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 Space 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.
2018 was a sharky year and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. At around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Nick Wapner was surfing Sandspit Beach along California’s central coast when he felt a strong pressure around his legs. He looked back as his board was being driven out of the water to see the mouth of a great white shark closing around his ankles. He later said the head of the estimated 15-foot long shark was around three to four feet with massive jaws and beady black eyes.
Last Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 2019, a massive swell hit Southern California. The region's top surfers were ready to take full advantage, as evidenced in the above video. Surfers including Matt Mohagen, Nic Lamb, Tito Bourget and Patrick Miller were out in force to ride the large and uncommonly well-formed barrels which rolled in. The all-time swell was due to a low-pressure system off the coast of Southern California. magicseaweed.com graphic. Related: A Great White Nibble Leaves
People love Ireland because you can hide your alcoholism under the guise of travel and heritage. But now a new breed of tourists are flocking to the land of Guinness and Whisky, a salty band of travelers who prey on western winds and mid-winter swells, and pounce on cheap off-season airfare. If I had a dollar for every person who told me about their surf trip to Ireland I’d have three dollars and still be flat broke. Really though, it does seem like Ireland is the place to go and surf if you