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.
It seems two-time WSL Championship Tour winner John John Florence kills it on any board he stands on. After a trip to Baldface Lodge in British Columbia, John John Florence posted an Instagram of him doing a backflip making it look just as effortless as his performances in the water. This guy is ridiculous; he must be a professional athlete or something…
Surfing saw a whole lot of innovation, creativity and progression in 2017. "The Dock" blew people's minds as a 100-foot, half-tonne plastic raft was anchored in the middle of a surf break in Bali for surfers to jump off, throw their boards under their feet and land right into the wave. We even saw some surf shuvits, with surfers taking a page out of skateboarding's book. Take a look at all the new trends, tricks, and goofiness that went down in 2017.
If you watched Teton Gravity Research's new surf film you might assume that all of the surf spots were endlessly scouted, and that each point on the map was endlessly calculated to ensure our crews got the absolute best shot. You might assume that, but you'd be wrong. Digital Trends recently caught up with Shane Dorian to talk about TGR and Outside TV's eight-part series "A Life in Proximity" and discuss how his part with Albee Layer in Scotland came together. And in the interview, Dorian