Roughly translated, the Polynesian word Teahupo’o means “pile of heads.” It’s a fitting name for the location of one of the most deadly waves in surfing. Lurking as little as 20 inches beneath the great blue of Tahiti, the cutting reef that fuels the waves of Teahupo’o is a blessing and a curse, and a force that has potential to give, but also take away. Five have been killed attempting to navigate the realm between reef and wave since 2000. Still, there’s a reason Teahupo’o remains a legendary surfing destination, even given its deadly reputation. With an erie soundtrack and searingly beautiful visuals, the ethereal masterpiece by filmmaker Andrew Kaineder seems to wordlessly justify the immense risk undergone by those who seek out the most powerful waves in surfing.
You’ve seen , now, Monster and Stab Magazine present . If one thing was clear, it was that the original dock was not dangerous enough. Although the original had enough power to easily decapitate a grown man and fling bodies with reckless abandon, this was frankly inadequate. RELATED: The Future Of Surfing Looks Grim Now, in The Dock 2.0, Monster athletes ride the two-ton beast they affectionately dub a “floating f*****g death machine" in even bigger surf. With intentions of one day creating
Camp4 Collective’s isn’t really a film about surfing, it’s about more than that. RELATED: Escape To Iceland In This Stunning Surf Film At one point in the film Dan, clad in a heavy wetsuit and carrying a longboard, runs past red hazard signs and onto a frozen jetty resembling a horizontal icicle more than anything else. He’s screaming something into the wind; barely picked up by the microphones recording him. He looks into the churning, dreadful, ice bath before him, points at the water, and
Based on our current plastic consumption rates, by 2052 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While this sounds like another troubling statistic about the future, the scary reality is that it's actually happening now. Just look at Bali. The once pristine surf oasis is so trashed that the island has gone to lengths to ban single-use plastics altogether. Hopefully, the rest of the world follows suit. If we don't, going to the beach is going to look a bit more like this reality