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This Guy Bodysurfed The Wedge at Newport Beach

The Wedge at Newport Beach, California is one of those waves that seems to do with you whatever it pleases, and we’ve certainly seen our fair share of wipeouts at the iconic spot. Like this. Or even this. But that sure as hell didn’t deter bodysurfer Thomas Van Melum from hopping into the wave with nothing but a wetsuit and some fins. In fact, he actually almost makes it look fun.

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Check out another angle of Van Melum in action below:

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​From Surfing to Songwriting, Jack Johnson’s Unexpected Music Career
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​From Surfing to Songwriting, Jack Johnson’s Unexpected Music Career

​From Surfing to Songwriting, Jack Johnson’s Unexpected Music Career

Jack Johnson never intended to become a musician, and neither did Ryan Bingham. Both songwriters were pursuing wildly different paths prior to their music careers. After becoming the youngest surfer to reach the finals at Pipeline Masters at the mere age of 17, Johnson’s surf career was looking bright. Meanwhile, Bingham’s focus was riding bulls at rodeos.  RELATED: Check out Volume I of the TGR Journal But through a strange twist of events, both musicians were forced to pivot and pursue new

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Life in the Mentawais Looks Decidedly Chill During COVID-19
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Life in the Mentawais Looks Decidedly Chill During COVID-19

Life in the Mentawais Looks Decidedly Chill During COVID-19

In these tumultuous times, there are some lucky spots on the planet that have remained largely unaffected. Among those are the Mentawai Islands, normally a surfing hotspot which have turned into a ghost town after a complete lockdown was put in place. While tourism might be a driving economic force, locals and the lucky few foreigners who are now stuck there have been experiencing the islands in ways nobody has in years. RELATED: Kai Lenny Breaks 3 Long-Distance Paddling Records Check out

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Video: Tahitian Surfers Take on a Pumping Teahupo’o
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Video: Tahitian Surfers Take on a Pumping Teahupo’o

Video: Tahitian Surfers Take on a Pumping Teahupo’o

Under normal circumstances, a big swell at Teahupo'o is heralded by the arrival of a significant portion of the world's professional surfers. When the sets start rolling in, there may be some locals in the lineup, but camera lenses are firmly focused on the big names. RELATED: Check Out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 However, when a recent swell hit Tahiti, COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented jet-setting surfers from showing up. Cameras were still on the scene, but instead of superstars, they were