Gerard Butler, the actor that will play Jay Moriarty in the upcoming surf movie "Of Men and Mavericks", has survived a huge wave while filming at Mavericks.
Butler was rescued from the big surf, after being hit and taken down by a 15-foot wave. The Hollywood star was underwater for several minutes until a jet ski pulled him off the wave breaking zone.
Gerard Butler was taken to the Stanford Medical Center and, fortunately, he was not injured, just a little bit psychologically shocked. The man who is playing the life of Jay Moriarty had started a surf lessons in August and was taken to Mavericks to shoot parts of the surf movie.
Michel Larronde (left) take off : photo Mike Neal | Zoom
Michel Larronde, Jaws tow-in specialist and shaper reports a unique paddle in session at Jaws | Slideshow
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 December, 2011 : - - This year winter started slowly on the Hawaiian islands and the Pipe Masters delivered a pretty clean fun swell of 12 to 15' at Jaws. The Maui young guns are setting the pace at Jaws, paddling, and when this swell approached every one knew that it was going to be a good paddling day. Tyler surfed a couple of smaller sessions last year and he was fired up for this one.
This photo is deceiving as it missing the real heaviness of the moment. Death defying. Surf magazines call it the heaviest wave of the year, others pick it as the biggest wipeout of 2011 and a few believe it is one of the most difficult rides ever. Nathan Fletcher is a surfer with more attitude than hype around him.
On the 27th August 2011, it was Code Red day at Teahupoo, in Tahiti. Locals thought almost all waves were unsurfable. The heavy lips and deep rides were definitely a huge risk for the lives of experienced surfers.
Nathan Fletcher, for many the best all-around surfer in the world, felt he had to drop in that huge 20-foot monster and go for it. After bottom turning, he knew he had to speed up in the highway ahead.
David Nuuhiwa reached a level of fame few surfers can imagine. Whether it was his smooth styling in the waters of Waikiki in the 50's, his mastery of noseriding in the 60s, or his aggressive transition to the new shortboard in the 70's one thing is certain he was always leading the pack and taking the rest of us along for the ride. The 80's and 90's saw the rebirth of longboarding and again out in front was David Nuuhiwa developing new designs in longboards and winning contests showing us how it is done with style and grace. His career and life as a surfer has covered a broad range of development and changes but he has always stayed close to the soul side of surfing and shared this sense of aloha openly.
A surfboard owned by Kelly Slater has been offered to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
The surfboard, made of white fiberglass and sporting a blue wave design covered with sponsor stickers throughout, is currently on view in the museum’s first-floor Artifact Walls.
The 11-time world surfing champion used it to conquer the 2010 Rip Curl Bells Beach. The magic stick is now showcased among more traditional sports equipment.
The Beach Boys are returning to the world music stages, after 40 years. The most famous surf band in the planet is making a glorious comeback with 50 concerts worldwide. The Beach Boys decided to reunite to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks will be performing "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Surfin' Safari", "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Good Vibrations" in an international tour, beginning in April 2012, in the New Orleans Jazz Fest.
"This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be onstage with them again," said Wilson, who is 69.
http://www.facebook.com/strongbowaustralia To mark the start of summer, Strongbow joined forces with legendary surfing filmmaker Jack McCoy (Endless Summer II), Bali Strickland and Eugene Tan (Aquabumps) to capture Australia's largest glow in the dark surf attempt at Bondi Beach. On summer's eve, 17 Strongbow surfers descended on Bondi Beach in custom made glow-in-the-dark surfboards and wetsuits as an official "welcome to summer" for Strongbow. Channel 10's Bondi Rescue lifeguards, Corey Oliver and Andrew Reid, were among the surfers taking part. Hundreds of onlookers lined the beach and the Bondi Icebergs balcony to catch a glimpse of the spectacle.
If done right this could be fun for both men and women in Hawaii. Mix it up with both sexes and with various locations. Promote Hawaii: its beautiful people and paradise and swimwear products. The Superkini One Way Runway model search started with hundreds of participants and thousands of voters on facebook.com/oneillgirls
It all came down to twelve finalists being flown to Cala Bassa, Ibiza and strutting their stuff down our unique One Way Runway.
Dane Reynolds will be greatly missed in the upcoming 2012 ASP World Tour. There are many very good surfers, but Reynolds has always been different. We were used to his unexpected moves and impossible tricks and barrels. Now, where will we see him riding waves?
Speculation has been following him for the past 12 months. Has he lost the passion for surf competition? Did Dane Reynolds lose the respect for the whole pro surfing scene? Is he tired of the surf industry or is he simply tired of surfing as a daily job?
The answer is not relevant. The thing is, Dane Reynolds gave color and creativity to pro surfing. He inspired younger generations and transmitted good sporting values.
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