When a guy like Jimmy Chin says he’s out of his comfort zone that means a lot. Even though he’s summited Everest multiple times, put down the first ascent on Meru, crossed the Chang Tang Plateau on foot, and won a shiny Academy Award, Chin still hasn’t done it all. In an interview, he was once asked what’s next on the list, and he replied, “get barreled.” When photographer Jeff Johnson heard that, he assembled an all star team—Mark Healey, Jon Rose, Keith Malloy, and Dan Malloy—to get Chin in his first barrel for YETI’s short film Sandbagging Jimmy Chin. Will Chin succeed in his quest? You’ll just have to watch and find out.
Kai Lenny and John John Florence—I can’t think of a better crew to foil 200 nautical miles across the ocean. You’ve got Lenny, who’s a maniac on a hydrofoil, and then there’s Florence who’s now just as much of a sailor as he is a surfer. Apparently Florence is the one who came up with the wild idea to foil across the Kaua'i Channel in his 18-foot catamaran. It didn't much convincing to get Lenny to join. Still, these world champions aren’t infallible and the adventure pushed their limits.
You’ve got some have some grit to surf in Ireland. It’s cold, windy, and the slabs are unforgiving. But Nic Von Rupp is no stranger to less than ideal conditions. Having surfed everything from Nazaré to Spain’s heaviest slabs, he’s learned to cope with the elements. Surfing in Ireland is not easy by any means, but it’s also rewarding if you’re willing to work for it like Von Rup. RELATED: Nic Von Rupp Takes on Spain's Heaviest Slabs
How is it Autumn already? Summer felt like a blur and I blame the global pandemic. Despite being a weird year, many of us found ways to cope. For Tanner Gudauskas and Alex Kilauano that meant being in the water capitalizing on some great surf. Their film r is a reminder of those good vibes and that all wasn’t lost this summer. RELATED: Andy Irons Kissed By God Streaming Free Tomorrow to Benefit World Mental Health Day