After a dramatic competition, Billy Kemper managed to edge out Kai Lenny, Koa Rothman, Grant Baker, Albee Layer and Tyler Larronde to win WSL's 2018 Jaws Challenge. The annual event was postponed for a day due to dangerously large waves triggering concerns about the surfers' safety. After the waves shrunk enough for the event to continue, the competitors managed to put together some impressive rides. Check out highlights from the finals above.
Three teenage fishermen were fishing in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii Monday afternoon when they heard cries for help coming from the water nearby. Tommy Hamai and his friends, Kea Dwight and Chas Weimar, raced their boat out to the source of the commotion and discovered a surfer floating in the bloodied waters. RELATED: Fisherman Fatally Attacked by Shark Off Of Réunion Island. According to Khon 2 News, the victim had been surfing in the “The Bowl” when a 13-foot tiger shark bit him. Once he was
Forging a career as an underwater surf photographer is, to put it lightly, a daunting task. RELATED: See showtimes, buy tickets for our tour If you want to photograph the best breaks in the world up close and personal, the job requires an immense amount of physical dedication. Shooters are required to constantly balance against hellish currents while swimming with bulky camera gear in hand and regularly have to wear one (or two) waves on the head as a price for their art. And now, with
While wave pools might not have the natural beauty of a beach, there's definitely something to be said for guaranteed top-notch waves. Several have been built in the past few years, and still more are under construction. However, none of them compare to the project currently underway in South Korea. Daewon Plus Construction and Wavegarden are going all in on the man-made-paradise thing, building a $2.3 billion artificial island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Turtle Island will