Being away from the tour for several years now, Damien Hobgood has stepped into a sort of patriarchal role in surfing, as he just got back from his second trip on the past year taking surfing's top groms out for a rip. In this trip, he took along Kyuss King, Wyatt McHale, Jackson Bunch, and Jett Schilling to surf the iconic swells of Lakey Peak Indonesia. The groms were stoked to be taken under the wing of Damo as he offered insight on everything from how to really surf these bigger waves, board and wave selection, and pushing beyond their limits. Watch as the young rippers catch barrels and take to the air at the iconic Indonesian swell.
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?
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.
Two days ago, six guys got towed into an absolute bomb on a supsquatch at Nazaré. Although Jamie O'Brien and company usually take the cake with antics in scary conditions, this crew might have the Hawaii boys beat. Anyway, this looks scary as hell and a guaranteed beatdown.