It’s always cool to watch a big wave surfing flick, but it’s especially cool to watch one that captures the action from six of the best spots on the planet all in one video. That’s exactly what Jojo Roper’s 2020 season edit it, featuring massive breaks at Puerto Escondido, Jaws, Waimea Bay, Outer Reefs, Mavericks, and Nazaré. It’s the equivalent of hitting The Chugach, Japan, Chamonix, Jackson Hole, Verbier, and Interior BC all in one go. Not bad!
For someone whose already afraid of the ocean, it seems like there's any number of sketchy things that can happen while surfing. Shark attacks, reef collisions, drowning, you name it, it's all terrifying. So when you add surfing next to a giant tanker ship that could squish you at any second it seems even sketchier. But that's what Captain James Fulbright is all about. Essentially, when water is displaced by the ship, it gets caught up in an existing stern wave. All the excess water makes
Lake surfing? Sure, that might be popular behind a boat, but when Dylan Graves and the Weird Waves crew looks far and wide for unorthodox swells, they’re looking for bona fide breaks, and that’s just what they find on Lake Tahoe. Turns out, when the conditions line up, it can quite a popular spot to surf. Time it right, and you can even surf snow and surf the lake in the same day.
From Cori Schumacher to Matt Branson to Keala Kennelly to Tyler Wright, the history of LGBTQ surfing runs deeper than most of us realize. Last fall, SURFER released a short documentary highlighting and celebrating that history, focusing on a variety of characters in the surf world that have worked to make the experience of being out in a lineup more inclusive for all, whether it’s through art, activism, or just plain old surfing.