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Greg Long Gives You A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Taming Cortes Bank

The Cortes Bank is an underwater seamount that sits just below the ocean's surface, which creates one of the largest surfable breaks in the world. The break is located 100 miles off the coast of Southern California, so its pure isolation adds to the mystique and danger of surfing the Cortes Bank. 

This past Friday, big-wave surfers Greg Long, Twig Baker, Alex Gray and Jojo Roper, along with a four-man safety crew journeyed overnight to Cortes. Watch as Long, who nearly died following a heavy wipeout at Cortes in 2012, returns to the beast to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to ride on mountains made of water.

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A Beautiful and Trippy Look at Cold Water Surfing
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A Beautiful and Trippy Look at Cold Water Surfing

A Beautiful and Trippy Look at Cold Water Surfing

Cold water surfing is one of those things: it sure looks cool, but it’s probably not for everyone. Braving freezing temperatures to get barreled in a wave looking like a total ninja is certainly a brave act, and the good folk over at Zion Wetsuits created a beautifully trippy short film about just that. They lived in a van, circumnavigated Iceland, and got “stuffed deep in the ice pipe.” How’s that for some surf lingo? Either way, the 20-minute film  is mesmerizing to watch, shot on a mix of

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Rob Machado Just Made this Grom’s Day
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Rob Machado Just Made this Grom’s Day

Rob Machado Just Made this Grom’s Day

If Rob Machado’s accolades didn’t already stack up, add that he’s an exceptional craftsman to the list. The man knows how to make one hell of a surfboard. Despite already having an impressive quiver of boards, Machado set out to create something pretty special, a board for everything. Sculpting that perfect jack-of-all-trades board was a challenge too tempting for Machado to resist.  After finding the perfect shape and testing it out at Teahupo'o, he does what none of us expects: he gives it

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Nick Goepper on Andy Irons: Kissed by God
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Nick Goepper on Andy Irons: Kissed by God

Nick Goepper on Andy Irons: Kissed by God

explores the challenge of living with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction through the life of world-class surfer Andy Irons. These two issues are a daily struggle for many, and the film seeks to shed light on these internal battles and destigmatize them. RELATED: See Andy Irons Kissed by God On Tour Wolrdwide For Olympic gold medalist Nick Goepper, the film was a way to see how even amidst fame and great athleticism, it is still possible to battle invisible demons: "Having had my own