These days it’s pretty darn obvious that ladies shred just as hard as the guys–but it hasn’t always been that way. In the 1980s, the pro surfing world tried to push women out completely. By cancelling their event and only dolling out half as much prize money as they did for men, things were not looking good for the gals. Girls Can’t Surf tells the story of a group of female surfers who took the surf world by storm in order to achieve equality in a heavily male dominated sport. The film profiles Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Anderson, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachely, and many others. These badass ladies faced a whole lot of obstacles, but ultimately changed the face of surfing forever—especially for the next generation of gals. The full film premieres in January, 2021.
We’ve seen just how big the waves at Nazarè got this year. Even though the beach has banned surfing for the year, we’re still getting footage from those that made the trek to surf some of the world’s biggest waves. But not all rides go well. In this POV video from Kai Lenny, he loses his board while getting towed out by a jet-ski. Nazarè's waves look huge with someone surfing them, but they look even bigger from Kai’s perspective down in the water. Luckily he’s rescued by a jet ski quickly,
The massive swells at Nazaré are what surfers prepare for all summer, and just a couple weeks ago, the waves provided. But the spectacle of watching surfers like Nic Von Rupp ride these legendary barrels also brought massive crowds to the beach. An estimated 20,000 people gathered to watch the show. As a result, Portuguese officials banned surfers from the beach in order to prevent the gathering of large crowds and the spread of COVID-19. In the latest video in his web series, Von Rupp
The last few days have brought some pretty legendary swell to our favorite big wave surf spots. First, we saw Mavericks absolutely going off, then Oahu’s North Shore saw some massive waves on January 16. One particular set got the better of a line up of jet skis and included waves with 35-foot faces. Start watching around the 2:00 mark to see what happens next– not sure I’ve ever seen a ski get so much airtime as whoever was piloting the last few skis to go over. Talk about commitment in the