My first, unwrinkled brain reaction: Oh my God, that man is on fire. Like, flames are coming out of his body on fire. And he’s surfing! And doing things that aren’t get these flames that are coming out of my body off my body. I don’t know about you but if I see myself on fire, I want it off of me and that would be the…
The barrel never ends, or at least that's what it feels like. When you think it's finally going to come crashing down, surfer Benji Brand goes through another water tunnel and keeps going and going. It's like a never ending wave where you can see everything spin around you and you never have to stop.
An impressive image of surfer Sean Woolnough on top of a wave, taken by Stuart Gibson in Namotu Island, Fiji, for the Red Bull Illume photo contest. Frozen in time, it looks like a comfy place to lie down and enjoy the sun. Looking for airplane tickets right now.
I don't know if I'm just weirdly shaped or what, but I've never found a wetsuit that fits perfectly. Sometimes it's just a nitpick—as in it's just a bit too tight one place, or a little baggy somewhere else—and sometimes I'm right in between sizes for a brand and can't wear any of their suits (I'm looking at you,…
When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling…
The snow is falling, it's freezing out, and you avoid going outside as much as you can. For spring vacation, you decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up lessons. Boxes: Checked. You show up, and your first lesson goes really well! You stand up a few times, and you…
The chances of me getting eaten by a shark while surfing are slim. The chances of me getting pounded by a wave while surfing, that happens all the time. Fortunately I've never had a wipeout as bad as the guys in this video.
Chris Bryan, the amazing slow motion videographer, used a Phantom camera to capture surfers riding humungous waves in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti in super slow motion. It's terrifying to see the sea monster known as the ocean so huge and intimidating and hungry. Seriously, the waves were so big the day Bryan filmed the French…
When awesome technologies intersect the sum can be even greater than the parts. Such is the case with the Channel Islands Wood Biscuit, a cutting edge board design crossed with old-school materials. It's beautiful, it's functional, and I need it.
Surfing has been around for centuries, because all you need is a piece of wood. But it's evolved into one of the most high-tech sports in the world. This is the cutting edge of board design, according to three of the top 32 surfers in the world.
We just got some playtime with the ROAM, a new action-minded video camera from Contour. Its strong, no-frills design and 1080p video makes it very competitive with similarly-priced GoPros.
Some surfers reach great heights. Some stay up for great distances. And some, as of just very recently, attach freaking flares to the back of their boards in a fiery cataclysm of curl. Those last ones are my favorite.
We all take things for granted. Like having a school. Or a computer. That's why Gizmodo and some friendly gadget companies are teaming up with Surf For Life, a non-profit that lets people help local causes while on vacation.
Traditional surf pools force large quantities of water over a hump to create their swells. Problem is, waves fall apart the further they travel, making for a less-than-gnarly curl. So the Wavegarden builds a better wave, mechanically.
How do you make surfing on Oahu's North Shore an even more stunning balance of grace and power? YouTuber Devin Graham did it by capturing boards and bodies in motion at 1000fps with an 800mm lens on a Canon 7D. Can someone go back in time and reshoot Point Break like this? Please? [The High Definite]