There’s a sandbar slab that’s currently all the rage on the North Shore. For those who don’t speak surf, a slab is a funky wave that occurs when fast-moving water slams into a reef at Mach-speed. The resulting wave is a violent barrel that makes for a good surfing challenge. Surfer and vlogger Eli Olsen shows us how to ride the beast with the help of friends Kelly Slater and Nathan Florence.
The Wedge at Newport Beach, California is one of those waves that seems to do with you whatever it pleases, and we’ve certainly seen our fair share of wipeouts at the iconic spot. Like this. Or even this. But that sure as hell didn’t deter bodysurfer Thomas Van Melum from hopping into the wave with nothing but a wetsuit and some fins. In fact, he actually almost makes it look fun. RELATED: Graham Agassiz - A Life Forged in Mountain Biking Check out another angle of
Jack Johnson never intended to become a musician, and neither did Ryan Bingham. Both songwriters were pursuing wildly different paths prior to their music careers. After becoming the youngest surfer to reach the finals at Pipeline Masters at the mere age of 17, Johnson’s surf career was looking bright. Meanwhile, Bingham’s focus was riding bulls at rodeos. RELATED: Check out Volume I of the TGR Journal But through a strange twist of events, both musicians were forced to pivot and pursue new
Under normal circumstances, a big swell at Teahupo'o is heralded by the arrival of a significant portion of the world's professional surfers. When the sets start rolling in, there may be some locals in the lineup, but camera lenses are firmly focused on the big names. RELATED: Check Out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 However, when a recent swell hit Tahiti, COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented jet-setting surfers from showing up. Cameras were still on the scene, but instead of superstars, they were