Kelly Slater, widely considered to be the greatest surfer in the history of the sport, announced through his official Facebook page that he is ending a 23-year partnership with longtime sponsor Quiksilver.
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.
This week's episode features an exclusive interview with big wave surfer Peter Mel who joined the show to talk about winning a surf contest at Maverick's, the impact of the ASP taking over the Big Wave World Tour.
This week's episode features an exclusive interview with professional surfer Taylor Knox who joined the show to talk about retiring from the ASP World Tour after an amazing 20 year career, mentoring younger surfers, and his relationship with the greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater.
This week's episode, which is the debut of the new program, features an exclusive interview with big wave charger Shawn Dollar and recaps an exciting week in surfing news including the thrilling finale of the Quiksilver Pro Bells that resulted in a victory for Kelly Slater.
During the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco, I was able to catch up with Australian professional surfer Joel Parkinson, who recently won his first ASP World Title and just moments later won the Billabong Pipe Masters.
This is a story about the history of Maverick's, and the surfers who ride the giant waves. Maverick's Untamed focuses on how the wave was discovered, and features contributions from some of the world's greatest surfers.
Whether you're shopping for new clothes or the latest gear to get into the water, this Spring Shopping Guide for Surfers will help you get prepared for the lingering winter weather, and the summer coming ahead.
The script for the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco probably didn't go down the way Kelly Slater pictured it. Still, if you were a fan of surfing wanted to see the world's best surfers, chances are you weren't disappointed.