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Big Wave Surfing

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 07.13.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | 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 wha...

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...

Mercedes-Benz Reinvented The Surfboard, And It's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

Mercedes-Benz engineers recently teamed up with big wave surfer Garrett McNamara to create a surfboard. Nothing more than a fancy marketing ploy, righ...

With Big Waves Coming, Mavericks Surf Contest Is On

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — With a Pacific storm pushing big waves toward California, organizers of a contest at one of the world's most perilous s...

WATCH: Hawaii Sees Epic Winter Storm Of Its Own, Waves Reach 50'

Posted 11.12.2014 | Green

A "giant northwest swell" has brought 40'-50' waves to the Hawaiian islands -- the biggest waves in a decades, according to meteorologists. A large...

The Most Dangerous Sports Competition In The World Might Also Be The Most Selfless

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports

“Eddie Would Go.” It’s a phrase you’re sure to see or hear not long after arriving in Hawaii and, for many, it’s a creed by which to liv...

The 10 Most Influential Surfers of All Time

Alexander Haro | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports
Alexander Haro

While estimates of the number of surfers world wide vary wildly, there are a select few that, for one reason or another, have left an indelible mark on surfing. From the Duke to Gidget, this is a list of a 10 of surfing's most influential people.

Video Captured Big-Wave Surfer's Final Wave, But Body Still Missing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News

These days, technology seems to document every moment of a person’s life. This was especially true last week when the final moments of Kirk Passmore...

Gabriela Aoun

You Don't Have To Go To Nazare To Awe At Nature's Power | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green

A possibly 100-foot wave off Nazaré, Portugal made headlines on Monday when two Brazilian surfers squared off against the behemoth. Maya Gabeira wipe...

ESPN's Awesome New '30 For 30' Documentary Spreads The Aloha

Posted 07.30.2014 | TV

ESPN couldn’t have premiered a more restorative "30 for 30" documentary if they had planned it. As America reels in the aftermath of a Congress ...

10 Reasons Surfing Improves Humanity

Zach Weisberg | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

I've met enough dedicated surfers who are absolute jerks to know that surfing alone cannot save humanity. However, after spending nearly 15 years immersed in the sport, I believe elements of surfing have the potential to ground human beings in a uniquely meaningful way.

The Psychology of Big Wave Surfing

Zach Weisberg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

Greg has always struck me as a particularly interesting character in the world of professional surfing, which is a realization that comes about four sentences into any conversation with him.