Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton's day has not been going as planned. As he dropped into a behemoth of a wave, he lost his footing and got catapulted off his board, landing hard on his back a fair distance later. Cotton sustained a broken back, but was rescued and is recovering, thankful to be alive. Could this be one of the worst wipeouts ever captured?
John John Florence sure knows how to create a stir—even while he’s recovering from a knee injury. Since we’ve missed his presence on the tour, his latest edit will help fill the void until he’s back. The edit, both cinematic and breathtaking, showcases Florence’s incredible prowess on a board—I’m still replaying his aerials. We can’t wait to see you back at it John John.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock on the West Coast, you’ve seen that the Eastern Seaboard has been getting pummeled by Hurricane Florence (now Tropical Depression Florence). The record-breaking rain and winds led to a death toll of at least 18, and has left much of the area without power and under water. Of course, some locals felt the need to brave the elements in their own way, like this kite surfer in Nags Head, North Carolina.
Maya Gabeira is a beast. Back in January, she was towed into a 68-foot Nazaré bomb and rode the avalanche of water like nobody's business. In honor of the feat, she was presented with a Guinness World Record for “Largest wave surfed (unlimited) – female." RELATED: Rodrigo Koxa Surfs 80-foot wave Mind you, that was an accomplishment she earned after nearly dying from a grueling wipe out in 2013. That monstrous wave not only snapped her tibia but almost drowned her. It was an