Rip Curl is proud to announce the private premiere of TAO, the New Daniel Grant wakeboarding movie, this Friday, November 27th, in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. This exclusive showing for special friends, celebrities and media will be the full length preview before the official online launch on the day of Grant’s 18th Birthday, December 23rd, 2015.
In the last six months, Fanning has fought off a great white shark, donated $75,000 to a shark-attack victim, here, he deals easily with a bodyboarder who unwisely dropped in on him at his home break of Snapper Rocks in Australia.
Owen and Tyler Wright, Mason Ho, Gabriel Medina in some heavy moments which show that – on The Search – it doesn’t always go to plan. And the consequences can be painful.
“Thanks to Rip Curl for the continual belief in me,” said a happy Medina from the Rip Curl Team House at Pipeline. “I have been in the Rip Curl family for a long time. Now I am in even deeper.”
It’s the nervous packing the night before, the rickety plane / boat / taxi ride, and the first set you see rolling into the lineup. The anticipation is what makes us feel alive!
Due to the unpredictable nature of the environment we frolic in daily, surfers are getting injured all the time – including the professionals. During the Teahupo’o trials this past week, a ghastly wipeout forced Kevin Bourez into the reef headfirst. Following surgical treatment of head fractures and facial lacerations, he is now in a stable condition and on the road to recovery. While you shouldn’t let incidences like the above scare you, we thought it prudent to have a look at the various setbacks endured by some of our favourite surfing stars, how they recovered and what (not) to do if faced with a similar situation.
You heard about it or saw a picture. It’s perfection personified. Right size, right wind, right for you. And you simply can’t stop dreaming about it. You might as well leave school or quit your job now – because you need to go and turn that rumour into a reality. Right now!
Three-time World Champ Mick Fanning made the dreams come true for a young cancer patient. Mick takes 16-year-old Ben Beasley for a few waves at Snapper Rocks thanks to the Starlight Foundation.
The Rip Curl Search team show the peaks and troughs of travel from airports to cars, boats and planes, ferry and by foot – its all worth it when you get there and it’s pumping.
Filipe Toledo has won the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal over tour rookie Italo Ferreira this afternoon in an amazing final contested in solid six foot surf at the iconic Supertubos in Peniche.