Every winter on the North Shore, Surfline run the “wave of the winter” contest. Through video submission, surfers enter their best waves surfed along the North Shore over the winter for a $25’000 first prize. This season saw some crazy entries, but it was Mason Ho and Jamie O’Brien who fought it out for first place, both with crazy waves at Pipeline. Check out what happened…
I have watched this over and over and cannot fathom how he made this wave! Absolutely incredible.
Benny Richardson (Clifton Beach, Tasmania) retains his composure through a madly distorting slab of a barrel and escapes the maelstrom at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania, Australia on April 4, 2014. Video by Tim Bonython from the Australian Surf Film Festival. An entry in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards. For more information see www.WorldSurfLeague.com/XXL.
Last year saw some of the craziest tubes in competitive history with eventual winner, Kelly Slater, putting on a show. The forecast for the first few days is looking epic and I am pretty sure we are going to see some surfing fast. So get out your dinner, hook up the live feed and enjoy!
Live Feed – Volcom Pipe Pro HERE
The internet has been a flutter with images and videos from the 2 days at Jaws, in Maui, last week. With some of the biggest and cleanest wave ever surfed, the South African crew of James Taylor, Mike Schlebach, James Lowe (See above), Matt Bromley, Grant Baker and Josh Redman all got some major coverage. It was Josh though, that absolutely blew up, getting two of the biggest tubes ever ridden out there in one session. Here is one of the better videos of the highlights of those 2 sessions…
Yes we all know that that left in Namibia spits out incredible tubes at the drop of a hat. This tube is special though, just look at it, not a drop of water out of place. No speed checks, no misty chandeliers and no kooks floating through the lineup. Then when you time the real speed version in the 2nd half of the video, it comes out a ridiculous 27 seconds – almost half a minute of tube time. So go vote for the guy! Check it out, but be warned you may give up surfing haha.
The whole world seemed to be going, the parking looked like Cavendish Mall and the swell arrived bigger than ever. Matt Bromley was there with camera guy, Steve Michelson in tow, to capture one of the biggest days ever surfed at Donkey Bay. Many tales of horrid thrashings came out from this day and of people being sucked off the beach by rogue white waters. So all in all it was a difficult day for both surfers and the media guys. I reckon the boys are pretty happy with the results though.
The beast awoke on May 13th with solid 20ft waves exploding on the reef at Teahupoo. A large portion of the world’s best big wave hell brigade were there to charge the horrific pits, but it was young Hawaiian charger, Koa Smith with the bomb and possibly one of the biggest, ugliest tubes ever ridden. The first video gives you the personal front row seats, the second is slightly further back, but just take a look at what happens behind the wave. Very Scary! Then watch the swell grow through the day, with the chaos in the channel in the last video…
Brad Domke is redefining what can be done on a skimboard. But what should it be called? Tow-in finless surfing? Tow in skimboarding? Skurfing?? Awesomeboarding?????
What do you think?