Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

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… » 1/27/14 9:15pm 1/27/14 9:15pm

Surfer Shreds Huge Waves With a Jet-Propelled Surfboard

Motorized surfboards are nothing new, but typically we just see some yutz puttering around a glassy lake on them. Bo-ring. But today, finally, their potential is being realized. Check out braver-than-you big wave guru Garrett McNamara using a WaveJet to tame some giant, unfriendly waves. » 12/06/11 10:10am 12/06/11 10:10am

A Surfboard Bag for Dedicated Beach Bums

Camping on the beach with the sound of the surf is a great way to relax, but when you're a surfer, it's also the easiest way to guarantee you won't miss a great wave when the tide rolls in. So the Wave Cave is kind of like an emergency shelter for a situation that's not really an emergency. » 10/22/11 11:00am 10/22/11 11:00am

Night Surfing With LEDs Is Even Cooler Than It Sounds

Surfing is difficult enough during the day when you can actually see the waves (and sharks) coming. To do it at night, you need a big brass pair like professional surfer Aritz Aranburu. And a self-illuminating surfboard doesn't hurt. » 9/21/11 4:00pm 9/21/11 4:00pm

Daily Desired: Ride Hurricane Swell on This $500k Longboard

Roy Stewart builds longboards fit for—or at least expensive enough for kings. But what in holy heaven could make his Baron surfboard cost $528,000? » 8/24/11 5:23pm 8/24/11 5:23pm

From a Bucket of Suds to Surfing On Sea Foam In 72 Cans Flat

San Diego-based artist Rich Morrison has taken the old adage "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and applied it to this recycled beer can surfboard. » 6/19/11 3:00pm 6/19/11 3:00pm

A Surfboard For Surfing Moonlit Waves

Hailed as the inventor of the modern longboard, Bill Stewart's created the one-of-a-kind Night Stalker, which has headlights and LED-embedded side fins making it safe for night-surfing. Just imagine what a shark in headlights looks like, though. Shudder. » 8/05/10 5:00am 8/05/10 5:00am

What if Apple and Chumby Designed a Surfboard?

Thomas Meyerhoffer used to work at Apple and helped design Chumby. These days, he's reinventing the classic shape of the surfboard. Looks more like a snowboard, with that midcut radius. Or a spaceship. I like it. » 6/19/09 10:28pm 6/19/09 10:28pm

Collapsible Surfboard Concept Brings Mecano Fun to Water Sports

So, you like surfing, but your apartment and car are not big enough for a full-sized board. What's the solution, I hear you ask. Sure, you could take up a new sport, or you could get yourself a Collapsible Surfboard. Designed by Nicholas Notara, who wanted to achieve portability without compromising functionality, the… » 2/13/08 6:25am 2/13/08 6:25am

Surfboard USB Drives

Surf's up, dude, even if you live in the Midwest. Wal-Mart, of all places, has these gnarly 1GB USB 2.0 flash drives in four radical styles for around $33. You gotta love the design on these things. Nice. Even I like them, even though, as you know, Charlie don't surf. » 7/03/06 1:18pm 7/03/06 1:18pm