Traditionally, when people imagine surfing hot spots, Jamaica isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind. SoCal? Sure. The Gold Coast? Why not. But Jamaica? Not so much. But that perception is slowly, but surely, beginning to change.
Led in recent years by efforts by outside groups–most notably the Gudauskas Brothers' Positive Vibe Warriors organization–a fledgling surf culture is beginning to grow in the Caribbean nation, which is appropriate given the abundance of beautiful breaks the island plays home to.
Surfer Magazine decided to document how surfing has taken roots in the island in recent years in its edit "Feel the Rhythm" by following around Ivah Wilmot and Shama Beckford–two local figureheads in the community who are leading the charge for the island's growing surf community. Give it a watch, and start planning your next surf trip to the Land of Wood and Water.
With the release of our new documentary–which offers a frank look at former surfing icon Andy Irons’ struggles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction–Teton Gravity Research is happy to announce new content focused on removing the stigma associated with mental health disorders and addiction. Throughout the upcoming months, TGR will be addressing everything from bipolar disorder to depression to the current opioid epidemic in the United States, and telling the stories of those within the
In the history of surfing–and in the outdoor sports industry as a whole–few, if any, rivalries have ever come close to matching the intensity that was Andy Irons versus Kelly Slater. And it wasn't just the competition in the water that made the rivalry burn so bright: Andy was vocal that he was gunning for the king. "He’s had six world titles — it’s my turn,” Andy famously stated in the surfing documentary . “My whole driving force right now is to take his little pretty picture and just
This Wednesday, June 20th, TGR will be hosting the Jackson Hole premiere of Jeremy Jones’ short film Life of Glide, followed by a live performance by legendary surfer and musician Tom Curren at the Pink Garter Theatre. The film explores Jeremy Jones’ relationship with surfing and snow, and how inspirations like Tom Curren shape his snowboarding style. Get tickets to the event here. Outside of surfing the biggest waves in the world, revolutionizing the use of a “fish” board, and winning three