A tidal bore is a phenomenon in which the leading edge of an incoming tide forms a wave that has the ability to travel upstream against the direction of the current. What it creates is something that is truly mesmerizing to watch. This 52-second video showcases the wonder of surfing an endless wave. We here at TGR deeply appreciate endless river waves (you should see Peter from accounting rip it up on the Lunch Counter wave) and urge you to keep an eye out for the infinite ride.
The Wedge is scary on a small day. And on a big day? Absolutely terrifying. However, that doesn't seem to deter the dozens of boogie boarders and surfers who risk life and limb there on a regular basis. Perhaps the convenience of an in-town wave at Newport Beach is enough to overpower their instincts of self-preservation, or maybe they like the crowds which gather to watch people get mauled. RELATED: 'Lost in Though' is a Full Length Independent Surf Film Because of The Wedge's unconventional
"Teahupo'o" loosely translates to "Place of Skulls," and for good reason: The wave's prized hollow shape is due to the extremely shallow coral reef which lies approximately 20 inches below the break's surface. That's not a big deal as long as you don't take a wipeout, but becomes a major concern as soon as tons of water start piledriving you into the sharp coral. RELATED: 20 Minutes of Raw Carnage at the Wedge Nathan Florence found himself in that unenviable position during a recent trip to
The Florence brothers are on a roll. John John is injured, but still tentatively on track for a berth at the first-ever Olympic surfing competition. There has been rampant speculation about the potential for Kelly Slater to edge him, but Florence has implied that he has Olympic aspirations, injury notwithstanding: View this post on Instagram Back in the water #tokyo2020 A post shared by John john Florence (@john_john_florence) on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:31pm PDT