Video: A Sci-Fi Dissection of Surfboard Performance

Video: A Sci-Fi Dissection of Surfboard Performance

Watch a scientist explained what’s happening to the water depending on the shape of the rail, what those tiny changes in rocker actually do, and how, exactly, drag and lift affect a surfboard’s performance.

The Future Of Extreme Sports: Drone Surfing

The Future Of Extreme Sports: Drone Surfing

Washington-based drone manufacturers ‘Freefly Studios‘ just invented dronesurfing and it looks amazing! Their newest $18,000 model ALTA 8 is so powerful it can tow people on water. Freefly claims they were doing 3-4 pulls per battery pack and pulls lasted approximately 30 seconds.

WSL Employs Shark Surveillance for J-Bay Open

WSL Employs Shark Surveillance for J-Bay Open

World Surf League heads to South Africa for the J-Bay Open next month. The uptick in viewership will undoubtedly be the result of Mick Fanning’s near-tragic shark attack during last year’s final. And although the WSL will welcome the extra attention, they want to guarantee a safe event – despite depriving the rubbernecking masses from […]

Gabriel Medina Rides A Pretty Much Cell Phone SurfBoard

Gabriel Medina Rides A Pretty Much Cell Phone SurfBoard

Samsung Brasil made a promo video showing off how it can keep pro surfer Gabriel Medina connected to his smartphone when he’s out putting in a training session on the waves. The electronics company and John Cabianca, appear to have conjured up a surfboard that is capable of telling Medina the surf forecast and can also receive social media messages from land, all simply by sliding in a Galaxy S7 smartphone. Pairing a secret drawer hiding away a Galaxy S7 on the side of the surfboard with LEDs allows for wave conditions, tweets from fans and tips from his coach to be displayed.

Video: Shark Repellent Tech In Action Against Bull Sharks

Video: Shark Repellent Tech In Action Against Bull Sharks

The Bull shark is widely considered the most dangerous shark to humans because of its aggressive nature and nearshore habitat. The magnetic technology inside Sharkbanz was first tested on Bull sharks several years ago, and we’re excited to bring you the next episode of our Tech in Action series.

Video: A Shark Attack Survivor Jumps Back In the Water

Video: A Shark Attack Survivor Jumps Back In the Water

“A shark attack has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”​ Mike Coots, a surfer and photographer, didn’t let a life-threatening encounter with a tiger shark dampen his love for the ocean. Not only did he get right back in the water as soon as he could, he is now a pioneer of amputee surfing and pushes the limits of prosthetic technology.

Tsunami Early Detection Systems Across all of Indonesia is Broken

Tsunami Early Detection Systems Across all of Indonesia is Broken

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports that an elaborate and sophisticated Tsunami Early Warning System (TEWS) that should have sounded evacuation sirens in Padang, West Sumatra when a 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast on Wednesday evening, March 2, 2016, failed to operate.

Razor RipSurf: A Strange Hybrid Between A Skateboard And Surfboard

Razor RipSurf: A Strange Hybrid Between A Skateboard And Surfboard

Razor has pretty much cornered the market on two-wheeled toys. The company was synonymous with the short-lived scooter fad, and it recently doubled-down on its obsession with two wheelers by releasing its very own “hoverboard.” Now, Razor is going a step farther by introducing an entirely new way to get around on two wheels.