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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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Albee Layer is Not Human
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Albee Layer is Not Human

Albee Layer is Not Human

No words; just watch. RELATED: Watch Shane Dorian and Albee Layer conquer barbaric wave, "Blood Eagle" Albee Layer is no stranger to above-the-lip innovation, having already landed surfing's first-ever backside 540. With respect to Matt Meola, John John Florence and Seth Moniz, there might not be a better aerial surfer on Earth than the Maui-born regular-footer, which he proves again with yet another internet-breaking surf clip. Layer told he thinks this is the best air he's ever landed.

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Joel Parkinson Talks About Andy Irons’ Otherworldly Surfing Ability
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Joel Parkinson Talks About Andy Irons’ Otherworldly Surfing Ability

Joel Parkinson Talks About Andy Irons’ Otherworldly Surfing Ability

That Andy Irons was a spectacular talent in surfing isn't exactly breaking news. RELATED: Get tickets to, and view showtimes for, Andy Irons  The Kauai-born surfing legend's career accolades are beyond reproach: 20 world tour event wins, three world titles (tied for the third-most ever) and–at the time of his passing–the only surfer to win at every venue on the Championship Tour schedule. But the stories of Andy's seemingly innate relationship with the ocean go far beyond competition. He had

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Big Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti Wants to Shift the Tide for Women
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Big Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti Wants to Shift the Tide for Women

Big Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti Wants to Shift the Tide for Women

The animated version of big wave surfer Bianca Valenti in The Atlantic’s Frontiers of Sports is candid about the many obstacles females encounter within the sport. As she explains, you need to be tenacious to be a female surfer. For one, it’s sure as hell not easy to make a living. Valenti found throughout her career that actual athleticism was undervalued in the eyes of sponsors. Their mindset was more focused on capitalizing off of sex appeal. Sexism of this nature is rather unique to the