Author Archives: Gary Kewley
This Might Be the Prettiest Footage of Surfing Giant Maverick’s We’ve Ever Seen – The Inertia Published on Feb 16, 2017 Maverick’s, in Half Moon Bay, California, is one of the surfing’s most menacing and dangerous big waves. This edit shows exactly why.
EXTREME BODYBOARDING MASSIVE WAVES… Not many would ever Dream of even wanting this…. Published on Feb 20, 2017 Music compilation of some of the biggest waves ever surfed on a bodyboard.
Creator Tim Bonython: Decades Chasing Giants Front image: Danny Griffith at Shipsterns Bluff © The Big Wave Project Film includes some of the world’s most memorable big wave sessions Surf News Network, 20 February, 2017 – Tim Bonython is an Australian filmmaker who has earned quite the reputation for placing himself in harm’s way to get the shot. His job is to follow the earth’s biggest swells to the world’s most dangerous breaks. All that time weaving and bobbing on a boat, dodging sets that swing wide and generaly …Read More »
The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 2/10/17 When Kobe retired he was 37. Phelps was 31 and Jordan: 40…. On Feb 11th, Kelly Slater turned 45. Next month the first WCT event of 2017 will kick off with the Quik Pro Gold Coast – Slater will compete with world class talents mostly half his age. And what we thought was a fact is now mostly rumor, that this will be Slater’s last year on Tour. In an a great interview with Joe Haakenson of the LA Times, …Read More »
The Same Day that almost ended Aaron Gold’s life. It’s been called Mad Monday. Mega. Massive. Whatever. Though it wasn’t quite as mind-blowing as the June 2012 swell that sidelined the world tour and gave the big-wave elite a full day of prime air time, May 23 was still a day for the Cloudbreak history books. But not for all the best reasons. You may recall that the day opened up with the near-drowning of big-wave ironman, Aaron Gold. The incident shook up Greg Long, …Read More »
Rincon at low tide © Miles Jackler Rincon as we know her would be gone. Rising sea levels could affect up to 6 million in Florida alone. Surf News Network, February, 2017 – If current projections from a study are correct, by the year 2100 many low-tide-only and other surfspots will dissappear, along with millions of homes. Researchers assessed sea level change scenarios using data from the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study’s lead author, University of Georgia demographer Mathew Hauer told Planet Ark that these estimates put …Read More »
Watch out WCT 2017 someone from Kauai is going to be flexing on you…. Seabass from Wesley larsen on Vimeo. Kauai’s solo CT’r warrior, Sebastian Zietz Got recently married, won his first CT, and even flirted with contender status for s spirt last year… And from the looks of this video he’s planning on doing even bigger things this year.
Surf News Network, February, 2017 Alana Nichols on surfing, being a champion…. ‘no matter what’ Alana has competed and won gold medals in Olympic basketball and alpine skiing, and now she’s taken to the ocean, riding waves, and ripping. She’s also been on shows like Conan O’Brien and she happens to be hilarious. At 17, Alana was on her way to college on a softball scholarship when she attempted a flip snowboarding, and landed directly on a rock on her back. She suffered a spinal …Read More »
Photo WSL- Surfing Paddling Technique Revealed…1. Keep head still (reduce drag)…2. High elbow entry (maximum surface area of arm to push water)…3. Slight roll from rail to rail (string action for power)
￼In 1976, the year of the nation’s bicentennial celebration and the height of a hawaiian renaissance, Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Hokulea’s set sail on its maiden voyage of cultural rediscovery to Tahiti. Buffalo Keaulana was the double-hulled canoe’s steersman. After enduring 35 days beating in rough seas, drifting in doldrums, and dealing with others’ experimental ideas, Buffalo, 41 at the time emerged tested and toughened in his own sense of self worth and Hawaiian culture. On return to Makaha, Buffalo got a chance to steer his …Read More »
Europe, Brazil, Hawaii, Australia, and California represented INTERNATIONAL FIELD OF SHAPERS TO HONOR AL MERRICK Europe, Brazil, Hawaii, Australia, and California representedDEL MAR, CA., February 13, 2017 — Ten international shapers will replicate one of legendary Santa Barbara shaper Al Merrick’s classic surfboard designs during the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks. One shaper will be judged the winner and will receive $1K and their name etched into the Mike Marshall Perpetual Trophy.The shape-off competition is one of the …Read More »
Pint-Sized Surfer Takes on Pipeline/Backdoor Talk about starting ’em young. João Mendonça, is an 11-year-old shredder weighin in a under 100lbs from Portugal. And on his first trip to Hawaii, he reached a major milestone for any aspiring surfer. And João cranked and carved his way to stoke at Backdoor and Sunset as well. HAWAII – João Mendonça 2016 from João Mendonça on Vimeo.
First, There is God…Everyday, Thank God. Second, Watch. Learn from what you see. Third, Train your body for whatever you plan to do in the ocean. Dont miss the 41st Annual Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic this and next weekend!
French surfer Justine Dupont demonstrates commitment and bravery while challenging some of the largest waves ever surfed by a woman! Filmed in Nazaré, Portugal on February 8th, 2017.
Up till now…. Thee Best Wipeout Reel of the Year. The pain of being Porcella: Niccolo and Francisco Porcella are hard charges. And you can not charge without bad things happenning. Near death at Teahupoo, Jaws, Puerto, Nazare…. Watch this Greatest Wipeouts & Greatest Hits reel from Sandy Epstein. The pain of being Porcella from Sandy Epstein on Vimeo.
While we wait for this WNW to build first half of the day and see what these Konas do for our mysto spots….lets get jealous. Ain’t No Wave Pool – Mick Fanning on #TheSearch by Rip Curl – YouTube What if I told you there was an unknown sand-bottom right that is five kilometres long, breaks 20 metres off the beach, holds six foot of swell and has only been surfed by four people on the entire planet? Would you believe me? What if good-ol’-having-a-year-off-Mick …Read More »
1958 tsunami in Lituya Bay, Alaska © RealLifeLore Surf News Network, Feb 2017 – A recent video project has explored the height and strength of tsunamis both recent and ancient. While the world has grown familiar with the destructive power unleashed by this natural phenomenon, this new, seven-minute video answers the question: “Just how big do tsunamis get?” The answer lies with a phenomenon known as a megatsunami. “Unlike a regular tsunami caused by an earthquake, a megatsunami is usually caused when a massive amount of …Read More »
On Saturday, February 4th, the Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center hosted the opening night for the Campbell Brothers’ ‘The Bonzer.’ Curated by Alex Knost and Daniella Murphy, this is a contemporary compendium of the Campbell Brothers’ vehicle, surveying its evolution and accelerating mindfulness.
More of the World’s Biggests Waves Surfed in History thanks to El Nino of 2016. It’s hard to get enough….
Hawaii’s Keanu Asing on his way to winning his first ever Qualifying Series event, the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro. Pic: WSL/Bennett Location: Boomerang Beach, NSW, Australia Event: Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro Pres. By Rockstar Conditions: Pristine 3-to-4 foot plus Asing and Callaghan Take Out 2017 Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro pres. by Rockstar Boomerang Beach, NSW/AUS (Saturday, February 11, 2017) – Keanu Asing and Macy Callaghan have taken out the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro presented by Rockstar. The pristine Boomerang beach produced …Read More »