It was a moment both humbling and historic for 20-year-old Sage Kotsenburg Saturday afternoon. In the first-ever medal event of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, he earned the first gold not just from Sochi, but the first ever in snowboard slopestyle’s Olympic debut. And he did it his way, with inventive runs that made an impression on the judges—like hisHoly Crail, a trick that he invented this past fall in hopes of becoming a contender.
Take an emotional ride on an insightful video of the working man's 3rd World Championship.
Dane Reynolds is the star of Marine Layer Productions' new surf movie "Loaded".
OluKai & Turtle Bay to honor legendary Hawaiian watermen
Surf News, 5 February, 2014 As a brand dedicated to creating the future by honoring the past, OluKai is pleased to announce its title partnership of “Tribute to the Legends” at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore this weekend, February 7-9, 2014. Dont miss the Talk Story Sessions at Surfer, the Bar Friday-Sunday! Details at Surferthebar.com or Turtlebaysurf.com.
The event’s festivities will honor the achievements of legendary Hawaiian Watermen, Brian Keaulana, Mel Pu’u, Titus Kinkimaka and OluKai Konohiki (caretaker) Archie Kalepa, who have all paved the way for the modern multidisciplinary nature within ocean sports. For details GO HERE
Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater (Florida, USA) has won the Volcom Pipe Pro in epic, triple-overhead barrels with a series of stunning performances that made the win seem inevitable from his first ride. This was Slater's 66th Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) tour win, his eighth ASP victory at the Banzai Pipeline, and an inspiring start to his 24th season on the world tour. Slater celebrates his 42nd birthday next Tuesday. The Volcom Pipe Pro is a $130,000 5 star rated ASP event.
Runner-up today, after a late charge in the final, was Brazil's Wiggolly Dantas, 24. Third place was local boy Mason Ho, 25; and fourth was Adriano De Souza (26, Brazil).
Let's take a look at a British surfer may have set a world record for riding a wave that dwarfs those we saw at the Mavericks Invitational suft contest this year.
Andrew Cotton rode a wave off the coast of Portugal that was believed to be 98-feet tall in the face or crest to trough (SNN: but tell me...where IS the trough?).
Residing in Croyde, South West, United Kingdom, big wave surfer Andrew Cotton often ventures across his homeland border to hunt down massive swells. This time, the giant, unruly surf at Nazaré brought ‘Cotty’ to Portugal on February 2, 2014. Media outlets around the world are buzzing with estimates of how large the wave actually was, possibly 78-80 ft, and questioning its possible ‘world record breaking’ status. (SNN: 'who' came up with 78-80?).
Garrett McNamara has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to shape special surfboards for the waves of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.
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