For most of the year, the iconic swell at Cape Solander, located in the Komay Botany Bay National Park just outside Sydney lays dormant. But it was one weekend in late July that it finally woke up and unleashed its sheer power, proving to be one of the scariest and most powerful waves on the planet. Luckily local rippers Justin 'Jughead' Allport, Jesse Polock, Peter Standlick, Mal Holmann, and Mitch Parkinson were ready to throw themselves into the lion's den and take on this behemoth of a wave.
In Episode 4 of TGR and Outside TV’s “A Life in Proximity,” Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich are still in the midst of an epic Baja surf trip, when Rastovich breaks out a surf craft unlike any other: an inflatable pool raft. Gilmore and the crew watch in disbelief and hold their laughter as they watch him drop into some serious waves on his “board.” Watch Episode 4 of Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity" here.
In Episode 5 of TGR and Outside TV’s “A Life in Proximity,” we are introduced to a reality of producing a surf film: sometimes you lose an expensive piece of equipment in the ocean. While Rob Machado was busy riding some breathtaking waves off the Chilean coast, the production crew was busy with their own battle. They had lost an aerial camera drone in the waves, and Machado was their only hope of getting it back. Watch Episode 5 of Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity" here.
The Cortes Bank is an underwater seamount that sits just below the ocean's surface, which creates one of the largest surfable breaks in the world. The break is located 100 miles off the coast of Southern California, so its pure isolation adds to the mystique and danger of surfing the Cortes Bank. This past Friday, big-wave surfers Greg Long, Twig Baker, Alex Gray and Jojo Roper, along with a four-man safety crew journeyed overnight to Cortes. Watch as Long, who nearly died following a heavy