This video pretty much encapsulates everything that is wrong with surfing. Here we see an adult surfer snake a young body boarder out of a sweet wave at Snapper Rock and then proceed to punch the young kid for burning him. What a kook! Snapper is notorious for its crowded lineups and lack of order for wave priority, and yet scuffles like these rarely go down there. Regardless of etiquette however, it is entirely unacceptable and wrong to lay hands on anyone over a wave especially if they are half your age. This guy made a complete fool of himself and he hopefully won’t be welcomed back to surf snapper any time soon.
On August 17th, 2021, big wave surfers Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Ian Walsh embarked on a surf exploration mission in search of a potential new big wave surf spot the likes of which only exist in a handful of other places on earth. Since big wave surfing’s inception, Mavericks, Nazaré, Waimea and Jaws have been the world’s premier big wave breaks, but Twiggy and Ian sought to change that with an excursion to the northern west coast of South Africa. These surfers put their lives on hold for
, a documentary by Jordyn Romero that's out now, follows the story of Sanu Sandeepani, one of the first local, female surfers from Sri Lanka. On the south coast of Sri Lanka, surfing is everywhere, yet local girls are discouraged from participating in the sport. Instead, they’re expected to stay home and concentrate on housework, getting married and caring for children. Sanu is challenging the strict gender roles of her village and dreams of becoming the first woman surf instructor in her
Joel Tudor’s surfing is poetry in motion. And with what turned out to be somewhat of a lackluster winter surf season in California, he was surly stoked to score some solid swell in Malibu over the weekend. I am always amazed at how easy Joel makes his surfing look. The man might as well have been cruising down the sidewalk as he was hanging ten on this wave. We are sending out all the positive vibes to the surf gods this summer in hopes that they bless us with more waves like these in the