segunda-feira, 30 de setembro de 2013

Surfing For Change: Indonesia Trash Tubes

Bali is a little island with a big problem - it's drowning in trash. In this short film, host & pro-surfer, Kyle Thiermann, shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of Indonesia and what we can do to restore it to the pristine, tropical paradise it once was.

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the Best Wave in Brazil

•Spot: Itaúna - Saquarema - Rio de Janeiro
•Type: Point Break
•Best Season: June to September
•Size: 3 to 12 fts
•Water Temperature: East-Swell: Cold & South-Swell: Hot


21Days: Jordy and CJ - Episode 3

Jordy and CJ take the final steps in readying themselves for the big blue barrels of Tahiti.

It's been three weeks and now we're here. Here, as in Teahupo'o. The waiting period for the Billabong Pro Tahiti starts today and can't you feel those butterflies? Jordy is looking to stay in the world title hunt. CJ is looking to get barreled off of his face. And this episode of 21Days shows both surfers' final preparations leading up to the big day.

21Days: Jordy Smith and CJ Hobgood - Episode 1

Follow former World Champ CJ Hobgood and future World Champ Jordy Smith in the lead up to Tahiti.

 It’s OK to be really, really excited about this installment of 21Days. It’s probably our most interesting installment yet. CJ Hobgood, 2001 World Champion, is already making eyes for life beyond the World Tour — the only problem is that he’s too !@#$%^&* good to leave. Meanwhile, Jordy Smith is on the opposite end of the spectrum. He is just beginning to figure out how things work on tour and now he seems like a lock for a World Title in the next several years. Both have had their high and low points in 2013, and the Billabong Pro Tahiti means a lot to both surfers for a multitude of different reasons. So, as we said, it’s totally fine to have a burning urge to watch this one pan out. Because, quite frankly, a world where you can’t exclusively follow two fully grown men around for 21 days is a world that we want nothing to do with it.


Dave Wassel Vs Bodyboarder

A couple of months Surfing Magazine ran a shot of David Wassel getting dropped in by a lid. It was a perfect 12-foot deep slab that must have been Teahupoo. In fact it wasn’t, just another death defying monster left knows as Sapinas. On the face of the image, It seemed inarguable. One of the world’s premier big wave riders was getting smoked in a position that could easily lead to one, or both, of them dying. The fact the perpetrator was a boogieboarder probably didn’t help matters.


A couple of weeks after that shot was run, Surfing posted a video clip below of Wassel talking about that wave. Now In the clip Wassel is holding two machetes, seemingly caught in a mid tuna filleting session. He is also fairly reasonable, almost joking about the incident. The knives though are a worrying addition. Was it just a coincidence? Was he just gutting some fish and was approached for a chat? Or was it deliberate, a premeditated move to add an extra element of threatening malice?


Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing.

Bombora is an indigenous Australian term for an area of large sea waves breaking over a shallow area such as a submerged rock shelf, reef, or sand bank that is located some distance from the shoreline and beach surf break. In slang it is also called a bommie.
As the wave passes over the shallow area its shape is raised and steepened, creating a localised wave formation. The size and shape of bombora waves makes them attractive to surfers willing to take the risk of riding what is generally considered a hazardous pursuit.
These formations can pose a significant danger even in good weather as a bombora may not be identifiable because it may not always have breaking waves.