Kai Lenny has been following in the footsteps of some big name athletes recently. “Been watching @travisrice new film ‘Dark Matter’ a lot”, Kai mentions in one of his recent Instagram videos. In this short clip, Kai throws a seamless mid-face 360 on this colossal swell in Nazaré, Portugal.
Kai Lenny is well-known in the surf world as abig wave surfer, stand-up paddleboarder, tow-in surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer and celebrity watersports enthusiast. He is also well known for his large beach clean-ups down in Hawaii. Many athletes are applauding Kai for his insane endeavor in Nazaré. Cody Townsend commented on the post saying, “What in the actual fudge. Sheesh”, while Tim Durtschi requested to watch that “in instant replay.”
Big waves are nothing new to surfers these days, but how about to skiers? California skier Chuck Patterson decided to combine two of his favorite things-- big wave surfing and skiing on some of Half Moon Bay's biggest swells. Using custom skis designed specifically for this feat, and taking inspiration from Patterson's late friend, Shane McConkey, they allow him to carve the waves as he would snow. Fitted with classic ski bindings, and worn with regular ski boots, the carnage if Patterson
This week in Women in the Ocean, we sat down with surfer and co-founder of Textured Waves Chelsea Woody. Textured Waves is a surf collective aiming to create a surf community for women of color and underrepresented demographics. Bethany Mollenkof + Seea photo. There's this special thing called "sea-sterhood." Chelsea Woody, Danielle Black Lyons, Gigi Lucas, and Martina Duran first coined the term on a surf meetup together to describe their sisterly camaraderie. Despite all living
The competition already kicked off at Jaws. Red Bull Content pool. Red Bull is making waves with a groundbreaking women’s big-wave video contest. Unlike normal big wave contests—where competitors compete in series of heats on the same break—Red Bull Magnitude is considered a content contest. Essentially the event is structured so that competitors are judged off video edits submitted after a three-month shooting period. Participants will have from December 1st to February 28th to surf