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.
Surfing saw a whole lot of innovation, creativity and progression in 2017. "The Dock" blew people's minds as a 100-foot, half-tonne plastic raft was anchored in the middle of a surf break in Bali for surfers to jump off, throw their boards under their feet and land right into the wave. We even saw some surf shuvits, with surfers taking a page out of skateboarding's book. Take a look at all the new trends, tricks, and goofiness that went down in 2017.
If you watched Teton Gravity Research's new surf film you might assume that all of the surf spots were endlessly scouted, and that each point on the map was endlessly calculated to ensure our crews got the absolute best shot. You might assume that, but you'd be wrong. Digital Trends recently caught up with Shane Dorian to talk about TGR and Outside TV's eight-part series "A Life in Proximity" and discuss how his part with Albee Layer in Scotland came together. And in the interview, Dorian
Not many places in the world compare to the vibe and energy of Oahu's North Shore. From contest battles to family shreds and concrete surfing, 2017 was an action-packed year in Hawaii for No Contest. Take a look at the highlights of everything that went down in the surf mecca of the world in 2017.