For Episode 3 of TGR and Outside TV’s “A Life in Proximity,” Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore head on the trip of a lifetime down the coast of Mexico in search of new waves. Gilmore and Rastovich have surfed together for many years, but each trip brings out something new in them. Each time, they continue to learn more and more about one another, like what kind of boards Rastovich brings halfway across the world to drop in with.
Outside of his bipolar disorder, Andy Irons faced the ever-deepening struggle of a severe opioid addiction. While many of his family and friends were aware of his mental disorder, his drug habit often went overlooked. Only his closest friends, with whom he spent time together surfing on tour and partying thereafter, recognized his opioid addiction. To both him and his friends, the dangers were not always apparent, as the perils of these types of drugs have only recently become commonly known.
The Skeleton Coast of Namibia is the spot to be if you’re into getting barreled for minutes at a time. Where the Atlantic meets to sandy desert coast of Southern Africa is where the best surfers in the world come to play, dropping into cavernous tubes longer than we care to quantify. Check out this drone and POV angle from riding one of these monsters.
Cold water surfing is one of those things: it sure looks cool, but it’s probably not for everyone. Braving freezing temperatures to get barreled in a wave looking like a total ninja is certainly a brave act, and the good folk over at Zion Wetsuits created a beautifully trippy short film about just that. They lived in a van, circumnavigated Iceland, and got “stuffed deep in the ice pipe.” How’s that for some surf lingo? Either way, the 20-minute film is mesmerizing to watch, shot on a mix of