Back in 2002, Micah Peasley gave the most memorable interview about a big surf day. The "get pitted" surfer would go viral before that was a thing and has been forever immortalized by the Internet. A local Fox affiliate went to check up on Peasley 15 years later. The surfer is doing well and is married now with one child. He admits that his interview was complete fiction, a caricature of a surfer. Either way, we are glad he is doing well so many years later.
The Wedge at Newport Beach, California is one of those waves that seems to do with you whatever it pleases, and we’ve certainly seen our fair share of wipeouts at the iconic spot. Like this. Or even this. But that sure as hell didn’t deter bodysurfer Thomas Van Melum from hopping into the wave with nothing but a wetsuit and some fins. In fact, he actually almost makes it look fun. RELATED: Graham Agassiz - A Life Forged in Mountain Biking Check out another angle of
Jack Johnson never intended to become a musician, and neither did Ryan Bingham. Both songwriters were pursuing wildly different paths prior to their music careers. After becoming the youngest surfer to reach the finals at Pipeline Masters at the mere age of 17, Johnson’s surf career was looking bright. Meanwhile, Bingham’s focus was riding bulls at rodeos. RELATED: Check out Volume I of the TGR Journal But through a strange twist of events, both musicians were forced to pivot and pursue new
In these tumultuous times, there are some lucky spots on the planet that have remained largely unaffected. Among those are the Mentawai Islands, normally a surfing hotspot which have turned into a ghost town after a complete lockdown was put in place. While tourism might be a driving economic force, locals and the lucky few foreigners who are now stuck there have been experiencing the islands in ways nobody has in years. RELATED: Kai Lenny Breaks 3 Long-Distance Paddling Records Check out