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.
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.
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
The animated version of big wave surfer Bianca Valenti in The Atlantic’s Frontiers of Sports is candid about the many obstacles females encounter within the sport. RELATED: Maya Gabeira's 68 Foot Wave Breaks A Guinness World Record As she explains, you need to be tenacious to be a female surfer. For one, it’s sure as hell not easy to make a living. Valenti found throughout her career that actual athleticism was undervalued in the eyes of sponsors. Their mindset was more focused on