As the eyes of the collective surfing world scan across the Pacific to Hawaii, we’re reminded here of the extraordinary season that Indonesia had, courtesy of Adam Bennetts. He spends a huge chunk of his year, every year, getting threaded through barrels in Bali.
A refreshing Indo edit featuring Diego Mignot rips Mentawai.
Dede Suryana from West Java Indonesia hoisted his first ASC Men’s Open Championship today at the ASP 1 star/ASC Taiwan Open of Surfing, as follow Indonesian competitor and ASC title contender Garut Widiarta was defeated by Australia’s Jordan Lawler in Quarterfinal two this morning. Suryana is a previous Indonesian Champion, having won the title in 2008.
This time Gangers on Road presents us with the best of Portuguese surfer travel around Bali, Sumbawa, Java, Mentawai. A journey that takes us to some of the best waves of going and where António Silva went always well “hidden”. Worth seeing!
November 12 2014 was a big day of surf in Maui and there was many surfers out trying to paddle Jaws. Kai Lenny was out there catching wave after wave on his motorized surfboard and making history.
Dusty Payne is back. After a barbarically unlucky string of injuries, the Maui man is once again healthy and his fins are once again free. He explodes in the groovy tropical rhythms of a remote Indonesian outpost while sharing a few thoughts on his appreciation for surfing and what it means to him.
NZ surfer Elliot Paerata Reid has been traveling to Nias with his Dad since age 12. The locals all know him as Kiwi. So Here is the Kiwi kid in one of the best Indo swells of the season.
All surfers know that the ocean is not to be messed with. Conditions can change quickly, and often you can be put in danger simply by being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tragically this was the case for a group of surfers in Cornwall this weekend. Seven surfers, including four children were caught in a rip current and swept out to sea.
2014 will long be remembered as a standout season in The Mentawai. Early season was a little inconsistent, but by mid May it was all systems go. The high season was all time. Seemingly endless back to back swells in June, July, August and September ensured crowds were manageable and holidaying surfers left frothing and psyched to save for a return trip.
Scientists and Surfers travel to Mexico to test technology in hope of improving athlete performance. The goal of the Red Bull Surf Science project is not to revolutionize the way we approach surfing, or even try to elevate it to next level, instead the objective is to further the technology that is being developed, and test it in the harshest conditions possible. If we can get this technology to work and produce credible results, we’ll be able to take key learnings and hopefully improve athlete performance, not only in the water but with other sports as well.