Get up close to 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater’s (USA) quiver in an exclusive interview with WSL host Ross Williams. From his current interest in Tomo-shaped boards to his past as a pioneer of potato chip boards, Slater discusses what fascinates him about board design, his perspective on the board business and the next phase of his life.
Following a day of big upsets and a costly interference call during Round 3 at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, reigning World Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) joined Dawn Patrol to discuss his controversial post-heat interview.
Surfing world champ Gabriel Medina just dropped the F-bomb on live TV to the world, threatening to also ‘teach’ his opponent ‘some bad …’ something something before being cut off, in an interview after his shock elimination from the Quiksilver Pro this morning.
When it comes to representing the business of big wave riding, Big Wave Tour Vice President Gary Linden decided it was best to lead by example. At the tender age of 65, he just scored his first big wave at Jaws, site of the BWT’s Pe’ahi Challenge. Though the event hasn’t yet run, Linden was able to cross an item off his bucket list and, just maybe, set a record in the process. The big-wave hellman chatted about his experience at Jaws.
Here’s the current three world title contenders, being Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater, sitting at the ASP desk for a Q and A session.
Slater opens up for CNN’s Human to Hero series on his childhood, surfing, life, death… and surfing better than ever at 50. It’s Slater in a different light, CNN’s “King of Surfing,” the perpetual face of our sport.
At this point, Kelly Slater is pretty much synonymous with surfing. The 11-time world champ stopped by the VICE Sports offices to sit at the bar and talk shop. He touched on the animosity between different surfing cultures (East vs. West vs. Australia) that existed in the late-80s, his miserable time playing “Jimmy Slade” on Baywatch in the early 90s, and what he remembers about his friend and rival Andy Irons.
Many of you may not know that there is a Pipe Master in residence at Canggu Beach. In light of the Pipe Masters competition that started on Wednesday, IndoSurfLife sat down with Two-Time Pipe Master Larry Blair to talk about his connection with the contest and Bali.
Quiksilver’s newest team rider, 16-year-old Kayu Vianna from Canggu, spent his weekend up at Balian on Bali’s north west coast taking part in a high performance surf training camp hoping to pick up some pointers on how to get one up on the growing pack of highly competitive Indonesian grommets.
IndoSurfLife.com had the chance to interview Diah Rahayu Dewi, a young talented surfer girl from Bali, Indonesia. She took some time out of her busy schedules to catch up with us. One of her sponsors Electric Visuals, helped us to arrange the time and the place. Here, she explains up and down of being a surfer and about her goals and projects for 2013.