deserved.
Shocking footage has captured the moment a Great White Shark broke into a diving cage while a tourist was trapped inside. The four-metre-long predator was chasing a piece of tuna bait left out by a guide when it accidentally smashed into the supposedly ‘shark-proof’ cage.
Sail through the Hawaiian Islands and free surf around the world with John John Florence in the new Episode 4 of “Twelve.”