2017 Wipeout Of The Year Award Nominees

2017 Wipeout Of The Year Award Nominees

All five nominees for the 2017 TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year Award are presented in a single clip for your review. Featuring (in alphabetical order) Wilem at Maverick’s, Nathan Florence at Maverick’s, Danny Griffiths at Shipstern Bluff, Tom Lowe at Nazaré and Rafael Tapia at Nazaré. Video by Curt Myers, Blakeney Sanford, Dave Otto, […]

Video: When Nazaré Rescue Gone Wrong

Video: When Nazaré Rescue Gone Wrong

In this special, extended version we see the aftermath of the ride, with fellow Brazilian Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca coming to the rescue on a PWC, only to have both surfers bucked off on the inside.

Video: The Pain of Being Porcella

Video: The Pain of Being Porcella

The Porcella brothers, Niccolo and Francisco, are brothers from Italy. You may remember Niccolo’s horrific Wipeout Of The Year winning over the falls at giant Teahupoo? A flying drop-kick into a Jaws lip? Buried by Nazare? Been there, done all of that. This is a Greatest Wipeouts Greatest Hits.

Andrew Cotton is Pounded by 60 Foot Nazare

Andrew Cotton is Pounded by 60 Foot Nazare

Big-wave surfer catches 60-foot wave at famous Portugal surfing spot but wipes out on similar wave, gets beaten up by subsequent waves before towed to safety.

Video: 9 Worst Wipeouts Ever at the Billabong Pro Tahiti

Video: 9 Worst Wipeouts Ever at the Billabong Pro Tahiti

The world’s best will be dropping into Teahupo’o lefts in less than a month and potential glory – or disaster – awaits them. With only three feet of water between the riders and a razor sharp reef, every fall can have serious consequences. We’ve compiled 9 of the gnarliest, most painful wipeouts from past Billabong […]

Video: Training for Heavy-water Wipeouts

Video: Training for Heavy-water Wipeouts

Mark Mathews takes us on a journey of what it takes to survive and thrive at Red Bull Cape Fear with renowned breath-hold trainer Nam Baldwin.

“The thing with Cape Fear is that the hold downs aren’t particularly long, but because they’re so scary and you’re worried about hitting the bottom and getting washed into the cliffs — a 10 second wipeout at Cape Fear feels like a 30 second wipeout anywhere else.” Mark Mathews.

Aaron Gold Nearly Drowned At Cloudbreak

Aaron Gold Nearly Drowned At Cloudbreak

Aaron Gold has joined dozens of big-wave chargers in Fiji this week for an impromptu strike mission with a new swell on tap. But Gold and his big-wave brethren were immediately reminded of the dangers that all big wave surfers face after he wiped out early Monday morning. The Big Wave Award winner nearly drowned.

Video: Meet Your 2016 Wipeout of The Year Nominees

Video: Meet Your 2016 Wipeout of The Year Nominees

All five nominees for the 2016 TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year Award are presented in a single clip for your review. Featuring (in alphabetical order) Matt Becker at Maverick’s, Pedro Calado at Puerto Escondido, Tom Dosland at Jaws, Garrett McNamara at Maverick’s and Niccolo Porcella at Teahupoo. Video by Dan Norkunas, Daniel Balbuena, Bruno Lemos, Chris WIlson and Tim Pruvost.