Pepen Hendrik is one of the most powerful surfers in Indonesia, charges on every wave he catches and is given priority at every spot he’s at!
Three-time world champion and surfing icon Tom Curren will play a live concert this Saturday (Aug 27) at the luxurious Uluwatu Surf Villas in Bali. Tickets are still available for this once-in-a-lifetime show.
Surfing with Tom was such an awesome experience. He doesn’t really need an introduction – he’s for sure one of the legends of the surfing world. Everyone’s seen the videos of his soul carves at JBay back in the day… Most of the time he’s just such a genuine and down to earth guy, but when he gets in the water he really does rip – somehow even surfing the open faces on a skimboard
Laird Hamilton, a legendary big-wave surfer, made headlines Wednesday by helping to rescue a surfer in distress in enormous surf at Surfrider State Beach in Malibu. But it’s what Hamilton did Tuesday evening that has captured the attention of surfers monitoring highlights during a powerful swell generated by Hurricane Marie, off Mexico about 1,000 miles away.
That’s the trio we’re looking at here folks. Everything about it is badass. We can’t really endorse the board he rides at the 2:34 mark, but he’s Tom Curren and can do whatever the hell he wants. Revisit his perfect 10 in the heritage heat against Occy at 3:45. Then watch it again.
Would Curren’s ten have been a ten in a real, 2014 heat? Who cares? Man, that thing was a scorcher. Seeing Curren carve a hero’s path down the Supertubes point was a treat for the oldies and a lesson for the young’uns (under 30ish). What was even better was free surfing with him and Occy on lay days and getting intimately acquainted with the buckets they regularly throw.
The debate about the stature of surfing in sports mainstream can safely be concluded as something that we will agree to disagree about. Nevertheless, it is a sport.
“Westerly” is the upcoming feature length documentary film about surfing legend Peter Drouyn’s gender transformation into Westerly Windina after suffering a traumatic surfing accident that almost drowned him.
Some of you know this, but I am sure most of you don’t. November 1 and 2, yesterday and today, are celebrated around the world as “The Day of the Dead.” It is a huge holiday in Mexico, Spain, Brazil and many other countries.
Lifelong shaping icon Donald Takayama passed away at age 68, due to heart attack on October 22, 2012.