You see them at the beach all tanned and gorgeous; their toned arms carrying boards as the breeze blows at their rough sun-bleached surfer hair. Their lean athletic bodies look so sexy, natural, and daring, especially when you see them ripping at the waves and bravely charging sets and barrels.
Bartlett, who’s known for never pulling back, was knocked unconscious on the reef and split his face open. Luckily three Brazillians Renan Farias, Rodrigo Cardoso, and Kako Lopes, who reacted quickly to Bartlett’s life-threatening condition.
This longboarder gets a standing ovation for turning a simple hop in into a majestic display of kookery.
Surfing has a long history of violence and intimidation. The lineup can sometimes be a survival of the fittest with a brutal, animal-like pecking order. Here look at nine surfers who, by just being generally hard, have risen to the top of their respective packs. While you might not agree with some of their approaches, you certainly would never question their methods face-to-face.
A wave is a force of nature. It is a beautiful geographical process. Give some thought to the combination of factors that make up this movement of absolute energy. As surfers we love our waves. We see what they are capable of.
Surfers came to the rescue of newly engaged couple that was aboard a hot air balloon making an emergency landing off the coast of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Sunday.
Hookit tracked 54 WCT Surfers during the month of August who generated 981.3k new fans and 12.3 million fan interactions. Kelly Slater lands on top beating Gabriel Medina and Alana Blanchard with the most fans in social media hitting 2,479,462 total fans and generated 103,468 new fans (a 4.4% growth).
Chances are good that you are either one of these people, know of these people, or have been one of these people.
One is a beacon of country club civility, the other a pursuit once relegated to society’s fringes. Though the two sports make unlikely bedfellows, surfers love golf. It’s nothing new. Legendary watermen Mike Diffenderfer, Mike Hynson, and Miki Dora were avid golfers. Their passion has left a legacy among a new generation like Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Bruce Irons, and three quarters of the ASP World Tour. But what do these two seemingly antithetical sports have in common?
When does grommethood end and balliehood begin? There’s no line in the sand or magical barrier you reach, just a cold slap in the face once you realise you’ve crossed over. Human beings are resilient when it comes to accepting and then adapting to change, but it’s a long road ahead and full of potholes for some.