Married To Surfing: Talking to William Finnegan About His Barbarian Days 

I picked up William Finnegan’s surf memoir Barbarian Days on a beach this summer, and felt—I was stoned, the sky was astounding, the waves were delirious—that I’d fallen into an almost violent communion. As with the excerpts previously published in The New Yorker, where Finnegan’s been a staff writer since 1987… »8/13/15 10:53am8/13/15 10:53am

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 11:31am2/17/15 11:31am

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 1:20am1/29/13 1:20am

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 12:10pm9/15/11 12:10pm