This Instagram clip, which is as of yet the only coverage of Robbie Maddison latest attempt taking waves, was posted last week and features him on a head high wave at Cloudbreak, almost mowing down a surfer on the shoulder as he paddles for dear life. The video has so far been met with outrage and ridicule online.
It’s only a matter of time before we’re pushing daisies, and you certainly don’t want go without surfing the best waves you possibly could, right? So with mortality in mind, here are five surf spots around the globe that you should hit before that big barrel in the sky.
Julian Wilson will never let you down, but this clip takes things to new heights. Literally.
A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.
Johanne Defay (FRA) has claimed victory today at The Fiji Women’s Pro, Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), besting reigning three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) surf at Cloudbreak.
The 26-year-old Hawaiian, who lost her arm in a shark attack when she was just 13, continues to shock the world with her refusal to give up on her pro surfing dream. She’s already inspired millions, and there’s no sign of that light dimming.
Damien Hobgood on another standout barrel at Cloudbreak.
It is every young surfers dream to travel the world in search of new waves, new experiences, and learning about different cultures. For 16 year old Luke Gordon, he was able to go on The Search this year traveling to dreamy destinations such as Bali, Fiji, and Hawaii. Here’s why these experiences are so valuable to him.
Is it along the Gold Coast in Australia, Mavericks in California, South Africa’s Supertubes, Uluwatu’s Break in Bali, or the monumental Nazaré in Portugal?
Whether you’re a beginner or a hardcore boarder, this ‘Surfer’s Bucket List’ will give you a great insight into the best places to surf around the world and the biggest recorded waves at these spots, and hopefully you can start ticking them off your own bucket list one-by-one!
Some surf camps are great, some good, others are just plain grotty. mpora.com give us nine of the best camps that can give you a surf trip of a lifetime, here we go: