Mason Ho surfs funny and I like it. And by funny I mean he rips like a mofo in all conditions, in all corners of the globe, on weird little boards and exotic big guns that nobody has any business riding. Why you ask? Because he can. But you gotta admit, he does kinda look like a little kid out there, albeit, a little kid who is having more fun and surfing better than anyone else. Watch the video above as Mason tackles the North Shore’s most advanced waves all on a 5’2 Retro Fish.
2018 was a sharky year and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. At around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Nick Wapner was surfing Sandspit Beach along California’s central coast when he felt a strong pressure around his legs. He looked back as his board was being driven out of the water to see the mouth of a great white shark closing around his ankles. He later said the head of the estimated 15-foot long shark was around three to four feet with massive jaws and beady black eyes.
Last Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 2019, a massive swell hit Southern California. The region's top surfers were ready to take full advantage, as evidenced in the above video. Surfers including Matt Mohagen, Nic Lamb, Tito Bourget and Patrick Miller were out in force to ride the large and uncommonly well-formed barrels which rolled in. The all-time swell was due to a low-pressure system off the coast of Southern California. magicseaweed.com graphic. Related: A Great White Nibble Leaves
People love Ireland because you can hide your alcoholism under the guise of travel and heritage. But now a new breed of tourists are flocking to the land of Guinness and Whisky, a salty band of travelers who prey on western winds and mid-winter swells, and pounce on cheap off-season airfare. If I had a dollar for every person who told me about their surf trip to Ireland I’d have three dollars and still be flat broke. Really though, it does seem like Ireland is the place to go and surf if you