Last week, we saw what Nazaré can do when things don’t go entirely as planned when Andrew Cotton broke his back after getting blasted by the wave. Alternatively, supsquatching is also always an option. When Aussie mastermind Josh Kerr showed up at Nazaré a few days ago, he was ill prepared with no board or flotation. Luckily for him, he knows a few guys here and there, and managed to score a board and a (non-functioning) vest to go chase some waves.
It was supposed to be nothing out of the ordinary—just another surf training sesh for John John Florence and his friends. Except when you’re surfing off the coast of Western Australia, sometimes your training session is joined by a some men in grey suits: A couple of splashes in the water caught John John and company's attention, prompting them to fly a drone to get an aerial view of the lineup. The eye in the sky confirmed their suspicions: two sharks coyly swimming beneath the turquoise
This isn't your typical @kook_of_the_day wipeout montage; I actually couldn't even bear to laugh at these gnarly wipeouts. The wipeout reel from Surfer Magazine, "Crashes and Burn"takes place at Mavericks, and showcases the roaring Central California break in all of its fury. It's a painful reminder of just how powerful the ocean can be, but enjoyable nonetheless.
On Wednesday, in front of a home crowd at Bells Beach in Australia, Michael Eugene "Mick" Fanning had a chance to write the storybook ending to his immaculate professional surfing career. In the finals of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach against the plucky and uber-talented Brazilian sophomore Italo Ferreira, the 36-year-old Fanning had the chance to achieve that fabled act that all sporting legends aspire to–"going out on top." With a win at Bells, the man known as White Lightning would