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Is the World’s Biggest Wave 500 Miles Off the Coast of Chile?

Los Plástico is a new short film from Patagonia which follows surfers Ramón Navarro, Léa Brassy and Kohl Christensen on a journey to Alejandro Selkirk Island in search of the world's biggest waves. Unfavorable conditions prevented them from riding the allegedly-incomparable waves, but the trio found that their time spent onshore was far from wasted.

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Alejandro Selkirk Island is roughly 500 miles off the coast of Chile, and is one of the more isolated inhabited places on the planet. The population of 57 relies heavily on the local lobster fishery, and are remarkably tuned-in to their environment. The surfers didn't find the waves that they were seeking, but their experiences on the island rendered the trip entirely worthwhile.

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Sharks Apparently Don’t Enjoy Human Pee
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Sharks Apparently Don’t Enjoy Human Pee

Sharks Apparently Don’t Enjoy Human Pee

If you’ve ever refrained from relaxing your bladder while surfing for fear of attracting sharks, we have some good news for you. Former NASA scientist Mark Rober recently ventured into the Caribbean to douse some sharks with blood and urine and see how they reacted. Well, it was a little more scientific than that, but what he discovered could make surfers paddle a little easier. RELATED: Curious Great White Hangs Around Surfers Through a series of tests, he discovered that the sharks were

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12-Year-Old Naiki Vaast Makes Teahupo’o Look Easy
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12-Year-Old Naiki Vaast Makes Teahupo’o Look Easy

12-Year-Old Naiki Vaast Makes Teahupo’o Look Easy

When Teahupo'o is big, even the world's best big-wave surfers need to approach it with an abundance of caution. 12-year-old Naiki Vaast might not have caught it at its biggest, but even small/medium Teahupo'o looks pretty huge when ridden by a pre-teen. RELATED: Kelly Slater, Mason Ho, and Friends Get Shacked in Indo Vaast might have struggled to make it over the lip if not for a well-timed push from his brother Kauli. We're going to give big bro the benefit of the doubt and say that he saw

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Kelly Slater, Mason Ho, and Friends Get Shacked in Indo
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Kelly Slater, Mason Ho, and Friends Get Shacked in Indo

Kelly Slater, Mason Ho, and Friends Get Shacked in Indo

Any edit starring Kelly Slater, Mason Ho, Coco Ho, Rizal Tanjung, Ian Crane, Eli Hanneman, and Reef Heazlewood is worth a watch in our book. The fact that it was shot on location at some of Indonesia's most beautiful breaks is just icing on the cake.  RELATED: Is the World's Biggest Wave 500 Miles Off the Coast of Chile? Besides the excellent surfing, which almost goes without saying, this edit does better than most at conveying the good vibes emanating from this all-star surf crew.