Shane Dorian’s 11-year-old son Jackson is one lucky kid. His dad is one of the best surfers in the world, and his godfather his Kelly Slater, and he gets to do stuff like this all the time. Jackson finally got a turn on Kelly’s infamous wave pool, and scored some of the near-perfect waves the setup is known for along with some life advice from his idol.
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