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Big Wave Surfing

Big Wave Surfing Finally Gives Women The Recognition They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.02.2016 | Sports

The fight for gender equality in Big Wave surfing just edged closer. First, the World Surf League announced on April 20 that it would include a women'...

Lifeguards Run For Their Lives From Hawaii's Monstrous Wave

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.29.2016 | Sports

While the world's most skilled surfers took on a massive, record-setting swell at Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Thursday, the lifeguards there to protect the...

66-Year-Old Surfer Charges MASSIVE Waves For His Swan Song

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty

HONOLULU -- Clyde Aikau took some very deep breaths before heading down to the water, his extra-long, single-fin surf board in tow. The 66-year-old H...

Why Every Surfer In The World Is Freaking Out About 'The Eddie'

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 02.25.2016 | Sports

HONOLULU -- It's been seven years since conditions have been good enough to hold the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf competition on Oahu's n...

Not Yet, Surfragette: Women Athletes Still Sidelined At Big-Wave Competition

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 02.17.2016 | Women
J.D. Kleinke

HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA -- Despite a regulatory requirement to develop a plan to include women surfers, the organizers of the iconic Mavericks big-w...

Surfers Ride Moving Mountains At Mavericks Big-Wave Surf Contest

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.12.2016 | Sports

The size and power of the waves breaking for the 2016 Titans of Mavericks big-wave surfing contest should have kept everyone safely on land during Fri...

After A 6-Year Hiatus, This Legendary Hawaii Surf Contest Is Back

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports

"The Eddie" -- the oldest and "most prestigious big-wave competition in the world" -- is a go for Wednesday, Feb. 10. If the conditions are as epic as...

Surfing Great Kelly Slater Saves Mom And Baby As Monster Waves Hit Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.31.2016 | Sports

HONOLULU -- Every winter, giant rolling walls of ocean head toward the north shores of Hawaii. And, every winter, surfers from all over the world atte...

It Hurts Just To Watch This Pro Surfer's 'Cartoon-Like' Wipeout

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Sports

You might remember big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara from his epic 2013 ride on what may well have been the largest wave ever surfed -- a 100-foot mons...

Chasing Mavericks in Real Life

Kyle Thiermann | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports
Kyle Thiermann

Over the past couple of months, I've been developing a new YouTube show with Discovery Digital's new adventure network, Seeker. The show follows me w...

HULA MOON; Vol. XXVI: There's Nothing More Boring Than A Surf Film

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.06.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

The wild changes in the short history of the modern surf culture are widely debated, evidenced and documented, yet little has been written about the humor of the lifestyle. As the concept of the surf film was evolving, it must be noted that laughs and comedy gags were an integral part of the new medium.

HULA MOON, Vol. XXIV: Old Farts and Surfing Legends

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.19.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Such an august panel is to be cherished, for time is fleeting. The ancient legends will soon give way to the Baby Boomer legends and they to the X, Y and Z Generation legends. I shudder to think of the panel of the future Millennial.

New York Surfer Rides Massive Waves in Ireland

The Surf Channel | Posted 07.10.2016 | Sports
The Surf Channel

When it comes to riding giants, big wave surfer Kurt Rist is no stranger to the gladiator sport. But how does one of North America's most promising big wave athletes hail from Southampton, New York, a place most known for wealth and luxury over anything else -- certainly not surfing.

Caught on Tape: Top Surfer Braves Biggest Waves at Puerto Escondido, Mexico in Recent History

The Surf Channel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Sports
The Surf Channel

While most people suffer the occasional big wave, open ocean nightmare here and there, surfers like Mark Healey dedicate their lives to hunting down the biggest, heaviest waves in the world to score the ride of a lifetime.

This Is What Hawaii Looks Like Right Now

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.27.2015 | Sports

Warning: The video below may incite extreme levels of jealousy, despair, and even rage. East-coasters, watch at your own risk. That's because last ...

Massive Swell Hits Hawaii, Entire State Gets Stoked

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green

On Wednesday, the biggest swell of the winter season hit Hawaii's north-facing shores, bringing waves of up to 40 feet to famed surf spots like Jaws, ...

Surfing's Most Hallowed (And Beautiful) Ritual

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports

Last week, the world’s most revered big wave surfers joined hands in a floating circle at the mouth of Oahu’s Waimea Bay while hundreds of people ...

Teen Surfer Escapes Monster Wave, Proves She's A Total Badass

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.19.2014 | Teen

Nazaré, Portugal, is home to some of the biggest waves in the world and attracts only the most experienced, fearless surfers -- we're talking world r...

Be Amazed As Surfer Slays Maui's Monster Wave

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports

Hawaii's famous surf season just started, but one daring surfing legend may have already won it. On Nov. 12, the remnants of Typhoon Nuri sent a c...

Watch This 6-Year-Old Surfing Prodigy Show The Grown-Ups How It's Done

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents

Move over Kelly Slater, there's a new guy running the surfing scene -- and he just graduated from kindergarten. Meet "Baby Steve" Roberson, a 6-yea...

Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Lauren Daley

With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by recycling discarded fishing nets -- which make up 10 percent of the world's ocean pollution -- into skateboard decks.

Surfing Legend Proves He Might Just Be Superman

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports

When a hurricane is hurling huge waves toward shore, you'd have to be very brave to grab a surfboard and paddle out. Of course, that's exactly what su...

How Heavy Are the Biggest Waves in the Ocean?

The Surf Channel | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

One thing they are deeply informed about are the waves themselves. It's difficult to deny how absolutely breathtaking a big wave can be, but what kind of power does it pack?

North Shore Surf Makes for Thrills and Spills in Hawaii

James M. Clash | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

On Dec. 25 big wave legend Ken Bradshaw was on the phone. A northwest swell was storming in with wave faces exceeding 35 feet. Could I get to Waimea Beach ASAP, he wanted to know?

LOOK: What's That Child Doing On The World's Heaviest Wave?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2014 | Sports

Awkward middle school dances and soccer practice? Not for this 12 year old. Kauli Vaast's after-school activities consist of world traveling and ch...