One of the most oft spoken about topics for many years in surfing has been, where are we going? What is the next big thing in surfing? How will our sport progress?
Below are three short videos that will go some way to answering that question. Kelly Slater and his team of surf nerds have possibly designed the most incredible wave machine on earth. While you have all seen him riding it, below is what happens when others get to surf the “Perfect Wave”.
Skim boarding has been around for years, but it is the casual ease with which this guy at the Wedge rides his like a surfboard that may give some indication of where board design wants to go…
Catch Surf also have been around for a while, but it takes a guy like Ricky Basnett, surfing a finless version at Supertubes to show you the real possibilities. Soft like a booger, no fins and simply flying down the line.
Ricky Bobby – Finless Jbay from ricky on Vimeo.
It’s weird, a few nights ago I dreamed pretty vividly that I opened a Mega Ramp park and started skating it… at 35 that is pretty much a pipe dream, but then this video came across my desk and you got to just wonder!
Among the most influential skateboarders the industry has ever seen, Bob Burnquist is still innovating. In his new webisode series, Burnquist grants his fans exclusive access to the private domain in which so many of his contributions to skateboarding were born, his backyard in Southern California, better known as “Dreamland.” Hence, “The Dreamland Series.”
To lead off the series, we see something from Burnquist that hasn’t been seen since 2010: a full-length video part filled with never-before-seen footage. And, the Hip. Yes, he added a Hip feature onto his personal MegaRamp. A Hip that starts up on a hill and sends him across a 15-foot gap into the 25-foot quarterpipe. You know, something mellow.