TV Host To Surfer Live On Air: "Stay The Fuck Away From My Girlfriend"

This happened last week on a music television show in Australia. That fellow who just got finished being interviewed is American surfer Kolohe Andino, who was in town for the Australian Open of surfing. The guy in the studio is named Danny Clayton, and he's here to prove that Australian TV hosts keep things extremely… » 2/17/15 11:31am 2/17/15 11:31am

The Photo That Took Surfing Worldwide

The artistry of photographers Ron Stoner and LeRoy Grannis (among others) contributed mightily to the boom in surfing in the 1960s. Their Technicolor spreads of big-wave riders and sun-drenched beaches inspired a generation of Jeff Spicolis to get stoked, and, in turn, helped make surfing a billion-dollar industry. » 12/25/14 4:16pm 12/25/14 4:16pm

Kelly Slater's Impossible, Unnameable Air: An Explainer

Today in Portugal, Kelly Slater pulled off an aerial maneuver never before completed on a surfboard. The only problem is no one can agree on what to call it. » 10/17/14 5:06pm 10/17/14 5:06pm

Kelly Slater Will Not Die

Kelly Slater surfed the elimination round today in the Hurley Pro at Trestles in California. Facing off against Jeremy Flores, who is 26, Slater lofted this monster air into the closeout, magically riding away and advancing into round three. » 9/16/14 4:49pm 9/16/14 4:49pm

Surfing Footage Shot By A Drone Justifies The Existence Of Drones

See, not all drones are terrifying machines that rain death from above. Some of them are just chill little quad copters with camera's attached to them that are perfectly suited to capture surfers doing awesome things. This drone is cool with us, bro. » 1/21/14 5:30pm 1/21/14 5:30pm

Holy Shit Watch This Dude Stiff-Arm A Tiger Shark

On his Facebook page, Mark Healey identifies himself as "a professional big wave surfer." He's also a thrill-seeker who dabbles in riding sharks, because avoiding them altogether like the rest of us prefer to do is apparently kind of a bore. » 11/08/13 4:58pm 11/08/13 4:58pm

This Is Possibly The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed

That little speck in the distance is Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle, riding the storm surge off Nazaré, Portugal, a spot already notorious for big waves. Burle's might have been the biggest ever, but it wasn't even his biggest accomplishment of the day; He also saved a life. » 10/29/13 9:01am 10/29/13 9:01am

Surfer Escapes Shark By Beating It Up

Jeff Horton was on the waves off Kauai's north shore Sunday morning, when what he estimated to be a 12-foot tiger shark came up beneath him and chomped onto his board. » 10/23/13 2:50pm 10/23/13 2:50pm

Photo: This Surfer Is Late For His Heat

Photographer Allen Hughes captured this amazing shot of an unknown surfer, late for his competition, leaping into the waves at Santa Cruz's Steamer Lane. (You can see a larger version here.) » 10/16/13 5:54am 10/16/13 5:54am

Insane Person Garrett McNamara May Have Ridden A 100-Foot Wave

Garrett McNamara is a big wave surfer based out of Hawaii who just last year was confirmed as having ridden the biggest wave in history. This year, he returned to the same spot, Nazaré, Portugal and took it up a notch. Maybe. I don't know, there does not appear to be a whole lot of science in measuring the height of… » 1/29/13 1:20am 1/29/13 1:20am

Surfer "Bitten In Half" By Great White Shark In Australia

The west coast of Australia has been described as the deadliest shark attack zone in the world. It sort of boggles the mind then that people still, like, swim and surf there. Yet they do, and then crazy stories like this become more and more prevalent. » 7/15/12 3:47pm 7/15/12 3:47pm

Drew Brees And Doug Flutie Are Catching Waves At The Pro Bowl

Your morning roundup for Jan. 22, the day we learned how to take notes. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. Image via Transworld Surf. » 1/28/12 9:48am 1/28/12 9:48am

Surfing Bro Surfs On His Moving Car's Windshield

This dude, far as we know, has no real back story to him yet; he is just some dude who chose to climb out of his car sunroof on a country road and surf on the windshield in his surfer shorts while his fellow dude filmed from below. He is known on The Internet so far as "Crazy Dude," and that seems accurate enough.… » 1/09/12 7:10pm 1/09/12 7:10pm

Here's The Highest Wave Ever Surfed

Off the Portgual coast, the Nazaré Canyon is an undersea chasm the size of the Grand Canyon that funnels enormous waves directly to Nazaré Beach. That's where American Garrett McNamara caught and rode one estimated at 90 feet—a world record. And best of all, while you watched him ride it you probably weren't even… » 11/09/11 2:25pm 11/09/11 2:25pm

Kelly Slater Became the Oldest Surfer To Win An Award He Was Already…

Earlier this week, Kelly Slater became the first person to win 11 ASP World Titles. Presumably the ASP title is fairly prestigious, but the press release doesn't elaborate. » 11/06/11 6:28pm 11/06/11 6:28pm

A Gruesome Wipe-Out Left This Surfer With Coral Lodged In Her Face

Keala Kennelly, a female pro surfer who is not—far as we know—a con artist, went under during a ride in Teahupoo, Tahiti at the end of August. She hit the reef so hard that the subsequent surgery was necessary in part to remove coral from her face. Video from the wipe-out was just released on Tuesday. » 9/15/11 12:10pm 9/15/11 12:10pm

The Surfer Grifter: The Weird Tale Of Hannah Cornett And Her $20K Vegas…

The name on the hotel room at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas was Hanna Cornett. Sometimes she goes by Hannah, with two H's. Her Wikipedia page describes her as a "professional actor, surfer, and model." Her age is usually given as 29, but she's two years older than that. According to some of her online CVs, she's also… » 9/15/11 10:00am 9/15/11 10:00am