A GPS Surfer's Watch That Keeps Track of Every Wave Conquered

Metrics and data analysis are a big part of any sport. Every athlete is always pushing themselves to be faster, stronger, and better, and now even surfers have a way to keep track of their performance when they hit the surf (other than knowing they survived) with the Search GPS watch from Rip Curl. » 4/21/14 10:00am 4/21/14 10:00am

This Mobile Sauna Will Warm You Up After Surfing A Snowy Beach

Surfing is a thrill but, depending on where and when you hit the waves, it can be cold. Really cold. Like, super cold. And there's only so much a wetsuit can do. So, in lieu of searching for an endless summer, this customized, completely mobile Surf Sauna is ready to warm you up once you emerge from the ocean. » 3/18/14 9:40am 3/18/14 9:40am

A Mercedes-Benz You Can Ride Into the Ocean

Most Mercedes-Benz owners wouldn't dream of driving their vehicles into the sea, but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little luxury while you're tackling a big wave. And since the carmaker is a sponsor of surfer Garrett McNamara, it teamed up with ad agency BBDO Portugal to design a one-of-a-kind surfboard for him. » 2/06/14 9:25am 2/06/14 9:25am

Carapace EXO1 Wetsuit Review: Pure Custom Fit Goodness

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,… » 1/29/14 2:00pm 1/29/14 2:00pm

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 9:57pm 1/27/14 9:57pm

This Gas-Powered Surfboard Can Hit 35 MPH Without a Single Wave

If you've dreamed of becoming a surfer, but don't live anywhere close to waves big enough to ride, that's no longer a problem. The JetSurf board promises to turn anyone into a Big Kahuna, even on the calmest of lakes, thanks to a built-in 100cc gas engine that can propel the board up to 35 mph. » 8/27/13 9:31am 8/27/13 9:31am

Drones Should Film Surf Videos More Often

When there's news of yet another frightening drone strike on the news almost everyday, it's hard to forget that those crazy flying machines can be used for more than war. In recent years we've seen drones used by hobbyists as expensive big boy toys, by journalists as eyes in the sky and now, by surfers as the world's… » 7/24/13 1:40pm 7/24/13 1:40pm

Ride Along with Peter Mel as He Wins the Mavericks Surf Competition

With frigid Northern Califonia waters, a treacherous coastline, and 50-foot waves, Mavericks is no place for amateurs. But when conditions are perfect, 24 of the world's most elite big wave surfers gather to compete in the annual Mavericks Surf competition. This year, Peter Mel took home the gold after battling… » 1/25/13 12:40pm 1/25/13 12:40pm

Dominate the Waves Aboard This Gorgeous Wooden Honeycomb

Today's conventional polyurethane foam surfboards are lightweight, strong, and maneuverable. But that comes at the cost of a more jarring ride in rough seas—not to mention PU isn't exactly an environmentally-friendly material. So New Zealander Mike Grobelny is taking carving back to its roots with a CNC-milled, hollow… » 5/18/12 2:40pm 5/18/12 2:40pm