Wednesday’s action at the Corona Open J-Bay got off to a stunning start, as Filipe Toledo delivered the the best aerial surfing ever seen in competition during his do-over battle with Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson. The Brazilian stuck two lofty alley-oops in a row on one wave to earn a perfect 10, and the […]
Dropping in someone is one of the worst sins a surfer can make, especially if it’s this bad. Sometimes they happen by accident occasionally… but when you’re screwing someone out of a barrel like this and risking knocking his head clean off in the process… you should probably rethink how you surf.
Kelly Slater broke two metatarsal bones in his right foot Monday morning, while freesurfing up the point in Jeffreys Bay. He needed assistance making his way off site, and was taken to the hospital, where he was X-rayed (and posted the painful-looking results). The injury derails his promising start at the Corona Open J-Bay, where […]
Whether you have been lucky enough to surf Padang Padang yourself or only watch it on the screen, you know that it is the preferred stage of Bali’s best homegrown talent. True to form, this edit from Durian Lab, features locals like Mega Artana, Bol Adi Putra and Lee Wilson — allow them to show you […]
In this episode of Happily Stoked Sebastian Zietz and Friends hit Indonesia, kicking it off with the Komune Bali Pro before jumping aboard the Sibon Baru scoring epic waves for a mates trip too the Mentawai Islands. Featuring Seabass, Brent Dorrington, Brett Levingston, Nick Vasicek, Sheldon Simkus, Rizal Tanjung, Broson Meidy, Kip Caddy, Joel Nantes, […]
You know the music, that abrupt cello and haunting clarinet. It conjures images of a monster waiting in the deep. It’s the musical theme from the film Jaws. This movie has been responsible for a good portion of the shark craze that has gripped people for decades now. Based on a string of shark attacks […]
“Often from different tribes, the people of Papua New Guinea thrive off the sustenance of the land and sea. The people embrace foreigners with open arms including the surf stoked youth.” – Mikala
You’d be hard pressed to find a surfer out at Padang Padang with more local street cred than Mega Semadhi. He’s the local of the local surfers in the Rip Curl Cup. Mega grew around the corner at Bingin, owns the food truck in the car park, and is on it for practically every good […]
One of the best backside tube riders to call the Gold Coast of Australia home, Superbrand’s Nick Vasicek recently took a trip to Indo to reaffirm he’s no slouch in pumping lefts, either.
Invited athletes and surf fans from around the globe gathered at Padang Padang beach on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the Rip Curl Cup 2017. They came from far and wide to bless the event with good waves, a safe competition, and officially christen the start of the holding period to the one of […]