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Maybe taking a boat into Lowers isn’t such a good idea. Was checking cam, 3 guys out, boat was out of frame, set came in, then upside down boat came into frame with about 6 then in Line-up. Lifeguards paddled out to help them. Eventually boat washed up on shore. Check Surfline cam rewind. Around 11:50am
Ignoring the California Parks Department's closure of San Onofre State Beach, several surfers yesterday risked the government and the public's ire to catch some waves at Lower Trestles. Evidently, one of them made the trip in a boat, which seems like a pretty good idea: Angry onlookers yelling at you from the beach? Hop in your boat and head for international waters.
Unfortunately, the boat wasn't content with merely watching the action. It headed towards the break of its own inanimate accord, and promptly was flipped by the waves. According to The Inertia's interview with the boat's owner, the $23,000 boat was damaged beyond repair. While we're not necessarily happy that the poaching ended with a boat's destruction, it seems like the universe wants recreationalists to abide by state and federal closures.
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